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International Journal of Fatigue

  • ISSN: 0142-1123

Next planned ship date: May 30, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 6
  • Impact factor: 6

Published in Affiliation with the European Structural Integrity Society The International Journal of Fatigue aims to publish high quality, original papers that provide new insigh… Read more

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Published in Affiliation with the European Structural Integrity Society



The International Journal of Fatigue aims to publish high quality, original papers that provide new insights into the mechanisms governing fatigue of materials and structures. The emphasis during the evaluation process will be on potential impact of the work, in terms of new scientific findings and substantial advancements to the field.

The following aspects of existing engineering materials and structures, as well as newly emerging materials and structures, are of particular interest:

Microstructural sensitive aspects of fatigue crack initiation and growth, including ties to manufacturing processing and defect structures;

New, empirically motivated descriptive models or rigorous validation and uncertainty quantification of existing models and codes of practice, in both cases these should be based on large datasets, considering multiple materials and loading configurations;

Understanding the influence of ?additive? manufacturing and processing route on fatigue performance, and embedding this understanding in more predictive schemes for mitigation and design against fatigue;

New experimental findings, which either challenge existing models or are aligned with an extension of their application limits and the associated data pool;

Fatigue analysis of materials and structures based on data science, including data mining, data fusion, and machine learning; and

Combined and coupled behaviors that affect thermo-chemical-mechanical degradation processes under cyclic loading conditions, including environmental degradation, are also included in the scope of the journal.



The International Journal of Fatigue encourages papers that identify new mechanisms that enhance the scientific understanding and associate predictions of fatigue, which may include novel fatigue testing and characterization methods, as well as advanced modeling. Papers that openly provide companion algorithms, models, tools, databases, range, and limits of validation are sought. Papers with insufficient novelty, providing test data without new scientific findings or performing routine case studies or finite element analyses, are discouraged.