Announcing Engineering Advances
We're excited to announce an initiative involving Elsevier's engineering journals, editors, authors and referees - the initiative is titled Engineering Advances.
Engineers and engineering solutions are at the heart of addressing the global challenge of sustainable development. With expanding populations, particularly in urban areas, challenges of how to future proof the population against the depletion of natural resources such as energy, other raw materials and land need to be addressed. Cities that are expanding at unprecedented rates need to find solutions to rehabilitate aging infrastructure as well as provide a foundation for predicted future growth.
Here on MaterialsToday.com, Engineering Advances will serve as a platform for collecting together a group of commissioned, themed short reviews of current research, presented by experts in their respective fields. The underlying themes of the papers presented in 2015 are the solutions engineering can offer for more sustainable development.
To sign up to receive more information about Engineering Advances, and suggest future contributions, simply complete our suggestion form.
With the abundance, and increase, of good research there's a constant challenge to find the most relevant and up to date research papers for the work both researchers and practitioners are involved in. Most of the complex challenges faced in the move to a more sustainable society involve a variety of skills and background so there are strong moves towards developing interdisciplinary research areas and groups by universities as well as funding bodies throughout the world.
The short review papers in Engineering Advances will be written by leaders in the field, acting as pointers to current research developments, highlighting the most important research papers related to a specific discipline. They aim to be effective tools for knowledge transfer between academic disciplines and between academia and practice. They will be freely accessible and written in a format that is easily digestible for busy practitioners as well as those working across disciplines.
Over the coming months, around 40 of these short, accessible review papers will be published in the Elsevier engineering journals, and then brought together on the Materials Today site. Elsevier will cover the open access fee for the papers, allowing for the widest dissemination of the work and providing readers with unrestricted access to these valuable papers.
Engineering Advances will cover a broad range of topics including renewable energy, thermal engineering, structural and geotechnical engineering, robotics, manufacturing, chemical engineering, water engineering, fuel cells and construction materials.
To supplement the review papers, a number of the most important papers referred to in the Engineering Advances reviews will be made freely available to Materials Today members.
We hope that the review papers and the selection of supplemental research papers provide a base for both practice and academia to gain a greater understanding of how specific areas of engineering can offer sustainable solutions to the global challenge of sustainable development.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future Engineering Advances reviews. To nominate topics and authors for Engineering Advances, simply complete our suggestion form.
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