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23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials

This proceedings contains six keynote contributions and 194 peer-reviewed papers that were submitted to the 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). ACMSM23 was hosted by Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia, and was held in Byron Bay as well as the Lismore campus of SCU from 9-12 December 2014.

The inaugural ACMSM was hosted by the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1967 and the proceedings contained 15 submissions arising from Australia, New Zealand and India. Since then, ACMSM has usually been held biennially in Australia and New Zealand and it has certainly grown in stature and reach. This 23rd ACMSM offering is the first time it has been held in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. As an indicator of the growth of the conference series the proceedings of ACMSM23 contains 200 submissions produced by 384 authors from 17 countries around the world. ACMSM has nurtured many graduate students over the years, and has stimulated discussion and action within academic and industry circles. The breadth of the scope of ACMSM ensures it attracts a healthy cross-section of contributors and attendees working in fields concerned with the mechanics of structures and materials.

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Journal of Economic and Social Policy

ISSN 2202-4883

Journal of Economic and Social Policy (JESP) is a double blind peer reviewed journal, comprising an international editorial board, with expertise across the many social and economic policy areas. The review panel also consists of both national and international academics. The journal has been operational for sixteen years, and has in this time covered a range of topical issues, as well as lively and informed debate.

The Journal aims to contribute to the discussion on, and implementation of, economic and social policy with well informed articles which can be read across a range of disciplines.


JESP is accepting manuscripts for two Special Editions in 2014:

If you would like to submit a paper for either of these editions, please upload your manuscript to our website using the Submit Article tab. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Shoebridge at .

Submission Guidelines: Manuscripts should adhere to the submission guidelines available from the JESP website at