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Author Guidelines

MECHANICAL is a periodical scientific research in the field of Mechanical Engineering. We accept manuscript in critical literature review as well as original article. Mechanical journal published twice a year, i.e., March and September edition.

General guidelines:

  1. The manuscript must be original, no plagiarism, and has never been published nor under consideration in other scientific journal.
  2. Articles are written by a program Microsoft Word 2007 to the top, A4 size paper, page margins: top 3 cm, left 3 cm, bottom 2.5 cm, and right 2.5 cm, typed with 1,5 density spacing, font Times New Roman 10, text format in two column.
  3. Please submit your manuscript file as a Microsoft Word extension Document (DOC) or Rich Text Format (RTF).
  4. Abstract should be written in Bahasa and English, content of the manuscript can be written in Indonesian or English.
  5. For submission, please login and submit your manuscript through the link below:Online Submission: 
  6. For March issue, we accept submission from October to January, and editing and revision process is scheduled in February. For September issue is from April to July. Editing and revision process is scheduled in August.
  7. The manuscript can be accepted without repair, refurbishment accepted, or rejected, and a rejected article is not returned unless requested by the author.

Manuscript Structure:

  1. The length of the manuscript of is no more than 5000 words or about 6-15 pages.
  2. Articles are written by systematic and the following provisions.
  3. Title (in Indonesia or English language): written in a concise and informative, maximum 20 words (single-spaced) should reflect the substance of the variables described in the article body.
  1. Name of Author: without titles, the author can be an individual or a team.
  2. Affiliation: name of the institution
  3. E-mail Address, which is located under the author's name.
  4. Abstract should be written in Bahasa Indonesia and English containing 100-350 words, in a single-spaced and one paragraph.
  5. Abstract of a review article consists of a discussion of the core issues and substantially, while for an original article consists of goals, methods, and results.
  6. Keywords: terms that reflect the essence of the concept within the scope of the problem may consist of 3-5 terms.

Body of manuscript:

  2. Review Article consists of an INTRODUCTION (preliminary scientific study) that shows the problems and framework of analysis, sub-subtitle that contains the DISCUSSION and CONCLUSIONS.

Reference styles:

1. Scientific Journal:

[1]      Cary, A. M., Weinstein, L. M. & Bushnell, D. M., 2008, “Drag Reduction Characteristics of Small Amplitude Rigid Surface Waves”, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, (Ed.: G. R. Haugh), Vol. 72, 143-167.

[2]      Mochizuki, S. & Osaka, H., 2010, “Drag Reduction with Submerged Ribs and its Mechanism in a Turbulent Boundary Layer Over D-Type Roughness”, Proc. Int. Symp. on Seawater Drag Reduction, Newport, Rhode Island, 22-23 Juli, 11-16.

2. Thesis and Dissertation:

[3]  Yuli, T. S., 2003, “Studi Eksperimen Identifikasi Kavitasi pada Elbow 90o Berdasarkan Spektrum Getaran”, Tugas Akhir Teknik Mesin, ITS, Surabaya.

3. Book:

[4]  Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C. & Razavieh, A., 2006, Pengantar Penelitian Pendidikan. Terjemahan oleh Arief Furchan, 2009, Gramedia, Surabaya.

[5]  White, F. M., 2004, Fluid Mechanics, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York.

4.    Internet resources:

[6]  Rahmeyer, W. J., & Chain, F., 2015, “Calibration and Verification of Cavitation Testing Facilities using an Orifice”, available at:, diakses 21 Mei 2015.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)