Electronic Journal Reliability: Theory & Applications (ISSN 1932-2321) has been published by Gnedenko Forum since January 2006.

The Journal covers various areas of risk analysis (reliability, safety, security, survivability, antiterrorism defensive ability, quality control, reliability testing, queuing models, and other related topics). Reliability: Theory & Applications (ISSN  1932-2321) is a peer-reviewed journal for researchers and practitioners who are involved in risk analysis and reliability engineering. The Journal will publish high-quality papers covering foundational, theoretical, methodological, and practical issues relevant for the safe and reliable design and operation of engineering systems from any industrial sector.

Theoretical and applied papers, reviews, memoirs, and bibliographical material on the topics are subjects of publication. Pure theoretical papers should contain new problems and/or new solutions and outline practical applications, but should not be overloaded with clumsy formal material. Priority is given to clear practical applications and case studies. Papers presented for publication are directed to members of the Editorial Board for review. The only exception is made for papers presented by Associate Editors who can personally recommend papers for publication.


Publication in Electronic Journal Reliability: Theory & Applications (ISSN 1932-2321) is equal to publication in other international scientific journals.

Important aspects include:

  • Systems reliability assessment

  • Risk analysis methods

  • Use of risk and reliability analyses

  • Foundational issues

  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

  • Expert judgments

  • Resilience analysis and engineering

  • Security and Vulnerability

  • Critical infrastructure vulnerability assessment and safety

  • Hazard analysis

  • Failure analysis

  • Reliability modelling and analysis

  • Maintainability analysis

  • Maintenance modelling, planning, scheduling and optimisation

  • Repairable systems analysis

  • Availability modelling and analysis

  • Integrated logistics support

  • Life cycle costs

  • Human reliability

  • Software reliability

  • Safety critical software

  • Systems health monitoring

  • Degradation modelling

  • Fault diagnostics

  • Fault prognostics

  • Reliability data collection and analysis

  • Service system reliability

  • Condition monitoring

  • Accident analysis/Incident reporting

  • Reliability test planning/Reliability assurance programmes

  • Accelerated degradation and life tests

  • Physics of failure

  • Root cause analysis

  • Advanced simulation techniques for risk and reliability analysis

  • Meta-models for risk and reliability analysis

  • Optimisation methods

and others.


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Journal Title 

  Reliability: Theory & Applications



  Volume 1 / 2006 - Volume 12 / 2017


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  Gnedenko Forum




- Systems reliability assessment

- Risk analysis methods

- Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

- Expert judgments

- Resilience analysis and engineering

- Hazard and failure analysis

 -Maintenance (reliability) modelling


and other






Current Issue

Ahmadur Rahman, Showkat Ahmad Lone, Arif Ul Islam

Statistical Analysis for Type-I Progressive Hybrid Censored Data from Burr Type XII Distribution under Step-Stress Partially Accelerated Life Test Model


Progressive hybrid censoring scheme is now quite common in the experiment of life testing and reliability analysis. In this article the data, failure life times of units, is obtained by using type-I progressive hybrid censoring scheme. It is assumed that data follows Burr Type XII distribution. The point and interval estimation of the Burr Type XII distribution parameters and acceleration factor are performed using maximum likelihood estimator under stress partially accelerated life test model. Monte Carlo simulation study is used to obtain the biases and mean square errors of the estimators.


Keywords: Reliability, type I progressive hybrid censoring scheme, Burr Type XII distribution, maximum likelihood function, Monte Carlo simulation, Step-Stress partially accelerated life test model.


Baffa Sani, Ramatu Idris Gatawa, Ibrahim Yusuf

Reliability Assessment of Deteriorating System


Industrial equipment and technical systems are exposed various degree of deterioration ranging from minor deterioration, medium to major deterioration and subsequently failed thereafter and are replaced at failure. Such deteriorations can slightly reduce system performance and will ultimately lead to random failure. This paper presents modelling and evaluation of reliability characteristics such as availability, profit and mean time to failure (MTTF) of a system subjected to three consecutive stages of deterioration (minor, medium and major) before failure. Markov models of the system are derived through the system state transition probabilities and differential equations which are further used to evaluate the system availability, busy period, profit and mean time to failure (MTTF). Based on assumed numerical values given to system parameters, graphical illustrations are given to highlight important results.


Keywords: Deterioration, Reliability, Availability, profit

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