The Open Civil Engineering Journal

ISSN: 1874-1495 ― Volume 15, 2021

Note: Average publication time is 18 days between the final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication


Gabriele Milani (Biography
Gabriele Milani

Gabriele Milani is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano (2014-present) with habilitation as Full Professor (2017). His research focuses on masonry modeling and safety assessment of historic masonry in seismic area. He works on FEM limit analysis, rubber vulcanization and seismic isolation. He has been awarded with a Telford Premium (2012) by ICE, a Bathe Award (2014) and a most cited author diploma for a paper in Computers and Structures (2006). He has co-authored more than 130 ISI papers. He is EIC of a Journal (International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation) and co-editor of a journal generalist for Civil Engineering.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Gabriele Milani
A Genetic Algorithm with Zooming for the Determination of the Optimal Open Pit Mines Layout
(2016) Volume 10: 301 - 322.

Department of Architecture
Polytechnic University of Milan
Italy ,


Hong Guan (Biography
Hong Guan

Professor Hong Guan is Head of Civil Engineering on Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University. She is also an Executive Committee Member of Australian Network on Structural Health Monitoring. Her research focuses on failure and progressive collapse analyses of concrete flat plate structures, bridge deterioration modelling and intelligent system for Level-2 bridge condition inspections. She has co-authored 1 research monograph on “Earthquake Disaster Simulation of Civil Infrastructures: From Tall Buildings to Urban Areas” with Springer, 2 edited books, 4 book chapters, and over 110 ISI papers and 130 peer-reviewed conference papers. She has also won multiple teaching excellence awards.


Griffith School of Engineering
Griffith University

Francesco Tornabene (Biography
Francesco Tornabene

Francesco Tornabene (nicknamed by his students: "The Lord of The Shells") was born in Bologna, January 13, 1978. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Bologna on 23/07/2003. Title of Thesis: "Dynamic Behavior of Cylindrical Shells: Formulation and Solution". Ph.D. in "Structural Mechanics" at University of Bologna on 31/05/2007. Title of PhD Thesis: "Modeling and Solution of Shell Structures Made of Anisotropic Materials". Assistant Professor at University of Bologna (2012-Present) with habilitation as Associate Professor in the Areas 08/B2 and 09/A1 (2017). He has co-authored more than 100 ISI papers. His research focuses on Structural Mechanics and Computational Mechanics.


Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering
University of Bologna

Associate Editors:

Reza Kianoush (Biography
Reza Kianoush

Dr. Reza Kianoush, Ph.D., P.Eng., is Professor in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University, Canada. His research interests involve Analytical Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subjected to Earthquake Loading, Earthquake-resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Performance-based Design of Concrete Liquid Containing Structures, Seismic Rehabilitation and Repair of Concrete Structures, and Non-linear Finite Element Analysis and Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures. Dr. Kianoush’s current list of projects involve: (1) Crack and leakage control criteria in liquid containing structures (experimental and analytical), (2) Temperature and shrinkage effects in liquid containing structures, (3) Response modification factors in liquid containing structures (analytical and experimental), (4) Seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures, and (5) Seismic level of protection of reinforced concrete structures.


Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Abdelouahed Tounsi (Biography
Abdelouahed Tounsi

Pr. A. TOUNSI works in Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. His specialization is in Mathematical Modeling of Mechanical behavior of Composite Structures. His Research Interest is in Non-local Elasticity, FEM, Composite Structures, Functionally graded Materials, Nanostructures and Nano-Biology. He is editorial board member of 7 renowned scientific journals. He has around 160 publications/contributions in internationally recognized journals and book chapters to his credit.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Sidi Bel Abbes
Sidi Bel Abbès

Section Editors:

(Risk and Reliability)
Mahmoud Bayat (Biography
Mahmoud Bayat

Mahmoud Bayat received a Ph.D. degree in Earthquake and Structural engineering. Dr. Bayat has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers on these topics (H-index: 22). For the past ten years, Dr. Bayat was extensively involved in research related to : Resilience-Based Design of Structures; Bayesian Statistics (Railway Systems, Structures, Bridges); Multi-Hazard Reliability/Risk Analysis of Bridges and Structures; Health Monitoring of Bridges/Structures; Analytical and Semi-Analytical Methods in Nonlinear Vibrations.


University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

(Current Frontiers Solid and Structural Mechanics)
Elio Sacco (Biography
Elio Sacco

Elio Sacco (ResearcherID: G-5349-2017, ORCID: is full professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the DiSt, University of Naples Federico II. He is author of more than 150 indexed papers, covering a wide range of subjects in the fields of theoretical and computational mechanics. Among the others: Material constitutive modeling, Micromechanics and homogenization techniques, Mechanics of masonry, Computational mechanics of structures.


Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture
University of Naples Federico II

(Structural Design)
Antonio Formisano (Biography
Antonio Formisano

Antonio Formisano is Aggregate Professor of Structural Design at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II, where He is also teacher within the 2nd level International Masters “Emerging Technologies for Construction”, “Design of Steel” and “Sustainable Constructions under Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events”. He has been involved in several national and international research projects. He is editorial board member and reviewer of numerous international journals. Antonio Formisano is an author of more than 200 scientific papers; published in national, international journals and conference proceedings. He received several awards and public acknowledgements for his scientific research activity.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Antonio Formisano
Laboratory Tests on Hydraulic Lime Mortar Reinforced With Jute Fibres
(2020) Volume 14: 152 - 162.
Experimental Tests on Cement Mortars Manufactured with Hemp Flour
(2020) Volume 14: 302 - 313.
Integrated Empirical-mechanical Seismic Vulnerability Analysis Method for Masonry Buildings in Timișoara: Validation based on the 2009 Italian Earthquake
(2020) Volume 14: 314 - 333.

