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White paper on "Desirable attributes of a journal article in the area of pavement science and engineering" 

During the last months, an APSE officer worked with a group of colleagues on writing up a white paper on desirable attributes of a journal article in the area of pavement science and engineering. The perspectives discussed in this document are distilled from several years of experience of the author(s) as journal article's author(s), reviewer(s), and editor(s) of peer-reviewed journal articles.
The document is organized in 5 main areas: i) forces that shape the preparation of an article, ii) the basics of research, iii) desired attributes in a research manuscript, iv) review articles, v) connection to the profession and raising the bar. Within this areas there are several subjects and topics.
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Analysis of the relative metrics of journals in PS&E

The main journals specialized in PS&E are relatively new as most of them started within the past 10-20 years. Some academic institutions and organizations still rank these journals based on outdated metrics or do not account for the significant improvements in the ranks of these journals in various citation databases (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus). This document presents information about status of the journals in international databases and develop a strategy for communicating the findings to academic institutions and organizations.

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As a result of the efforts conducted by five APSEĀ“s task forces in the research and education committees during the last two years, some of the most critical information was summarized in three infographics which can be downloaded below: 

Education infographic (Task forces 1, 2 and 3)

Research infographic (Task Force 1)

Research infographic (Task Force 2)

Furthermore, as a result of the breakout group discussions held during the APSE 2022 January meeting at Washington D.C on emerging pavement research topics and APSE's potential contribution,  the most critical information  was gathered and summarized in an infographic, which can be found here.

Bibliographical database of critical reading in the area of Pavement Science and Engineering 

The goal for the Task Force 1 of the Research Committee (RES-TF1) was to identify subject areas within the discipline of Pavement Engineering and compile a list of critical readings in each subject area. The task force consists of 15 academic members who have been working diligently over the past year and a half to complete this task. The final product is a Zotero bibliographic catalog arranged around six main areas: i) Pavement and Asset Management, ii) Pavement Construction, iii) Pavement Foundations, iv) Pavement Materials, v) Pavement Structure, and vi) Sustainability. Within each of these areas there are several subjects and topics.

This database (Version 1.0) is the result of a curated list of references. However, opportunities for expansion, modification, and updates will be made available to the broader APSE community. In fact, users can recommend additional artifacts for inclusion in the database and APSE will have a standing committee to review and potentially add them in the catalog.  In this version the PCC section is currently missing but it will be updated in the upcoming weeks. 

Finally, the committee wants to acknowledge and recognize that while they used their best judgement and opinions, some important references may have been missed. Please understand.

Click here to access the Zotero APSE database with critical readings in different areas of Pavement Science and Engineering.

Academic material to support on-line classes in Pavement Engineering

As a mean to help in this time of uncertainty during which most Universities across the world need to virtualize their classes, APSE has increased their efforts to collect course supporting material in the area of Pavement Engineering to be shared with our academic community. The following guideline provides the outline of the supporting material shared by our members, which includes links to videos, virtual labs and other intersting education material. There is also a link to a shared-drive folder that contains some PDF files of class materials from some of our academic members. 

Donwloand the guideline for the supporting material here.

Email a job announcement to student members:
 Please send your request via email to the admin, writing "Job Opportunity" in the subject line, and describe the details of the job opportunity in the body of the email (e.g., title, description, weblink). Such opportunities must be of direct relevance to our undergraduate and graduate student members.  
APSE academic members are encouraged to reach out to their industry, state and local government contacts to use APSE as a platform to recruit qualified students.*

Post a news item on the APSE website: Please send your request via email to the admin, writing "News Request" in the subject line, and describe details of the news in the body of the email (e.g., title, description).  The news item must be relevant to APSE and help promote its mission.* 

Post an event on the APSE website: Please send your request via email to the admin, writing "Event Request" in the subject line, and describe details of the event in the body of the email (e.g., name, website, dates, and location).  The event must be related to pavement science and engineering AND be of relevance to academics.* 

*The communication committee makes final determination on whether a job, event, or news article is relevant for APSE. 

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