Society Journal

The International Symposium on Ballistics (ISB) has always encouraged the publication of a wide range of types of paper from work in progress at one end of the spectrum to papers of journal quality at the other. We have always encouraged new researchers to publish their work as part of their education.

At the 23rd ISB, at Tarragona, Spain, Bo Janzon, the IBC Chair, surveyed the delegates about publishing some of the higher quality papers in a special edition of a recognized journal. The delegates strongly supported his idea and he negotiated with the editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanics (JAM) for a special edition, containing about 25 papers, devoted to the ISB.

The first edition of this special edition was published at the 25th, Beijing symposium. Since this first edition two more, please see below, were published by the JAM, and the quality of the papers and the number submitted has increased significantly.

From and including the 28th ISB at Atlanta in September 2014, reviewed publication of Symposium will occur in Defence Technology (DT), an Elsevier scientific journal.

Peer Reviewed Papers


Journal & volume

25th BeijingJ. Appl. Mech 77 No. 5
26th MiamiJ. Appl. Mech 78 No. 5
27th FreburgJ. Appl. Mech 80 No. 3
28th AtlantaDefence Technology 10, Issue 2
29th EdinburghDefence Technology 12, Issues 2 & 3
30th Long BeachDefence Technology 13, Issues 3 & 4
31st HyderabadDefence Technology 15, Issue 5

Peer Review of Papers for the 33rd ISB

Authors of papers for the 33rd ISB, which they wish to publish in a peer reviewed Journal, must submit their manuscripts to Defence Technology.

Please make sure that you will submit it to "Defence Technology" as an "SI: for 2023 International Symp. Ballistics" paper. If you would possess a registration with the Elsevier EES system you can easily submit your manuscript by using your previous login, but then please also make sure that you submit it to Defence Technology.

Instructions for authors are available. The paper should be written in the format of an "Original article", but in exceptional cases also a "Review article" of high quality may be accepted. 

The full manuscript must be submitted by 31 March 2023.

Please note that concurrently you must also submit an abstract of the paper via, marking it with "Paper submitted for Defence Technology", or, preferably, with the DT submission number ("DETEC-D-23-xxxxx") if already obtained.

Only papers which will be selected for presentation at the 33rd ISB and accepted by the DT Editor, after reviews and amendments were made, will be eligible for publication in Defence Technology. Authors, whose papers may possibly be rejected for publication by DT, will have the option to revise the paper to the format required for the Proceedings and submit it for publication therein, latest by 1 July, 2023.

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