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Call for papers for an open-access journal on Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity

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(Fracture and Structural Integrity) is the official Journal of the Italian Group of Fracture (ISSN 1971-8993; Reg. Trib. di Cassino n. 729/07, 30/07/2007). It is an open-access Journal published on-line every three months (July, October, January, April). 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.


Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale is a medium for rapid dissemination of original analytical, numerical and experimental contributions on fracture mechanics and structural integrity. Research works which provide improved understanding of the fracture behaviour of conventional and innovative engineering material systems are welcome. Technical notes, letters and review papers may also be accepted depending on their quality. Special issues containing full-length papers presented during selected conferences or symposia are also solicited by the Editorial Board.  

Manuscript submission

Manuscripts have to be written using a standard word file without any specific format and submitted via e-mail to The paper may be written in English or Italian (with abstract in both languages). A confirmation of reception will be given within 48 hours. The Editorial Board will perform the review and the on-line publication within three months from the date of submission.  


Francesco Iacoviello

Editorial Board

Stefano Beretta (Politecnico di Milano), Nicola Bonora (Università di Cassino), Alberto Carpinteri (Politecnico di Torino), Andrea Carpinteri Università di Parma), Francesca Cosmi (Università di Trieste), Goffredo De Portu ( CNR – ISTEC), Giuseppe Ferro (Politecnico di Torino), Angelo Finelli (ENEA Centro Ricerche Faenza), Donato Firrao (Politecnico di Torino), Roberto Frassine (Politecnico di Milano), Franco Furgiuele (Università della Calabria), Giovanna Gabetta (Eni E&P Division), Domenico Gentile (Università di Cassino), Mario Guagliano (Politecnico di Milano), Martino Labanti (ENEA Centro Ricerche Faenza), Giulio Mayer (Politecnico di Milano), Marco Paggi (Politecnico di Torino), Andrea Pavan (Politecnico di Milano), Alessandro Pirondi (Università di Parma), Roberto Roberti (Università di Brescia), Marco Savoia (Università di Bologna), Vincenzo Maria Sglavo (Università di Trento), Luca Susmel (Università di Ferrara), David Taylor (University of Dublin),

Publisher   Gruppo Italiano Frattura

Journal Secretariat

Francesco Iacoviello, Università di Cassino - Di.M.S.A.T., via G. di Biasio 43, Cassino (FR) Italia, tel/fax +39.07762993681



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Francesco Iacoviello
(Università di Cassino, Italy)


Associate Editor

Luca Susmel
(Università di Ferrara, Italy)


Advisory Editorial Board

Alberto Carpinteri
(Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Andrea Carpinteri
(Università di Parma, Italy)

Donato Firrao
(Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

M. Neil James
(Univ. of Plymouth, United Kingdom)

Gary Marquis
(Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

Robert O. Ritchie
(University of California, USA)

Cetin Morris Sonsino
(Fraunhofer LBF, Germany)

Ramesh Talreja
(Texas A&M University, USA)

David Taylor
(University of Dublin, Ireland)


Journal Review Board

Stefano Beretta
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Nicola Bonora
(Università di Cassino, Italy)

Lajos Borbás
(Budapest University Technology and Economics, Hungary)

Francesca Cosmi
(Università di Trieste, Italy)

Claudio Dalle Donne
(EADS, Munich, Germany)

Josef Eberhardsteiner
(IMWS, Wien, Austria)

Giuseppe Ferro
(Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Tommaso Ghidini

(European Space Agency - ESA-ESRIN)

Mario Guagliano
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Lucas Filipe Martins da Silva
(University of Porto, Portugal)

Marco Paggi
(Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Alessandro Pirondi
(Università di Parma, Italy)

Ivatury S. Raju
(NASA Langley Research Center, USA)

Roberto Roberti
(Università di Brescia, Italy)

Marco Savoia
(Università di Bologna, Italy)



Gruppo Italiano Frattura


Journal Secretariat

Francesco Iacoviello

Università di Cassino - Di.M.S.A.T.

via G. di Biasio 43, Cassino (FR) Italia

tel/fax +39.07762993681

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A Journals is considered comparable to ISI (ISI-Like) by Politecnico di Torino when it is present in at least 4 libraries over 14 of the following list:


ETH Zurigo









TU Berlin

TU Delft

TU Wien

UPC Barcelona 


In 2008, the Journal "Fracture and Structural Integrity"was considered as ISI-Like, since it was present in the libraries of Harvard, Columbia, MIT and Stanford. Nowadays it is present in 10 libraries of 14, as a confirmation of its diffusion in the scientific community.

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