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Inaugural Editorial

Inaugural Editorial Structural engineering is one of the main sub-disciplines of civil engineering. It is concerned with the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, towers, storage structures and offshore platforms. Recent rapid expansions of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly that of China, have placed an enormous demand on infrastructure development. As a result, exciting structural engineering work is taking place in China as well as elsewhere in the region, leading to many innovative ideas. In a number of fields including space structures, cable-stayed bridges, high performance concrete and earthquake engineering, Chinese technology is among the best in the world. Although recent progress made by researchers in China has received substantial international exposure, much remains to be done to establish closer ties in structural engineering between China and the rest of world, and more generally between the East and West. This new journal, Advances in Structural Engineering, is therefore launched to provide an international channel for fruitful exchanges between the West and the East especially China in structural engineering. The journal will be international in its fullest sense, containing papers from all over the world. It is hoped that the journal will present a balanced mixture of papers from China and the rest of the world. I think it is fitting that the Editorial Office is located in Hong Kong, a city which is true to its Chinese traditions and culture, and in the meantime one of the most international metropolises in the world. In many areas, Hong Kong is a window, for the rest of the world to see China and for China to see the world. At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering has developed close links with colleagues in many Chinese universities and research institutions over the last 15 years. The Department has also fostered strong links with a number of overseas departments. With its connections to both Chinese and overseas institutions, the Department expects to promote West-East exchanges by making this journal "a window in structural engineering". Members of the Local Editorial Team are bilingual. They will assist authors from China, when necessary, to produce papers in good English for the journal. The journal will aim for a wide circulation in China as well as overseas. The publisher has made a special offer to subscribers from mainland China, making it more affordable to Chinese readers. The journal is thus an ideal place for non-Chinese researchers to publish their research results, if they would like their research achievements to be recognized in the most populous country in the world in addition to such recognition elsewhere. From time to time, the journal will publish state-of-the-art review articles from world authorities, so our readers, particular those in China, will be informed of the most recent progress in a particular field. At this point, it is proper for me to thank all those who contributed to the establishment of the journal including Professor M. Anson, Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Land Use at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who enthusiastically supported the idea. Professor Anson, together with Dr S.L. Lau, will continue his contribution to the journal as an Advisory Editor. I would also like to thank the distinguished list of structural engineering experts on the International Editorial Board. There have been many conversations and much correspondence between myself and members of the International Editorial Board. The encouragement and support from them and other colleagues including many visitors from mainland China have convinced us that the journal has a major role to play. Members of the Local Editorial Team are thanked for their great efforts, and for willingly promising to provide bilingual editorial service to the journal. Last, but not least, I would like to thank Mr W.O. Hughes, Director of Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., for sharing our vision and for an effective and enjoyable working relationship. As Editor-in-Chief, I look forward to receiving submissions from all parts of the world. I would also like to suggest that you subscribe personally to the journal, and/or recommend the journal to your library. I am confident that the journal will grow into a leading journal in the field, together with the economies of the region and China. J.M.Ko Editor-in-Chief Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 1 No. 11997 i http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Inaugural Editorial

Advances in Structural Engineering , Volume 1 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 1997

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1997 SAGE Publications
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/136943329700100101
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Abstract

Structural engineering is one of the main sub-disciplines of civil engineering. It is concerned with the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, towers, storage structures and offshore platforms. Recent rapid expansions of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly that of China, have placed an enormous demand on infrastructure development. As a result, exciting structural engineering work is taking place in China as well as elsewhere in the region, leading to many innovative ideas. In a number of fields including space structures, cable-stayed bridges, high performance concrete and earthquake engineering, Chinese technology is among the best in the world. Although recent progress made by researchers in China has received substantial international exposure, much remains to be done to establish closer ties in structural engineering between China and the rest of world, and more generally between the East and West. This new journal, Advances in Structural Engineering, is therefore launched to provide an international channel for fruitful exchanges between the West and the East especially China in structural engineering. The journal will be international in its fullest sense, containing papers from all over the world. It is hoped that the journal will present a balanced mixture of papers from China and the rest of the world. I think it is fitting that the Editorial Office is located in Hong Kong, a city which is true to its Chinese traditions and culture, and in the meantime one of the most international metropolises in the world. In many areas, Hong Kong is a window, for the rest of the world to see China and for China to see the world. At The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering has developed close links with colleagues in many Chinese universities and research institutions over the last 15 years. The Department has also fostered strong links with a number of overseas departments. With its connections to both Chinese and overseas institutions, the Department expects to promote West-East exchanges by making this journal "a window in structural engineering". Members of the Local Editorial Team are bilingual. They will assist authors from China, when necessary, to produce papers in good English for the journal. The journal will aim for a wide circulation in China as well as overseas. The publisher has made a special offer to subscribers from mainland China, making it more affordable to Chinese readers. The journal is thus an ideal place for non-Chinese researchers to publish their research results, if they would like their research achievements to be recognized in the most populous country in the world in addition to such recognition elsewhere. From time to time, the journal will publish state-of-the-art review articles from world authorities, so our readers, particular those in China, will be informed of the most recent progress in a particular field. At this point, it is proper for me to thank all those who contributed to the establishment of the journal including Professor M. Anson, Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Land Use at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who enthusiastically supported the idea. Professor Anson, together with Dr S.L. Lau, will continue his contribution to the journal as an Advisory Editor. I would also like to thank the distinguished list of structural engineering experts on the International Editorial Board. There have been many conversations and much correspondence between myself and members of the International Editorial Board. The encouragement and support from them and other colleagues including many visitors from mainland China have convinced us that the journal has a major role to play. Members of the Local Editorial Team are thanked for their great efforts, and for willingly promising to provide bilingual editorial service to the journal. Last, but not least, I would like to thank Mr W.O. Hughes, Director of Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., for sharing our vision and for an effective and enjoyable working relationship. As Editor-in-Chief, I look forward to receiving submissions from all parts of the world. I would also like to suggest that you subscribe personally to the journal, and/or recommend the journal to your library. I am confident that the journal will grow into a leading journal in the field, together with the economies of the region and China. J.M.Ko Editor-in-Chief Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 1 No. 11997 i

Journal

Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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