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Mechanical Sciences An open-access journal for theoretical and applied mechanics
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IF value: 1.015
IF 5-year value: 1.403
IF 5-year
CiteScore value: 1.9
SNIP value: 0.588
IPP value: 0.94
SJR value: 0.271
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 20
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h5-index value: 13
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