Calls for papers

Highlight your research and enhance its visibility to your community by submitting to one of our Collections. All our Collections are managed by our internal editorial team, and often supported by one or more of our Editorial Board Members and/or external guest editors. For enquiries, please contact

  • Bioinspired Engineering

    This collection welcomes submissions to showcase more ways in which biological systems inspire engineering research.
      Submission status: Open
    • Consumer waste valorization

      This collection will focus on chemical, materials, mechanical and other engineering advances tackling post-consumer solid waste streams such as textiles and paper, food, electronics and plastics.
      • Julie E. Rorrer
      • Xianlai Zeng
      Submission status: Open Deadline: 27 November 2023
    • Energy Infrastructure, Renewables Integration, and Smart Grids

      This collection features innovative research on strategies, technologies, models, and policies that can enhance energy sustainability, accessibility, and improve grid resilience, towards a cleaner, more reliable, and efficient energy future.
        Submission status: Open Deadline: 01 November 2023
      • The 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake Sequence

        In this Collection we bring together and invite research and opinion ranging from the seismological characteristics of the earthquakes to lessons and strategies for resilience and the human response.
        • Luca Dal Zilio
        • Carmine Galasso
        • Derya Gürer
        • Joe Aslin
        • Stefan Lachowycz
        • Sebastian Müller
        • Mengying Su
        Submission status: Open
      • Thermal Engineering for Sustainability

        This collection will publish papers on the topic of thermal engineering with a particular focus on applications related to sustainability.
        • Tian Li
        • Zhibin Yu
        Submission status: Open Deadline: 13 September 2023
      • Deployable and Reconfigurable Structures

        This collection will publish research pushing forward the design, properties and practical applications of deployable and reconfigurable structures.
        • Maria Sakovsky
        • Pooya Sareh
        • Shunan Wu
        • Zhong You
        Submission status: Open Deadline: 17 July 2023
      • Resilient Infrastructure

        This collection from Communications Engineering presents News, Comment, Analysis and Research exploring various ways in which engineering researchers are engaging with the challenge of building and maintaining resilient infrastructure. Themes include (but are not limited to) built environment, energy, communications, transport networks and water.
          Submission status: Open