OXFORD, England, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions announces the launch of a new open access journal, Case Studies in Fire Safety. Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an exciting new publication outlet for facility designers, fire safety engineers and researchers to share case studies and short communications about practical problems in fire science, design and engineering. Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Peter Johnson, Fellow at global design firm Arup, said of the launch, "Our built environment is changing with global urbanization and the increased production of taller buildings. We face major new challenges of climate change and forest fires, and internationally we have had some particularly damaging industrial fires. Alongside high quality theory-based research, insights into and sharing of practical design solutions is needed to address many of these problems. Case Studies in Fire Safety provides an open forum for sharing of such insights and solutions. It will offer a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers working in all fields of fire safety." "We're delighted to announce the launch of this new journal. The publication format is designed to suit the needs of both the academic community and practitioners working in fire science and fire safety engineering fields," said Joe d'Angelo, Publisher for Civil Engineering journals at Elsevier. "There's a clear need for both academics and practitioners to share their experience and new ideas relating to fire safety, helping to avoid preventable and sometimes catastrophic oversights." Case Studies in Fire Safety is part of a series of "Case Studies in…" open access journals published by Elsevier within the field of engineering. Journals in the series will all follow the article based publishing model, allowing for immediate publication of final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be ready to compile a full issue. For more information or to submit an article, go to Case Studies in Fire Safety. About Open Access engineering journal series, "Case Studies in…"