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Plasticity and Mechanics of Defects

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Emerging Science

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    The aim of this journal is to publish fundamental research on all aspects of plastic deformation of solids, including theoretical, computational and experimental advancements. The scope covers plasticity related aspects on all length scales and includes related phenomena as fatigue, fracture and material damage.

    Topics of interest include mechanical aspects of dislocations, point defects, grain-boundaries and inclusions, mechanical twinning and mechanical phase transformations, collective behavior of defects, statistical aspects of plasticity and materials failure, as well as the macroscopic plastic and fatigue behavior of solid materials.  Experimental techniques of interest include microscopic characterization of defects and microstructure as well as micro-, meso- and macro-mechanical testing. Theoretical works may, for instance, be dealing with mathematical modeling of defects and irreversible deformation, thermodynamical constitutive modeling, non-local models, homogenization techniques and statistical mechanics of defects. Computational methods may range from quantum mechanical calculations and molecular dynamics over discrete defect based methods and texture models to macroscopic continuum mechanical simulations. We highly welcome work on multiscale modeling and contributions connecting theoretical, computational and experimental findings. Materials of interest include single and polycrystalline metals, ceramics, bulk metallic glasses, granular materials as well as porous and composite materials.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read 

    This journal provides a unique forum for researchers contributing to a better understanding of plasticity on all scales and with any suitable method. The journal seeks to integrate the research community working on plasticity and defect mechanics, which is traditionally dispersed about disciplines ranging from condensed matter physics and materials science to engineering and mathematics.

    Why submit 

    Research in plasticity benefits from addressing a very diverse audience. Plasticity and Mechanics of Defects envisages all researchers working on plasticity and related fields. Swift peer review procedures and open access publishing ensures quick publications and high impact. During the first two years of publication open access publication fees are waived for all authors.


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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via e-mail at plasticity.editorial@degruyteropen.com.

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal accepts the following publication formats:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Vision Papers
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Cover Letter
    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by)
    • full title of article and short title
    • full list of authors with affiliations
    • e-mail of the corresponding author
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    Conflict of interest declaration
    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

    Open Access License
    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the journal webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

    Formatting Requirements
    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

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    Editorial Information

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Amit Acharya, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Jaafar El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Anter El-Azab, Purdue University, USA
    Benoit Devincre, ONERA & CNRS, France
    Steven Fitzgerald, University of Oxford, UK
    Samuel Forest, MINES ParisTech, France
    Marc Geers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Istvan Groma, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
    Peter Gumbsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Thomas Hochrainer, Universität Bremen, Germany
    Markus Lazar, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
    Richard Lesar, Iowa State University, USA
    Christian Motz, Saarland University, Germany
    Helena Van Swygenhoven, Paul Scherrer Institute & Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    Erik Van der Giessen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Grethe Winther, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    David Rodney, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
    Michael Zaiser, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

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