The Safety and Reliability Society are pleased to announce that Nicola Stacey, from HSE’s Foresight Centre, has taken up the position of Editor in Chief of the Safety and Reliability Journal. She will also continue as Special Issues Editor. The Editorial Board and Safety and Reliability Society, would like to take this opportunity to thank Alec Bounds, from  Arcadis UK, for fulfilling this role for 4 years during which time the publication of the journal changed from in-house to via Taylor and Francis. We are very pleased that he has agreed to continue to support the journal as Chief Safety Editor alongside Richard Denning as Chief Reliability Editor, Jaqueline Ward as Managing Editor Chris Harrison as Production Editor and three associate editors Paul Caseley, Peter Sheppard and Mike Sleath.

The scope of the Safety and Reliability Journal has also been updated to better reflect the range of topics it covers and to emphasise the different types of article that you can publish. The journal welcomes practitioner papers as well as research papers, review articles, case studies, event summaries, opinion pieces and book reviews, in particular those that describe the cross-sector transfer of best practice. The editors are always pleased to receive papers that meet the scope of the journal.

The journal also publishes special issues. The most recent was a special issue on ‘Risk and Reliability of Offshore Oil and Gas Systems’ guest edited by Dr Srinivas Sriramula, Senior lecturer at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) Centre for Safety & Reliability Engineering at Aberdeen University. This special issue contains five papers that address some of the key underlying technical challenges needed to further the understanding of and enhance the safety and reliability of offshore oil and gas facilities. We are also pleased to announce that Dr Srinivas Sriramula has since joined the editorial board.

To increase the quality, integrity and independence of the journal the editorial board would like to take this opportunity to invite expert practitioners and academics working in the safety and reliability fields to become part of the independent review team whether or not they are current members of the society.  This is an opportunity for expert international and non-society specialists to continuously develop themselves and help establish good practice in the field. As a reviewer you will see the results of research and industrial case studies weeks or months before it is published.

For further details on how to submit a paper see Instructions for Authors.

If you are interested in joining the review team, or guest editing a special issue please email or contact any member of the Editorial Board

To join the Safety and Reliability Society click here.

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