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Curved and Layered Structures

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    Curved and Layered Structures becomes a partner of:
    4th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Madrid, 9 - 12 July 2018
    21st International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS20), Bologna, Italy, 4 - 7 September 2018

    The aim of Curved and Layered Structures is to become a premier source of knowledge and a worldwide-recognized platform of research and knowledge exchange for scientists of different disciplinary origins and backgrounds (e.g., civil, mechanical, marine, aerospace engineers and architects). The journal publishes research papers from a broad range of topics and approaches including structural mechanics, computational mechanics, engineering structures, architectural design, wind engineering, aerospace engineering, naval engineering, structural stability, structural dynamics, structural stability/reliability, experimental modeling and smart structures. Therefore, the Journal accepts both theoretical and applied contributions in all subfields of structural mechanics as long as they contribute in a broad sense to the core theme.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    For readers the journal will position itself as the central and most authoritative publication in structural mechanics, engineering structures, architectural design, wind engineering, aerospace engineering, naval engineering, structural stability, structural dynamics, structural stability/reliability, experimental modeling and smart structures.
    The content of the journal is especially dedicated to scientists carrying out research and/or interested in structural mechanics, engineering structures, architectural design, wind engineering, aerospace engineering, naval engineering, structural stability, structural dynamics, structural stability/reliability, experimental modeling and smart structures.

    Why submit

    The goal of the journal is to be the first and the main publishing option for authors writing on engineering and architectural science, and a hub integrating the relevant research community. The journal serves research papers from a broad range of topics both theoretical and applied ones.

    Authors of Curved and Layered Structures enjoy the following benefits:

    • fast, comprehensive and transparent peer-review
    • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
    • immediate publication upon completing the publishing process
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • extensive promotion and worldwide distribution of each published article
    • unrestricted access for all readers.


    Type of Publication:

    Researchers in the fields of: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Processing

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    An article accepted for publication in Curved and Layered Structures is subject to an Article Processing Charge (APC) in amount of 1000 EUR. We maintain a very flexible discount and waiver policy and authors with limited or no access to funding are strongly encouraged to apply for a discount or a waiver. Please feel free to contact us before or immediately after submission at cls.editorial@degruyteropen.com​ to discuss available options.

    There are no submission charges – Article Processing Charges apply after the acceptance of a manuscript.

    For information on the funding policy please visit http://degruyteropen.com/you/author/fundingforauthors/.

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via e-mail by Online Submission of Manuscripts

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal accepts the following publication formats:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Vision Papers
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Cover Letter
    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by)
    • full title of article and short title
    • full list of authors with affiliations
    • e-mail of the corresponding author
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    Conflict of interest declaration
    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

    Open Access License
    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the journal webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

    Formatting Requirements
    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

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    Editorial Information

    Journal Editor
    Francesco Tornabene, University of Bologna, Italy

    Associate Editors
    Lorenzo Dozio, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
    Elena Ferretti, University of Bologna, Italy
    Aurora Angela Pisano, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
    Alfred G. Striz, Oklahoma University, USA

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Serge Abrate, Southern Illinois University, USA
    Sarp Adali, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
    Maria Antonietta Aiello, University of Salento, Italy (antonietta.aiello@unisalento.it)
    Luigi Ascione, University of Salerno, Italy
    J. Ranjan Banerjee, City University London, UK
    Romesh C. Batra, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
    Zdenek P. Bazant, Northwestern University, USA
    Salvatore Brischetto, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
    Alberto Carpinteri, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
    Jeng-Tzong Chen, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
    Zhengtao Chen, University of Alberta, Canada
    Ömer Civalek, Akdeniz University, Turkey
    Moshe Eisenberger, Technion, Israel
    Luciano Feo, University of Salerno, Italy
    Fernando Fraternali, University of Salerno, Italy
    Seyed M. Hashemi, Ryerson University, Canada
    Alexander L. Kalamkarov, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Gennady M. Kulikov, Tambov State Technical University, Russia
    Giuseppe Lacidogna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (giuseppe.lacidogna@polito.it)
    Kim Meow Liew, City University of Hong Kong, China
    Parviz Malekzadeh, Persian Gulf University, Iran
    Federico M. Mazzolani, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
    Claudio Mazzotti, University of Bologna, Italy
    Francesco Micelli, University of Salento, Italy (francesco.micelli@unisalento.it)
    Evgeny V. Morozov, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    Roberto Nascimbene, European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Italy
    Eugenio Oñate, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
    Wiesław M. Ostachowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    Wojciech Pietraszkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    Olivier Polit, Université Paris Ouest, France
    Mohamad S. Qatu, Eastern Michigan University, USA
    Alessandro Reali, University of Pavia, Italy
    Junuthula N. Reddy, Texas A&M University, USA
    Elio Sacco, University of Cassino, Italy
    Mohammad Shariyat, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Iran
    Hui-Shen Shen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Abdullah H. Sofiyev, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
    Angelo Di Tommaso, University of Bologna, Italy
    Francesco Ubertini, University of Bologna, Italy
    Erasmo Viola, University of Bologna, Italy
    Antony M. Waas, University of Michigan, USA
    Ashraf M. Zenkour, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt

    Language Editor
    Almut Pohl, EnginEdit, Specialist Translations for Civil Engineering, Switzerland

    Assistant Editors
    Ada Amendola, University of Salerno, Italy
    Michele Bacciocchi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Rossana Dimitri, University of Salento, Italy
    Nicholas Fantuzzi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ana M. A. Neves, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
    Rosa Penna, University of Salerno, Italy

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    Editorial Contact
    Prof. Francesco Tornabene

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