About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The thematic scope of the international scientific and technical journal Mechanics and Advanced Technologies is reflected in the subject sections:

1. Mechanics.

2. Up-to-date machines and the technologies of mechanical engineering.

3. Aviation Systems and Technologies .

The journal is devoted to the scientific-practical issues of deformable solid-state mechanics, dynamics and strength of machines, biomechanics, pressure forming processes, applied hydro-aeromechanics and industrial hydraulics, perfection of the methods for calculating and designing the components of mechanical structures, the automation and robotization of mechanical engineering, the development and application of cutting-edge technologies and up-to-date machines, physicotechnical material processing, as well as welding.

The purpose of publishing Mechanics and Advanced Technologies is to inform scientists around the world about the latest achievements and results of research in the field of mechanical engineering, as well as about the refined methods for calculating and designing the components of mechanical structures.

Self-archiving policy

Author's Original Version

The author's original version (submitted version) is defined as the un-refereed author version of an article. Authors may reuse the original version of the article anywhere at any time (on their own personal website and/or that of their employer and/or in free public servers of original version articles in their subject area), providing that once the article is accepted they provide a statement of acknowledgement, and that once the article has been published this acknowledgement is updated to provide details such as the volume and issue number, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), and a link to the published article on the Journal’s website:

"This article has been accepted for publication in Mechanics and Advanced Technologies."

Version of Record

The version of record (published version) is defined as a fixed version of the journal article.

Articles in the Journal are published under a CC BY licence. Authors are free to post and distribute their links anywhere including social media such as Facebook, blogs, and Twitter, as well as commercial repositories immediately upon publication. When posting, distributing or reusing articles, the journal should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication and correct citation details should be given. Authors should also deposit the URL of their published article in any repository, in addition to the PDF version. Preferably, the link should be, or include, the DOI.

The journal strongly encourages authors to deposit the version of record instead of the original version.

Peer Review Process

 The review process in the journal "Mechanics and Advanced Technologies" is double-blind which ensures that every submission goes through a similar and unbiased review when the authors and the reviewer’s identities are kept undisclosed from each other.

  The correspondence between the authors and the reviewers is maintained through a representative of the journal. On a request from the reviewer and in agreement with the editorial board, the correspondence between the authors and the reviewer may be revealed in the exceptional cases when it will improve the style and logic of the material in the paper.

 After the review process, if the paper is accepted for publication, the author gets notified by the editorial board via provided email. The author then needs to fill in a review form containing final recommendations.

 If a reviewer indicates that some parts of the manuscript need to be amended, the article is sent back to the author with a suggestion to account for the reviewer comments and resubmit the amended manuscript or to provide a reasoned disagreement with the reviewer’s comments. The amended manuscript should be resubmitted along with a letter from the author containing the responses to all the reviewer’s comments and explanations to all the changes made in the original manuscript. The amended manuscript with the letter is then sent to the reviewer for analysis. The reviewer then makes a final decision on the possibility to publish the amended paper. The date of the acceptance for publication is the date when the editorial board receives a consent from the reviewer for publication or the date when the editorial board makes a decision to publish the paper.

 In the case of disagreement with the reviewer’s comments, the author can provide reasoned objections to the editorial board. In this case, the paper will be considered at the session of the editorial board. The editorial board may require the manuscript to be additionally reviewed by another reviewer. The editorial board reserves the right to refuse the publication of the research paper if the author fails to account account for all the comments of the reviewer. In response to reviewer's request, the editorial board may send the manuscript for a review by another specialist adhering to the double-blind review standards.

 The final decision on the publication of the manuscript is made by the editor in chief or by an authorised member of editorial board. In special cases, the decision may be made by voting of all members of the editorial board. After the decision has been made, the author is notified via email and is informed about the approximate date of publication.

 In case of a positive decision, the submission is redirected to the manuscript in editor’s hand and then gets published according to the queue. In certain specific cases, the manuscript may be published on demand of editor in chief in the next journal issue.

The content of each journal issue is consolidated on each session of the academic board of MMI. This is noted on a corresponding page of each issue.

The manuscript accepted for publication may be further edited by the technical editor. Minor changes of a stylistic and/or formal character may be performed at this stage. These changes will not, in any case, affect the content of the paper and are typically performed without notifying the author. If the author requests so the final preprint edition of the paper may be coordinated with him/her.

