International Journal of Damage Mechanics
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International Journal of Damage Mechanics

2015 Impact Factor: 1.362
2015 Ranking: 164/271 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary | 69/135 in Mechanics
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor-in-Chief
Professor J.W.Ju University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Editors
Professor Yilong Bai Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Professor Khemais Saanouni Universite Technologie de Troyes, France
Professor Dragoslav Sumarac University of Belgrade, Serbia
Professor Lizhi Sun University of California, Irvine, USA
Professor Yutaka Toi Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Founding Editors
Professor Chi L.Chow Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Professor J.L.Chaboche Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, France


eISSN: 15307921 | ISSN: 10567895 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 7 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Featuring original, peer-reviewed papers by leading specialists from around the world, the International Journal of Damage Mechanics covers new developments in the science and engineering of fracture and damage mechanics.

Devoted to the prompt publication of original papers reporting the results of experimental or theoretical work on any aspect of research in the mechanics of fracture and damage assessment, the journal provides an effective mechanism to disseminate information not only within the research community but also between the reseach laboratory and industrial design department.

The journal also promotes and contributes to development of the concept of damage mechanics. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic access:

International Journal of Damage Mechanics is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://ijd.sagepub.com

In the past two decades there has been considerable progress and significant advances made in the development of fundamental concepts of damage mechanics and their application to solve practical engineering problems. For instance, new concepts have been effectively applied to characterize creep damage, low and high cycle fatigue damage, creep-fatigue interaction, brittle/elastics damage, ductile plastic damage, straing softening, strain-rate-sensitivity damage, impact damage, and other physical phenomena. Materials investigated include polymers, composites, ceramics and metals.

The International Journal of Damage Mechanics provides an effective mechanism to accelerate dissemination of information on damage mechanics not only within the research community but also between the research laboratory and industrial design department. The journal promotes and contributes to development of the concept of damage mechanics.

Featuring original, peer-reviewed papers by leading specialists from around the world, the International Journal of Damage Mechanics covers new developments in the science and engineering of fracture and damage mechanics.

Topics include:

  • creep damage
  • low and high cycle fatigue damage ·creep-fatigue interaction
  • brittle/elastic damage
  • ductile/plastic damage
  • strain softening
  • strain-rate sensitivity damage
  • impact damage
  • modelling and numerical simulation

Applications involving all engineering materials including metals, composites, polymers, ceramics and concrete.

Editorial Advisory Board
Professor Olivier Allix ENS Cachan, France
Professor Michal Basista Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Professor Wolfgang Brocks Institute of Materials Research, Germany
Professor Michael Bruenig University of Dortmund, Germany
Professor Diego Celentano Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Professor Zhen Chen University of Missouri, USA
Professor Gianluca Cusatis Northwestern University, USA
Professor Catrin Davies Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK
Professor Andre Dragon Labo Mecanique & Physique, France
Professor Xiquiao Feng Tsinghua University, China
Professor Iwona Jasiuk University of Illinois, USA
Professor Milan Jirasek Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Professor Kikuo Kishimoto Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Djimedo Kondo University of Science and Technologies of Lille, France
Professor Shiro Kubo Osaka University, Japan
Professor Haeng-Ki Lee KAIST, Korea
Professor Soon-Bok Lee School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Systems Engineering, KAIST
Professor Jie Li Tongji University, China
Professor Xikui Li Dalian University Of Technology, Peoples Republic of China
Professor Jianguo Lin Imperial College London, UK
Professor Gilles Lubineau KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Professor Y.-W. Mai The University of Sydney, Australia
Professor M. Ostoja-Starzewski University of Illinois, USA
Professor Jwo Pan The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA
Professor Thomas Pardoen Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Professor B. P. Patel Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
Professor Pizhong Qiao Washington State University, USA
Professor Tamer E. Sayed King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Professor Raju Sethuraman Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
Professor Hossein M. Shodja Sharif University, Iran
Professor Blazej Skoczen Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Professor Lizhi Sun University of California, Irvine, USA
Professor R.Talreja Texas A&M University, USA
Professor T. E. Tay National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor Viggo Tvergaard The Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Professor George Voyiadjis Louisiana State University, USA
Professor Keiji Yanase Fukuoka University, Japan
Professor Qiang Yang Tsinghua University, China
Professor Shou Wen Yu Tsinghua University, Peoples Republic of China
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Reporting guidelines
      2.8 Data
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Journal layout
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4 How to contact the Editor
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijdm to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of : International Journal of Damage Mechanics will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

     

    1. Article types

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics publishes original research and review articles on new developments in the science and engineering of fracture and damage mechanics

    1. Original Research Paper
    2. Review Paper
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Book Review

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    2. Editorial Policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author. Authors are requested to suggest the names, affiliations and contact information of up to four individuals who may be suitable to serve as referees, but the Editor is under no obligation to use all or any of these individuals as reviewers. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of at least 2 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.]

    2.4 Funding

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of International Journal of Damage Mechanics to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    2.7 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flow chart as a cited figure, and a completed CONSORT checklist as a supplementary file.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

    2.8 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles [“alongside their article submissions” or “if the articles are accepted”] to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor(s) may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor(s) [can/will] also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at [email address].

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics ___offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Journal Layout

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.5 Reference Style

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here

    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    International Journal of Damage Mechanics is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijdm to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4 How to contact the editor

    If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Editor: Chi L Chow
    Email: clchow@engin.umd.umich.edu

    A full paper should not exceed 15,000 words or 30 pages in length, while a Technical Brief, 1500 words or equivalent in length.

    Each manuscript should contain:
    1. Centred title should be brief, followed by centred name, affiliation, address, country, and postal code (zip) of author(s). Indicate to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent, including a telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.
    3. Include a 300-word abstract.
    4. Include a list of key words.
    5. A list of five potential reviewers should be submitted to the Editor at the time of manuscript submission [optional]

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further Information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Editor: Chi L Chow
    Email: clchow@engin.umd.umich.edu

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