About the Journal
Mechanics and Control covers a wide range of theoretical and applied aspects of mechanics, mechanical engineering, vibration theory, machine dynamics, robotics, mechatronics, vibroacoustics, control of dynamical systems, active noise and vibration control methods, smart technologies, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, operational reliability, problems of computer aided simulations and design and noise and vibration environment protection.
The journal has appeared regularly since 1982. In Mechanics and Control are published original papers of a high technical and linguistic standard that have received positive opinions of independent reviewers.
Mechanics and Control is indexed in the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) list of scientific journals. It has been assigned 9 points in the most recent 2016 list.
The journal is currently indexed in: BazTech and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Focus and Scope
Mechanics and Control covers a wide range of theoretical and applied aspects of mechanics, mechanical engineering, vibration theory, machine dynamics, robotics, mechatronics, vibroacoustics, control of dynamical systems, active noise and vibration control methods, smart technologies, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, operational reliability, problems of computer-aided simulations and design and noise and vibration environment protection. High-quality overview papers in the above fields will also be considered.
Peer Review Process
- Each manuscript is subject to review by independent reviewers.
- Reviewer names are kept in confidence.
- Each reviewer is requested to confirm the lack of the conflict of interest.
- The review ends with an explicit recommendation whether the manuscript is suitable for publication or it is to be rejected.
- The journal publishes once a year a list of reviewers.
The review form of manuscripts submitted to Mechanics and Control uses the following items:
1. Reviewer’s recommendation
2. Reviewer’s overall rating of paper
3. For the paper:
3.1. Does the paper report original research?
3.2. Is the research methodology and treatment for the study appropriate and applied properly?
3.3. Is the title adequate?
3.4. Are the summary and conclusions adequate?
3.5. Is the arrangement of material suitable?
3.6. Is adequate reference made to other works in the field?
3.7. Are any portions of paper, or any illustrations unnecessary?
3.8. Can any material be deleted without detriment?
3.9. Is the language of paper correct?
4. General comments for the author(s)
Open Access Policy
This journal is an open access journal that supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).
In agreement with this initiative, the users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles published in Mechanics and Control. The constraints imposed on reproduction and distribution are that the integrity of the articles will be preserved, the authors will be properly acknowledged and the origin of the publications will be made known.
Mechanics and Control has more than thirty years' uninterrupted tradition. The history of the journal dates back to 1982. It was first published in Polish under the name 'Mechanika', and it appeared under this name during the years 1982-2004. In 2005 it changed its name to Mechanics, when English became the principal language of publication. The journal scope was enlarged in 2010 to include not only the traditional mechanical field, but also the active control of dynamical systems, smart materials and structures as well as robotics. To reflect better the new scope the name was changed to Mechanics and Control.
Following the previous Editors-in-Chief: Józef Giergiel,Zbigniew Engel and Bogdan Sapiński, Piotr Cupiał took over as Editor in the beginning of 2013.
Mechanics and Control is indexed in the Polish Ministry of Science and Education evaluation list of scientific journals and it is rated at 5 points (the ranking for the year 2013, the journal appears on the list under the name Mechanics/AGH University of Science and Technology).