The theory of rings, algebras and their representations has evolved to be a well-defined subdiscipline of general algebra, combining its proper methodology with that of other disciplines, thus leading to a wide variety of application fields, ranging from algebraic geometry or number theory to theoretical physics and robotics. Due to this, many ring papers in these domains got dispersed in the scientific literature, making it extremely difficult for researchers to keep track of recent developments. Algebras and Representation Theory aims to play a unifying role in this, presenting to its reader both up-to-date information about progress within the field of rings, algebras and their representations, as well as clarifying relationships with other fields. To realize this aim Algebras and Representation Theory will publish carefully refereed papers relating, in its broadest sense, to the structure and representation theory of algebras, including Lie algebras and superalgebras, rings of differential operators, group rings and algebras, C*-algebras and Hopf algebras (with particular emphasis on quantum groups).
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Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics' aims & scopes have been re-designed to cover both the theoretical, applied, and numerical aspects associated with those cracking related phenomena taking place, at a micro-, meso-, and macroscopic level, in materials/components/structures of any kind. The journal aims to cover the cracking/mechanical behaviour of materials/components/structures in those situations involving both time-independent and time-dependent system of external forces/moments (such as, for instance, quasi-static, impulsive, impact, blasting, creep, contact, and fatigue loading). Since, under the above circumstances, the mechanical behaviour of cracked materials/components/structures is also affected by the environmental conditions, the journal would consider also those theoretical/experimental research works investigating the effect of external variables such as, for instance, the effect of corrosive environments as well as of high/low-temperature.