International Journal of Forensic Engineering

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Kong Fah Tee
ISSN online: 1744-9952
ISSN print: 1744-9944
4 issues per year
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IJFE seeks original contributions on the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail to perform, resulting in personal injury or loss of property. The scope is wider than failure analysis alone, and includes all aspects of forensic engineering and related fields.


 Topics covered include

  • Forensic practices
  • Investigation methods
  • Expert witnessing
  • Codes, standards and guidelines
  • Geo-forensic and structural failures
  • Material degradation and mechanical failures
  • System, product and operational failures
  • Forensic electrical engineering
  • Post-disaster damage assessment
  • Remediation and rehabilitation
  • Legal perspectives, ethical conduct and environmental concerns
  • Insurance and loss adjustment
  • Practices to reduce failures and disaster mitigation
  • Education

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The objectives of IJFE include raising awareness of current forensic engineering practices both to the forensic community itself and to a wider audience. An additional objective will be to attract contributors from experts world-wide to address related issues such as engineering disasters and learning from failure.


Professional forensic scientists and engineers, lawyers and paralegals, whether in government, academe or private practice will be a prime audience. It should extend to those who manage structural failure, design engineers, insurers, loss adjustors, assessors, field engineers and investigators. Final-year or post-graduate engineering and science students will also form a likely audience.


Case studies, singly or grouped, on practical and real world failure investigations will form the basic core of contributions. IJFE also publishes original papers, review papers and technical reports. Special Issues devoted to important topics in forensic engineering and selected papers from conferences will be occasionally published. Suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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Editor in Chief

  • Tee, Kong Fah, University of Greenwich, UK

    Editorial Board Members

    • Augenti, Nicola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
    • Baluch, Mohammed, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
    • Carlton, John, City University London, UK
    • Chen, Dar-Hao, Texas Department of Transportation, USA
    • Chen, Shen-En, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
    • Chen, Xingwei, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, USA
    • Chiaia, Bernardino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    • Fiorentini, Luca, TECSA SPA, Italy
    • Fitzpatrick, Michael, Coventry University, UK
    • Fowler, David W., The University of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Grzebieta, Raphael, University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Jaafar, Mohd Saleh, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    • Kasanický, Gustáv, University of ilina, Slovakia
    • Lewis, Peter, The Open University, UK
    • Mustapha, Kamal Nasharuddin, Tenaga Nasional University, Malaysia
    • Natarajan, C., National Institute of Technology, India
    • Parfitt, Kevin, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    • Perovic, Doug, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Phillips, Declan, University of Limerick, Ireland
    • Rada, Gonzalo R., AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc., USA
    • Saafi, Mohamed, University of Strathclyde, UK
    • Sargand, Shad, Ohio University, USA
    • Skibniewski, Miroslaw J., University of Maryland, USA
    • Thomas, Ian, I F Thomas & Associates Pty Ltd, Australia
    • Zhang, Feifei, Exponent Science and Technology Consulting (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd, China


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    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
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    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
    • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


    Submission process


    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

    Read our preparing and submitting articles page.



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