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture
University of Naples Federico II

Editorial Board Members:

Edoardo Artioli (Biography
Edoardo Artioli

Edoardo Artioli graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2002, entered the PhD program in Structural Mechanics at University of Bologna in 2002, and got his PhD in 2006. He was a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of the Italian Research council in Pavia, in 2006 and 2007. In March 2008, Dr. Artioli joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Rome – Tor Vergata where is has since been assistant professor of solid and structural mechanics.


Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science
University of Rome

José M. Cabrero (Biography
José M. Cabrero

José Manuel Cabrero is a Doctor Architect and Director of Wood Chair at University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. His current research lines (or lines of investigation) include efficient design of wooden structures, and semi-rigid joints in steel structures. He works and directs several research projects related to new developments for wood structures: reinforced wood tubes, rolled / forged; and has also worked on European research projects funded by ECSC related to construction and steel structure. He has investigated the behavior of beam-pillar joints and the new fields opened by Eurocode 3.


Department of Building Services, Construction and Structures
Universidad de Navarra

Bedon Chiara (Biography
Bedon Chiara

Dr. Chiara Bedon is an Assistant Professor in University of Trieste, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Italy. Her research activities are focused on the development of design approaches and analytical methods for structural systems (a) advanced Finite Element numerical modeling of structures under extreme loads, including blast, seismic events, fire (b)  analysis and design of structural glass systems and facades (c) use of innovative materials or components for the improvement of the static/dynamic behavior of structures. Dr. Bedon is Co-Author of more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications, including 65 journal papers, various conference papers, several technical documents, guidelines, book chapters, and editorials.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Bedon Chiara
Novel Design Proposal for the Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings with Hybrid Steel Exoskeletons and Base Sliding Devices
(2021) Volume 15: 74 - 90.

Department of Engineering and Architecture
University of Trieste

Francesco Clementi (Biography
Francesco Clementi

He obtained the five-year Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering with full marks at the Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM) in 2005 and earned the Ph.D. Degree at UNIVPM during the academic year 2008-2009. He is Assistant Professor of Solids and Structural Mechanics at UNIVPM since 2012. He developed research and teaching activities at the Universities of Ancona, Camerino, Lublin and Sao Paulo. He is the author and co-author of more than 80 scientific papers, and editorial member and reviewer of numerous International Journals.


Department of Civil Engineering, Construction and Architecture (DICEA)
Polytechnic University of the Marche (UNIVPM)

Megat Azmi M. Johari (Biography
Megat Azmi M. Johari

Megat Azmi Megat Johari (M.A. Megat Johari) is currently a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He obtained his MSc and PhD from the University of Leeds. His research focusses on the broad area of concrete materials and technology with emphasis on supplementary cementitious materials, high strength and high performance concrete, alkaline activated binders and geopolymers, as well as concrete repair, evaluation and retrofitting. He has supervised 15 PhD and 9 MSc students. He has published more than 40 papers in ISI indexed journals.


School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Pulau Pinang

Said Kenai (Biography
Said Kenai

Said KENAI is currently a Professor of concrete technology and building materials at the civil engineering department, University Saâd Dahleb-Blida1, Algeria. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) in 1988. He is the chairman of the civil engineering research laboratory, a member of ACI, a founding member of the African Materials Research Society (MRS-Africa) and a member of RILEM TC-ISC (In situ strength assessment of concrete). His main research interests include concrete durability, cement replacement materials, reuse of waste, earth constructions, self-compacting concrete and repair and strengthening of structures.


Civil Engineering Department
University of Blida

Jyant Kumar (Biography
Jyant Kumar

Jyant Kumar PhD, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. SCOPUS - Author ID: Author ID: 7201861873; h-index: 20 Academic Rank – Professor in the Geotechnical Engineering. Works in the area of Computational Geomechanics, Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Geophysics, Numerical simulation to assess the stability of tunnels. Published more than about 150 papers in several top class International Journals. Editorial Member of several International Journals. Guided successfully a more than a dozen PhD students.


Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

Massimo Latour (Biography
Massimo Latour

Massimo Latour got his PhD at the University of Salerno in 2011with a thesis entitled "Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Dissipative Beam-to-Column Joints in Moment Resisting Steel Frames”. In the same year, he became a post-doctoral fellow at Salerno where he is currently working and teaching civil engineering with professorship contracts. He is heavily involved in experimental and theoretical research. His contribution to the scientific community is demonstrated by the works published in peer-reviewed journals and in national and international conferences. His research activity mainly deals with seismic design, connections’ behavior, wooden and steel structures, finite element modeling and the development of strategies for supplemental damping in seismic zone.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Massimo Latour
Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Steel-concrete Composite Floors
(2020) Volume 14: 163 - 178.

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno

Jian-Fei Lu (Biography
Jian-Fei Lu

Jian-Fei Lu earned his Ph.D at Shanghai Jiaotong University at 2000 with major in solid mechanics. He is now a professor of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Mechanics of Jiangsu University in China. Prof. Lu is now doing researches and teaching in solid mechanics, soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. He has now published more than 100 journal papers, more than half of which are international journal papers.


Department of Civil Engineering
Jiangsu University

Gianfranco De Matteis (Biography
Gianfranco De Matteis

Prof. Gianfranco De Matteis is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"(Italy). He got the PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II in 1998. He is member of many national and international committees. He coordinated and participated to a number of research projects mainly dealing with, steel structures, aluminium structures, timber structures, earthquake and fire design. In such fields he is author of more than 300 papers, published in national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.


