Author Resources

The Authors Handbook includes information on writing guidelines, article submissions, graphics, photos and artwork, the author’s checklist, and important forms.

 

authors_handbookImportant Downloads:

Authors Handbook

Graphics/Caption Listing Sheet

 

Forms/Uploads

Upload Article Graphics – Contact your Shepherd or the Publisher for username and password
New Material Form
Reprint Consent Form
Author Intent Form

 

2017 Deadlines

ISSUE ABSTRACT DUE TO PUBLISHER DRAFT DUE TO PUBLISHER FINAL ARTICLE DUE TO PUBLISHER
January, 2017 September 1, 2016 October 3, 2016 November 1, 2016
February, 2017 October 3, 2016 November 1, 2016 December 1, 2016
March, 2017 November 1, 2016 December 1, 2016 January 3, 2017
April, 2017 December 1, 2016 January 3, 2017 February 1, 2017
May, 2017 December 1, 2016 January 3, 2017 February 1, 2017
June, 2017 January 3, 2017 February 1, 2017 March 1, 2017
July, 2017 February 1, 2017 March 1, 2017 April 1, 2017
August, 2017 March 1, 2017 April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017
September, 2017 April 1, 2017 May 2, 2017 June 1, 2017
October, 2017 May 2, 2017 June 1, 2017 July 1, 2017
November, 2017 June 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 August 1, 2017
December, 2017 July 1, 2017 August 1, 2017 September 1, 2017

 

2017 Editorial Calendar

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January

Theme: Concrete
Cover Story: 5 on 2 Podium Structures
Structural Insights: Architectural Engineering and Structural Engineering Degrees – What’s the Difference?
Technical Article: Concrete Permeability; Benefits of BIM Modeling of Rebar; Rubberized Concrete; Tall Tilt-Up

February

Theme: Steel/Cold-Formed Steel
Cover Story: Retrofit with Buckling Restrained Braces
Structural Insights: Infrastructure Check-In
Technical Article: Fatigue Analysis of Steel (U.S. v. European Codes); Remediation of Construction Deficiencies

March

Theme: Wind/Seismic
Cover Story: Hurricane Design – Wind & Water Loads
Structural Insights: Recent Consideration of PT Shear Head Design
Technical Article: Soft-Story Retrofits; Seismic Performance of Tall Concrete Core Buildings; Seismic Considerations for Stairways

April

Theme: Concrete
Cover Story: Structures Post Fire
Structural Insights: Working with the Building Official
Technical Article: Slabs on Metal Deck; Repairing PT Tendons; Controlling Heat on Mass Pours; Concrete Fatigue Analysis; Tilt-Up – Who does What?

May

Theme: Masonry
Cover Story: Masonry Repair & Retrofit
Structural Insights: Building Longevity Expectations in U.S. Codes
Technical Article: New Ideas for Masonry Shelf Angle Supports; Brick Veneer Façade; Design for Drift

June

Theme: Tall Buildings/High Rise
Cover Story: Skyscrapers – Race to the Tallest…
Structural Insights: ICC Splicing Rebar
Technical Article: Resilience Based Retrofits – LA; ASCE 7-16; Going Above & Beyond the Code; Peer Review Process for Tall Buildings

July

Theme: Wind/Seismic
Cover Story: Resiliency
Structural Insights: Tornadoes
Technical Article: Seismic Design Approaches (U.S. v. Japan); Dealing with Building Irregularities; Demand Critical Welds

August

Theme: Steel/Cold-Formed Steel
Cover Story: Curtain Wall Framing Design Challenges
Structural Insights: Defining “Structural Observation”
Technical Article: Stairways as Structure; Complex Building Renovations

September

Theme: Concrete
Cover Story: Blast Design
Structural Insights: Implications of the Energy Code for Structural Engineers
Technical Article: Cold & Hot Weather Concrete; Industrial Floor Design Options; Exposed Architectural Slabs

October

Theme: Bridges
Cover Story: Pedestrian Bridges Urban Development
Structural Insights: Drones for Inspections
Technical Article: Pennsylvania P-3 Rapid Bridge Replacement; International Trade Crossing Bridge (Detroit – Windsor)

November

Theme: Steel/Cold-Formed Steel
Cover Story: Cast Steel Connections
Structural Insights: Pitfalls of Computer Modeling
Technical Article: New Seismic Standard for Cold-Formed Steel; Metal Decks – Design to Reality; Understanding Welding Procedures; Designing Aluminum Structures

December

Theme: Soils & Foundations
Cover Story: Seattle Tunnel (Hwy 99)
Structural Insights: ICC Temperature Effects on Adhesive Anchors
Technical Article: Wind Tower Deep Foundations; MSE Retaining Structures; Interpreting a Geo Technical Report; Building Subsidence; Seismic Liquifaction