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The journal ISIJ International first appeared in 1961 under the title Tetsu-to-Hagané Overseas. The title was changed in 1966 to Transactions of The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan and again in 1989 to the current ISIJ International.

This journal published in English is a collection of the papers contributed not only by members but also by researchers in Japan and abroad, and also contains review articles written at the request of the Editorial Board. Editing is done by both the domestic Editorial Board and an international Advisory Board composed of distinguished research authorities abroad. Popular topics and papers presented at the international conferences sponsored by ISIJ are featured.

ISIJ International site Japanese version is here.


The journal provides an international medium for the publication of fundamental and technological aspects of the properties, structure, characterization and modeling, processing, fabrication, and environmental issues of iron and steel, along with related engineering materials.


I Fundamentals of High Temperature Processes
II Ironmaking
III Steelmaking
IV Casting and Solidification
V Instrumentation, Control, and System Engineering
VI Chemical and Physical Analysis
VII Forming Processing and Thermomechanical Treatment
VIII Welding and Joining
IX Surface Treatment and Corrosion
X Transformations and Microstructures
XI Mechanical Properties
XII Physical Properties
XIII New Materials and Processes
XIV Social and Environmental Engineering

Regular Articles (maximum of ten printed pages)

An original article documenting significant results that contribute to the extension of knowledge and promotion of our understanding, and that is presented in such a way that qualified workers can replicate the key elements on the basis of the information provided.

Review Articles

An article about an extensive survey on one particular subject, in which the already published information is compiled, analyzed, and discussed. Reviews are normally delegated, but voluntary proposal of a review topic(s) by a prospective author(s) is welcome.

Notes (maximum of three printed pages)

(a) An article on a new finding or an interesting aspect of an ongoing study that merits prompt preliminary publication in condensed form; (b) a medium for the presentation of new research and techniques; (c) topics, opinions, or proposals that would be of interest to the readers; and (d) criticisms or additional proofs and interpretations in connection with articles previously published in the institute journals. Once a manuscript has been submitted, the category cannot be changed. Even if there is agreement from the Editorial Board that the category should be changed, the manuscript must be re-submitted in the new category.

Publication Fee (Page Charge)

Per printed page: 9,300yen

Color Printing Cost (Color Charge)

Authors will pay the cost of color printing for the printed journal.
Cost per printed page: 32,408yen

Advance Publication Fees

For one manuscript: 4,700yen
However, for the English-language journal ISIJ International, an exemption will be made until 2019 by the research fund on "International Information Dissemination Promotion" supported by KAKENHI*.
 2015-16: 2,400yen / one manuscript
 2017-19: 3,200yen / one manuscript
 2020 and beyond: 4,700yen / one manuscript

*KAKENHI: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Price list for reprints 2014/04/01
(Japanese Yen)
Printed pages 50 reprints 100 reprints 150 reprints 200 reprints
1-2 4,800 6,700 8,600 10,500
3-4 5,800 7,700 10,500 12,400
5-6 5,800 8,600 11,500 13,400
7-8 6,700 9,600 12,400 15,300
9-10 6,700 10,500 13,400 17,200
11-12 7,700 10,500 15,300 19,100
13-14 7,700 11,500 16,200 21,000
15-16 7,700 12,400 17,200 22,000

Prices include surface mail rates.
Airmail service is available with additional charge upon request. Bank charge should be born by the remitter.

Editorial Board
Masahiro Susa
Tokyo Institute of

Greeting from Editor-in-Chief:
Welcome to ISIJ International World!
The journal ISIJ International collects first-class refereed papers from all over the world to provide an international medium for the publication of fundamental and technological aspects of processing and products of iron and steel, along with related engineering materials. There are twelve issues per year, and currently each issue contains Regular Articles, Review Articles, and Notes.
Special Issues/Special Topics are also organized according to proposals from the Institute’s members after approval by the Editorial Board. All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review by anonymous referees if found suitable for further consideration by the Editor. The journal maintains high standards of publishing ethics with strict processes in place, where Similarity Check is also conducted.
We highly recommend that you publish your latest excellent research in ISIJ International to spread all over the world. Also, please enjoy “Free Access” to all of ISIJ International’s articles.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Kunihiko Nakashima
Kyushu University
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Ryuji Uemori
Kyushu University
Associate Editors