The author bares all the responsibility for violating the copyright and/or any other existing codes practices and standards mandatory in his/her field. The responsibility for the research integrity, the validity of conclusions and the level of scientific and technical applicability is shared by the author and the reviewer.

Handling papers from editorial board members

Editorial members can submit their works with the prospect of their publication in the journal. This is a potential conflict of interest, especially in cases where the manuscript is submitted by the decision-maker.

During the review, such members of the editorial board will not participate in the selection of reviewers and the decision-making process for the manuscript. The review and adoption process will be controlled by a senior editor, independent of other editors. In some cases, the review process will be conducted by external independent experts to minimize possible bias in the evaluation of manuscripts submitted by members of the editorial board.

To ensure transparent and fair handling of these manuscripts, the following principles will be applied to them:

(1) The manuscripts of the members of the editorial board will be subject to double blind review, and members of the editorial board will not have access to information regarding their works, except for those available to all authors.

(2) Member(s) of the editorial board manuscripts will be reviewed by a minimum of two external peer reviewers.

(3) Member(s) of the editorial board manuscripts are treated as all submissions to the journal and may be subject to the full range of editorial decisions: reject without peer review, multiple revisions, reject after revision and/or accept.

(4) If accepted, member(s) of the editorial board manuscripts will carry a note to the reader showing how transparent the reviewing process had been.

Publication Frequency

Periodical "Mechanics and Advanced Technologies" is out standard three times a year.

We accept regular article submissions throughout the year.

The time period between submitting an article and its publication is about
3 months, if one of authors is subscruber and 9 months, otherwise.

Open Access Policy

This Journal practices the "Open access" policy

By “Open access”, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

In accordance with the text of the Budapest Open Access Initiative
http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations

Criteria for manuscripts

Journal of Mechanics and Advanced Technologies   takes under consideration for publication original articles with the understanding that neither the manuscript nor any part of its essential substance, tables or figures have been published previously in print form or electronically and are not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. 

Each submission packet should include the statement signed by the first author that the work has not been published previously or submitted elsewhere for review and a copyright transfer

Categorization of articles

Accepted articles are published in the following sections of the journal:

  • Mechanics.
  • Up-to-date machines and the technologies of mechanical engineering.
  • Aviation Systems and Technologies.
  • Articles commissioned by the editorial board.

Publication Ethics

The editorial staff of Mechanics and Advanced Technologies adheres to the ethical standards adopted by the international scientific community and does its best to prevent any breach of these standards. This declaration is in keeping with the policy of the journal and it is one of the main components of reviewing and publication of the journal.

The editorial staff of Mechanics and Advanced Technologies considers the recommendations and adheres to the standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit, the publisher Elsevier, as well as takes into account the experience of reputable international journals and publications.

The following criteria formulate the mandatory principles of professional conduct with respect to all parties involved in writing, reviewing and publishing a scientific article: authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, and readers. Adherence to the ethical standards of a scientific publication by all participants in the process contributes to the protection of authors' intellectual property rights, improving the quality of the Mechanics and Advanced Technologies journal in the eyes of the domestic and world scientific community and eliminating the possibility of unauthorized use of copyrighted material in favor of individuals.

 

1. Ethical obligations of the editorial staff

1. All materials submitted for publication are carefully selected and reviewed. The editorial staff reserves the right to reject an article, which does not meet the requirements, or return it for revision. The author is supposed to revise the article in consideration of remarks made by reviewers or the editorial staff.

2. The editor should review all manuscripts submitted for publication without bias, regardless of the race, religion, nationality, status or the place of work of the author(s).

3. The editor should review the manuscripts submitted for publication within the shortest possible time.

4. All responsibility for accepting or rejecting a manuscript rests with the editor. As a rule, a responsible and balanced approach to the fulfillment of these obligations implies that the editor should consider the recommendation of a reviewer, namely a Doctor of Science of a relevant scientific direction, in terms of the quality and reliability of a manuscript submitted for publication. However, the editorial staff may reject manuscripts without reviewing them if they do not correspond to the journal’s area of specialization.

5. The editor and members of the editorial staff should not give other persons information relating to the content of a manuscript under review, except those who are involved in the professional evaluation of this manuscript. After the editorial staff has made a favorable decision, an article is published in the journal and posted on corresponding Internet resources.

6. The editor should respect the intellectual independence of authors.

7. The responsibility and rights of a journal's editor in terms of any submitted manuscript, authored by this editor, should be delegated to other qualified person.

