Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics aims to provide a forum for national and international academicians, researchers and practitioners on mechanical engineering and related field to publish the original articles. All accepted articles will be published and will be freely available to all readers with worldwide visibility and coverage.

The scope of the Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics is specific topics issues in mechanical engineering and related fields such as (but not limited to):
  • design
  • energy conversion
  • manufacture
  • construction
  • metallurgy and material
  • power
  • mechatronics.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  1. The article review process will be carried out after the plagiarism check using Turnitin is completed. Only articles with a similarity percentage of <20% will be continued to the review stage.
  2. All peer review publications will be refereed in blind review process with expertise in the relevant subject area.
  3. Results of the review process are normally available within one month of submission


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Publication Ethics

JMEM adopts the following publication ethics based on COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines to take all possible measures against malpractice and to ensure best practices in publication ethics. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the Author(s), the Chief Editor, the Editorial Board, and the Reviewers.

Duties of Editors


The Editors of JMEM are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its significance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. Thus, one of the Editors has to run each accepted article through Turnitin Plagiarism Checker prior to publication. The Editors may confer with other Editors or Reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An Editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content and current issues regardless race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political stance of the Author(s).


The Editor and any Editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding Author(s), Reviewers, potential Reviewers, other Editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor's own research without an expressed and explicit written consent of the Author(s).

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the Editor in making Editorial decisions and through the Editorial communications with the Author(s) may also assist the Author(s) in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and excuse themself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the Author(s) is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the Author(s). Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the Author(s), companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


Duties of Author(s)

Reporting standards

Author(s) of original research report(s) should present an accurate account of the work performed, and also an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The Author(s) should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the Author(s) have used the works and/or words of others that these have been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An Author(s) should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the works of others must always be given. Author(s) should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as Co-author(s). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding Author(s) should ensure that all appropriate Co-author(s) and no inappropriate Co-author(s) are included on the paper and that all Co-author(s) has/have seen and approved the final version of the paper, and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All Author(s) should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When the Author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or make amends or necessary revision on the paper.