The International Symposium on Ballistics (ISB) has always encouraged the publication of a wide range of types of paper from work in progress at one end of the spectrum to papers of journal quality at the other. We have always encouraged new researchers to publish their work as part of their education.
At the Tarragona symposium Bo Janzon, the IBC Chair, surveyed the delegates about publishing some of the higher quality papers in a special edition of a recognised journal. The delegates supported his idea and he negotiated with the editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) for a special edition, containing about 25 papers, devoted to the ISB.
The first edition of this special edition was published at the Beijing symposium. Since this first edition the quality of the papers and their number submitted to JAM has increased significantly.
PEER REVIEW OF PAPERS FOR THE 28TH ISB
At the 27th ISB in Freiburg we learned that the new editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics was not supporting future special editions of the journal. The Board after lengthy discussions with candidate journals has decided to adopt Defense Technology, an established Chinese journal which is to be published in English by Elsevier, as our future publisher of our journal papers, starting with the 28th ISB in Atlanta.
The instructions for authors on how to prepare their paper and submit it can be found here: http://www.ballistics.org/docs/Guide_for_authors_for_ISB.doc . It is strongly recommended that you download this file and use it as a reference in preparing your paper.