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:
- Mechanics. The section is devoted to the scientific and practical problems of the mechanics of deformable solids, the dynamics and strength of machines, biomechanics, pressure treatment processes, applied hydro-aeromechanics and industrial hydraulics.
- Up-to-date machines and the technologies of mechanical engineering. Section dedicated to the scientific and practical problems of improving methods of calculation and design elements of engineering structures, automation and robotics engineering, development and implementation of advanced technologies and machines mechanical and physical-technical processing of materials and welding.
- Aviation Systems and Technologies. The section is devoted to scientific and practical problems of development and implementation of technologies and processes of project management, management of quality systems, certification, standardization, technologies of utilization in high-tech engineering, promising materials, problems of development, design and production of aerospace systems, development of educational technologies.
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.
Categorization of articles
Accepted articles are published in the following sections of the journal:
- Up-to-date machines and the technologies of mechanical engineering.
- Aviation Systems and Technologies.
- Articles commissioned by the editorial board.
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.
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
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.
(1) Plagiarism (and self-plagiarism) in whole or in part without proper citation. All the citations should be correct. An author need to have written permission from the copyright owner for any reproduced figures or tables – exceptions exist under the fair dealing concept. An author must guarantee his/her submission is original, owned by the author, that no part of it has been previously published (partly or in full), and that no other agreement to publish it or a part of it is outstanding. The manuscript must not be under consideration elsewhere.
(2) Falsification or fabrication of data. No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support conclusions. Fabrication, falsification or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. If an author uses secondary data (datasets gathered by someone else), he/she need to obtain copyright clearance before data can be reproduced (exceptions exist under the fair dealing concept).
3) Misappropriation of others’ work. All the contributors to an article are to be included and all acknowledgments should be up-to-date. An author(s) should acknowledge the work of others used in the research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of the study.
(4) The deliberate exclusion of information regarding financial support that would be viewed as a conflict of interest. An author should openly to disclose any conflict of interest – for example, if publication were to benefit a company or services in which the author(s) has a vested interest.
Publication languages - English and Ukrainian.
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.
Mechanics and Advanced Technologies is published as an "golden" open-access journal, whereby individuals anywhere in the world can read, download and share our peer-reviewed articles free of charge. Such unrestricted online access ensures that authors can have their work read by a much larger audience than is typically possible through more traditional subscription-based journals.
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.
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.
Correction and retraction policy
Mechanics and Advanced Technologies (M&AT) believes in protecting and maintaining the integrity of the academic record. Articles officially published in M&AT are considered as the "Version of Record". When the scientific information in an article is substantially undermined then it becomes necessary for M&AT 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.
M&AT 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.
The journal requires at the point of submission that a consent form has been completed.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers for which the ethical aspects are, in the Board’s opinion, open to doubt.
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All the articles are placed indefinitely and free of charge in full-text format on the official website of the journal immediately after the publication of the issue. Full-text access to the journal’s research articles is provided on the official website of the journal in the Archives section and on the site of the V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine and Electronic Archive of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (ELAKPI)
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.
Mechanics and Advanced Technologies follows the recommendations on authorship presented in the Council of Science Editors' (CSE) Recommendations for Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications.
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.
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 M&AT.
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 email@example.com regarding any authorship changes. M&AT accepts no responsibility for deciding matters of authorship, including but not limited to the names of the authors and listed order. M&AT reserves the right to not publish the manuscripts that are in dispute.
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.
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.
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 Natsional'nogo tekhnicheskogo universiteta "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Seriya mashinostroenie" (ISSN 0372-6053).
In 2011, changed to "Visnyk Natsionalnoho tekhnichnoho universytetu "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Seriia mashynobuduvannia" (ISSN 2305-9001). In 2014 - ISSN (Online ISSN 2409-5966)
In 2017 Mechanics and Advanced Technologies ISSN 2521-1943 (Print) ISSN 2522-4255 (Online)