Changes to Civil Engineering journal

Due to publishing and distribution constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, ICE Publishing’s Civil Engineering journal will be offered via an online-only format until further notice

ICE Publishing Civil Engineering journal goes online
ICE Publishing Civil Engineering journal goes online

The Institution’s member journal, Civil Engineering, will move to a digital-only version from the August issue this year.

The May 2020 print issue, already in circulation, will be the last print issue until further notice. This reflects the worldwide constraints in print production and distribution. ICE Publishing has also suspended the printing of the 18 print titles within its portfolio.

ICE members currently receive four issues of Civil Engineering journal as part of their membership benefits. In order to adapt to the changing publishing landscape, issues will cease being printed and instead will be accessible, more immediately, in digital format only. This change will take effect from July, with the first impacted issue being the August 2020 issue.

Mike Cookson, General Manager of ICE Publishing said:

“We recognise this is a significant change for our members, and we thank them for their understanding.”

“While this change has been predominantly driven by worldwide constraints within print production and distribution supply chains, it has also enabled us to improve our publishing technology and to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint. We will continue to monitor the situation, and we hope that members will continue to enjoy reading the journal’s professional updates and peer-reviewed papers that both contribute so much to continuing professional development.”

Civil Engineering is available online to all members on the ICE Virtual Library, via MyICE. Members also receive an exclusive digital version which replicates the page-turning feeling of the printed journal. Digital issues will soon be added to ICE Virtual Learning Hub. We will let you know when they become available there.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access my free digital member issues of Civil Engineering?

All ICE members automatically receive online access to Civil Engineering on ICE Virtual Library. Just log in to MyICE and follow the links under your subscriptions. Your exclusive digital version of the journal is included in ICE member newsletters. ICE Publishing also sends an email alert. Please make sure you are subscribed to both and that your email address is up to date. Digital issues will shortly be added to ICE Virtual Learning Hub, to support continuing professional development. We will let you know when they become available there.

I am a student or international member and pay for print issues, how am I affected?

If you would like a refund, per issue not printed, please contact

If you would like a refund, per issue not printed, please contact [email protected] and a pro rata refund will be credited against your 2021 subscription and a pro rata refund will be credited against your 2021 subscription.

The Institution of Civil Engineers is a registered charity (charity number 210252). If you would like to support the delivery of its charitable objectives by waiving this refund, (which amounts to approximately £6 per non printed copy), then you need not take any further action. The money saved from waived refunds will be put to good use in pursuit of the Institution’s charitable objectives.

I subscribe to Civil Engineering Special Issues, how are they affected?

The mailing of all printed copies of ICE Publishing journals is currently suspended due to Covid-19. Once we resume printing and mailing, back Special Issues will be posted to you.

All our journals, including Special Issues, are available online - you can read them on ICE Virtual Library after logging on to MyICE and clicking through from your subscriptions.

I subscribe to other ICE Publishing journals in print and online at the member rate, how are they affected?

The mailing of all printed copies of ICE Publishing journals is currently suspended due to Covid-19. Once we resume printing and mailing, back issues will be posted to you.

All our journals are available online and you can read them on ICE Virtual Library after logging on to MyICE and clicking through from your subscriptions.

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