Department of Architecture and Industrial Design
University of Campania

Satyendra K. Mishra (Biography
Satyendra K. Mishra

Dr. Mishra has a PhD in physics from IIT Delhi (India) and subsequently occupied the functions of postdoctoral researcher at the City University Hong Kong both in the development of novel fiber-optic sensors, and later performed research in Raman spectroscopy and detection in a joint appointment at the Texas A&M/Baylor University. Since 2018, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS) in Montreal, Canada, where he performs research in the areas of OAM biochemical sensing and photonic biomedical sensors. My primary research focus is on fiber and integrated optical sensors.


Texas A & M and Baylor University
Waco, TX

Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad (Biography
Abdel-Hamid I. Mourad

Prof. Abdel-Hamid Mourad earned his Ph.D. degree in the Mechanical Engineering (Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics area) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India, in 1995. After awarding the PhD degree, He have started working as a full-time lecturer (1995) at the Mechanical Design Department, Helwan University. Afterwards, In 2009 He was promoted to the rank of full professor at Helwan University and promoted to the same rank at the United Arab Emirates University in Spring 2014. He is active researcher in several attractive topics of engineering applications such as fracture mechanics, mechanical behavior of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites), stress corrosion cracking, materials characterizations using different techniques. His research has resulted in more than 159 referred and peer reviewed international journals (68) and conference (76).


Mechanical Engineering Department
United Arab Emirates University

Alaa M. Rashad (Biography
Alaa M. Rashad

Alaa M Rashad is a professor in the Building Materials Research and Quality Control Institute, Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC), Cairo, Egypt. He got his Master in Civil engineering (Structural Engineering) from Cairo University, 2000. He got his PhD in Structural Engineering from Cairo University, 2005. He completed his postal doctoral in Queen's University, Belfast–United Kingdom, in 2009. His research interests include blended cement, fire resistance, durability, recycling, alkali-activated materials (geopolymers). He has a lot of publications in ISI journal as well as a lot of citations. He reviewed abundant of paper for different journals.


Department of Building Materials Research and Quality Control
Housing & Building National Research Center (HBRC)

Delfim Soares (Biography
Delfim Soares

Delfim Soares Jr. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering of UFJF, Brazil. In the past 15 years, he has published over 100 manuscripts (80% in high impact leading journals), in the field of numerical methods and structural engineering. He is member of the editorial board and/or reviewer at more than 45 journals. In addition, he has worked/coordinated dozens of research projects, financed by government and industry. He is mainly focused on the development and application of meshless, boundary and finite element methods for engineering analyses, with particular application to acoustics, fluid/solid mechanics, electromagnetics and coupled models.


Faculty of Engineering
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Juiz de Fora

Gritsada Sua-Iam (Biography
Gritsada Sua-Iam

Dr. Gritsada Sua-iam is currently working as a lecturer in the civil engineering department of Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, Thailand. He received B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from Rangsit University, M.Eng. in Engineering and Construction Management from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, M.Sc. in Building Technology Management from Dhurakij Pundit University and Ph.D. in Technology Management from the Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Thailand. His research interests include high performance concrete; and utilization of waste materials as concrete materials such as fly ash, rice husk ash, limestone powder, bagasse ash, waste glass and other with more than 20 international journal papers.


Department of Civil Engineering
Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon

Marco Vona (Biography
Marco Vona

Marco VONA is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Basilicata. He holds his PhD “Design, monitoring and retrofitting of conventional and innovative structures” at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Chieti - Pescara (Italy), PhD school. The research activities are mainly related to earthquake engineering problems. Marco Vona has participated to several national and international research contracts and research projects. He has participated as speaker in several international conferences and he is reviewer of some international prestigious journals. The results of the research activities are reported in about 100 papers, on national and international reviews, conference proceedings and books.


School of Engineering
University of Basilicata

Madni Bederina (Biography
Madni Bederina

Madani Bederina got his PhD in Civil Engineering Materials from the National Polytechnic School of Algiers, Algeria in 2007. He obtained his “University Habilitation” degree in 2009, then the rank of professor in 2013. Currently, he works as a research teacher at the University of Laghouat, Algeria. He is heavily involved in the experimental and theoretical research of building materials. His works led to many national and international publications in several peer-reviewed journals and many national and international conferences. His research activities concern the new concretes, new lightweight concretes, valorisation of local materials, reuse of wastes, durability, etc.


Civil Engineering Department
University of Amar Télidji

Constantin E. Chalioris (Biography
Constantin E. Chalioris

Constantin E. Chalioris, Civil engineer, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor in Reinforced Concrete (RC), Director of the Structural Engineering Division, Civil Engineering Dept., Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Teaching: 8 undergraduate, 3 postgraduate courses. Supervisor of 5 PhDs. Reviewer in 50 peer-reviewed International journals. Research experiences: Design-Analysis of RC structures; Testing; Repair/Strengthening techniques (resin injections, FRPs, SCC, Jacketing); Torsional-Shear analysis; Steel-Fibrous-Concrete; Damage detection and real-time structural integrity assessment of RC members using piezoelectric sensors. Author or co-author of over 90 journal, chapters in books and conference papers. Over 400 citations (excluding self-citations). h-index: 11 (Scopus), 13 (Google Scholar) – May 2017.


