Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

ISSN: 0010-5082 (Print) 1573-8345 (Online)


The journal Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves is one of the few worldwide publications of results obtained in research in physics and chemistry of combustion of substances in various phase states, detonation processes, obtaining new materials in combustion waves, shock waves, and detonation waves, explosive welding, response of materials and structures to dynamic loading, high-velocity impact, and powder compaction. Structural and chemical transformations of matter in shock and detonation waves and related phenomena are considered. Papers on the development of analytical and numerical models of phenomena under study are also published in the journal.

A specific feature of the journal is the wide scope of combustion and explosion topics: from initiation of combustion in gases to the response of materials to shock loading, from computer-aided modeling of detonation of powerful high explosives to obtaining superconducting materials under shock compression. Reviews are also published in addition to regular papers. Papers of high priority, which require rapid publication, are published without any delay in the section "Urgent communications."

Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves is a translation of the peer-reviewed journal Fizika Goreniya i Vzryza, a publication of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1965. The English version of the journal is published simultaneously with the Russian original.


Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 300 reviewers, both internal and external (98%), from 10 countries (Russia, Italy, Ukraina, Belarus, Israel, Germany, USA, India, China, France). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 15 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 90 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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