Monthly Archives: April 2016

Interview with Francisco Chinesta—President of the Computational Structural Mechanics Association (CSMA)


Our open access journal Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences (AMSES) is affiliated with the Computational Structural Mechanics Association (CSMA) and covers the vast domain of the advanced modeling and simulation of materials, processes and structures governed by the laws of mechanics. In this interview the president of CSMA, Francisco Chinesta, tells us more about his association, how AMSES supports their goals, his view on open access in the field of computational and structural mechanics and more…

Innovation novelty and impact


What kinds of inventions tend to have the biggest impacts? Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology looked to patent data to find out.

ORCID: what, why, how?


Chances are that over the past couple of years you have started to hear more about ORCID. In this guest blog, originally posted on the BioMed Central blog, Alice Meadows explains what ORCID is and how this is important to researchers, and those that work in a research organization.