The purpose of the journal is to report original research on all aspects of plastic deformation, damage and fracture behaviour of isotropic as well as anisotropic solids, including the thermodynamics of plasticity and fracture, continuum theory, and macroscopic as well as microscopic phenomena.

The topics of interest include plastic behaviour of single crystals and polycrystalline metals, ceramics, rocks and soils, composites, nanocrystalline and microelectronics materials, shape memory alloys, ferroelectric ceramics, thin films and polymers, as well as plasticity aspects of failure and fracture mechanics. Significant experimental, numerical or theoretical contributions advancing the understanding of plastic behaviour of solids are of special interest, together with studies relating macroscopic to the microscopic behaviour of solids. Papers on modeling of finite nonlinear elastic deformation, with similarities to modeling of plastic deformation, are also welcome.

The Journal will contain research papers, review articles, research notes, letters to the editor, and academic advertisements (books, journals, conferences, and symposia). Strain-rate dependent and strain-rate independent constitutive models to predict observed phemonena during quasi-static, dynamic or cyclic thermo-mechanical loading, behaviour of granular or porous solids under high confining pressures and at high temperatures, multiscale modeling of various deformation mechanisms (dislocation, twinning, and phase transformation), and models with capability for predicting the behaviour of composite materials based onknown plastic behaviour of matrix and fibers in such materials, are some examples of the main themes of this journal. Revealing applications of the new models of plasticity, including modelling of the observed phenomena in metal forming processes are also of interest.

Editorial board


  • Akhtar Khan
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Associate Editors

  • Sean R. Agnew
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Curt A. Bronkhorst
    University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Alfonso Ngan
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Jeong Whan Yoon
    Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Editorial Consultants

  • Lallit Anand
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Frederic Barlat
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Gyeongbuk, The Republic of Korea
  • David McDowell
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Nobutada Ohno
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • George Voyiadjis
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Hussein Zbib
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Yoshiteru Aoyagi
    Tohoku University, Japan
  • Stéphane Berbenni
    LEM3, University of Lorraine, France
  • Jacques Besson
    MINES Paris Tech, France
  • Irene Beyerlein
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Michael Brunig
    Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany
  • Laurent Capolungo
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA
  • Ellen Kathleen Cerreta
    Los Alomos National Laboratory, USA
  • Le Khanh Chau
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Shi-Hoon Choi
    Sunchon National University, Sunchon, The Republic of Korea
  • Martin Crimp
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Laurent Delannay
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  • Issam Doghri
    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Huiling Duan
    Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Patrick Franciosi
    CNRS-UPR3407, LSPM, France
  • Ming Wang Fu
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Somnath Ghosh
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Takayuki Hama
    Kyoto University, Japan
  • Dongchan Jang
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • Antoine Jerusalem
    University of Oxford, UK
  • Yanyao Jiang
    University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Guozheng Kang
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan, China
  • Leo Kestens
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Marko Knezevic
    University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
  • Mitsutoshi Kuroda
    Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan
  • Stelios Kyriakides
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Jeffrey W. Kysar
    Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
  • Ricardo Lebensohn
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • Myoung-Gyu Lee
    Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Valery Levitas
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Bin Liu
    Tsinghua University, China
  • Tsuyoshi Mayama
    Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
  • Dirk Mohr
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • François Nicot
    IRSTEA, Grenoble-Alpes University, Grenoble, France
  • Mark-Jerzy Pindera
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Arunachalam Rajendran
    University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
  • Franz Roters
    Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Jianfu Shao
    Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I), Lille, France
  • Mahesh Sivasambu
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India
  • Jian Wang
    University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA