Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics


All submissions to the Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics (JMEB) must be made online via the Journal's Editorial Management System (JEMS). This dedicated online system helps authors to keep track of their manuscript from submission through publication. Before uploading a manuscript, first-time users should register in JEMS and create a user ID and password. After registration, the author will receive an automatic email within 12 hrs of registration confirming their registration in the system. The account will then be active and the user can upload manuscript. JEMS will guide the user through the process of submitting and uploading their manuscript. The manuscript should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) and written in the English Language. Manuscripts not conforming to the guidelines mentioned in the Manuscript Preparation section will not be accepted. 


Editorial Policies


Review Policy
The Journal's Editorial Board is responsible for conducting the peer review process. Submitted manuscripts are assessed preliminarily by an expert editorial member selected by the Editor-in-Chief before the external review. If the manuscript is considered unsuitable at this preliminary review stage, it may be rejected without further review. If the manuscript is accepted, it will be sent for evaluation by external reviewers. After the external review process, the Editor-in-Chief will make one of the following decisions:

  • Accept manuscript
  • Minor revision
  • Major revision
  • Reject with resubmission
  • Reject

JMEB is committed to the timely assessment of manuscripts. The peer-review process takes approximately 8-10 weeks for the external review.

When submitting a manuscript to JEMS, the author may suggest external reviewers for his manuscript. When recommending an external reviewer, keep in mind the following:

  • The reviewer should be a subject expert and able to provide reasoning for the acceptance/rejection of the manuscript.
  • The reviewer should not belong to the same institution as the author.
  • It is encouraged to include the reviewers from different countries.
  • The reviewer should not be aware of your manuscript submission.

Please note that the Editors are not required to invite the recommended external reviewers suggested by the author.

Publishing Policies

For Authors

  • The authors must ensure the originality of their submitted work. Plagiarism whether publishing someone else’s paper as the author’s own, or copying essential parts of others’ paper without proper citation, is unacceptable and will incur plagiarism penalty.
  • Authors are requested not to submit manuscripts which are published elsewhere or are under simultaneous review.
  • Written consent from all the co-authors should be obtained by the author making the submission before submitting the manuscript to JMEB.
  • If the author discovers any error in his/her manuscript after submission, the author should notify the journal’s Editor-in-Chief and supply JMEB with any necessary corrections or provide evidence in support of the originality of the manuscript.
  • Proper citations must be included in the reference section to other researchers whose work is cited in the manuscript.
  • Any financial or other conflicts of interest should be disclosed in the author’s manuscript.

Plagiarism
The Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics (JMEB) considers plagiarism, breaches of best practices, and copyright infringement issues unethical. We take every possible measure to protect the reputation of the journal against any type of malpractice. Before submitting any manuscript to JMEB, the author must check for any redundancy. If any of the above issues are found in a submitted manuscript, JMEB reserves the right to take action. These actions may include, but is not limited to retracting the manuscript from the journal, notifying the author’s institution, and notifying relevant academic societies.


Manuscript Preparation


Manuscripts may be submitted using the JMEB Template. The author may also submit the manuscript as a Microsoft Word document with double spaced text with font size 10 pt. All manuscripts must use SI (metric) units in the text, figures, and tables. Manuscripts should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Name of author(s) and their complete affiliation(s) including zip code(s)
  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Introduction
  • Main body of paper
  • Funding
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Article Types

  • Research Article: This work should relate to the original research or any aspect of engineering, maintenance, operation, production, education etc.
  • Technical Note: This work should include the description of some new development or a short statement on a research project.
  • Review Article: This work should present a critical review of a published piece of work which includes theoretical illustrations and numerical examples in the field of engineering.

File Types
The manuscript file size should not exceed 6 MB. If the text plus figures exceeds 6 MB, then figures may be submitted separately. The manuscript should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).

Reference Style
The Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics (JMEB) complies with the Vancouver reference style[1] as follows:

a) Book: print
Simons NE, Menzies B, Matthews M. A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering. London: Thomas Telford Publishing; 2001.

b) Book: online
Simons NE, Menzies B, Matthews M. A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering. London: Thomas Telford Publishing; 2001. Available from: http://www.myilibrary.com?ID=93941 [Accessed 18th June 2015].

c) Book: chapter in an edited book
Partridge H, Hallam G. Evidence-based practice and information literacy. In: Lipu S, Williamson K, Lloyd A. (eds.) Exploring methods in information literacy research. Wagga Wagga, Australia: Centre for Information Studies; 2007. p. 149–170.

d) Journal article: online / electronic
Arrami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature. 2008;451(7177): 397–399. Available from:http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v451/n7177/full/451397a.html [Accessed 20th January 2015].

  • Wang F, Maidment G, Missenden J, Tozer R. The novel use of phase change materials in refrigeration plant. Part 1: Experimental investigation. Applied Thermal Engineering. 2007;27(17–18): 2893–2901. Available from: doi:10.1016/j. applthermaleng.2005.06.011 [Accessed 14th July 2015].
  • Read B. Anti-cheating crusader vexes some professors. Chronicle of Higher Education. 2008;54(25). Available from: http://global.factiva.com/ [Accessed 18th June 2015].
    Note: articles published online may not have page numbers.

e) Conference proceeding: individual paper
Wittke M. Design, construction, supervision and long-term behaviour of tunnels in swelling rock. In: Van Cotthem A, Charlier R, Thimus J-F, Tshibangu J-P. (eds.) Eurock 2006: multiphysics coupling and long term behaviour in rock mechanics: Proceedings of the International Symposium of the International Society for Rock Mechanics, EUROCK 2006, 9–12 May 2006, Liège, Belgium. London: Taylor & Francis; 2006. p. 211–216.

Equations
All mathematical equations should be clearly typed using a lucid explanation. Superscripts and subscripts should be typed clearly above or below the baseline. Equation numbers should be written in Arabic numerals as (1), (2), etc on the right-hand margin. It should be cited in the text such as Eq. (1), or Eqs. (1)-(5).

Figures
All illustrations should be of high quality and clear enough to meet the publishing requirement. Figures with dpi of 500 or greater are preferred. The figures should be cited in the text such as Fig. 1, or Figs. 1-3.

Tables
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Borders are not required for the table; do refer the JMEB template for creating the table. All tables should be cited in the text as Table 1, Tables 1-3.


On Submission


The Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics (JMEB) is an Open Access Journal published by Rational Publication. The open access articles are sponsored by publisher for 6 pages. Beyond 6th page 30 USD is charged per page.

Note: There are no submission charges.

Open access

  • In open access, the articles are made freely available to wider public immediately after online publication.
  • Open access does not affect the peer-review process of the manuscript.
  • The open access fee for JMEB is sponsored by Rational Publication upto 6 pages.

Extra Page Charges


Manuscripts of more than 6 pages will be charged 30 USD for each extra page. To easily keep track of the number of pages of the submission, authors can use the JMEB template.


After Acceptance


Upon acceptance of any article in the JMEB, the author will receive an acceptance notification email with a copyright form attached. The author is required to get the copyright form signed by all co-authors, and send the scanned copy back to the Journal for further processing. Upon successful completion of this process, a proof will be made available to the author for a final check prior to publication. The author can then proofread the manuscript and check for the typesetting, conversion errors and the accuracy of the tables, text, and figures. Changes in the content of the submission after acceptance are not allowed without the Editor’s approval.

To download the JMEB Template, Click Here.

[1]  Vancouver Style


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