International Journal of Fatigue is dedicated entirely to the full range of scientific and technological issues associated with fatigue. The scope of the journal includes the spectrum of characterization, testing, and modeling of degradation processes under cyclic loading, commonly referred to as fatigue. This includes compromise of functionality with cycling, in addition to formation of cracks and other damage phenomena. Phenomena of interest range from the atomic level to engineering structures or devices, including all classes of materials and material systems. We encourage publication of studies that combine understanding and characterization of material fatigue mechanisms with physically-based models to address future needs for more predictive fatigue mitigation and design.
International Journal of Fatigue provides a timely forum for information and discussion for engineers, researchers, and educators engaged in the important subject of fatigue. The technical integrity of the journal is maintained by an international Editorial Advisory Board of leading experts and by the review of all papers (including those in special issues and supplements) by at least two peers. Timely publication is emphasized (typically within a month of acceptance), and all papers are available electronically as part of the renowned 'ScienceDirect' on-line service of Elsevier.