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
    Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon, UK
  • Professor David McDowell
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Professor G. Kang
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan, China

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Y. Akiniwa
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
  • M. Bache
    University of Wales, Swansea, UK
  • A. Carpinteri
    Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy
  • D.L. Chen
    Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • S.R. Daniewicz
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA
  • A. Fatemi
    University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • G. Hattingh
    Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • T. Hoshide
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Yanyao Jiang
    University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • J.W. Jones
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • J.M. Larsen
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, AFB, Dayton, Ohio, USA
  • C.S. Lee
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Nam-Gu, Pohang-si, The Republic of Korea
  • M.P. Miller
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Y. Murakami
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • R. Neu
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • D. Nowell
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • T. Palin-Luc
    Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Talence Cedex, France
  • J. Pan
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • H.L.J. Pang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • I.V. Papadopoulos
    European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
  • R. Pippan
    Austrian Acad Sci & Inst Metal, Leoben, Austria
  • S. Pommier
    Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) de Cachan, Cachan, France
  • L. RÉMY
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Evry Cedex, France
  • A. Reynolds
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • H. Sehitoglu
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • H. Shi
    Tsinghua University, China
  • L. Susmel
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • D. Taylor
    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • R.J.H. Wanhill
    National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Z.F. Zhang
    Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • Y. X. Zhao
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
  • J. Dominguez
    Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
  • F. Berto
    Norwegian University of Science & Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • K.A. Macdonald
    Statoil ASA, Stavanger, Norway
  • A.D. Rollett
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • H. Mayer PhD
    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • M. Vormwald
    Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Past Editor

  • K. Reifsnider
    University of South Carolina, South Carolina, District of Columbia, USA