Highlights

[Alavi and Gandomi, A Robust Data Mining Approach for Formulation of Geotechnical Engineering Systems. Engineering Computations, 2011] has received the most downloaded paper award, and it is currently one of the journal’s most cited papers

[Gandomi et al., Nonlinear Genetic-Based Models for Prediction of Flow Number of Asphalt Mixtures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering – ASCE, 2011] is currently one of the journal’s most cited papers

[Alavi and Gandomi, Prediction of principal ground-motion parameters using a hybrid method coupling artificial neural networks and simulated annealing, Computers & Structures, 2011] is currently one of the journal’s most cited articles

[Yang and Gandomi, Bat algorithm: a novel approach for global engineering optimization. Engineering Computations, 2012] is currently one of the journal’s most cited papers

[Gandomi et al., Mixed variable structural optimization using Firefly Algorithm. Computers & Structures, 2011] was selected as the 11th hottest computational engineering paper published in Elsevier in 2013; it was selected as one of the journal’s top 25 hottest articles in 2012 and 2013 and it is currently the journal’s most cited article

[Alavi and Gandomi, Energy-based numerical models for assessment of soil liquefaction, Geoscience Frontiers, 2012] is currently one of the journal’s most cited articles

[Gandomi and Alavi, Krill Herd: A New Bio-Inspired Optimization Algorithm. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2012] was selected as the journal’s hottest article in 20122013 and 2014 and it is currently one of the journal’s most cited papers

[Gandomi et al., Firefly Algorithm with Chaos. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2013] was selected as one of the journal’s top 25 hottest articles in 2012, 2013 and 2014

[Gandomi et al., Chaos-enhanced accelerated particle swarm algorithm. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2013] was selected as one of the journal’s top 25 hottest articles in 2013

[Gandomi et al., Design optimization of truss structures using cuckoo search algorithm. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 2013] was one of the journal’s most cited articles in 2012-2013

[Gandomi and Yang, Chaotic bat algorithm. Journal of Computational Science, 2014] was selected as one of the journal’s top 25 hottest articles in 2013 and 2014; and it is currently one of the journal’s most cited articles

[Gandomi, Interior search algorithm (ISA): A novel approach for global optimization. ISA Transactions, 2014] was selected as one of the journal’s top 25 hottest articles in 2014