International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation

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Editor in Chief: Associate Prof. Gabriele Milani
ISSN online: 2056-9467
ISSN print: 2056-9459
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IJMRI proposes and fosters discussion on the mechanics of masonry structures, with emphasis on a variety of topics including theoretical investigations, numerical approaches and technical applications in new works, repair practice and built heritage preservation. This perspective acknowledges the complexity of the masonry research sector, bridging between theory and application, with a readership spanning across from academia to industry.


 Topics covered include

  • Theoretical/numerical analysis of masonry structures
  • Earthquake resistance and traditional-innovative retrofitting
  • Masonry and building physics
  • Repair and strengthening
  • Conservation of historic buildings
  • Codes and standards
  • Innovation and sustainability of masonry
  • New construction techniques/technologies
  • Architecture with masonry
  • Masonry materials and testing
  • New developments in design/verification
  • Reliability and performance
  • Emblematic case studies
  • Fire resistance

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The objective of IJMRI is the publication and dissemination of original research devoted to masonry structures and innovation in new construction, repair and built heritage conservation. It therefore aims to provide a broad blend of scientific and technical papers, favouring exchange of ideas among theoreticians and practitioners active in different fields, including civil engineering, architecture, material science, cultural heritage, applied mathematics and others. The emphasis is placed on analytical, experimental, numerical and/or technological contributions of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of masonry research and innovation. The journal will include information on aspects such as existing built heritage and new construction, including state-of-the-art aspects of innovative materials, construction technologies, design approaches, sustainability, energy efficiency, comfort, codes and regulations, emblematic case studies, historic buildings, training and education, among others.


Readership spans across from academia to industry, including, but not limited to:

  • Academic: Graduate students and researchers
  • Faculties: Staff members from departments of architecture, engineering (including civil, mechanical and material science) and conservation and restoration
  • Practitioners: Civil engineers and architects
  • Industry: Building industry in general (brick/block masonry producers, mortar producers, FRP and steel producers, advanced materials for repair and strengthening producers)


IJMRI publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in masonry research will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Milani, Gabriele, Technical University of Milan, Italy

Associate Editors

  • Adam, Jose M., Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Cluni, Federico, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Sarhosis, Vasilis, Newcastle University, UK
  • Stavroulakis, Georgios, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Editorial Board Members

  • Angelillo, Maurizio, Università degli Studi di Salerno (UNISA), Italy
  • Asteris, Panagiotis G., School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Greece
  • Bagi, Katalin, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Calderini, Chiara, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Corradi, Marco, Northumbria University, UK
  • Dhanasekar, Manicka, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Dubois, Frédéric, CNRS - Université de Montpellier, France
  • Fouchal, Fazia, University of Limoges, France
  • Gams, Matija, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG), Slovenia
  • Ghiassi, Bahman, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Ghosh, Siddhartha, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Ivorra, Salvador, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Laefer, Debra F., New York University, USA
  • Lagomarsino, Sergio, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Lebon, Frédéric, Aix Marseille Université, France
  • Lemos, José V., LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering), Portugal
  • Macorini, Lorenzo, Imperial College London, UK
  • Magenes, Guido, Università di Pavia, Italy
  • Massart, Thierry J., Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
  • Miccoli, Lorenzo, Xella Technology and Research Centre, Germany
  • Mojsilovic, Nebojsa, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Muñoz, Julián García, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Oliveira, Daniel, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Parisi, Fulvio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Parsekian, Guilherme Aris, Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil
  • Pietruszczak, Stan, McMaster University, Canada
  • Plevris, Vagelis, OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Rabinovitch, Oded, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Roca, Pere, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Sacco, Elio, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
  • Schultz, Arturo E., University of Minnesota, USA
  • Varum, Humberto, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Verstrynge, Els, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium
  • Vintzileou, Elizabeth, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


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