The aim of Cement and Concrete Research is to publish the best research on the materials science and engineering of cement, cement composites, mortars, concrete and other allied materials that incorporate cement or other mineral binders. In doing so, the journal will focus on reporting major results of research on the properties and performance of cementitious materials; novel experimental techniques; the latest analytical and modelling methods; the examination and the diagnosis of real cement and concrete structures; and the potential for improved materials. The fields which the journal aims to cover are:

Processing: CCement manufacture, admixtures, mixing, rheology and hydration. While the majority of articles will be concerned with Portland cements, we encourage articles on other mineral binders, such as alumino-silicates (often referred to as geopolymers), calcium aluminates, calcium sulfoaluminates, magnesia-based cements, as well as in a more limited way on lime and/or gypsum-based materials.
Chemical, microstructural and structural characterization of the unhydrated components and of hydrated systems including: the chemistry (structure, thermodynamics and kinetics), crystal structure, pore structure of cementitious materials, characterization techniques, and the modelling on atomistic, microstructural and structural levels.
• The properties and modelling of cement and concrete, including: fundamental physical properties in both fluid and hardened state; transport, mechanical and other properties; the processes of degradation of cementitious materials; and the modelling of properties and degradation processes, as a means of predicting short-term and long-term performance, of relating a material's structure to its properties and of designing materials of improved performance, in particular with lower environmental impact. Papers dealing with corrosion will be considered provided their clearly relate to process fundamentally affected by the interplay between steel reactivity and a surrounding cementitious material.
Applications for cement, mortar and concrete keeping a clear focus on fundamental questions of materials science and engineering focus will be welcome on topics including: concrete technology, rheology control, fiber reinforcement, waste management, recycling, life cycle analysis, novel concretes and digital fabrication.

The journal's principal publications are original articles containing new information, major reviews and selected papers from important conferences. Discussion of published material and rapid communications will form part of the journal where appropriate. The journal will focus on papers with a broad interest, based upon their subject area, the quality of the research, the novelty of the results and the potential for assimilation of the findings.

Cement and Concrete Research is the companion title to the open access journal Cement.

Editorial board


  • Robert Flatt
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Institute for Building Materials, CH-8093, Zurich, Switzerland


  • M. Alexander
    University of Cape Town Department of Civil Engineering, Rondebosch, South Africa
  • B. Elsener
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Institute for Building Materials, Zurich, Switzerland University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
  • K. Kurtis
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • K. Li
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M. Palacios
    Institute of Construction Science Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain
  • J.L. Provis
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Managing Editors

  • María Inés García Lodeiro
    Institute of Construction Science Eduardo Torroja, Spain
  • Marcos Lanzón
    Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain

Editorial Advisory Board

  • C. Andrade
    Institute of Construction Science Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain
  • M. Ben Haha
    HeidelbergCement Technology Center GmbH, Leimen, Germany
  • A. Bertron
    Toulouse School of Engineering, Toulouse, France
  • L. Black
    University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • A.K. Chatterjee
    TCG Lifesciences Ltd, Calcutta, India
  • J. Cheung
    GCP Applied Technologies Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • H. van Damme
    City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, Paris, France
  • N. De Belie
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • M. Geiker
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • F.P. Glasser
    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • C.M. Hansson
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • D. Herfort
    Aalborg Portland, Aalborg, Denmark
  • J. H. Ideker
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States
  • M. Jirasek
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic
  • M. Juenger
    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States
  • K. Kurtis
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • A. Leemann
    Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • B. Lothenbach
    Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • D.E. Macphee
    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • T. Matschei
    Holcim Schweiz AG, Zurich, Switzerland
  • S. Mindess
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • J.M. Monteiro
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • B. Pichler
    TU Wien University, Wien, Austria
  • R. Pileggi
    University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • J. Plank
    Technical University of Munich Department of Chemistry, Garching, Germany
  • S. Prannoy
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States
  • C. Qian
    Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • H.-W. Reinhardt
    University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • I. Richardson
    University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • N. Roussel
    Gustave Eiffel University, Bron, France
  • E. Samson
    SIMCO Technologies Inc, Québec, Quebec, Canada
  • G. Scherer
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • G. de Schutter
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • B. Shashank
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Department of Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India
  • C. Shi
    Hunan University College of Civil Engineering, Changsha, China
  • J. Skibsted PhD
    Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • M. Vandamme
    National College of Civil Engineering, Marne La Vallee, France
  • J. Weiss
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • F.H. Wittmann
  • H. Wong
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • K. Yamada
    Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, Minato-Ku, Japan
  • G. Ye
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • D.M. Roy
    The Pennsylvania State University Materials Research Institute, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Honorary Editorial Board

  • K. L. Scrivener
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • H. Uchikawa
    Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Nonoichi, Japan