Call for Papers: Lessons from the past: the evolution of seismic protection techniques in the history of building

We invite submissions for a special issue of Annals of Geophysics entitled “Lessons from the past: the evolution of seismic protection techniques in the history of building”.

The special issue will focus on recent advances in the monitoring and analysis, as part of the seismic risk assessment, of archaeological sites and structures with particular emphasis on the following topics:

  • Historical studies;
  • Construction techniques used in the past;
  • Geological, geotechnical and geophysical characterization of historic sites;
  • Materials characterization and seismic vulnerability of historic structures;
  • Innovative monitoring techniques for historic site and structures;
  • Experimental analysis of historic and monumental structures.


Annals of Geophysics is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal published by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV, Italy). Annals of Geophysics is served by an international editorial board and is indexed on the main scientific Data Bases (JCR, Scopus, etc.). It provides: fast publication times, post-publication tools to indicate quality and impact and worldwide media coverage.


The production of the Special Issue will follow the schedule detailed below:

  • Paper manuscript due                                                September 30th, 2018
  • First round of reviews                                                November 30th, 2018
  • Final acceptance                                                        January 31st, 2019
  • Publication date                                                        March 2019

Papers will be submitted on line through the Annals of Geophysics web site. Submission guidelines and instruction for authors can be found at the following link:


Guest Editors:

  • Lucia Alberti, Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico, CNR, Area della Ricerca di Roma 1, Via Salaria km 29,300 CP 10, 00015 Monterotondo St. (RM) Italy, E-mail:
  • Riccardo Azzara, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio SIsmologico di Arezzo, Via F. Redi, 13, 52100 AREZZO, Italy, E-mail:
  • Paolo Clemente, Research Director, ENEA Casaccia Research Centre, via Anguillarese 301, 00123 Rome, Italy. E-mail:
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