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.
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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.
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
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An article accepted for publication in Curved and Layered Structures is subject to an Article Processing Charge (APC) in amount of 500 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. Please feel free to contact us before or immediately after submission at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available options.
There are no submission charges – Article Processing Charges apply after the acceptance of a manuscript.
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:
Communications and Rapid Communications
Reviews and Mini-Reviews
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.
Journal Editor Francesco Tornabene, University of Bologna, Italy
Associate Editors Salvatore Brischetto, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy Rossana Dimitri, University of Salento, Italy 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 Raffaele Barretta, University of Naples Federico II, Italy Francesco Marotti de Sciarra, University of Naples Federico II, Italy Serge Abrate, Southern Illinois University, USA Sarp Adali, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa Maria Antonietta Aiello, University of Salento, Italy (email@example.com) 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 Alberto Carpinteri, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy Snehashish Chakraverty, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 Ana M. A. Neves, Universidade do Porto, Portugal Rosa Penna, University of Salerno, Italy Stefano Valvano, Kore University of Enna, Italy
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