Dr. Spear recently joined the editorial boards for two top journals in the field of fracture mechanics. The aims and scope for each journal are described below.


Engineering Fracture Mechanics: EFM covers a broad range of topics in fracture mechanics to be of interest and use to both researchers and practitioners. Contributions are welcome which address the fracture behavior of conventional engineering material systems as well as newly emerging material systems. Contributions on developments in the areas of mechanics and materials science strongly related to fracture mechanics are also welcome. Papers on fatigue are welcome if they treat the fatigue process using the methods of fracture mechanics.

The Editors especially solicit contributions which synthesize experimental and theoretical-computational studies yielding results with direct engineering significance.



Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures: FFEMS encompasses the broad topic of structural integrity which is founded on the mechanics of fatigue and fracture, and is concerned with the reliability and effectiveness of various materials and structural components of any scale or geometry. The editors publish original contributions that will stimulate the intellectual innovation that generates elegant, effective and economic engineering designs. The journal is interdisciplinary and includes papers from scientists and engineers in the fields of materials science, mechanics, physics, chemistry, etc.