8. If the editor is given convincing evidence that the main content or conclusions of written work that is published in the journal are erroneous, the editor should report the error and, if possible, correct it. This report may be made by the person, who has detected the error, or by an independent author.

9. An author may request the editor not to involve some members of the editorial staff in reviewing a manuscript. However, the editor may decide to involve one or more reviewers if s/he feels that their opinions are important for the unbiased review of the manuscript. For example, such decision can be made when there are serious contradictions between this manuscript and the previous work done by a potential reviewer.

 

2. Ethical obligations of authors

1. The basic obligation of the author is to give the accurate report about research and the objective discussion of its significance.

2. The volume of the journal is a limited resource, therefore the author is obliged to use it rationally and economically.

3. The initial report about the results of research should be sufficiently full, containing necessary references to available sources of information so that experts in this field could use this work. If necessary, the author should make reasonable endeavors to provide other researchers with the samples of unusual materials that cannot be obtained in any other way. In this case, agreements on the transfer of materials, which reduce the scope of their application to protect the legitimate interests of authors, shall be adopted.

4. The author should cite those publications that have had decisive influence on the gist of the work being presented, as well as those publications that can promptly acquaint a reader with earlier works important for understanding this research. Apart from the reviews, the citations of works that are not directly relevant to the report should be minimized. The author shall conduct a literature search to find and cite original publications describing investigations closely related to this report. The sources of the essential materials used in this work should be properly indicated as well, if they are not obtained by the author himself.

5. The work should clearly identify any hazards and risks associated with research.

6. The fragmentation of reports on research should be avoided. A scientist, who conducts extensive research on a system or group of related systems, should organize publication so as to make a full report on each aspect of the overall study.

7. When preparing a manuscript for publication, the author should inform the editor about his/her related manuscripts submitted or accepted for printing. Copies of these manuscripts should be presented to the editor and their links to the manuscript submitted for publication are to be indicated.

8. The author should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same results in more than one journal as a primary publication, unless it is a resubmission because of a rejection by journal's editors or withdrawal of the manuscript by the author. Suppose the author may submit a full article in manuscript that elaborates on the concise preliminary report on the same work, which was previously published. When submitting such manuscript, however, the editor should be notified of an earlier report, while the preliminary report should be cited in the manuscript.

9. The author should state clearly sources of all cited information except common knowledge. Information that has been obtained privately in the course of a conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties should not be used or disclosed in the work of the author without the prior consent of the researcher who provided this information. This also holds true for information received from rendering of confidential services, for instance, when reviewing manuscripts or projects submitted for grants.

10. Experimental research or theoretical investigations can sometimes serve as a basis for criticizing another researcher's work. Published articles may contain, as appropriate, similar criticism. However, personal criticism cannot be considered appropriate under any circumstances.

11. The co-authors of the article should be all those, who have made a significant scientific contribution to the work and who share responsibility for the obtained results. Other contribution should be mentioned in article's Acknowledgements. Administrative relations with the research shall not be cause for qualifying a responsible person as a co-author (in some cases, however, it may be expedient to note considerable administrative assistance to the work). The deceased, who meet the above criteria, should be put on the List of Contributors and the date of their death specified. Fictitious names cannot be specified as the author or co-author of the work. The author, who submits the manuscript for publication, is responsible for ensuring that the list of co-authors includes only those persons who meet the criteria of authorship. If an article is written by several authors, the author, who submits contact details and documents as well as carries on correspondence with editors, takes the responsibility for the consent of other authors of the article to its publishing in the journal.

12. Authors should inform the editor about any potential conflict of interest, such as consulting or financial interests of a company, which could be affected by the publication of the results contained in this manuscript. Authors should ensure that there are no contractual relationship or material rights, which could affect the publication of the information contained in the submitted manuscript.

 

3. Ethical obligations of reviewers

1. Since the reviewing of manuscripts is an essential step in the process of publication, therefore each scientist is obliged to do a certain amount of work on the review.

2. If a chosen reviewer is not sure that his or her skills correspond to the level of research described in a manuscript, s/he should return the manuscript immediately.

3. The reviewer should objectively evaluate the quality of a manuscript, experimental and theoretical material, its interpretation and presentation, as well as consider the extent to which the work meets high scientific and literary standards. The reviewer should respect the intellectual independence of authors.

