Fast Publication in Civil and Structural Engineering

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Civil and Structural Engineering journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Advances in Engineering Software 3.10 4.56 4.44
Applied Ocean Research 9.18 14.73 5.23
Automation in Construction 13.64 22.57 3.89
Building and Environment 3.12 4.62 1.68
Case Studies in Construction Materials 7.29 9.15 2.38
Case Studies in Fire Safety 6.74 12.94 2.26
Case Studies in Structural Engineering 6.84 10.59 2.30
Coastal Engineering 7.66 13.13 4.59
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 5.94 9.96 2.06
Computers and Geotechnics 5.01 9.45 3.95
Computers and Structures 6.76 9.86 5.10
Construction and Building Materials 6.68 10.05 4.26
Energy & Buildings 7.87 13.43 2.13
Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 7.95 15.37 6.82
Engineering Structures 13.86 20.80 4.28
Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 5.51 8.67 4.68
Fire Safety Journal 23.56 29.20 4.88
Journal of Constructional Steel Research 15.15 19.95 4.78
Journal of Terramechanics 11.13 21.39 5.03
Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics 14.80 19.06 5.50
Marine Structures 12.84 17.96 5.34
Reliability Engineering and System Safety 16.68 23.22 1.89
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 16.61 27.60 5.25
Structural Safety 13.09 18.94 8.43
Sustainable Cities and Society 12.99 18.92 1.93
Thin-Walled Structures 17.77 22.17 4.61
Transportation Geotechnics 6.76 11.90 1.88
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology incorporating Trenchless Technology Research 17.22 25.75 4.43

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Civil and Structural Engineering journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Civil and Structural Engineering.