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Best Paper Award 2020

JIPR’s Best Paper of 2020 has been awarded to:
Characterization of vulnerability of road networks to fluvial flooding using SIS network diffusion model

The journal proudly recognizes and congratulates the authors on their outstanding work:
Bahrulla Abdulla, Amin Kiaghadi, Hanadi S. Rifai, and Bjorn Birgisson.  

Outstanding Reviewers 2020

Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience is proud to honor the reviewers who volunteer their valuable time and efforts to ensure the quality of the journal. 

The individuals selected for Outstanding Reviewer 2020 have been announced and can be found here

Please help us in congratulating these experts on their excellent work. 

Open Topical Collections

Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience welcomes collections on articles relating to the discussion of cross-disciplinary and innovative research and engineering practices that preserve the integrity, performance, and resilience of existing infrastructure systems. The journal enthusiastically invites authors to submit their applicable work to our collections which have an ongoing call for papers.

Collections with ongoing calls for papers are listed below:

Risk Based GeoEngineering Design: Prediction, Assessment, and Mitigation
Edited by: Xiong (Bill) Yu, Zhaohui (Joey) Yang, and Jiankun Liu

Pavement Preservation and Resilience: Strategies and Innovative Technologies
Edited by: Yinghao Miao and Zejiao Dong

Articles

Risk Based GeoEngineering Design: Prediction, Assessment, and Mitigation
Edited by: Xiong (Bill) Yu, Zhaohui (Joey) Yang, Jiankun Liu

Pavement Preservation and Resilience: Strategies and Innovative Technologies
Edited by: Yinghao Miao and Zejiao Dong

BEI 2019
Edited by: Yail Jimmy Kim, Isamu Yoshitake, Vanissorn Vimonsatit, Xuhui He, and Yongcheng Ji.

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Xianming  Shi, Washington State University, USA

Associate Editors
Yi-Qiu Tan, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Dawei Wang, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

View our full Editorial Board here

Aims and scope

Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience (JIPR) provides a cross-disciplinary forum for researchers to disseminate innovative research and engineering practices that preserve the integrity, performance, and resilience of existing infrastructure systems amid diverse climatic conditions, man-made and natural hazards, and other risks. Planning, design, construction, operations, inspection, monitoring, evaluation, retrofitting and reinforcing of infrastructure system (roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, ports, pipelines, etc.) are in scope with the journal. The journal aims to facilitate the dialog and collaboration between infrastructure engineering community and resilience and risk management community.  

Topics of interest may include the following:

  • Preservation and monitoring against foundational risks of infrastructures (e.g. bridge scour and slope instability)
  • Preservation and rehabilitation against infrastructure materials-related distresses (corrosion, freeze/thaw damage, alkali-aggregate reactions, cracking, rutting, aging, moisture damage, etc.)
  • Infrastructure system response and resilience (e.g. adaptation to disasters, climate change and extreme weather)
  • Decision support and management (e.g. data modelling and resilience assessment, life cycle cost analysis, risk assessment, life cycle assessment, characterization/modelling of interdependencies), etc.
  • Transportation geotechnics and geoecology
  • Remote sensing, online monitoring, and non-destructive evaluation of infrastructures

Featured Article:

Maintaining critical infrastructure resilience to natural hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic: hurricane preparations by US energy companies

New Content Item

Researchers from RAND Corporation & PJM have published an original research article which outlines ways in which critical infrastructure utilities adapt and respond to major disturbances, in this case, the Covid-19 pandemic.
Using PJM as a case example, a regional transmission operator for electrical utilities, the article details the implications and importance in maintaining or improving the resilience of critical infrastructure systems to natural hazards. Such actions will protect against catastrophic failure of the systems during times of exceptional disruption, which the Covid-19 pandemic has been an extraordinary example.

Read the full article here.

Find all of JIPR's previous featured articles here.

We are recruiting Junior Editorial Board Members

To promote the development of JIPR and to offer a platform for early career researchers to contribute their professional services, Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience is now recruiting Junior Editorial Board Members worldwide. 
We eagerly invite outstanding early career researchers in the fields relevant to infrastructure preservation, infrastructure resilience, and risk management to join us.

More details on the position and recruitment process can be found here.

An Interview with the Editor

eic_shixianming"JIPR aims to become the flagship journal in the field of infrastructure preservation and resilience (IPR), providing a cross-disciplinary forum for researchers to disseminate innovative research and engineering practices that preserve the integrity, performance, and resilience of infrastructure systems." 

- Xianming  Shi, Washington State University, USA

Read the full interview here, where Editor Shi goes into detail regarding his educational and professional background, the inspiration and reasoning to launch this cross-disciplinary scholarly discussion platform, and the long term goals for the journal. 

Funding your APC

​​​​​​​Open access funding and policy support by SpringerOpen​​

​​​​We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. Learn more here


COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Affiliated with

  • Harbin Institute of Technology Logo © Harbin Institute of Technology

    Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience (JIPR) was co-founded in 2019 through a collaboration between Springer Nature and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).