Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Archives of Mechanics provides a forum for original research on mechanics of solids, fluids and discrete systems, including the development of mathematical methods for solving mechanical problems. The journal encompasses all aspects of the field, with the emphasis placed on:

  • mechanics of materials: elasticity, plasticity, time-dependent phenomena, phase transformation, damage, fracture; physical and experimental foundations, micromechanics, thermodynamics, instabilities;
  • methods and problems in continuum mechanics: general theory and novel applications, thermomechanics, structural analysis, porous media, contact problems;
  • dynamics of material systems;
  • fluid flows and interactions with solids.

Papers published in the Archives should contain original contributions dealing with theoretical, experimental, or numerical aspects of mechanical problems listed above.

The journal publishes also current announcements and information about important scientific events of possible interest to its readers, like conferences, congresses, symposia, work-shops, courses, etc.

Occasionally, special issues of the journal may be devoted to publication of all or selected papers presented at international conferences or other scientific meetings. However, all papers intended for such an issue are subjected to the usual reviewing and acceptance procedure.


Section Policies


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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each paper submitted to the journal is subjected to the peer reviewing procedure. The reviewers’ opinion constitutes a basis for the decision of the Editorial Committee to publish (or not) the paper.


Author Self-Archiving

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.


Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.

Full texts of the papers since 1996 (vol. 48) are available online one year after publication in the journal.

We are pleased to announce free online access to all content until June 30, 2020.