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Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (FFEMS)

Bibliographic Information

International Title:

Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (FFEMS)

p-ISSN:

8756-758X         Period: [1985 .. ]

e-ISSN:

1460-2695         Period: [1985 .. ]

Language:

English

Country of publication:

United Kingdom

URL:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14602695

Publishing House:

John Wiley & Sons

ITAR Code:

8557

NPI Scientific Field:

Mechanical engineering

Criteria

✅ Scientific editorial board
✅ Peer reviewed
✅ Min. national authorship
❌ Unregistered confirmed ISSN

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Year Scientific Level Author Shares Publication Points
2022 2
2021 2
2020 2 5.875 26.8535
2019 2 7.2512 35.1723
2018 2 3.9667 25.884
2017 2 2.0179 13.9294
2016 1 0.5774 1.9263
2015 1 1.5 1.7071
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2011 1 0.67 0.67
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2009 1 0.0 0.0
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2007 1 0.75 0.75
2006 1 0.66 0.66
2005 1 0.81 0.81
2004 1 0.0 0.0
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Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (FFEMS) journal has been considered as “Level 2” according to NSD. However, their reviewing process takes a considerably short period compared with other “Level 2” journals. It is suspicious about their reviewing process because usually most of the expert reviewers are busy and generally take more than the assigned time period to provide constructive reviews. I have given an example of such published articles, which have been taken considerably a short time duration.
Example 1, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ffe.13193,
The paper has been;
• Received 19th of December
• Revised 25th of December
• Accepted 27th of December
Example 2; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ffe.13156
The paper has been;
• Received 16th of September
• Revised 25th of October
• Accepted 28th of October
I have recently heard that there are cases of author creates bogus email accounts for proposed reviewers. i.e. https://publicationethics.org/case/author-creates-bogus-email-accounts-proposed-reviewers. I am not sure that it is the exact reason of such a fast reviewing process for example 1 and example 2. To increase research credibility and minimize unethical practices, I would greatly appreciate if you can investigate the affiliations and emails of the blind reviewers used by FFEMS to review example 1 and example 2. Also, reconsider and reevaluate the suitability if it is really suitable as LEVEL 2 journal. My recommendation is to make a through reevaluation. I also noticed that main editorial is from China. Making open access involves financial contributions, we need to make very careful investigation.
However, we have had very good experience with some open access journals in which they take considerable time 2-3 months to review with very good blind reviews. My main question: I am an associate editor to ASME OMAE journal. I my self find very difficult reviewers to get the reviewing done within 3 months. Some occasions it take about 12-16 months to get first, second and/or third review. A PhD student’s article accepting within a short duration makes significantly suspicious. Some of the PhD students approached me and highlighted this issues related to FFEMS. Hence, to develop trust and ethical practices among PhD students and research itself, we may have take a closer look on this matter.
Please follow the link below:
https://www.letpub.com/index.php?journalid=2815&page=journalapp&view=detail
Average Duration of Peer Review * Authorized Data from Publisher: Data from Authors: Sort of slow, 4-8 Week(s)
Competitiveness * Data from Authors: Easy

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