The journal Welding in the World publishes authoritative papers on all aspects of materials joining, including welding, brazing, soldering, cutting, thermal spraying and allied joining and fabrication techniques.

The coverage spans a wide range of topics, including advances in joining processes; metallurgical and material behavior associated with joining; engineering properties and assessment of joints; health and safety and environmental aspects of joining; industrial applications; performance of welded structures in service; testing of welds; and education.

Welding in the world is a publication of the International Institute of Welding – IIW.

  • Presents authoritative papers on all aspects of materials joining
  • Publishes the expertise of the International Institute of Welding – IIW.
  • Includes welding, brazing, soldering, cutting, thermal spraying and allied joining and fabrication techniques
  • Covers health, safety and environmental aspects of joining; industrial applications; performance of welded structure in service

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Editors-in-Chief
  • John Lippold,
  • Thomas Boellinghaus,
  • John Norrish
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.278 (2018)
Impact factor
1.424 (2018)
Five year impact factor
122 days
Submission to first decision
236 days
Submission to acceptance
83,649 (2018)
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    • John C. Lippold
    • Ing Thomas Böllinghaus
    • John Norrish
    Content type: Editorial

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  • Welding in the World Best Paper Awards

    The Welding in the World Best Paper Award is given annually by the International Institute of Welding (IIW). The award is based on paper quality and impact. The primary purpose of a scientific article is to communicate effectively and efficiently with the target audience. A high quality scientific article should inform readers about progress in the field, placing the progress in the context of existing knowledge. The goal of the Award is to recognize excellence in papers published in Welding in the World and to encourage other authors to publish high level research papers in the journal.

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Electronic ISSN
1878-6669
Print ISSN
0043-2288
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