Reliability Engineering and System Safety

Reliability Engineering and System Safety is an international journal devoted to the development and application of methods for the enhancement of the safety and reliability of complex technological systems, like nuclear power plantschemical plantshazardous waste facilitiesspace systems,offshore and maritime systemstransportation systems, constructedinfrastructure and manufacturing plants. The journal normally publishes only articles that involve the analysis of substantive problems related to the reliability of complex systems or present techniques and/or theoretical results that have a discernable relationship to the solution of such problems. An important aim is to achieve a balance between academic material and practical applications.

The following topics are within the scope of the journal: methods for reliability and probabilistic safety assessment; model and parameter uncertainties; aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, data collection and analysis; engineering judgement and expert opinions; human reliability; test and maintenance policies; models for ageing and life extension; systems analysis of the impact of earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, winds, floods, etc.; codes, standards and safety criteria; operator decision support systems; software reliability; methods and applications of automatic fault detection and diagnosis; dynamic reliability; design and evaluation of man machine systems and human interfaces; design innovation for safety and reliability; safety culture; accident investigation and management. The journal does not normally publish articles that involve fuzzy sets and related non-probabilistic methods unless they contribute significantly to the solution of substantive problems related to the analysis of real systems.

The journal will contain contributed material in the form of original research papers, review articles, industrial case studies, safety recommendations, and short communications.


Journal of Risk and Reliability

The Journal of Risk and Reliability is a peer-reviewed journal for researchers and practitioners who are involved in the field of risk analysis and reliability engineering. The journal will publish high quality papers covering all practical issues associated with the safe and reliable design and operation of engineering systems from any industrial sector.

Important factors which contribute to this subject area include:


  • Systems reliability assessment


  • Risk analysis


  • Safety case production / safety critical systems


  • Hazard analysis


  • Maintainability


  • Maintenance planning, scheduling and optimisation


  • Repairable systems analysis


  • Failure analysis


  • Availability modelling


  • Integrated logistics support


  • Life cycle costs


  • Human reliability


  • Software reliability


  • Safety critical software


  • Systems health monitoring


  • Fault diagnostics


  • Fault prognostics


  • Reliability data collection and analysis


  • Service system reliability


  • Condition monitoring


  • Accident analysis / Incident reporting


  • Reliability test planning / Reliability assurance programmes


  • Security


  • Physics of failure


  • Root cause analysis

The Journal of Risk and Reliability is for researchers and practitioners who are involved in the field of risk analysis and reliability engineering. The remit of the Journal covers concepts, theories, principles, approaches, methods and models for the proper understanding, assessment, characterisation and management of the risk and reliability of engineering systems.