Case Studies in Fire Safety

Case Studies in Fire Safety will be discontinued as of 2017. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, editors and editorial board members who have contributed to the journal over past few years. All published papers will remain available on ScienceDirect. We encourage authors to submit their high quality case studies to the Fire Safety Journal, as long as the case study is novel, of practical significance and of sufficient scientific/technical depth.

The concept of Case Studies in Fire Safety is to allow researchers and practicing fire safety engineers to present fresh ideas on the development of new fire science or application of fire research to actual projects, in a case study context. All papers are subjected to peer review and publication times are quick.

Submitted articles may be in the form of short communications on key professional issues or technologies, or more extended papers of a focussed research or engineering/applications nature, but not more than about 8 published pages long (about 12-14 pages of a 12 point Word document).

Submissions should be short, sharp papers and short communications which include:• Case studies developed by academics or researchers to illustrate a new fire science or engineering principle, or a new technology • Studies of the application of fire science and engineering to a real project or projects• Case studies which solve an engineering problem for multiple projects or the profession generally• Cases of failure analysis or research that may have reached even a negative • Short communications on industry or professional issues of concern internationally in relation to fire science and engineering

The list of topics Case Studies in Fire Safety covers is wide, and includes (but is not limited to): fire chemistry and physics, fire dynamics (including gas explosions), active fire protection systems (including detection and suppression), fire performance of structures, passive fire protection methods, people/fire interactions (physical, physiological and psychological), fire safety management, assessment and quantification of fire risk (including acceptability of risk), fire investigation, fire safety design (including consumer items, industrial plant, transportation, buildings), fire safety legislation, and fire safety education.

This is an ideal publication for the rapid publication and unfettered global promotion of fire engineering and fire research work. If you have ideas for short communications or longer papers, please feel free to make a submission via the website, or discuss directly with the Editor-in-Chief. Please note, the publication is open access and there is a small fee to process accepted papers (these fees can be covered by the publisher in certain circumstances). To find out more information on open access, please visit here:

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2214-398X