Structural Health Monitoring
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Structural Health Monitoring

An International Journal
2015 Impact Factor: 3.193
2015 Ranking: 6/85 in Engineering, Multidisciplinary | 4/56 in Instruments & Instrumentation
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor-in-Chief
Fu-Kuo Chang Stanford University, USA
Scientific Editor
William H Prosser NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, USA
Managing Editor
Michael Todd University of California San Diego, USA
Editor Emeritus
Mark Shultz University of Cincinnati, USA


eISSN: 17413168| ISSN: 14759217|Current volume: 15|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Structural Health Monitoring is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research that contain theoretical, analytical, and experimental investigations that advance the body of knowledge and its application in the discipline of structural health monitoring.

The journal has a broad topical coverage and it serves as a primary reference for the structural health monitoring of aeronautical, mechanical, civil, electrical, and other systems. The multidisciplinary nature of the journal is intended to foster the intersection of different technologies to address the varied needs and applications for structural health monitoring. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Achenbach Medal

At the IWSHM 2009 conference at Stanford University the Achenbach Medal has been created to recognize the outstanding contribution of a young investigator (within 10 years of his/her Ph.D).

Details of this award are listed below.

1) The Achenbach medal will be awarded to a young individual (within 10 years of

Ph.D) for his/her outstanding research contribution in the field of Structural Health Monitoring.

2) Every year only one individual will be selected for this honor - every year the nomination deadline is October 31.

3) It is an international award and nominations from all over the world are encouraged.

4) For nomination please send by October 31 a nomination letter (one page limit) emphasizing the basis of the nomination along with a 2-page long CV that should contain the publication and citation records of the nominee (among his/her other contributions) to Professor Tribikram Kundu (tkundu@email.arizona.edu).

5) Self nomination is not allowed.

6) The award will be formally presented at the SHM workshop banquet in the following year.

Past winners

2010 – Dr. Sourav Banerjee

Electronic access:

Structural Health Monitoring is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://shm.sagepub.com/

Structural Health Monitoring publishes peer-reviewed papers that contain theoretical, analytical, and experimental investigations that advance the body of knowledge and its application in the discipline of structural health monitoring.

The journal has a broad topical coverage and it serves as a primary reference for the structural health monitoring of aeronautical, mechanical, civil, electrical, and other systems. The multidisciplinary nature of the journal is intended to foster the intersection of different technologies to address the varied needs and applications for structural health monitoring.

Papers are sought that explore the following issues and areas related to structural health monitoring:

  • self-diagnostics, prognostics, condition-based maintenance and performance
  • vibration and wave propagation methods for damage assessment
  • advanced signal processing and interpretation techniques for monitoring and diagnostics
  • sensor design, self-powered and low power sensors
  • data mining, data management
  • the use of smart materials and new sensor materials
  • monitoring of composite, metallic, new, and aging structures and infrastructure
  • monitoring of structural repairs
  • sensor network design, data transmission, wired and wireless communication
  • embedding technology, sensor/structure integration technology
  • development of self-repairable structures
  • monitoring of survivability and readiness assessment
  • structural integrity and remaining life predictions based on sensor management
  • design of multifunctional structures and integration of structural health monitoring and control
  • sensors for high temperature applications, in-situ sensors
  • monitoring of biomechanical, electromechanical, and thermal systems
  • fault diagnosis of avionics, propulsion, power, and electronic systems
  • structural health monitoring system integration and validation
  • bio-nanotechnology applied to structural monitoring
  • interdisciplinary approaches and applications for structural health monitoring
Special Issues Editor
Victor Giurgiutiu University of South Carolina, USA
Associate Editors
Douglas Adams Vanderbilt University, USA
P. Cawley Imperial College London, UK
Tommy H. Chan Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Peter C Chang University of Maryland, USA
Li Cheng The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Wingkong Chiu Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Guido De Roeck K.U Leuven (Catholic University Leuven), Belgium
Mark M Derriso AFRL/VASM, Ohio, USA
Francesco Lanza di Scalea University of California San Diego, USA
Dr P. B. R. Dissanayake Dept of Civil Enginering, Univerity of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Jayantha Epaarachi University of Southern Queensland, Australia
A. Ghoshal United States Army Research Laboratory, USA
Dr S Gopalakrishnan Dept of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Alfredo Guemes Universidad Politecnica De Madrid, Spain
Dr. Shalabh Gupta Dept Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University,USA
Jeong-Beom Ihn Boeing Company, USA
C.G. Koh National University of Singapore, Singapore
Tribikram Kundu University of Arizona, USA
Alan Kin-tak Lau Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Jung-Ryul Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Hui Li Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Kenneth Loh University of California, San Diego, USA
Jennifer E Michaels Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ching-Tai Ng The University of Adelaide, Australia
Prof Wieslaw M. Ostachowicz Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
P. Frank Pai University of Missouri
Gyuhae Park Chonnam National University, Korea
Darryll J. Pines University of Maryland, USA
Pizhong Qiao Washington State University, USA
Nik Rajic Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Piervincenzo Rizzo University of Pittsburgh, USA
Nathan Salowitz University of Wisconson, USA
Charles S. Sikorsky California Department of Transportation, USA
Dr. Jyoti Sinha Course Dir.of Maintenance Engineering & Assets Management, Univ. of Manchester, U
Hoon Sohn Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
David Song North Carolina A&T SU, USA
David Stargel Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA
Wieslaw J. Staszewski University of Sheffield, UK
Zhongqing Su The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Mannur J. Sundaresan NASA CAR,NSF CAMSS, North Carolina A&T SU, USA
Zhishen Wu Ibaraki University, Japan
Fuh-Gwo Yuan North Carolina State University, USA
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/shmij to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Structural Health Monitoring will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Data
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Journal layout
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further Information

    1. Article types

    Structural Health Monitoring publishes the highest quality original research that contains theoretical, analytical, and experimental investigations. The Journal considers the following kinds of article for publication:

    1. Original Research Article
    2. Review Paper
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Book Review

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Structural Health Monitoring operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of up to 5 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Structural Health Monitoring requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Structural Health Monitoring encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    It is the policy of Structural Health Monitoring to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations

    2.6 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    Structural Health Monitoring requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at douglas.adams@vanderbilt.edu.

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Structural Health Monitoring and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    Structural Health Monitoring offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    Structural Health Monitoring does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Journal layout

    Structural Health Monitoring conforms to the SAGE house style.  Review the guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.5 Reference style

    Structural Health Monitoring adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file.

    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Structural Health Monitoring is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/shmij to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further Information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Structural Health Monitoring editorial office as follows:

    Managing Editor: Douglas E Adams
    Email: douglas.adams@vanderbilt.edu

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