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About the journal


Basic Information


The IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal (in Portuguese: Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais) is a technical and scientific divulgation vehicle of IBRACON (Brazilian Concrete Institute), published every two months. Each issue has 10 to 15 articles and, possibly, a technical note and/or a technical discussion regarding a previously published paper. All contributions are reviewed and approved by professionals with recognized scientific competence in the area.

The IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal was created in 2008 as a result of the combination of the previous IBRACON Structural Journal and IBRACON Materials Journal.


  • Present current developments and advances in the area of concrete structures and materials;
  • Make possible the better understanding of structural concrete behavior, supplying subsidies for a continuous interaction among researchers, producers and users;
  • Stimulate the development of scientific and technological research in the areas of concrete structures and materials, through papers peer-reviewed by a qualified Editorial Board;
  • Promote the interaction among researchers, constructors and users of concrete structures and materials and the development of Civil Construction;
  • Provide a vehicle of communication of high technical level for researchers and designers in the areas of concrete structures and materials.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. IBRACON Estrut. Mater., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.



Intellectual Property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY. Authors are allowed to hold Copyright without restrictions.





The funds for the maintenance of the Journal are currently obtained from the IBRACON. The Journal is not supposed to be maintained with funds from private sponsorship, which could diminish the credit of the publications.



Declaration of ethics and code of conduct


Declaration of ethics and code of conduct.

Peer reviewers are encouraged to read the Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers



Editorial board


Editor-in-chief emeritus (In Memoriam)

  • José Luiz Antunes de Oliveira e Sousa




  • Guilherme Aris Parsekian, Universidade Federal de São Carlos – UFSCAR, São Carlos, SP, Brasil, -
  • Editor: Instituto Brasileiro do Concreto (IBRACON)
    Av. Queiroz Filho, nº 1700 sala 407/408 Torre D, Villa Lobos Office Park
    CEP 05319-000, São Paulo, SP – Brasil


Associated Editors



Former Editors

  • Américo Campos Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Denise C. C. Dal Molin Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Eduardo Nuno Brito Santos Júlio, Instituto Superior Técnico - IST, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Emil de Souza Sánchez Filho, Universidade Federal Fluminense, UFF, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
  • Fernando  Soares Fonseca, Brigham Young University – BYU, Provo, UT, USA
  • Geraldo Cechella Isaia, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brasil
  • Gonzalo Ruiz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha - UCLM, Ciudad Real, Spain 
  • Guilherme Sales Melo, Universidade de Brasília, UnB, Brasilia, DF, Brasil
  • Leandro Francisco Moretti Sanchez, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Luiz Carlos Pinto da Silva Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Mounir Khalil El Debs, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, São Carlos, SP, Brasil
  • Nicole Pagan Hasparyk, Eletrobras Furnas, Aparecida de Goiânia, GO, Brasil
  • Paulo Helene, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
  • Paulo Monteiro, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA 
  • Roberto Caldas de Andrade Pinto, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
  • Ronaldo Barros Gomes, Universidade Federal de Goiás - UFG, Goiânia, GO, Brazil
  • Romilde Almeida de Oliveira, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco - UNICAP, Recife, PE, Brasil
  • Romildo Dias Toledo Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
  • Rubens Machado Bittencourt, Eletrobras Furnas, Aparecida de Goiânia, GO, Brasil
  • Vladimir Antonio Paulon,  Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brasil




Reviewers are selected by the Editors among national and international according to their area of expertise. Reviewers have the option of being recognized in the publons base.



Editorial Production





Papers and other contributions and the statements made or opinions expressed therein are published on the understanding that the authors of the contribution are the only responsible for the opinions expressed in them and that their publication does not necessarily reflect the support of IBRACON or the Journal.



Instructions to authors


Scope and Policy


The IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal aims to disseminate recent developments and advances in concrete structures and materials, and promote the development of the construction industry through joint collaboration of researchers, engineers, designers, builders, manufacturers and users of concrete structures and materials. The main objective is the publication of original contributions on scientific and technological research, development and implementation of structural concrete. This includes, among others, articles on standards, structural design, concrete structures, composite structures, cement, cementitious materials and their derivatives, such as concrete and mortar, reinforcing polymeric materials, and asphalt used in construction. Fracture mechanics, aspects of durability, structural properties, performance in situ, construction techniques and structural behavior of materials when used in components and structures are also in the scope of the Journal. Access to the Journal is free of charge for authors and readers.



Form and preparation of manuscripts

  1. The Journal will publish original papers, short technical notes and paper discussions.
    1. Original papers will be accepted as long as they are in accordance with the objectives of the Journal and present quality of information and presentation.
      1. A technical note is a brief manuscript. It may present a new feature of research, development or technological application in the areas of Concrete Structures and Materials, and Civil Construction. This is an opportunity to be used by industries, companies, universities, institutions of research, researchers and professionals willing to promote their works and products under development.
      2. A discussion is received no later than 3 months after the publication of the paper or technical note. The discussion must be limited to the topic addressed in the published paper and must not be offensive. The right of reply is granted to the Authors. The discussions and the replies are published in the subsequent issues of the Journal.
  1. The submission file should be in Microsoft Word, RTF or OpenOffice file format, according to the paper's sample in English.
  2. It is recommended that the length of the papers does not exceed 25 pages.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.
  4. The IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal will conduct the review process for manuscripts submitted in English. Titles, abstracts and keywords are presented in English, and in Portuguese or Spanish.
  5. Articles and technical notes are peer-reviewed and only published after approval of the reviewers and the Editorial Board.

Once accepted, an article is typeset according to the journal layout. The author will be required to review and approve the galleys before publishing. At this stage only typesetting errors will be considered.



Manuscripts Submission


Manuscripts should be submitted through the Scholar One Journal Management.

When submitting the manuscript, the author will be required to check boxes complying with:

  • The contribution is original and unpublished, and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal, otherwise justify in "Comments to the Editor."
  • All the co-authors are aware that this manuscript has been submitted, agree with the Journal policies and authorize the publication.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or OpenOffice.
  • All addresses of Web pages (URLs) contained in the text (eg. are active and ready to click.

If the authors are required to submit a Revision of a Paper, this submission should include a Response Letter to The Revisor, and the revised submission should be marked with the revisions.



Peer Review Process


The papers and the technical notes are revised by at least two reviewers indicated by the editors. Discussions and replies are accepted for publication after a review by the editors and at least one member of the Editorial Board. In case of disagreement between the reviewer and the authors, the contribution will be sent to a specialist in the area, not necessarily linked to the Editorial Board. Conflict of interests is carefully handled by the Editors.



IBRACON - Instituto Brasileiro do Concreto Instituto Brasileiro do Concreto (IBRACON), Av. Queiroz Filho, nº 1700 sala 407/408 Torre D, Villa Lobos Office Park, CEP 05319-000, São Paulo, SP - Brasil, Tel. (55 11) 3735-0202, Fax: (55 11) 3733-2190 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil