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The Portuguese Journal of Structural Engineering (rpee) published its first issue in January 1978. It was an initiative of the LNEC Structures Department in order to fill a gap that existed at the time, aiming at the dissemination of the scientific and technical activity developed in this field. According to the first editorial, by Júlio Ferry Borges, "its fundamental objective is to inform about the recent progress in the field of structural engineering".

In this initial phase, the rpee, directed then by Artur Ravara, associated three scientific groups: the Portuguese Prestressed Group, now the Portuguese Group of Structural Concrete, the Portuguese Group of Structural Engineering (GPBE), currently Portuguese Association of Structural Engineering (APEE), and the Portuguese Society of Earthquake Engineering (SPES). This partnership ended in 1987, the same year in which the rpee became autonomous.

In commemoration of its 25th anniversary, the rpee underwent several changes, the most significant of which was the introduction of a panel of reviewers. Mário Castanheta, then Director of the rpee, pointed out the relevance of this change, which was intended "to guarantee the quality, actuality and relevance of published articles".

Throughout the 40-year life of the rpee, in which the publication of the Series I (comprising 55 issues) and the publication of the Series II (with 15 issues) were completed, many authors contributed with their work to the Journal. They are the ones mainly responsible for the scientific and technical quality achieved by rpee.

On June 7, 2016, the partnership protocol for the edition of the Series III of the rpee was signed between the LNEC - National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, APEE - Portuguese Association of Structural Engineering (Portuguese Group of IABSE), GPBE - Portuguese Group of Structural Concrete (Portuguese Group of fib) and the SPES - Portuguese Society of Earthquake Engineering (Portuguese Group of EAEE and IAEE). Thus, a partnership between LNEC, APEE, GPBE and SPES was renewed, as it had happened in the beginning of Series I.

The Journal’s web page, created in 2007 to bring readers together and take advantage of new information technologies, allows the publishing of the Series III numbers in digital format and open access.

Signing of the partnership protocol for the edition of the Series III of the rpee

From left to right: Eng. Manuel Pipa (GPBE) | Eng. Carlos Pina (LNEC) | Prof. Fernando Branco (APEE) | Prof. Aníbal Costa (SPES)

 

Lastly, we wish to thank all of those who have preceded us in the direction of the rpee, and whose name and positions we remember here:

Series I

Number Year Month Editor Deputy Editor

Technical Secretariat

Administrative Secretariat

1 1978 Jan. Artur Ravara Artur Torres Mascarenhas

 

 

2 1978 May

F. Hagendorn Alves

Mª Odette Rodrigues

3 1978 Sep.
4 1979 Feb.

F. Hagendorn Alves • João Durão

Mª Odette Rodrigues

Margarida Moreno

Ilda B. Amaro

5 1979 Jun.
6 1979 Oct.

F. Hagendorn Alves • João Durão A. Vale e Azevedo

7 1980 Feb.

A. Vale e Azevedo • João Durão Carlos T. Vaz 

8 1980 Jul.

A. Vale e Azevedo • Carlos T. Vaz 

9 1980 Oct.
10 1981 Feb. R. Teixeira Duarte
11 1981 Jun.
12 1981 Oct.

A. Vale e Azevedo • Manuel Pedro Mendo

13 1982 Feb.
14 1982 Jun.

A. Vale e Azevedo • Manuel Pedro Mendo Manuel Cary

15 1982 Oct.

A. Vale e Azevedo • Manuel Cary

Mª Odette Rodrigues

Leonor Teixeira

16 1983 Feb.
17 1983 Jun.
18 1983 Oct.
19 1984 Feb.
20 1984 Jun.
21 1984 Oct.
22 1985 Feb. Victor Monteiro

Leonor Teixeira

23 1985 Jun.
24 1985 Oct.
25 1987 Aug.
26 1988 Feb.
27 1988 Jun.
28 1988 Aug.
29 1989 Dec.

A. Vale e Azevedo • Jorge Rodrigues

30 1990 Jan.
31 1990 Sep.
32 1991 Jul. A. Vale e Azevedo

Luís Oliveira Santos • Jorge Rodrigues

33 1992 Jan.
34 1992 Jul.
35 1993 Jun.
36 1993 Dec.
37 1994 Jun.
38 1994 Dec.
39 1995 Nov.

Luís Oliveira Santos • Jorge Rodrigues Sandra Reis

40 1996 May
41 1997 Jan.

Jorge Rodrigues • João Torgal Falcão

42 1997 Sep.
43 1998 Feb.
44 1998 Sep.
45 1999 Apr.
46 1999 Oct.
47 2000 Mar.
48 2000 Dec.
49 2001 Jul.
50 2002 Feb. Mário Castanheta S. Pompeu Santos

Luís Oliveira Santos • Paulo Candeias

51 2002 Oct.

Leonor Teixeira • Ana Marques

52 2003 Sep.

 

53 2004 Oct.  

 

54 2005 Nov.  

 

Number Year Month Editor Deputy Editor

Other board members

Secretariat

55 2006 Dec. João Almeida Fernandes Helena Cruz Teresa O. Santos • Paulo Candeias • Iara Pereira

Joaquina Neves

 

Series II

Number Year Month Editor Deputy Editor

Other board members

Secretariat

Graphic Design
1 2007 Jul. João Almeida Fernandes Helena Cruz Teresa O. Santos • Paulo Candeias • Iara Pereira

Joaquina Neves

Helder David

2 2007 Nov.
3 2008 May Teresa O. Santos • Alexandra Carvalho • Iara Pereira
4 2008 Dec.
5 2009 May
6 2009 Dec
7 2010 Jul.

Marta Rodrigues

8 2010 Dec.
9 2011 Jun.
10 2011

Dec.

11 2012

May

12 2012

Dec.

13 2013 May
14 2015 Jan.
15 2015 Jun.

 

Série III

Number Year Month Editor Board of Directors Scientific Coordination Executive Direction Secretariat Graphic Design
1 2016 jul. José Manuel Catarino   Helena Cruz • Humberto Varum Sandra Neves Marta Rodrigues Helder David
2 2016 nov. José Manuel Catarino (LNEC)
3 2017 mar. João Almeida Fernandes (APEE)
4 2017 jul. Manuel Pipa (GPBE)
5 2017 nov. Aníbal Costa (SPES)
6 2018 mar.  
7 2018 jul. José Manuel Catarino (LNEC)
8 2018 nov. João Almeida Fernandes (APEE)
9 2019 mar. Manuel Pipa (GPBE)
10 2019 jul. João Azevedo (SPES)
11 2019 nov.   Humberto Varum • Luís Oliveira Santos
12 2020 mar.  
13 2020 jul. José Manuel Catarino (LNEC)
14 2020 nov. João Almeida Fernandes (APEE)
15 2021 mar. Eduardo Júlio (GPBE)
16 2021 jul. João Azevedo (SPES)
17 2021 nov.  
18 2022

mar.

 

 

july, 2022