Department of Civil Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace

Cosmin G. Chiorean (Biography
Cosmin G. Chiorean

Dr. Cosmin G. Chiorean is Professor of Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania with habilitation as PhD supervisor (2013). His research interests focus on improving the computational methods for design of civil structures. He has published over 70 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and is the main developer of a FE software package GFAS (A Finite Element System for Geotechnical Applications). He serves as editor in chief of the journal Acta Technica Napocensis: Civil Engineering & Architecture and as editorial board member of several international journals in the filed of structural engineering and computational mechanics.


Department of Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Cluj Napoca

Ramadhansyah P. Jaya (Biography
Ramadhansyah P. Jaya

Dr. Ramadhansyah Putra Jaya obtained his Ph.D. Eng. degree (in 2011) in Concrete Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia. Dr. Jaya is currently employed as Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources, at Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang, Malaysia. His research interests mainly lie in the following subject areas/fields: Environmental Impact Assessment; Engineering, Applied and Computational Mathematics; Construction Engineering; Structural Analysis; Construction Materials; Building Materials; Civil Engineering Materials. Dr. Jaya, as an author/co-author, has published more than 160 articles in various journals, having over 725 total citations.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Ramadhansyah P. Jaya
Morphological and Physical Characteristic of Stone Mastic Asphalt Mixture Incorporating Nano Silica
(2020) Volume 14: 113 - 125.

Department of Geotechnics and Infrasructure
Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Zdeněk Kala (Biography
Zdeněk Kala

Zdeněk Kala is Professor, at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Structural Mechanics. His research interests: sensitivity analysis of steel structures, stability of steel structures, reliability analysis of building structures, limit states of building structures, nonlinear structural mechanics. He is author or co-author of more then 60 ISI papers in the field of civil engineering. He is a member of editorial board of scientific impacted "Journal Civil Engineering and Management" (since 2011), member of editorial board of scientific journal "Engineering Structures and Technologies" (since 2012), guest member of editorial board of scientific impacted journal "Mathematical Problems in Engineering" (2015).


Department of Structural Mechanics
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic

Keivan Kiani (Biography
Keivan Kiani

Dr. Keivan Kiani got B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from Isfahan University of Technology on 1999. Subsequently, he was awarded M.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees with major in structural engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2002 and 2010, respectively. The expert field of Dr. Kiani is modeling of structures range from nano- to macro- scales. His current research is focus on the wave propagation in, vibrations and dynamic instability of nanostructures using advanced elasticity theories. To date, he has published more than 90 ISI papers in a diverse range of engineering, applied mathematics, and physics journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
K.N. Toosi University of Technology

Alan S.K. Kwan (Biography
Alan S.K. Kwan

Dr Kwan is a Professor in Structural Mechanics and Deputy Head of School at Cardiff University, School of Engineering, UK. He obtained his first degree from Sheffield University and PhD from Cambridge University, working on deployable structures.” He has 100 publications across the fields of Deployable Structures (structural morphology, foldable structures, pantographic structures, prestress analysis, mechanisms, kinematics), Structural Optimisation (evolutionary algorithms, layout/shape optimisation), Geometric Nonlinearity (fabric/membrane/cable structures, cablenets) and Sustainable Informatics (telemetry, control systems, optimisation, predictive simulation, networks, web-based real-time decision support systems, Material Flow Analysis).


School of Engineering
Cardiff University

Jun Li (Biography
Jun Li

Dr Jun Li is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Curtin University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. He is developing new technologies for monitoring the conditions of ageing infrastructure and a sustainable infrastructure asset management approach in the context of smart sensing, emerging artificial intelligence techniques and big data analytics. He has been a guest editor for 9 journals and an editorial board member for several international journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
Curtin University

Vasant Matsagar (Biography
Vasant Matsagar

Dr. Vasant Matsagar is currently serving as Dogra Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He obtained his doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2005 (in the area of seismic base isolation of structures). He performed post-doctoral research at the Lawrence Technological University (LTU), USA in the area of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) in bridge structures. He has published around 100 international journal papers, 100 international conference manuscripts, 1 book, 6 edited proceedings, and filed for 2 patents so far.


Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Delhi

Stefano de Miranda (Biography
Stefano de Miranda

Dr. Stefano de Miranda graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, where he received a PhD degree in Mechanics of Structures in 2001. He is now Associate professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Bologna, coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and head of the Laboratory of Computational Mechanics. He coordinates both national and international research projects. His major research interests are in the fields of computational mechanics of solids and structures, computational wind engineering, numerical modelling of multiphysics problems. He is the author of more than 80 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals.


Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering (DICAM)
University of Bologna

Magdi E. Mohareb (Biography
Magdi E. Mohareb

Dr. Magdi Emile Mohareb obtained his Ph.D. degree (1995) in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Mohareb worked in consulting (from 1995 to 1999), and then joined the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) as Assistant Professor (in 2000). Then he became Associate Professor (in 2004), and he is now Full Professor (since 2010). He is registered as a professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta, and is member of ASCE and CSCE. Dr. Mohareb has authored/co-authored over a 100 refereed publications, served as reviewer for over 20 international journals, and is member of the editorial board of three journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Filippo G. Praticò (Biography
Filippo G. Praticò

Laurea Degree in Civil Engineering (Bachelor and Master)-Pisa University (110/110, equivalent first class degree) and Ph.D. in Transportation Infrastructures -Palermo University. After industrial occupation, Filippo joined the Mediterranea University and became Associate Professor in 2002, habilitated full in 2012 call, serving as Deputy of the Master School, Deputy of the DIMET Department, Director of the Road Laboratory. Member of the TRB of U.S. National Academies, he is Chair of several international committees. He is involved in national and international research, and industrial projects. He has served as a consultant to several companies and agencies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Department DIIES
University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria

Vladimir Sladek (Biography
Vladimir Sladek

Professor RNDr. V. Sladek, DrSc. is working in the field of Computational Mechanics and Applied Mathematics for almost 40 years. Most applications are oriented to solid mechanics. He received Dr. Nat. Sci. (RNDr.) in Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava, PhD and DrSc in Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava. He is the author and/or co-author of 6 monographs, 20 chapters in monographs, around 320 original scientific papers and around 200 peer reviewed conference contributions with more than 2800 scientific citations according to WoS (Thomson Reuters).


