Manuscript types

The following types of manuscripts can be considered for peer-reviewed publication in Mechanical Sciences (MS):

  • Research articles report substantial and original scientific results within the journal's scope. Generally, these are expected to be between 6 and 12 journal pages, have appropriate figures and/or tables, have a maximum of 80 references, and have an abstract of 100–200 words.
  • Review articles summarize the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research within the journal scope. These articles do not have an expected page limit or maximum number of references, should include appropriate figures and/or tables, and include an abstract of 100–200 words. Before preparing and submitting a review article, please contact an editor covering the relevant subject area and the chief or managing executive editor. The manuscript title must start with "Review article:".
  • Short communications are timely, peer-reviewed and short (2–4 journal pages). These may be used to report new developments, significant advances, and novel aspects of experimental and theoretical methods and techniques which are relevant for scientific investigations within the journal scope. Short communications have a maximum of three figures and/or tables, a maximum of 20 references, and an abstract length not exceeding 100 words. The manuscript title must start with "Short communication:". To encourage these timely, short, and focused papers, their layout is different from other types of manuscripts and they cost less per page compared to research articles.
  • Guest editorials are introductions to special issues written by the guest editors (maximum 2 journal pages).
  • Corrigenda correct errors in preceding papers. The manuscript title reads as follows: Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR. Corrigenda have to be submitted to Copernicus Publications within 3 years from the publication date of the original journal article. Should there be reasons for publishing a second corrigendum within these 3 years, the first one will be substituted by a single new corrigendum containing all relevant corrections.