Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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

1. Mechanics.

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

3. Aviation and rocket-space technology.

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.

 

 

 

Section Policies

Mechanics

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

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

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Aviation and rocket-space technology

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial invited article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

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.

 

 

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

 

CC Licensing

      

Journal “Mechanics and Advanced Technologies” is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA:

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike   

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

License helps licensors retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work non-commercially.  Creative Commons license ensures licensors get the credit for their work they deserve. Creative Commons license works around the world and lasts as long as applicable copyright lasts (because they are built on copyright). 

Licensor allows derivative works, he may also choose to require that anyone who uses the work (licensees) to make that new work available under the same license terms. This idea is named as  “ShareAlike” and it is one of the mechanisms that helps the digital commons grow over time.

 

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system for distributed archival storage of published content in numerous libraries and information centers. The LOCKSS project libraries guarantee long-term storage of exhaustive journal archives and automatic restoration of corrupted information. Read more ...

 

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 and rocket-space technology.
  • Articles commissioned by the editorial board.

 

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

Language publications - 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.