Institute of Construction and Architecture
Slovak Academy of Sciences

George Stefanou (Biography
George Stefanou

Dr. George Stefanou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research activity is mainly focused on the development and application of computer methods for stochastic finite element analysis of real world structures as well as multiscale modeling and uncertainty quantification of heterogeneous materials and structures. He has published over 100 articles in international refereed journals and conference proceedings, which have received over 1000 citations. He has also been a member of the Scientific Committee of 14 international conferences and a reviewer for 68 scientific journals and 30 international conferences.


Department of Civil Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Yiannis Tsompanakis (Biography
Yiannis Tsompanakis

Yiannis Tsompanakis is Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece, and Head of Computational Dynamics & Energy (CODEN) Research Group. His interests and expertise include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, and artificial intelligence methods. He has more than 200 publications. He has also prepared special issues and organized several international conferences, special sessions and mini-symposia. He is reviewer in many archival journals and he is Technical Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal.


School of Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Crete

Chuanbo Zhou (Biography
Chuanbo Zhou

Zhou Chuanbo is Professor of Faculty of Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, P.R. China. He holds his PhD in Geological Engineering of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). The research activities are mainly related to Geotechnical Engineering, Underground Engineering and Engineering Blasting. Dr. Zhou Chuanbo has awarded second-grade MLR science or technology prize (2014). He is also honored as the National Great-Contribution Blasting Expert by China Society of Explosive Blasting in August, 2016.


Faculty of Engineering
China University of Geosciences

Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Bagheri (Biography
A. Bagheri

Dr. Ali Bagheri obtained his Master’s degree in Materials Engineering-Recognition and Selection of Engineering Materials, Iran in 2011. Later, he received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include concrete investigation, Additive manufacturing in construction, Materials characterization, Design of experiments, Finite element modeling, Data mining, Artificial Neural Network and Atomic Scale Simulation.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by A. Bagheri
Mechanical Properties Evaluation of Functionally Layered Cement Composites
(2020) Volume 14: 1 - 9.

Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology

Ahsanollah Beglarigale (Biography
Ahsanollah Beglarigale

Ahsanollah Beglarigale is an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Okan University’s Department of Civil Engineering. In March 2018, he received his PhD at the Dokuz Eylül University’s Department of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials). His MSc education was also in the Construction Materials program in the same institution. Since 2011, he has participated in four research projects funded by TÜBİTAK. He has also contributed in three industrial projects as consultant. He is author of 45 scientific papers; published in journals and conference proceedings. Although, most of his researches have focused on cement-based materials/composites, He has research experience in the field of microencapsulation.


Department of Civil Engineering
Istanbul Okan University

Yongping Chen (Biography
Yongping Chen

Prof. Yongping Chen received his BSc degree in Harbor and Waterway Engineering at Hangzhou University (now named as Zhejiang University) in 1996, his MSc degree in Coastal Engineering at Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute in 1999, and his PhD degree in Coastal Environmental Hydraulics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006. Following 3.5 years’ postdoctoral research experience at the University of Plymouth in the UK, he joined the COastal Resource and Environmental (CORE) research group at Hohai University as a full professor. He has published 150+ journal & conference papers and 3 books, and holds 6 national patterns. He was awarded the second prize for National Science & Technology Development in 2011, the first prize for Science & technology Development of the Ministry of Education in 2010, and the second prize for Science & technology Development of the Ministry of Education in 2014.


College of Habor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Hohai University

Ehsan N. Farsangi (Biography
Ehsan N. Farsangi

Dr. Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earthquake Engineering at the Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Iran. Dr. Noroozinejad is known as the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering, the Associate Editor of the ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, the Associate Editor of IET Journal of Engineering, the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment: Earthquake Engineering Section, the Trial Engineering Editor of ASCE Natural Hazards Review, and the Editor of the Journal of Reliability Engineering and Resilience. He is also a member of the FIB Commission on Resilient RC Structures, the ASCE Objective Resilience Committee, the RILEM Structural Performance and Design Technical Committee and also the IEEE P693 Committee on Seismic Design for Substations. His main field of expertise are structural and earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, resilience-based design, reliability analysis, and vibration control in structures and infrastructure under extreme loading.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Ehsan N. Farsangi
Development of a Multiple Coil Magneto-Rheological Smart Damper to Improve the Seismic Resilience of Building Structures
(2020) Volume 14: 78 - 93.

Department of Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering
Graduate University of Advanced Technology

Ana S. Guimaraes (Biography
Ana S. Guimaraes

Dr. Ana Sofia Guimarães is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of FEUP, since 2008; Civil Engineering mobility coordinator and Member of Executive Commission in the Civil Engineering Department, since 2015. She Graduated in Civil Engineering (2004), M.Sc. in Buildings Rehabilitation (2008), Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2011), all at FEUP, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal. She is an Author of a national patent and several books, books chapters, papers published in refereed journals and conferences. She is a Co-organizer of several national and international conferences and collaborator of several research projects and professional works. She has received more than 10 awards in pedagogical and scientific fields


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Ana S. Guimaraes
Preliminary Analysis of the Influence of Reinforced Mortar Coating on the Compressive Strength of Clay Bricks
(2018) Volume 12: 71 - 82.
Measurement of the Hygric Resistance of Concrete Blocks with Perfect Contact Interface: Influence of the Contact Area
(2021) Volume 15: 29 - 37.

