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Journal of Engineering Mechanics (JEM) Update

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Prof. Roberto Ballarini
As Editor of ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, I am happy to report that it continues to demonstrate extraordinary progress as one of the premier mechanics journals. Over the past two years there has been a 44% increase in submissions (from 375 to 540), a 33% increase in papers published annually (from 135 to 180), a 50% reduction in acceptance rate (from 51% to 34%), a 20% increase in impact factor and 5-year impact factor (now at 1.2 and 1.4, respectively), and a dramatic decrease in review time to first decision (from 6.7 months to 3.0 months).

I believe it is fair to say that JEM's progress can be attributed to its ever-increasing reputation as one of the most prestigious mechanics journals, and the hard work, diligence and rigorous paper reviews performed by the Associate Editors and manuscript reviewers.