4. The reviewer should consider the potential for a conflict of interest when a manuscript is closely related to the current or published work of the reviewer. When in doubt, the reviewer should immediately return the manuscript without a review, indicating a conflict of interest.

5. The reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript if s/he has personal or professional connections with the author or co-author, and if such relationship may affect the evaluation of the manuscript.

6. The reviewer should consider a manuscript submitted for a review as a confidential document. The reviewer should not show the manuscript to other persons or discuss it with colleagues, except in special cases when the reviewer seeks someone's special advice.

7. Reviewers should adequately explain and reason their opinions so that editors and authors could understand on what grounds the reviewers make their remarks. Any statement that an observation, conclusion, or argument has already been published should be accompanied with a proper reference.

8. The reviewer should note any instances of the insufficient citation of other scientists directly related to the peer-reviewed work; whereas it should be borne in mind that remarks about the insufficient citation of reviewer's own research may have a bias in favor of the latter. The reviewer should draw editor's attention to any significant similarity between this manuscript and any published article or any manuscript submitted simultaneously to another journal.

9. The reviewer should give timely a written opinion of a manuscript.

10. Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information, arguments or interpretations contained in the manuscript without the author's consent. However, when the information indicates that some of reviewer's own research may be not worthwhile, the cessation of such work by the reviewer does not run counter to ethical standards.

 

4. Ethical obligations of a publisher

A publisher is responsible for the publication of copyrighted material, adhering to the following fundamental principles and procedures:

1. Facilitate the fulfillment of ethical obligations by the editorial staff, publishing team, reviewers and authors.

2. Assist the editorial staff to deal with complaints about the ethical aspects of published material and help them interact with other journals and/or publishers if this facilitates the fulfillment of editors' obligations.

3. Abide by the provision that journal's activity is a non-profit-making project.

4. Facilitate the process of publishing corrections, clarifications, denials and apologies if necessary.

5. Enable the editorial staff to revoke publications containing plagiarism and unreliable data.

Correction and retraction policy

Mechanics and Advanced Technologies (Mech. Adv. Technol.) believes in protecting and maintaining the integrity of the academic record. Articles officially published in IBB are considered as the "Version of Record". When the scientific information in an article is substantially undermined then it becomes necessary for IBB to publish corrections to, or retractions of articles published in the journal, at the discretion of the editors.

Article correction: This action is reserved to notify readers of an important error that has a negative impact on the version of record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Corrections to peer-reviewed content are divided into:

Publisher correction ('erratum'): error made by the journal staff.

Author correction ('corrigendum'): error made by the authors.

Addendum: an addition to the article by its Authors to explain inconsistencies, to expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.

We expect authors to inform the journal’s Managing editor of any major mistake or error in their article after it has been published online.

Corrections are made at the journal's discretion, sometimes with advice from Reviewers, Advisory Board members or Editorial Board members. A correction will be issued by the editors when it is determined that the scientific community would be better served by a correction than a retraction. Editors will contact the authors of the article concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and if so which type rests with the editors.

A correction notice is published as soon as possible. There will be links from the online version of the article to the Erratum/Corrigendum and vice versa. Publishable amendments receive a DOI.

Mech. Adv. Technol. may consider correcting the actual article online (PDF), at the editor’s discretion. We will add a correction notice at the end to say what has been changed since it was first published and publish an erratum.

Article Retraction: This action is reserved for articles that are seriously flawed and so the findings or conclusions cannot be relied upon. Journal editors should consider retracting an article if:

  • it contains infringements of professional ethical codes, such as bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, double publication, any other practice or act considered potentially harmful to the scientific community;
  • it contains major errors (e.g. miscalculations or experimental errors) or the main conclusion is no longer valid or seriously undermined as a result of new evidence coming to light of which Authors were not aware at the time of publication;
  • it contains errors reported by the authors (for example, errors due to the mixing up of samples or use of a scientific tool or equipment that is found subsequently to be faulty).

For any retracted article, the reason for retraction and who is instigating the retraction will be clearly stated in the retraction notice. The retraction notice will be linked to the retracted article and the article will be clearly marked as retracted (the original article is retained unchanged except for a watermark which is included on each page of the article PDF indicating that it has been "retracted").

A retraction note titled "Retraction: [Article Title]" is published in a subsequent issue of the journal and is listed in the table of contents of this issue.

We may consider an expression of concern notice if an article is under investigation.

Note that if the authors retain copyright for an article this does not mean they automatically have the right to retract it after publication.

