Elsevier Announces the Launch an Open Access Journal: Case Studies in Fire Safety

Oxford, UK, October 15, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions announces the launch of a new open access journal, Case Studies in Fire Safety.

Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an exciting new publication outlet for facility designers, fire safety engineers and researchers to share case studies and short communications about practical problems in fire science, design and engineering.

Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Peter Johnson, Fellow at global design firm Arup, said of the launch, "Our built environment is changing with global urbanization and the increased production of taller buildings. We face major new challenges of climate change and forest fires, and internationally we have had some particularly damaging industrial fires. Alongside high quality theory-based research, insights into and sharing of practical design solutions is needed to address many of these problems. Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an open forum for sharing of such insights and solutions. It will offer a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers working in all fields of fire safety."

"We're delighted to announce the launch of this new journal. The publication format is designed to suit the needs of both the academic community and practitioners working in fire science and fire safety engineering fields," said Joe d'Angelo, Publisher for Civil Engineering journals at Elsevier. "There's a clear need for both academics and practitioners to share their experience and new ideas relating to fire safety, helping to avoid preventable and sometimes catastrophic oversights."

Case Studies in Fire Safety is part of a series of "Case Studies in…" open access journals published by Elsevier within the field of engineering. Journals in the series will all follow the article based publishing model, allowing for immediate publication of final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be ready to compile a full issue.

For more information or to submit an article, go to Case Studies in Fire Safety.

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About Open Access engineering journal series, "Case Studies in…"

The Case Studies series of journals are a new format of publication covering all aspects of engineering. They aim to connect researchers and practitioners working in a variety of subject areas by publishing short and accessible technical articles. They provide immediate, free and permanent access to technical research on ScienceDirect for the community of practicing engineers and researchers to read, download and learn from. Authors are provided detailed individual feedback on how many times their paper has been read and which countries the readership comes from. These Case Studies journals aim for a turnaround time from submission to publication of no more than three months.

Journals in the series will all follow the article based publishing model, allowing for immediate publication of the finalized paper without waiting for other articles to be ready to compile a full issue.

Case Studies Journals:
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering
Case Studies in Construction Materials
Case Studies in Structural Engineering

About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier
Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as 58 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier's open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier's open access program, visit www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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