JEE-SPONSE Agreement

TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, LLC, the publisher of the Journal of Earthquake Engineering (JEE), and the International Association for the Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE) signed an Affiliation Agreement (AA) for establishing a mechanism for submitting, reviewing, and publishing papers on the seismic performance of non-structural elements in JEE and for JEE to become an Official Journal of the International SPONSE Association.

This AA stems from the recognition that no specialized technical journal solely dedicated to the publication of technical papers on SPONSE-related topics currently exists and that the international reputation of JEE makes it the ideal outlet for SPONSE-related scientific publications.

As a benefit of this partnership, SPONSE will have representation on the JEE editorial board. A SPONSE associate editor will be responsible for the review of manuscripts submitted to JEE and related to the seismic performance of non-structural elements, at the discretion of the editor of JEE. The assignment of papers will continue to be the sole responsibility of the editor of JEE, as it is now. The SPONSE associate editor will oversee the review of papers assigned to him/her by the editor of JEE including the selection of reviewers according to the Instructions for Authors of JEE ( The final decision to publish papers is that of the Editor of JEE. Professor Junwu DAI from the Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration has been selected by the editor of JEE to serve as the first SPONSE associate editor for a 3-year term.

TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP offers subscriptions to JEE for purchase at a preferential discount rate of $200 USD/year for online-only access or $ 300 USD/year for print + online access to individual members of accredited member organizations of the SPONSE Association. The online subscriptions are single user, non-networkable licenses for the SPONSE individual members’ private use. SPONSE members who want to take advantage of this subscription offer to JEE can do so by contacting  TAYLOR & FRANCIS GOUP US Customer Service team by telephone at +1(800)354-1420 or by sending an email at Please indicate that you are a SPONSE member when contacting Taylor & Francis.