Welding Journal

Welding Journal

The authority in metal fabrication for 100 years

The Welding Journal has been published continually since 1922 — an unmatched link to all issues and advancements concerning metal fabrication and construction.  A new email, wj100@aws.org, has been established for the magazine’s 100th anniversary. Let us know what you’d like to read and stay tuned for future specialties in relation to our centennial.

Celebrating the Welding Journal’s Centennial


The Welding Journal’s first sparks were made in January 1922. Back then, we were called Proceedings of the American Welding Society. The inaugural issue contained more than 40 pages. In February 1922, we were titled Journal of the American Welding Society. The Welding Journal first appeared in September 1934. As a true tribute to our past, please click on the links in the previous sentences to read those issues.

Through the decades, we’ve been there witnessing AWS history, extraordinary events, industry achievements, remarkable projects, and so much more. This year, we’re honored to celebrate 100 years of continuous publication. Each magazine in 2022 will have a special column dedicated to our anniversary. Thank you for marking this milestone with us.

Each month the Welding Journal delivers news of the welding and metal fabricating industry. Stay informed on the latest products, trends, technology and events via in-depth articles, full-color photos and illustrations, and timely, cost-saving advice. Also featured are articles and supplements on related activities, such as testing and inspection, maintenance and repair, design, training, personal safety, and brazing and soldering.

The Welding Journal has earned more than 60 editorial and design awards, including multiple Charlie Awards from the Florida Magazine Association (FMA), and Tabbie Awards from the Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI).

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Welding JournalThe February Preview of the Welding Journal  is Here

This month’s sneak peek article, “Material Conditions and Filler Metal Selection” from the Welding Journal features showcase articles.

The full edition of February’s Welding Journal will feature other articles including: An Introduction to SMAW and SAW Consumables, What to Know about Nickel-Based Tungsten Carbide-Cored Wires, Miracle Place’s Welcoming Metal, and the Welding Research Supplement.

Members can view the current issue for  Welding Journal − January 2023

Welding Journal Submissions
For article and editorial submissions to be featured in the Welding Journal, please contact Kristin Campbell: kcampbell@aws.org.


Authors submitting feature articles to the Welding Journal should review the Author Guidelines

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