Peer Review Policy

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 MEKANIKA: Majalah Ilmiah Mekanika 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 approximately within two until eight 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 approximately within two until three months. 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. (

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.

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