Special Issue CST2022 and ECT2022:
Advances in Engineering Software

Guest Edited by: P. Ivanyi and B.H.V. Topping

Final Deadline for papers 22nd December 2022

To avoid disappointment and make a sucessful submission please read this webpage fully

Information on the submission process for journal publication of extended i.e. full length versions of papers orally presented at CST2022 and ECT2022 is on this page.

Authors of conference papers orally (physically or virtually) presented at CST2022 and ECT2022 may submit to either "Advances in Engineering Software" or "Computers & Structures" but NOT both journals. (If you submit to both journals then both submissions will be rejected.)

  • The journal home page of the "Advances in Engineering Software" (ADES) is here

Please remember that the publication and the review criteria for archival journals are more stringent than for conference papers.

Please read the "Guide for Authors" by following the link on the journal home page.

Please prepare your submission using information from the journal home page but see the following important advice:

  • Ensure that your paper is in a final state and no modifications need to be made before submitting it for review.
  • Please prepare a submission letter that clearly states the short paper reference from the online portal where you submitted the conference short paper - please also quote in the submission letter the title of the short paper (which may be different from the title of the journal paper that you submitiing) and the name of the author that submitted the conference abstract.
  • At the begining of the submission process please select the article type "VSI: Civil-Comp 2022".
  • Do number the lines of your paper.
  • Do number the pages of your paper.
  • Do NOT use a double column layout - (DCL makes review more difficult - many reviewers do not like DCL.)
  • Please make sure that the english of your paper is as perfect as you can make it - reviewers who find lots of mistakes in the english - simply give up and will not review a paper that requires corrections. It is not a good strategy to expect a reviewer to correct english.
  • Please recognise that the abstract and highlights are very important - if these are not good your paper will not pass initial checks.
  • In the abstract make sure that you DO NOT include text that should be in the introduction. Do make sure that the abstract provides the reader with a clear statement of what is new and what contribution to the state of the art has been made in the paper. Do not write about objectives - do not write about research - relate the abstract to the paper - explain what is important in the paper.
  • The highlights should be short numbered bullet points that indicate why the author should read your paper - they should clearly and briefly state what is new in the paper - they should NOT be long sentences - they should not be information that should be in either the abstract or introduction - they should not be a direct copy of the abstract - they should NOT be keywords - keywords should be in the keyword field. For details on the physical restrictions on the number and character length of highlights please follow the journal home page: Guide for Authors link.
  • Acronyms: These should be avoided in the title, keywords, abstract and highlights. Acronyms should not be defined in the title, keywords, abstract and highlights. Acronyms should be defined where first used in the body of the paper.
  • Advice on selecting referees: The authors of submissions must suggest at least six potential reviewers through the Editorial Manager system please could you do this but consider the following. Please ensure that the reviewers are not conflicted. You should not have published papers or books with the persons proposed. Ideally two of the persons should be members of the journal editorial board (see the journal home page) if at all possible. (Please note you can have more than six reviewer proposals). The reviewers should not be Editors of the journal. The reviewers should generally not come from the same country or be of the same nationality as any of the authors (except in the case of editorial board members). The journals are international and therefore international referees are required. Do not select editors of CAS, ADES or other journals as they are usually overloaded and do not have time to review.
  • The link for making the submission can be found on the journal home page.
In case of problems please contact Professor Barry Topping using the email "jou1 AT bhvt.uk" please put ADES SI or CAS SI in the subject of the email.

Thank you for your interest in the journal and the conferences.

Professor Barry H V Topping
Computers and Structures
Advances in Engineering Software