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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).

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- 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

Dear friends,
we have great news about Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale – Fracture and Structural Integrity.
First of all, our Journal is now classified in 2021 as a Q2 journal in three different categories:
• Civil and Structural Engineering;
• Mechanical Engineering;
• Mechanics of Materials.
There are two interesting diagrams that should be focused: “Citations per document” and “Cited and Uncited documents”: LINK

All the authors are kindly requested to “push” the visibility of their papers, for example linking the published papers in Facebook, ResearchGate and in all the social media they think could be useful for our goal: improve the visibility and the usefulness of our journal!

We have a second important news: we adopted iThenticate as antiplagiarism software. We are grateful to iThenticate for the “special prize” they applied to FIS as Diamond Open Journal. Ad maiora semper!

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Analytical, Numerical and Physical Models

Environmentally Assisted Fracture

Review of Current Developments on High Strength Pipeline Steels for HIC Inducing Service

Ehsan Entezari, Jorge Luis González-Velázquez, Diego Rivas López, Manuel Alejandro Beltrán Zúñiga, Jerzy A. Szpunar


Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering

Fractography and Advanced metallography


Impact & Dynamics

Reliability and Life Extension of Components

Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

Structural Integrity and Safety: Experimental and Numerical Perspectives

SI: Russian mechanics contributions for Structural Integrity

Finite-element study of residual stress distribution in Ti-6Al-4V alloy treated by laser shock peening with varying parameters

Anastasiia Kostina, Maxim Zhelnin, Elena Gachegova, Alexander Prokhorov, Aleksei Vshivkov, Oleg Plekhov, Sathya Swaroop

SI: Failure Analysis of Materials and Structures

Acoustic Analysis Using Symmetrised Implicit Midpoint Rule

Noorhelyna Razali, Nisa Balqis Masnoor, Shahrum Abdullah, Muhammad Faiz Hilmi Mohd Zainaphi

Observing the simulation behaviour of Magnesium alloy metal sandwich panel under cyclic loadings

Muhammad Shamsul Baharin, Shahrum Abdullah, Noorsuhada Md Nor, Mohd Khairul Faidzi Muhamad Paudzi, Azli Arifin, Salvinder Singh Karam Singh

Detection of Uniaxial Fatigue Stress under Magnetic Flux Leakage Signals using Morlet Wavelet

Syed Muhamad Firdaus, Azli Arifin, Shahrum Abdullah, Salvinder Singh Karam Singh, Noorsuhada Md Nor

Predictive Modelling of Creep Crack Initiation and Growth using Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM)

Meor Iqram Meor Ahmad, Mohd Anas Mohd Sabri, Mohd Faizal Mat Tahir, Nur Azam Abdullah


In the browsable versions, all the Visual Abstracts are linked to the papers in a really nice and captivating way... please, try both on pc and on mobile devices. Thank you for your help


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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.