Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

As inspired by concept of “MECHANICS” (written as “MEKANIKA” in Indonesian), the MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika provides a medium for the publication of original research and developed work in the field of engineering mechanic disciplines as follows:

  1. Applied mechanics
  2. Fluid mechanics
  3. Material mechanics
  4. Structural mechanics
  5. Thermal mechanics

The MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika is projected to sustainably develop and expand the advanced mechanics-related knowledges by stimulating multidisciplinary researches and applications in vital and prevalent engineering issues. The journal is designed to present feasibly time-scheduled and mechanic-dedicated forum in comprehensive fields, but is not limited to:

  • Materials and manufactures
  • Civil and environment engineering
  • Chemical and nuclear engineering
  • Computers and electrical engineering
  • Design and product engineering
  • Energy harvesting and systems
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Ocean and maritime engineering


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review is to ensure that good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika  and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.   Prospective organisers of a Special Issue should contact the Editor in the first instance to agree the appropriateness of content, the number and size of papers, the refereeing process (including the names of prospective referees), and the timescale for receipt of final copy after reviewing.

Initial Manuscript Evaluation

The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal.  Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least two experts for review.

Type of Peer Review

This journal employs single blind reviewing, where the referee remain anonymous throughout the process.

How the referee is selected

Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. The Journal of Composite Structures has a policy of using single blind refereeing. We welcome suggestions for referees from the author though these recommendations may or may not be used.

Referee reports

Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

 ·    Is original

 ·    Is methodologically sound

 ·    Follows appropriate ethical guidelines

 ·    Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions

 ·    Correctly references previous relevant work

Referees are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.


How long does the review process take?

The manuscript will be reviewed within three months. Should the referees’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within one week. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Final Report

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.

Editor’s Decision is final

Referees advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Becoming a Referee for MEKANIKA

If you are not currently a referee for MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika but would like to be added to the list of referees for this title, please contact the Editor:

Aditya Rio Prabowo, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. (aditya@ft.uns.ac.id)

The benefits of refereeing for MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage. You may also be able to cite your work for MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika as part of your professional development requirements for various Professional Societies and Organisations.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

The journal has electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in an institutional google drive in this link for the latest volume and issue in four years.


Review Process

Submitted articles will be pre-reviewed by the editors, determining whether the manuscripts have conformed to MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika author guidelines. Articles which have conformed to the journal’s template will be peer-reviewed. 

MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika involves many reviewers of experts in the relevant field of mechanical engineering. The final decision of articles acceptance is decided by the editors according to reviewers' suggestion.

Generally, the candidate of reviewers will be chosen based on their reputation in the international publication number and quality. Next step, The Editor send the invitation letter for each candidate of the reviewer. After the candidate of reviewer informed their availabilities for reviewing process, Editor creates an account for each reviewer and then send manuscript by OJS. This will be single-blinded review.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. We use plagiarism detector to screen articles for detecting plagiarism. Detection of overlapping and similar text is used there and so quotations and appropriate citations have to be used whenever required.


Withdrawal Policy

Sometimes an article needs to be completely removed from the body of research literature. This could be due to inadvertent errors made during the research process, gross ethical breaches, fabrication of data, large amounts of plagiarism, or other reasons. Such articles threaten the integrity of scientific records and need to be retracted. MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for retraction. Potential Retractions are thoroughly investigated by the Editorial Office with the support of the Editorial Board and final approval by the Editor-in-Chief. Other persons and institutions will be consulted as necessary, including university authorities, or experts in the field. If a Retraction is published, the original publication is amended with a “RETRACTED” watermark, but will still be available on the journal’s website for future reference. However, retracted articles should not be cited and used for further research, as they cannot be relied upon. Retractions are published using the same authorship and affiliation as the article being retracted, with page numbers added, as a separate item in the current issue of the journal. That way, so that after the issue is released, the Retraction can be marked within the indexing databases. Partial Retractions might be published in cases where results are only partially wrong. A paper will only be completely removed in very exceptional circumstances, where leaving it online would constitute an illegal act or be likely to lead to significant harm.