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

Article processing charges (APCs)

Mechanical Sciences is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication, and long-term archiving. These article processing charges (APCs) are categorized according to the submitted material and levied for the publication of the final journal paper.


The following article processing charges are valid for any manuscript submitted from 1 June 2015:

Price per page Description
Category 1 €45 LaTeX submissions using the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package
Category 2 €50 Word submissions using the Copernicus Publications Word template
Category 3 €55 LaTeX submissions causing higher expenditure of work due to any LaTeX style and/or difficulties with tables/figures
Category 4 €60 Word submissions causing higher expenditure of work due to any Word style and/or difficulties with tables/figures
English language copy-editing: €10 net per page

What is included in the article processing charges?

  • all online tools for authors and reviewers;
  • professional processing of figures;
  • typesetting, editing, and formatting in PDFLaTeX;
  • immediate open-access publication of each article;
  • article alert service;
  • inclusion in the Copernicus Online Library;
  • indexing in international scientific databases and reference services;
  • long-term e-archiving via Portico and CLOCKSS as well as printed archiving via copyright libraries worldwide.
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