My submitted article entitled "RELIABILITY BASED OPTIMIZATION OF SEISMICALLY ISOLATED STRUCTURES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK"
The chief editor rejected it with this letter:
Thank you for submitting your Manuscript ID EQE-16-0266 entitled "RELIABILITY BASED OPTIMIZATION OF SEISMICALLY ISOLATED STRUCTURES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK" for possible publication in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. This journal’s scope includes all topics on earthquake engineering and related aspects of structural dynamics. However, papers that may be relevant but do not emphasize earthquake engineering are not suitable for the Journal. Your paper seems to fall into this category.
Thus, I am declining it with the suggestion that you consider submitting it to another journal; perhaps the paper belongs to journals that focus on optimization or neural networks. In the future, if you prepare papers that emphasize earthquake engineering, I would be pleased to consider them for publication in the journal.
Anil K. Chopra
Surprisingly after 2 days they published a research with this title: " Seismic fragility and reliability of structures isolated by friction pendulum devices: seismic reliability‐based design (SRBD)".