Satoru Ando (JFE Steel Corp.)
Koichi Chiba (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Kunio Hayakawa (Shizuoka University)
Yasuyuki Hayakawa (JFE Steel Corp.)
Takaaki Iguchi (JFE Techno-Research Corp.)
Koji Kajikawa (The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.)
Eiki Kasai (Tohoku University) ※Adviser
Yoshiaki Kashiwaya (Kyoto University)
Tomoya Kawabata (The University of Tokyo)
Sei Kimura (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
Kazuya Kunitomo (Kyushu University)
Masaru Matsumura (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Ikuo Ohnuma (National Institute for Materials Science)
Hideki Ono (Osaka University)
Takeshi Sato (JFE Steel Corp.)
Noriyuki Tsuchida (University of Hyogo)
Hiroyuki Shibaya (Tohoku University)
Hiroyasu Shigemori (JFE Steel Corp.)

Expert Members

Ryuichi Ashida (Kyoto University)
Katsuhiro Fuchigami (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Kiyoshi Fukada (JFE Steel Corp.)
Hideaki Furumoto (Primetals Technologies Japan, Ltd.)
Kenichi Higuchi (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Yuta Hino (JFE Steel Corp.)
Nobuyuki Ishikawa (JFE Steel Corp.)
Akito Kasai (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
Yuuji Kimura (National Institute for Materials Science)
Yoshinao Kobayashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Hirokazu Konishi (Osaka University)
Hironari Kubo (Fukuoka Institute of Technology)
Yasushi Maeda (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
Masamitsu Matsumoto (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Hiroyuki Matsuura (The University of Tokyo)
Naoki Maruyama (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Goro Miyamoto (Tohoku University)
Taihei Nouchi (JFE Steel Corp.)
Masahiro Ohara (Ehime University)
Ko-ichiro Ohno (Kyushu University)
Munekazu Ohno (Hokkaido University)
Riki Okamoto (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Takayuki Otsuka (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Noritaka Saito (Kyushu University)
Eiji Tada (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Naoki Takata (Nagoya University)
Toru Takayama (Nippon Steel & Sumikin Technology Co.Ltd.)
Takao Terano (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yoshikazu Todaka (Toyohashi University of Technology)
Ippei Torigoe (Kumamoto University)
Koichi Tsutsumi (JFE Steel Corp.)
Nobuo Uehara (Utsunomiya University)
Eiji Yamasue (Ritsumeikan Univercity)
Akira Yanagida (Tokyo Denki University)

Advisory Board

Frederic Barlat (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Bo Björkmann (Lureä University of Technology)
Rob Boom (Delft University of Technology)
Alan W. Cramb (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Kip O. Findley (Colorado School of Mines)
Timo Fabritus (University of Oulu)
Roderick I. L. Guthrie (McGill University)
Heung Nam Han (Seoul National University)
Gerhard Hirt (RWTH Aachen University)
Christopher Hutchinson (Monash University)
Man Soo Joun (Gyeongsang National University)
Chong Soo Lee (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
Joseph R. McDermid (McMaster University)
Kenneth C. Mills (Imperial College, London)
Wojciech Z. Misiolek (Lehigh University)
Daniel Beat Mueller (Norwegian University of Science and Engineering)
Lena Sundqvist Ökvist (Swerea MEFOS)
Joo Hyun Park (Hanyang University)
Dirk Ponge (Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research)
Srinivasa Ranganathan (National Institute of Advanced Studies)
Joerg Schröeder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Petros Sofronis (University of Illinois)
Jan van der Stel (Tata Steel Research)
Brian G. Thomas (University of Illinois)
Shengli WU (University of Science and Technology Beijing)
Zhi-Gang Yang (Tsinghua University)
Paul Zulli (BlueScope Steel)