About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The ACM journal covers a broad spectrum of topics in all fields of applied and computational mechanics with special emphasis on mathematical modelling and numerical simulations with experimental support, if relevant. Our audience is the international scientific community, academics as well as engineers interested in such disciplines. Original research papers falling into the following areas are considered for possible publication:

  • solid mechanics,
  • mechanics of materials,
  • thermodynamics,
  • biomechanics and mechanobiology,
  • fluid-structure interaction,
  • dynamics of multibody systems,
  • mechatronics,
  • vibrations and waves,
  • reliability and durability of structures,
  • structural damage and fracture mechanics,
  • heterogenous media and multiscale problems,
  • structural mechanics,
  • experimental methods in mechanics.
This list is neither exhaustive nor fixed.


Benefits to Authors

The ACM journal offers the following benefits:

  • free for authors – there is no charge for submission, processing and publication of an accepted paper; free use of colour figures in the online version of the journal,
  • free for readers – the journal is indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – your work will be available to the worldwide scientific community,
  • your work will be available also via the Applied Science & Technology Source database – the journal is indexed by EBSCO,   
  • wide and rapid dissemination of your work – since 2016 the journal has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings provided by Elsevier,
  • free hard copy of the journal for authors – each corresponding author of the accepted paper will receive a hard copy of the journal issue which their work is published in,
  • your work will be usually published in 2-6 months – the length of the review and publication process depends on the date of submission and on the quality of the manuscript.


Review Policy

Each submitted manuscript undergoes a single-blind peer review process. After a positive initial review made by the Editor and passing plagiarism check performed by the Crossref Similarity Check engine, the manuscript is assigned to a Section Editor and at least two independent reviewers are selected. Once the Section Editor receives comments from the reviewers, the corresponding author is notified by e-mail. The possible editorial decisions and the aspects which can be taken into account by the reviewers are outlined in Reviewer Guidelines.

In any stage of the review process, the revisions of the manuscript must always be submitted together with a point-by-point outline of changes made with respect to reviewers’ and Editor’s comments or a suitable rebuttal to all non-addressed comments must be provided.

The decision to accept the paper for publication is always conditional on submitting a manuscript and all source files (text and figures included) that satisfy the ACM requirements (see Author Guidelines). Manuscripts that do not satisfy these conditions cannot be published.

All stages of the publication process (submission and review included) adhere to the ACM Publication Ethics.