Calls for papers


International Journal of Forensic Engineering
International Journal of Forensic Engineering


Special Issue on: "Structural Repair and Rehabilitation"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Humberto Varum, Assoc. Prof. António Arêde and Assis. Prof. Xavier Romão, University of Porto, Portugal
Dr. Hugo Rodrigues, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal

Structural engineering experts in the strengthening and repair of structures need to have a comprehensive knowledge over a set of issues: the materials used; the geometric properties of the structures; the available surveying techniques for determining the physical and mechanical properties of the materials; the behaviour of the structural elements and the types of validated strengthening and repair techniques available for the different types of constructions.

This special issue is an opportunity for authors to share their achievements in several topics of this research area, mainly focused on structural materials, products, structure or component behaviour and analysis, structural damage, methodologies for the assessment, and solutions for repair and retrofitting of structures.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the XII International Conference on Structural Repair and Rehabilitation (2016 CINPAR), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Analysis of structural defects
  • Structural materials
  • Design procedures
  • Case studies
  • Historical constructions
  • Assessment methodologies
  • Repair and retrofitting strategies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: 31 January, 2017

Notification to Authors: 31 March, 2017

Final Versions Due: 31 May, 2017