The Institution’s publications, in particular the Journal, are the responsibility of the Periodicals Panel which reports to the Engineering Committee which, in turn, reports to Council. This panel comprises two working parties, one assessing technical papers offered to the Institution and the other examining the remaining contents of The
Structural Engineer. Each panel is made up partly from elected members, some representing the Branches, and some coopted members selected to provide a balanced group. They meet roughly every 2 months, and their task is to assess contributions offered, generate new ideas for future publication, identify themes or authors, and liaise with the editorial staff on matters relevant to publication, content, and the appearance, of the Journal.