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International Journal of Impact Engineering

  • ISSN: 0734-743X

Editor-In-Chief: Langseth

Next planned ship date: June 3, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 5.5
  • Impact factor: 5.1

The International Journal of Impact Engineering, established in 1983 publishes original research findings related to the response of structures, components and materials subjecte… Read more

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The International Journal of Impact Engineering, established in 1983 publishes original research findings related to the response of structures, components and materials subjected to impact, blast and high-rate loading. Areas relevant to the journal encompass the following general topics and those associated with them:

Behaviour and failure of structures and materials under impact and blast loading

Systems for protection and absorption of impact and blast loading

Terminal ballistics

Dynamic behaviour and failure of materials including plasticity and fracture

Stress waves

Structural crashworthiness

High-rate mechanical and forming processes

Impact, blast and high-rate loading/measurement techniques and their applications





Manuscripts submitted for publication will be subjected to stringent peer review and assessed for their contribution to scientific understanding of phenomena and the response of structures and materials to impact, blast and high-rate loading. Work resulting in fundamental insights that benefit engineering design to accommodate high-rate loading, is relevant to the journal. Well-designed and well-documented experimental studies that advance knowledge in the response of materials and structures subjected to impact, blast and high-rate loading are of relevance and interest. However, they should be accompanied by analysis of the experimental data and appropriate conclusions. The incorporation of analytical modelling and/or numerical simulations to support the experimental findings, will enhance the depth and quality of the research reported and make it more compelling. Manuscripts that focus primarily on mathematics, materials science or computation, with little contribution to the scope of impact dynamics described above, as well as those of a purely descriptive nature lacking in analysis, will be declined. Papers comprising largely parametric studies (e.g. using commercial software), unaccompanied by convincing validation and discussion of implications or applications of results generated, as well as those on novel computational techniques without comparison with established analysis or test data, are also not solicited. In all numerical studies, it is essential to demonstrate that the material parameters used in the simulations truly represent the actual physical properties of the material investigated. Consequently, sufficient description/discussion on how the material parameters were obtained, together with any assumptions, would be necessary. The numerical modelling must also include sufficient information to enable third parties to repeat the simulations. Papers that are essentially case studies or descriptions of designs involving impact or blast loading, as well as dynamic testing which generates copious experimental data without in-depth analysis, should seek publication in journals more directly related to those particular areas.

Papers in the International Journal of Impact Engineering should generally be of interest to those in the aeronautical, civil, mechanical, materials, naval, nuclear, ocean, offshore, and transportation engineering fields, as well as those in other science and engineering branches that deal with various aspects of impact, blast and high-rate loading.

Companion papers - Authors should submit manuscripts that can be reviewed on their own, without assuming that related earlier or subsequent submissions will be published and available for reference. Authors of companion papers should inform the Editor of the reasons why they wish to publish their work in parts.

Short Communications

A Short Communication is a brief paper for rapid dissemination of either noteworthy progress related to a particular problem, or new findings on a topic within the Aims and Scope of the Journal. Such articles should be original and impactful to journal readers involved in the field of the article. Author(s) should refer to their published Short Communication and incorporate substantial new content if they subsequently wish to submit a full-length research paper based on expansion of the Short Communication.

Before submitting a manuscript to the Journal, please note the following - Publication in this Journal is very competitive. Only high-quality manuscripts that present research findings of sufficient novelty or significance within the Aim and Scope of the Journal and follow the Guide for Authors will be considered. Otherwise the manuscript may be directly rejected by the editor and not be sent for external review. Please carefully consider these criteria before submitting your manuscript to the Journal to save both reviewer's and editor's efforts and time.