Civil Engineering Department
University of Porto

Gwang-Hee Kim (Biography
Gwang-Hee Kim

Prof. Kim was educated at the Korea University of Seoul, Korea, where he got BSc and graduate degrees, MSc and PhD. Now, he is a full professor of Dept. of Architectural Engineering at Kyonggi University, Korea, since September 2008, and worked as an assistant professor of Mokpo National University, Korea, from March 2005 to October 2008. He is interested in Cost Estimating Based on Artificial Intelligence, Innovative Construction Methods, Construction Productivity, and etc. He was published more than 100 research paper and 50 conference paper. Currently, he has been a reviewer of some journal and editor-in-chief of JBCPR.


Department of Architectural Engineering
Kyonggi University
South Korea

Antonia Longobardi (Biography
Antonia Longobardi

Antonia Longobardi is Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Salerno (Italy) where she achieved the PhD in “Civil engineering for the environment and territory”. She is author of more than 100 publications (book chapter, journal articles, peer-reviewed conference papers). Her research activities are focused on the following main research areas: a) water resources management at different temporal and spatial scales; b) soil moisture temporal and spatial variability analysis; c) mass and energy balance models; d) hydrological drought; e) water sensitive urban design; f) urban hydrology.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno

Masoud Z. Naghadehi (Biography
Masoud Z. Naghadehi

Dr. Masoud Zare is currently a research faculty in the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (USA). His research interests lie primarily in the area of risk assessment of geo-engineering projects.


Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering
University of Nevada
Reno, NV

Vahid Rahmani (Biography
Vahid Rahmani

Dr. Vahid Rahmani is an assistant professor at the Kansas State University. He received his bachelor’s and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology and Shiraz University, respectively. He then earned his doctorate degree in biological and agricultural engineering with a hydrology focus from Kansas State University. Dr. Rahmani’s research interests include climate change and variability impacts on water resources management and nonstationary extreme weather events.


Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

Pijush Samui (Biography
Pijush Samui

Pijush Samui is working as an Associate Professor in civil engineering department at NIT Patna, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (2008) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pittsburgh (USA) (2008-2009) and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) (2009- 2010). Dr. Pijush received the prestigious CIMO fellowship (2009) from Finland, in recognition of his integrated research on the design of railway embankment. He was awarded Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2011) by IIT Roorkee for his innovative research on the application of Artificial Intelligence in designing civil engineering structure. He has published more than 100 journal papers in international journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology

Bashar Tarawneh (Biography
Bashar Tarawneh

Dr. Tarawneh is an associate professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. His research interests include analytical aspects of soil-pipe interactions, inspection and risk assessment of structures, field performance and geotechnical analysis of shallow and deep foundations, settlements of shallow foundation on cohesionless soils, correlation of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Cone Penetration Tests (CPT), design and performance of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, application of artificial neural networks in civil engineering, resilient modulus prediction from FWD results, and ground improvement.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Bashar Tarawneh
Intelligent Computing Based Formulas to Predict the Settlement of Shallow Foundations on Cohesionless Soils
(2019) Volume 13: 1 - 9.
Risk Factors Affecting Ground Improvement Work in the Gulf Corporation Council Countries
(2020) Volume 14: 228 - 237.

Civil Engineering Department
The University of Jordan

Mohammad R. Vafaei (Biography
Mohammad R. Vafaei

Dr. Moahmmadreza Vafaei is a senior lecturer in the school of civil engineering, Universti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from UTM. Soon after graduation he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by UTM. He has published more than 40 papers in referred journals and conferences and has been selected as the keynote speaker for two international conferences. His main fields of research are earthquake engineering, structural health monitoring and structural control.


School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Chao Xing (Biography
Chao Xing

Dr. Chao Xing is currently an assistant professor at School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2018, and worked as a visiting scholar at Delft University of Technology from 2016 to 2017. His main research areas include microstructure characterization and damage evolution of pavement materials. He has authored 1 book, published more than 20 articles in leading SCI-indexed journals (including 1 ESI highly- cited paper), secured 5 research projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China.


Harbin Institute of Technology

Giuseppe Balduzzi (Biography
Giuseppe Balduzzi

Giuseppe Balduzzi is project assistant at TU Wien – Vienna University of Technology (Austria). He achieved the Phd (November 2013) and the Master Degree (April 2008) at the University of Pavia. His main fields of expertise are the structural modeling of wood, steel, and concrete structures, analytical modeling of non-homogeneous, non-prismatic, and anisotropic beams, modeling of plates and shells, and computational mechanics (finite element method, mixed and hybrid finite elements, Iso-Geometric Analysis, isogeometric collocation). He is author of more than 20 publications.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Giuseppe Balduzzi
Dog-bone Samples may not Provide Direct Access to the Longitudinal Tensile Strength of Clear-wood
(2021) Volume 15: 1 - 12.

Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Vienna University of Technology

Chee M. Chan (Biography
Chee M. Chan

Dr. Chan is actively involved in the research works on characterisation study and innovative reuse of dredged marine soils, especially in reclamation and shoreline rehabilitation projects. She has spent 2 years as a Visiting Scholar at the Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI), Japan (2009-11), conducting a study on the fundamental behaviour of dredged sediments and their pseudo-solidification mechanisms. Dr. Chan’s current interest also revolves around optimisation of long arm excavator and amphibian machinery for earthworks in soft or swampy grounds, enhanced gabion foundation system as well as geo-environmentally effective stabilisation of granular materials for road building.


Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Parit Raja

Cristoforo Demartino (Biography
Cristoforo Demartino

Cristoforo Demartino (1986) is an Assistant Professor (2019-) at the Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ZJU-UIUC) Institute at the Zhejiang University, International Campus. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor (2020-) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. Dr. Demartino is particularly interested in structural engineering with a multidisciplinary approach having wide research interest in structural engineering, with an emphasis on investigating the dynamic behaviour of structures under natural and man-made loading, such as earthquake, wind, impact, etc. He used both numerical and experimental approaches to understand the response of structures under different loading conditions and to determine the structural behaviour.


Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJU-UIUC)

Ali Ghahremaninezhad (Biography
Ali Ghahremaninezhad

Dr. Ali Ghahremaninezhad is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include materials science of cementitious materials, sustainability in civil engineering materials, and bio-inspired cementitious materials.


Department of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Esra M. Güneyisi (Biography
Esra M. Güneyisi

Esra Mete Güneyisi is currently as an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, Gaziantep University, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2007 at Department of Civil Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey. Her main research interests are structural engineering; rehabilitation of reinforced concrete building, use of steel bracing system in strengthening building, and advanced statistical analysis of data. She has published her work in both International & National journals.


Department of Civil Engineering
Gaziantep University

Sung W. Kim (Biography
Sung W. Kim

Dr. Sungwon Kim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Railroad Construction and Safety Engineering, Dongyang University, Republic of Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1998) from Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea. His research interest includes: hydrology and water resources engineering based on data-driven applications. My current focus is on building conjunction of data-driven models and tools for water resources modeling, management, and analytics. He has published over 80 journal papers and more than 130 conference papers.


Department of Railroad Construction and Safety Engineering
Dongyang University
South Korea

Chrysanthos Maraveas (Biography
Chrysanthos Maraveas

Dr C Maraveas is currently teaching and research at the Civil Engineering Department, University of Patras. He received his PhD from University of Manchester and he awarded MSc degrees from Imperial College and Swansea University. He was Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Fire Safety Research Group at the University of Liege, Belgium and he has extensive consulting experience and up to Technical Director level. His research interests are Structures in Fire, Elevated temperature material properties, Structural Design, Steel Structures, Heritage Structures and Tanks. He has published more than 28 journal papers, 34 conference publications and 3 books.


Civil Engineering Department
University of Patras

Meysam Najimi (Biography
Meysam Najimi

Meysam Najimi, postdoctoral research associate at the Iowa State University and formerly postdoctoral research associate at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), received his Ph.D from UNLV in 2016. He has conducted research in the field of concrete technology since 2005. He did research during his research career on Transport and Durability Properties of concrete, Self-Consolidating Concrete and Alkali-Activated Binders. During this time, he presented his research in several conferences and also published a book chapter, and 34 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has served as an active reviewer for more than 15 journals. He is an associated member of ACI.


Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Krishanu Roy (Biography
Krishanu Roy

Krishanu Roy has just finished his obtained his PhD from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his PhD topic was: Behaviour of Cold-formed steel claddings under static and constant amplitude cyclic wind loading. He also was involved in many other projects on cold-formed steel structures in the last three years and continued research on cold-formed steel research. Some of his research topics in His research interest includes; Natural fire test and finite element modelling of cold-formed steel buildings, Wind uplift capacity of cold-formed steel claddings in extreme cyclone-Full scale experiments and finite element modelling,Cold-formed steel built-up columns- Experiments and finite element modelling. Finite element modelling of cold-formed steel portal frames and connections,Residual stresses, and Imperfection in Cold-formed steel members.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Structures)
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

Luca Sgambi (Biography
Luca Sgambi

Luca Sgambi received MSc Degree in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1998; Second-level Specialising Master (2 years) in Concrete Structures from Politecnico di Milano, in 2001; and PhD Degree in Structural Engineering from the Università di Roma, Italy, in 2005. From 2003 to 2015, Sgambi was Adjunct Professor in Structural Design, School of Civil Architecture, Politecnico di Milano. Since 2016, Sgambi is Assistant Professor in Structural courses, Université catholique de Louvain, Tournai Campus, Belgium. Sgambi is author and co-author of 3 technical books concerning structural engineering and nearly 100 scientific papers concerning: structural modelling, uncertainty, fuzzy and probabilistic modelling, durability of materials and structures, theory and practice of education.


Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning
Catholic University of Louvain

Bassam A.O. Tayeh (Biography
Bassam A.O. Tayeh

I am Bassam A. Tayeh, Associate Professor at Civil Engineering Department at Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Gaza, Palestine. My research interests are in the areas of UHPFC, eco-friendly construction materials. I have many research works related to reuse of industrial waste product at a high replacement of cement or other contents of concrete to produce eco-friendly concrete. I have an extensive experience in both academic and practice in many fields of civil engineering; I have published many papers in international journals with high impact factors. I have presented many papers at several international conferences. I am a reviewer for many international journals.


