International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation
- Editor in Chief
- Associate Prof. Gabriele Milani
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
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
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.
Editor in Chief
- Milani, Gabriele, Technical University of Milan, Italy
- Adam, Jose M., Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
- Plevris, Vagelis, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
- Sarhosis, Vasilis, University of Leeds, UK
- Stavroulakis, Georgios, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Editorial Board Members
- Addessi, Daniela, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- 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
- Bento, Rita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Clementi, Francesco, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
- Corradi, Marco, University of Perugia, Italy
- Dhanasekar, Manicka, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Dubois, Frédéric, CNRS - Université de Montpellier, France
- Fouchal, Fazia, University of Limoges, France
- Gams, Matija, University of Ljubljana, 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
- Li, Shengcai, Yangzhou University, China
- Macorini, Lorenzo, Imperial College London, UK
- Magenes, Guido, Università di Pavia, Italy
- Masia, Mark John, The University of Newcastle, Australia
- 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
- Perucchio, Renato, University of Rochester, USA
- Pietruszczak, Stan, McMaster University, Canada
- Rabinovitch, Oded, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
- Roca, Pere, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Sacco, Elio, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
- Sandoval, Cristián, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
- Schultz, Arturo E., University of Minnesota, USA
- Shrive, Nigel, University of Calgary, Canada
- Varum, Humberto, University of Porto, Portugal
- Verstrynge, Els, KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium
- Vincens, Eric, Université de Lyon, France
- Vintzileou, Elizabeth, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- 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.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- 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.
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- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
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2018 Best Paper Award announced by International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation
25 April, 2019
The International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation has established an annual award for the best paper published in each respective year.
The best paper has been selected using a new formula for the 2018 competition, with the aim of increasing the involvement of the editorial board members in the procedure. An online voting system was set up, allowing each board member to express his/her vote for one paper published by IJMRI in 2018. Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief were allowed to express two and three votes respectively (or multiple votes for the same paper). The best paper was then awarded by the Editor in Chief according to the results of this online voting system. In order to avoid bias, each paper was labelled with the following alphanumeric string: 3_N_ppp, where "3" represents the volume, "N" the issue and "ppp" the page number of the first page of the paper.
For 2018, twenty papers were eligible for competing, and 32 votes (including the multiple choices of Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief) were received. The first three places were as follows:
- 1st place and winner (8 votes): Fernando Magdalena Layos, Julián García Muñoz (2018). Approaches to strongly local phenomena in dry masonry structures, Vol. 3(2), pp. 155-173. DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.092460
- 2nd place (7 votes): Maurizio Angelillo, Antonio Fortunato, Antonio Gesualdo, Antonino Iannuzzo, Giulio Zuccaro (2018). Rigid block models for masonry structures, Vol. 3(4), pp. 349-368. DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.095701
- 3rd place (6 votes): Marialuisa Mongelli, Irene Bellagamba, Francesco Iannone, Giovanni Bracco (2018). From 2D digital imaging to finite element analysis using the ENEAGRID high performance computing infrastructure for the preservation of historical masonry structures, Vol. 3(3), pp. 324-347.DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.093492
The editors and board congratulate the authors for their significant contributions to state-of-the-art research on masonry. They should be very proud of their achievements in a very competitive pool.
The 1st place winners will receive an online subscription to IJMRI's 2018 volume and a certificate.
A sample issue collecting the papers ranked in the top three plus the following papers selected by the Editor (based also on the final ranking) is now available for the readers free of charge:
- Els Verstrynge, Dionys Van Gemert (2018). Creep failure of two historical masonry towers: analysis from material to structure, Vol. 3(1), pp. 50-71. DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.089056
- Maria E. Stavroulaki, Georgios A. Drosopoulos, Efstathia Tavlopoulou, Nikos Skoutelis, Georgios E. Stavroulakis (2018). Investigation of the structural behaviour of a masonry castle by considering the actual damage, Vol. 3(1), pp. 1-33. DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.089046
- Julian Ajith Thamboo, Manicka Dhanasekar (2018). Effect of concrete block height variation to the shear bond strength of thin layer mortared masonry, Vol. 3(2), pp. 174-193. DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.092461
This sample issue showcases the range and quality of the content provided by the International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation.