Typical subjects discussed in International Journal of Fatigue address:

  • Novel fatigue testing and characterization methods (new kinds of fatigue tests, critical evaluation of existing methods, in situ measurement of fatigue degradation, non-contact field measurements)
  • Multiaxial fatigue and complex loading effects of materials and structures, exploring state-of-the-art concepts in degradation under cyclic loading
  • Fatigue in the very high cycle regime, including failure mode transitions from surface to subsurface, effects of surface treatment, processing, and loading conditions
  • Modeling (including degradation processes and related driving forces, multiscale/multi-resolution methods, computational hierarchical and concurrent methods for coupled component and material responses, novel methods for notch root analysis, fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, crack growth kinetics, life prediction and durability, and prediction of stochastic fatigue behavior reflecting microstructure and service conditions)
  • Models for early stages of fatigue crack formation and growth that explicitly consider microstructure and relevant materials science aspects
  • Understanding the influence or manufacturing and processing route on fatigue degradation, and embedding this understanding in more predictive schemes for mitigation and design against fatigue
  • Prognosis and damage state awareness (including sensors, monitoring, methodology, interactive control, accelerated methods, data interpretation)
  • Applications of technologies associated with fatigue and their implications for structural integrity and reliability. This includes issues related to design, operation and maintenance, i.e., life cycle engineering
  • Smart materials and structures that can sense and mitigate fatigue degradation
  • Fatigue of devices and structures at small scales, including effects of process route and surfaces/interfaces

Combined and coupled behaviours that affect thermo-chemical-mechanical degradation processes under cyclic loading conditions are also included in the scope of the journal.

Editorial board


  • Professor M.N. James
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Professor G. Kang
    Southwest Jiaotong University School of Mechanics and Engineering, Chengdu, China
  • Professor David McDowell
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Y. Akiniwa
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
  • M. Bache
    Swansea University Materials Research Centre, Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Filippo Berto PhD
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • A. Carpinteri
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • D.L. Chen
    Ryerson University Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • X. Chen
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • S.R. Daniewicz
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States
  • J. Dominguez
    University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • A. Fatemi
    The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States
  • José António Fonseca de Oliveira Correia Ph.D.
    University of Porto Faculty of Engineering, Porto, Portugal
  • S. Ghosh
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • G. Hattingh
    Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • T. Hoshide
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Yanyao Jiang
    University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, United States
  • J.W. Jones
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • J.M. Larsen
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • C.S. Lee
    Pohang University of Science and Technology Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang, Korea, Republic of
  • K.A. Macdonald
    Equinor ASA, Stavanger, Norway
  • H. Mayer PhD
    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Vienna, Austria
  • M.P. Miller
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Y. Murakami
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • R. Neu
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • D. Nowell
    University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • T. Palin-Luc
    Institute of Mechanical Engineering Bordeaux, Talence Cedex, France
  • J. Pan
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • H.L.J. Pang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • I.V. Papadopoulos
    European Commission Joint Research Centre Ispra Sector, Ispra, Italy
  • R. Pippan
    Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben, Austria
  • S. Pommier
    Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France
  • L. RÉMY
    Materials Research Centre, Evry, France
  • A. Reynolds
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California Berkeley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States
  • A.D. Rollett
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • H. Sehitoglu
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • H. Shi
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • L. Susmel
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • D. Taylor
    University of Dublin Trinity College Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin, Ireland
  • A. P. Vassilopoulos
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne Composite Construction Laboratory, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • M. Vormwald
    Darmstadt University of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Darmstadt, Germany
  • R.J.H. Wanhill
    National Aerospace Laboratory, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Z.F. Zhang
    Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • Y. X. Zhao
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Past Editor

  • K. Reifsnider
    University of South Carolina Center for Fuel Cells, Columbia, South Carolina, United States