[Contributed Articles
Articles by Bassam A.O. Tayeh
Workability, Setting Time and Strength of High-Strength Concrete Containing High Volume of Palm Oil Fuel Ash
(2018) Volume 12: 35 - 46.
Challenges Facing Small-sized Construction Firms in the Gaza Strip
(2019) Volume 13: 51 - 57.
Factors Affecting Defects Occurrence in Structural Design Stage of Residential Buildings in Gaza Strip
(2019) Volume 13: 129 - 139.
Project Manager Interventions in Occupational Health and Safety During the Pre-construction Phase in the Gaza Strip
(2020) Volume 14: 20 - 30.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Enhancing the Applying of Knowledge Areas in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry
(2020) Volume 14: 388 - 401.
Risk Factors Affecting the Performance of Construction Projects in Gaza Strip
(2020) Volume 14: 94 - 104.

Department of Civil Engineering
Islamic University of Gaza

Xing Z. Wu (Biography
Xing Z. Wu

Dr. Xing Zheng Wu is currently working as an Associate Professor in the civil engineering department of Hebei University in Baoding, China. His research interests focus on stability analysis of geostructures, numerical modelling of soil structure interaction, coastal cliff-beach erosion and hydraulic structures, flood risk mitigation measures, uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis in geotechnical and coastal engineering. Dr. Wu has published more than 20 journal papers by the as first author in international journals. He has served as an active reviewer for many journals.


College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Hebei University

Track Your Manuscript:


"Open access will revolutionize 21st century knowledge work and accelerate the diffusion of ideas and evidence that support just in time learning and the evolution of thinking in a number of disciplines."

Daniel Pesut
(Indiana University School of Nursing, USA)

"It is important that students and researchers from all over the world can have easy access to relevant, high-standard and timely scientific information. This is exactly what Open Access Journals provide and this is the reason why I support this endeavor."

Jacques Descotes
(Centre Antipoison-Centre de Pharmacovigilance, France)

"Publishing research articles is the key for future scientific progress. Open Access publishing is therefore of utmost importance for wider dissemination of information, and will help serving the best interest of the scientific community."

Patrice Talaga
(UCB S.A., Belgium)

"Open access journals are a novel concept in the medical literature. They offer accessible information to a wide variety of individuals, including physicians, medical students, clinical investigators, and the general public. They are an outstanding source of medical and scientific information."

Jeffrey M. Weinberg
(St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, USA)

"Open access journals are extremely useful for graduate students, investigators and all other interested persons to read important scientific articles and subscribe scientific journals. Indeed, the research articles span a wide range of area and of high quality. This is specially a must for researchers belonging to institutions with limited library facility and funding to subscribe scientific journals."

Debomoy K. Lahiri
(Indiana University School of Medicine, USA)

"Open access journals represent a major break-through in publishing. They provide easy access to the latest research on a wide variety of issues. Relevant and timely articles are made available in a fraction of the time taken by more conventional publishers. Articles are of uniformly high quality and written by the world's leading authorities."

Robert Looney
(Naval Postgraduate School, USA)

"Open access journals have transformed the way scientific data is published and disseminated: particularly, whilst ensuring a high quality standard and transparency in the editorial process, they have increased the access to the scientific literature by those researchers that have limited library support or that are working on small budgets."

Richard Reithinger
(Westat, USA)

"Not only do open access journals greatly improve the access to high quality information for scientists in the developing world, it also provides extra exposure for our papers."

J. Ferwerda
(University of Oxford, UK)

"Open Access 'Chemistry' Journals allow the dissemination of knowledge at your finger tips without paying for the scientific content."

Sean L. Kitson
(Almac Sciences, Northern Ireland)

"In principle, all scientific journals should have open access, as should be science itself. Open access journals are very helpful for students, researchers and the general public including people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals. The articles are high standard and cover a wide area."

Hubert Wolterbeek
(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

"The widest possible diffusion of information is critical for the advancement of science. In this perspective, open access journals are instrumental in fostering researches and achievements."

Alessandro Laviano
(Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy)

"Open access journals are very useful for all scientists as they can have quick information in the different fields of science."

Philippe Hernigou
(Paris University, France)

"There are many scientists who can not afford the rather expensive subscriptions to scientific journals. Open access journals offer a good alternative for free access to good quality scientific information."

Fidel Toldrá
(Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Spain)

"Open access journals have become a fundamental tool for students, researchers, patients and the general public. Many people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals benefit of them on a daily basis. The articles are among the best and cover most scientific areas."

M. Bendandi
(University Clinic of Navarre, Spain)

"These journals provide researchers with a platform for rapid, open access scientific communication. The articles are of high quality and broad scope."

Peter Chiba
(University of Vienna, Austria)

"Open access journals are probably one of the most important contributions to promote and diffuse science worldwide."

Jaime Sampaio
(University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

"Open access journals make up a new and rather revolutionary way to scientific publication. This option opens several quite interesting possibilities to disseminate openly and freely new knowledge and even to facilitate interpersonal communication among scientists."

Eduardo A. Castro
(INIFTA, Argentina)

"Open access journals are freely available online throughout the world, for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use. The articles published in the open access journals are high quality and cover a wide range of fields."

Kenji Hashimoto
(Chiba University, Japan)

"Open Access journals offer an innovative and efficient way of publication for academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines. The papers published are of high quality after rigorous peer review and they are Indexed in: major international databases. I read Open Access journals to keep abreast of the recent development in my field of study."

Daniel Shek
(Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

"It is a modern trend for publishers to establish open access journals. Researchers, faculty members, and students will be greatly benefited by the new journals of Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. in this category."

Jih Ru Hwu
(National Central University, Taiwan)

Browse Contents

Webmaster Contact:
Copyright © 2021 Bentham Open