ISP Journal is an edition of IOS Press and is edited by the International Shipbuilding Progress Foundation.
The International Shipbuilding Progress Foundation
The Dutch International Shipbuilding Progress (ISP) Foundation is founded on December 18, 1987 and seated at Delft, The Netherlands.
The aims of the ISP Foundation were formulated as follows:
- Promoting of the interest for the study of maritime technology.
- Publishing the international technical scientific Journal on the subject of maritime technology,
being 'International Shipbuilding Progress'.
- To do anything that in the broadest sense relates to the first two aims or that will promote these.
ISP Governing Board
The Board of the International Shipbuilding Progress (ISP) Foundation has been composed over the years as follows:
|W. Spuyman MSc||Chairman||1987 - 2005|
|Prof. N. Dijkshoorn||Secretary/treasurer||1987 - 2004|
|L.A.S. Hageman MSc||Secretary/treasurer||2004 - 2013|
|S.G. Tan MSc||Member||2004 - 2013|
|W. Veldhuyzen Ph.D.||Chairman||2005 - present|
|J.T. Ligtelijn MSc||Secretary/treasurer||2013 - present|
|A.W. Vredeveldt MSc||Member||2013 - present|
Period 1954 - 1987
Starting from September 1954 the Journal 'International Shipbuilding Progress' was published by Mr. G. Zanen, owner of the publishing company “International Periodic Press”, in co-operation with an editorial team, which included some professors of TU Delft and an employee of the (then existing) Netherlands Ship Research Centre TNO in Delft.
Upon the passing of Mr. G. Zanen on March 3, 1972, publishing the Journal ISP was continued by his son G.P. Zanen. Upon his passing on June 7, 1986, publishing ISP was continued by his wife Mrs S. Zanen-Bruin. In the fall of 1987 she informed the editorial team that she wished to cease her task of publishing the Journal.
Subsequently the ISP Foundation was established by W. Spuyman and Prof. N. Dijkshoorn, who at that time both were members of the editorial team of the Journal. They also formed the first board of the Foundation, as chairman and secretary/treasurer respectively.
Period after 1987
The publishing of the Journal ISP was continued after 1987, in first instance in an informal way by the Library of the TU Delft, department Delft University Press (DUP).
In 1988 a first agreement was established between the Foundation ISP and the Library of the TU Delft about printing and distributing the Journal ISP.
A new agreement, in which more formal terms between the Foundation ISP and the Library of the TU Delft were laid down, is dated August 25, 2004. Among others it was agreed that DUP obtained the exclusive right from the Foundation ISP to publish the Journal ISP. In relation to that, the Editorial Board of the Journal ISP became the responsibility of the DUP, albeit that always one member of the Governing Board of the Foundation ISP is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal ISP.
In March 2005 the Governing Board of the TU Delft informed the Foundation ISP that the DUP would be taken over by IOS Press as per January 1, 2006. It was then agreed with the Foundation ISP that this would include the right to publish the Journal ISP. The basis for the latter still is the agreement between the Foundation ISP and the Library of the TU Delft (DUP) of Augustus 25, 2004.
The Editorial Board of the Journal ISP, which is chaired by Dr. ir. P.R. Wellens, Assistant Professor of Hydromechanics at TU Delft, has been composed as follows:
Main research areas
|P.R. Wellens PhD (*)||TU Delft||NL||Hydrodynamics: Wave loads on offshore constructions and low speed vessels|
|M. van der Eijk MSc (**)||TU Delft||NL||Numerical ship hydrodynamics, wave impacts|
|H. Boonstra MSc||TU Delft (ret.)||NL||Strength of ships and offshore-constructions|
|G. Bulian PhD||Univ. of Trieste||I||Ship stability, dynamics and safety|
|P. Corigliano PhD||Univ. of Messina||I||Fatigue of Structures and Materials|
|J. Downes PhD||Univ. of Southampton||UK||Strength of ships and Fluid-structure-interaction|
|R.C. Dragt MSc||TNO||NL||Strength of ships, ice, materials|
|Prof. J.J. Hopman||TU Delft||NL||Ship design|
|Prof. R.H.M. Huijsmans||TU Delft (ret.)||NL||Sea keeping and Ocean engineering|
|Prof. J.M. Falzarano||Texas A&M Univ.||USA||Sea keeping and Ocean engineering|
|P. de Jong PhD||MARIN||NL||Hydrodynamics, Seakeeping and Stabiity|
|Prof. S. Krüger||TU Hamburg||D||Ship design, hydrodynamics|
|J.T. Ligtelijn MSc (***)||MARIN (ret.)||NL||Ship Propulsion and Cavitation|
|Prof. C. van Rhee||TU Delft||NL||Dredging Engineering|
|C.M. Rizzo PhD||Univ. of Genoa||I||Ship strength, fatigue, fluid-structure interaction, stability|
|Prof. G. Thomas||Univ. College London||UK||Fluid-structure interaction, hydrodynamics, full scale measurement, model testing and design|
|S. Toxopeus PhD||MARIN||NL||Hydrodynamics, Manoeuvring, CFD|
|C. Veldhuis PhD||MARIN||NL||Hydrodynamics, ship powering, CFD, optimisation|
|K. Visser MSc||TU Delft||NL||Marine Engineering|
(*) Chief Editor
(**) Editorial Office Manager
(***) Member representing the ISP Foundation
Interested in publishing your paper in the ISP Journal?
If you are interested in publishing your scientific article or paper in the ISP Journal, we kindly ask you to submit it through the formal channel, which can be found on the ISP publisher's website:
Then go to 'Manuscript submission and author instructions'. There you can find a link to the journal's editorial management system, where you can submit your article.
After receiving your article, the editors will continue with it.