Professor Arpad Horvath is founding Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability (ERIS), a just-launched multidisciplinary journal devoted to addressing important challenges relevant to every aspect of infrastructure and associated systems at all scales and in all geographic settings, wherever humanity’s influence extends to − from single products to networked systems, and sustainability and resilience in their broadest sense, encompassing environmental, economic, and social factors. All research methodologies are encouraged, comprehensively covering qualitative, quantitative, experimental, theoretical, and applied approaches. All published articles will be open access.
With infrastructure and sustainability underpinning many of the most significant societal challenges, ERIS brings together communities extending across environmental science, engineering, the social sciences, and humanities as well as policy influencers (within academia, government, industry and the civic sphere) dedicated to seeking innovative solutions.
ERIS will also be guided by an Editorial Board composed of leaders in the field, bringing additional depth of knowledge as they work closely with an in-house editorial team to ensure editorial excellence and that the journal meets rigorous peer-review standards. Professors Scott Moura, Susan Shaheen, and Kenichi Soga have been selected for the Editorial Board due to their unique expertise and eminent standing in infrastructure research and education.
ERIS is published by the UK's Institute of Physics, and is a companion journal of Environmental Research Letters, the first fully open-access journal to cover the whole of environmental research, and Environmental Research Communications.
A vision interview with Professor Horvath can be read here.
The press release announcing the launch of the journal is found here.