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Mechanical Sciences An open-access journal for theoretical and applied mechanics

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New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications

27 Dec 2016

Authors from the Technical University Darmstadt will profit from a new institutional agreement with Copernicus Publications starting 1 January 2017. The agreement which is valid for corresponding authors enables a direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the university and the publisher.

Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

23 Dec 2016

As of 1 January 2017 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Max Planck Digital Library and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

08 Sep 2016

Copernicus Publications has extended the article level metrics (ALMs) by showing the geographical distribution of views. This information is available for articles published after 3 August 2016.

Institutional agreement for MS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association

01 Sep 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Leibniz Association have agreed on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors. So far three Leibniz institutes are participating in this agreement.

Institutional agreement for MS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

11 Jan 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hanover, Germany have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

MS awarded DOAJ Seal

16 Dec 2015

Mechanical Sciences (MS) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

Citable video publications for MS authors

29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal MS authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

01 Jul 2015

The Potsdam University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

Update data policy

29 Jun 2015

We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.

First Impact Factor for MS

19 Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®. We are delighted to announce that Mechanical Sciences (MS) has received its first Impact Factor. Congratulations!

MS now member of COPE

22 May 2015

Mechanical Sciences (MS) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

MS introduces article processing charges

18 May 2015

Mechanical Sciences (MS) introduces article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) to cover the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication and long term archiving. APCs are valid for any manuscripts submitted from 01 June 2015.

Website relaunch

18 May 2015

The MS website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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MS provides full-text XML

25 Nov 2014

Mechanical Sciences (MS) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

MS indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded

10 Jul 2014

MS Chief and Executive Editors are delighted to announce that Thomson Reuters will be including MS in their Web of Science/ISI listings.

Mechanical Sciences indexed in Scopus

13 Jan 2014

Scopus has completed their evaluation of Mechanical Sciences (MS) and announced that they will include it in their database.

Call-for-Papers for the 14th IFToMM World Congress on MMS

06 Jan 2014

The 14th IFToMM World Congress on Mechanism and Machine Science will take place in the city of Taipei, Taiwan, 25-30 October 2015. Papers are welcome on the general areas of the theory and practice of machines and mechanisms.

Article level metrics available

29 Oct 2013

Article level metrics (ALMs) comprise a set of easy-to-understand real-time impact indicators that track how an article is read, discussed, or cited.

Publication ethics

13 Aug 2013

MS has implemented publication ethics in order to guarantee high scientific and ethical standards.

New data policy

04 Jun 2013

MS has just published its new data policy.

New Special Issue: "Mechanics of cells, tissues and biomaterials"

11 Apr 2012

This special issue will focus on the role of mechanics in the life of cells and tissues and their interactions with biomaterials. More details:

New Special Issue "Recent advances and current trends in numerical multibody dynamics"

11 Apr 2012

This special issue is intended to provide a panoramic overview of recent advances and current trends in numerical multibody system (MBS) dynamics. More details:

NWO incentive grant awarded to MS

14 Feb 2012

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) granted the “Incentive Fund Open Access Journals” award to Mechanical Sciences (MS).

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