International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis

ISSN: 1061-3862 (Print) 1934-788X (Online)


This international journal encompasses Self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), the process for the production of advanced materials based on solid-state combustion utilizing internally generated chemical energy. Coverage ranges from the fundamentals of SHS processes, chemistry and technology of SHS products and advanced materials to related fields, such as kinetics and thermodynamics of high-temperature chemical reactions, combustion theory, macroscopic kinetics of nonisothermic processes, and more. The journal offers a lively exchange of research results and analysis of developmental and innovative trends in SHS science and applications. Topics include Exothermic processes, macroscopic kinetics, combustion theory; New methods of research: Mechanics of SHS systems; Mathematical modeling of SHS processes; Applications of SHS products in engineering and R & D work and more.
The journal publishes reviews, original papers, brief communications and letters to the editor.


International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 36 reviewers, both internal and external (40%), from 13 countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, USA, France, Greece, Japan, Poland, Turkey, Israel, China). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 60 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appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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