Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity) is the International Journal of the Italian Group of Fracture (ISSN 1971-8993). It is an open-access journal published online every three months (January, April, July, October). 
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale encompasses the broad topic of structural integrity, which is based on the mechanics of fatigue and fracture and is concerned with the reliability and effectiveness of structural components. The aim of the Journal is to promote works and researches on fracture phenomena, as well as the development of new materials and new standards for structural integrity assessment. The Journal is interdisciplinary and accepts contributions from engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. The Journal is completely free of charge, both for Readers and for Authors (no APC).

More details:

- The Journal is financially supported by the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) and by crowdfunding. It is completely free of charge both for readers and for authors. Neither processing charges nor submission charges are required.

- Papers can be published only after a preliminary plagiarism/autoplagiarism check and a blind peer-review process (two reviewers, at least). More than one reviewing rounds are possible.

- The Journal is well indexed (e.g., Scopus, since 2012, and WoS, since 2015).

- All the papers are published with their Visual Abstracts (2 minutes max videos with the "cores" of the papers). All the Visual Abstracts are available both in a dedicated YouTube channel and in an "on demand" page (LINK).  All the issues are also published in a browsable version (LINK).

The browsable version is available at this link: LINK

We have some updates concerning our Journal. First of all, Citescore… the final 2020 value is 2 and we have great perspectives for 2021, being the June 2021 Citescore value already equal to 1.9 (the value is update monthly up to May 2022)!

Considering the other “statistics”, we are improving all our “numbers”, but we have to improve our SJR. The journal is still in Q3, both for “Mechanical Engineering” and for “Mechanics of Materials”, although our position in the ranking strongly improved in the last year.

Considering “Mechanical Engineering”, FIS is the first journal in Q3 with 0.368 (the last journal in Q2 has an SJR value that is equal to 0.368! … yes, the same value!)

Considering “Mechanics of Materials”, we are not so near to the Q2 level, but we are not so far (the last journal in Q2 has an SJR value that is equal to 0.430).

Well, once again we wish to warmly thank the great community that supports Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale. In order to further improve the “score” of our journal, we only ask you to:

- read the papers we will publish in the journal;

- help our journal, using its papers in your references, spreading the information in the socials etc.;

- suggest any improvement you could have in your mind;

- submit new papers to be reviewed and published;

- help us with the reviews (we activated an agreement with Publons in order to certify your activity as reviewer).

A last piece of information: soon we will update the OJS (Open Journal System) to the new 3.3 version ... we hope you will appreciate this new version!


Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Analytical, Computational and Physical Models


Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering

Fractography and Advanced metallography


Impact & Dynamics

Impact response of different materials for sports mouthguards

Maria Moreira, João Carlos Ramos, Ana Messias, Maria Augusta Neto, Ana Paula Amaro, Paulo NB Reis

Reliability and Life Extension of Components

Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

Structural Integrity and Safety: Experimental and Numerical Perspectives

Railway overhead contact wire monitoring system by means of FBG sensors

Erwin Ciro Zuleta, Carla Lupi, Ferdinando Felli, Claudio Paris, Cristian Vendittozzi

Online First

Influence of Oxidation on Fracture Toughness of Carbon-Carbon Composites for High-Temperature Applications

Sunil Kumar B.V., Neelakantha V. Londe, M. Lokesha, S.N. Vasantha Kumar, A.O. Surendranathan

Fracture analysis of AA6061-graphite composite for the application of helicopter rotor blade

Saleemsab Doddamani, Chao Wang, M. Sheik Mohamed Jinnah, Md. Arefin Kowser

Modelling of Low-velocity Impacts on Composite Beams in Large Displacement

Mattia Utzeri, Marco Sasso, Gianluca Chiappini, Stefano Lenci

Periodic homogenization and damage evolution in RVE composite material with inclusion

Karim Benyahi, Youcef Bouafia, Mohand Said Kachi, Sarah Benakli, Amel Hamri

Editor in Chief and Section Editors oversee the peer review process for the journal, including evaluating submissions, selecting reviewers and assessing their comments, and making editorial decisions. Together with Advisory Editorial Board and the Editorial Board Members, they are involved in the development of journal policies and ethics standards and work to promote Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale to provide resources, support and advice for researchers, especially early researchers, in their journey from writing to publishing their scientific papers while at the same time making free public access to scientific research.