Publications Task Group


Purpose of Task Group: In response to the rapid and profound changes occurring in the scientific publishing landscape, IAFSS has created in June 2022 a new Publications Task Group (Pub-TG) with a mission to help IAFSS understand current changes and prepare for the future.


  • To review changes in the scientific publishing landscape and to educate the IAFSS community on these changes
  • To develop an informed and independent point of view for future interactions between the IAFSS and the Fire Safety Journal/Elsevier (for instance, to examine the possibility of making the Proceedings of the IAFSS Symposia open access)
  • To examine the possibility of creating an open access repository of fire science publications (Green open access) 
  • To examine the possibility of having the IAFSS community launch its own open access journal, independently of any commercial publisher

Current Members:

  • Lukas Arnold (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  • Luke Bisby (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez (University of California Merced, USA)
  • Ed Galea (University of Greenwich, UK)
  • Ruggiero Lovreglio (Massey University, New Zealand)
  • Bart Merci (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Shuna Ni (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Mélanie Rochoux (CERFACS, France)
  • Enrico Ronchi (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Maria Thomsen (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile)
  • Arnaud Trouvé (Chair) (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Wojciech Wegrzynski (Instytut Techniki Budowlanej, Poland)

Contact the Chair, Arnaud Trouvé, ([email protected]) for additional information.

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