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Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines
05 Nov 2018

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) – not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

New Journal Impact Factors released 27 Jun 2018

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have been published by Clarivate Analytics.

Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association 03 May 2018

As of 1 May 2018 the centralized payment of article processing charges (APCs) with the Leibniz Association has been extended to 53 Leibniz Institutions participating in the Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Fund.

New institutional agreement between the PIK and Copernicus Publications 24 Aug 2017

Authors from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will profit from a new institutional agreement with Copernicus Publications starting 23 August 2017. The agreement which is valid for the first author enables a direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the PIK and the publisher.

Update of publication policy 04 Jul 2017

The updated publication policy now is extended by the journal's open access statement, its archiving and indexing scheme, and explicit policies on corrections and retractions.

Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations 29 Jun 2017

The general obligations for editors, referees, and authors have been revised to give advice for the appropriate handling of literature suggestions.

New Journal Impact Factors released 15 Jun 2017

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

New licence & copyright agreement 06 Jun 2017

From 6 June onwards, all newly submitted articles, if accepted for publication, will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

New display and citation guidelines for DOIs 06 Jun 2017

To make it as easy as possible for users without technical knowledge to cut and paste or click to share DOIs, CrossRef has changed the display and citation guidelines for DOIs from "doi:10.5194/abcd" to "https://doi.org/10.5194/abcd".

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.

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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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