Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MECHANICAL accept original as well as critical review contributions providing insight in the field of manufacturing and industrial mechanics i.e. green manufacturing, analytical and computational of rigid-body mechanics (e.g. dynamics, vibration, stability), structural mechanics, materials processing, metal forming, advanced materials (metals, composite, polymer, ceramics, cellular, smart, etc.), biomaterials and biomechanics, fluid dynamics, tribology, thermodynamics, energy and sustainability, and other related aspects to Mechanical Engineering and Technology.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Cover dan Daftar Isi

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Cover Belakang

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by one to two experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is blind peer review.

Peer-review process:

1. Editor recieving manuscript from author;
2. Editor evaluate the manuscript (journal aim and scope, in house style, supplementary data); (Rejected if not meet criteria)
3. Editor screening for plagiarism on offline and online database manually; (Rejected if found major plagiarism, contacted author if found redunancy or minor plagiarism for clarification)
4. Editor send manuscript to reviewer along with review form (double blind review, Both reviewer and author remain anonymous to each other);
5. Reviewer send back his review form to Editor (with revised manuscript if necessary);
6. Editor decision (rejected, require revision, or accepted);
7. Confirmation to the Author. If revision, author revised manuscripts and should be returned to the editor without delay. Returned later than four months will be considered as new submissions.


Publication Frequency

Schedule the publication of two editions a year, namely in March and September


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.


Publication Ethics

Mechanical (eISSN 24601888/pISSN 20871880) is a peer-reviewed journal published by University of Lampung and managed by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewers and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed of Mechanical is an essential development and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the authors’ work and institutions which support them. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lampung as publisher of Mechanical takes a guardianship over all stages of publishing processes. The Editorial board recognizes our ethical rules and responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.