At our July 11, 2006 Board/Membership Meeting, the ISCP Board of Directors voted in favor of designating the International Journal of Pavement Engineering (IJPE) as the journal of the ISCP. In debating this topic, it was the general consensus of the Board that the resources required to develop and maintain an academically credible, peer-reviewed journal are beyond those available to the ISCP and that ISCP members (and the concrete pavement engineering community) would be better served by supporting a journal that is operated by a recognized leader in the journal publishing industry.
The IJPE is published by the Taylor and Francis Group (UK) and is dedicated to the publication of cutting edge research and development in pavement-related structures and facilities, including advanced analytical and computational techniques, pavement mechanics, laboratory techniques, non-destructive testing, innovative design approaches and their implementation, construction, performance, maintenance and rehabilitation techniques. It is the aim of the IJPE editors and publishers to provide a journal that is a definitive resource for the international pavement engineering community.
The IJPE has shown very strong growth since its inception, both in terms of subscribers and measurable online usage statistics. For example, the download of papers has increased fourfold over the past two years, downloads of abstracts have increased eightfold in the same time period, and subscriptions have increased steadily.
The IJPE is currently published 4 times per year and is offered in both hard copy and electronic formats. ISCP members will be particularly interested in the October 2006 issue, which will feature an expanded format and will be dedicated to concrete pavement-related topics.