Article Replacement: In cases where an article, if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original paper may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. Under such circumstances, the above procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the article retraction notice will contain a link to the corrected re-published article together with a history of the document.

Informed consent

The journal requires at the point of submission that a consent form has been completed for any case report or image in which an individual or a group of individuals can be identified.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers for which the ethical aspects are, in the Board’s opinion, open to doubt.

Authorship

Mechanics and Advanced Technologies (Mech. Adv. Technol.) follows the recommendations on authorship presented in the Council of Science Editors (CSE) White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications.

AUTHORSHIP

Authors are individuals identified by the research group to have made substantial contributions to the reported work and agree to be accountable for these contributions.

Individuals who contributed to the work but whose contributions were not of sufficient magnitude to warrant authorship should be identified by name in Acknowledgments section.

Who should be listed as an author and the order of author listing are determined by the authors.

As a general guideline, persons listed as authors should have contributed substantively to (1) the conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting of the article or revising it critically for important content; (3) final approval of the version to be published.

The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have agreed (1) to be authors and to be listed in the order specified by the submitting author; (2) to the manuscript's content; (3) to its submission to Mech. Adv. Technol.

If any changes to authorship are proposed after the manuscript is submitted, the corresponding author must provide the Editorial Office with signed documentation from each author on the manuscript, including those being added or removed, affirming that the authors all agree to the changes.

Please contact mmi_2@kpi.ua regarding any authorship changes. Mech. Adv. Technol. accepts no responsibility for deciding matters of authorship, including but not limited to the names of the authors and listed order. Mech. Adv. Technol. reserves the right to not publish the manuscripts that are in dispute.

GROUP AUTHORSHIP

Group authorship may be appropriate when a group of researchers has collaborated on a project, such as a multicenter trial, a consensus document, or an expert panel.

The submitting author must identify any group named as an author as well as the named individuals from that group who accept responsibility for the article.

If all individuals belonging to the group take responsibility, then the group itself is an author and all members must be named. In this case the group name should appear in the byline, and the names of all members should appear in a note.

If the group is the only author, then at least one author must be identified by name who will be responsible for manuscript communications, and who will respond to inquiries about the published article. This author's name and contact information should be presented as the Corresponding Author in a note on the title page.

If a subset of group members is taking responsibility for the article, then these individuals must be named. In this case, the named members should appear in the byline along with the group name. Other members who are not authors may be listed in the Acknowledgments.

The originality of work and plagiarism

The editorial board of the journal uses the Unicheck system to check the originality of the material presented in each manuscript.

Language

Publication languages - English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Submission

The author submits the manuscript of the research paper to the editorial board according to the requirements and policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not conform to the requirements, are not registered and rejected without further consideration.
Registered manuscripts are sent to independent scientific experts for evaluation. The submitted manuscript are accepted for publication after a positive review.

The cost of publication

The Journal does not charge for the review and publication of the article.  For each author, the publication is free.

 

Conflict of interest

The Editorial Board of the Journal is governed by the Provision on the Refusal to Publish Scientific Articles (Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE) when it comes to rejecting an article or correcting an already printed paper. Unpublished materials in an article that has been accepted are not used by members of the Editorial Board for their own research without reference to the author of an already published work. Interesting and useful information from the submitted articles can be used only for familiarization and not used in their own interests. Advertising, reprinting, and other manipulations do not affect the decisions of members of the Editorial Board to accept articles. The Editorial Board of the Journal is obliged to carry out technical, scientific, linguistic editing of accepted articles. The Editorial Board is committed to collaborating and interacting with potential and actual authors of articles, providing them with the necessary assistance and answering their questions.

Journal History

Founded in 1964.

In 1964 he was established as a scientific research journal 'Vestnik Kievskogo politehnicheskogo instituta. Mashinostroenie ".

In 1995 the name was changed to "Vestnik Nacional'nogo tehnicheskogo universiteta "Kievskij politehnicheskij institut". Serija mashinostroenie" (ISSN 0372-6053).

In 2011, changed to "Vìsnik Nacìonalʹnogo tehnìčnogo unìversitetu Ukraïni "Kiïvsʹkij polìtehničnij ìnstitut». Serìâ Mašinobuduvannâ" (ISSN 2305-9001).In 2014 added ISSN (Online ISSN 2409-5966)

In 2017 Mechanics and Advanced Technologies  

ISSN 2521-1943 (Print)