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Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics

Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics (PEP)is a monthly peer-reviewed chemistry journal that covers all disciplines of explosives. Its impact factor in 2017 was 1.749.[1]

Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics  
Publication details
Publication history
Wiley-VCH (Germany)
Standard abbreviations
Propellants Explos. Pyrotech.
ISSN0721-3115 (print)
1521-4087 (web)

The journal was founded in 1976 by Hiltmar Schubert, then director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT) Pfinztal/Germany and Verlag Chemie/Weinheim. PEP was intended as a successor journal to Explosivstoffe, a journal which had appeared between 1953 and 1975 but which had been published exclusively in German.[2]

Since 1982, PEP has been the official journal of the International Pyrotechnics Society and is published by Wiley-VCH.

Besides original research in the form of full papers and communications, the journal contains review-type articles and a section dealing with news, obituaries, book reviews and conference report). It is edited by Peter Elsner, director of Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT, Germany), Norbert Eisenreich (ICT) and Randall L. Simpson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA).

The journal publishes up to 120 articles per year and has a content of 900 to 1,000 pages.[3]


  1. ^ Clarivate Analytics - Journal Citation Report. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ H. Schubert, Ein Leben für die Explosivstoff-Forschung im Nachkriegsdeutschland, Fraunhofer Institut für Chemische Technologie, Pfinztal, 2007
  3. ^ "Assessment of Propellants Explos. Pyrotech.". SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Retrieved March 9, 2009.