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).
- 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 in a dedicated YouTube channel. All the issues are also published in a browsable version (LINK).
The browsable version is available at this link: LINK
after the Q2 in Scimago in three different categories (Civil and Structural Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanics of Materials), we finally obtained the WoS Impact Factor: 1.4 !!!
Considering that there is not a professional publisher behind Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale – Fracture and Structural Integrity and that all the activities are completely based on the volunteers help, this result is amazing!
Although we continuously receive proposals to sell the journal and transform it in an APC based journal, we wish to keep our approach unchanged:
- Nobody pays, neither authors nor readers (no APC!).
- Publish good quality papers, trying to help young researchers to achieve an acceptable quality of their submissions, also with many review rounds.
- Try to offer to our readers some innovative approaches in the reading experience (e.g., the Visual Abstracts).
In order to further improve our journal, we “simply” ask you to:
- Submit to the journal good quality manuscripts prepared according to the authors’ guidelines and focused on the main journal topics (“Fracture” and/or “Structural integrity”).
- Help the journal as reviewers: all the authors appreciate competent and fast review processes. All the reviewers are acknowledged in three different ways!
- Join the events organized by IGF; it is only thanks to these events that it is possible for FIS to live!
- Use the papers published in FIS for your references, especially the papers published in the last two years!
The last point is crucial. If you wish that the “value” of your paper increases, it is necessary that the indexes improve! To do that, if you find a paper of your interest in FIS, please, do not hesitate to add it to your refs in any paper you are publishing!
The next IGF event is the The 8th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP2024). The Conference will be held in Rimini (Italy) and online in September 10-12, 2024 (https://www.crackpaths.org).
Advanced Manufacturing and Processing
Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Treatment
Analytical, Numerical and Physical Models
Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering
Fractography and Advanced metallography
Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures
Structural Integrity and Safety: Experimental and Numerical Perspectives
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SI: IGF27 - 27th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity
SI: Fracture Fatigue and Wear
Editor in Chief, Co-Editors 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.