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Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of mechanical engineering.
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Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME) is a JCR Ranked, peer-reviewed, open access journal which publishes a wide range of original research and review articles. The journal Editorial Board welcomes manuscripts in both fundamental and applied research areas, and encourages submissions which contribute novel and innovative insights to the field of mechanical engineering.
|Engineering Materials and Technology||Biomedical Engineering|
|Stress Analysis, Structures||Mechanics of Materials and Solid Mechanics|
|Fatigue||Mechanisms and Machines|
|Dynamics and Control||Reliability|
|Mechanics||Mechatronics and Information Technology|
|Vehicle Engineering||Micro- and Nano- Mechanical Systems|
|Fluid Mechanics||Fuel and Combustion|
|Aerodynamics||Acoustics, Vibration and Noise|
|Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer||Composites|
|Systems and Design||Metallurgy|
|Surfaces and Interfaces||Robotics and Automation|
|Tribology||Robotics and Rehabilitation|
|Combustion Engines||Energy Harvesting|
|Numerical Simulations||Applied mathematical modelling|
|Finite Element, Volume and Difference Methods||Optimization|
|Real Time and Time Delay Systems|
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|Ibrahim Abdalla||Jubail University College, Saudi Arabia|
|Assunta Andreozzi||University of Naples Federico II, Italy|
|Mohammad Arefi||University of Kashan, Iran|
|M. Affan Badar||University of Sharjah, UAE|
|Luis Baeza||University of Southampton, UK|
|Vicente Bermúdez||Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain|
|Pinar Boyraz Baykas||Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden|
|Alberto Broatch||Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain|
|Xiangwei Bu||Air Force Engineering University, China|
|Fakher Chaari||Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax, Tunisia|
|Ali J. Chamkha||Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia|
|Chin-Lung Chen||Lee-Ming Institute of Technology, Taiwan|
|Kai Cheng||Brunel University, UK|
|Long Cheng||Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|Joaquín De La Morena||Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain|
|Elsa de Sá Caetano||Universidade do Porto, Portugal|
|Francisco D. Denia||Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain|
|Quang Truong Dinh||University of Warwick, UK|
|Alexandar Djordjevich||City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Abdelhalim Ebaid||University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia|
|Te-Hua Fang||National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan|
|Ali Farhad||City University of Science, Pakistan|
|Juntao Fei||Hohai University, China|
|Jianjun Feng||Xi'an University of Technology, China|
|Mario L. Ferrari||Università di Genova, Italy|
|Luís Godinho||University of Coimbra, Portugal|
|Rahmi Guclu||Yildiz Technical University, Turkey|
|Tian Han||University of Science and Technology Beijing, China|
|Xiaoxiao Han||University of Loughborough, UK|
|Ishak Hashim||Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia|
|Jose M Herreros||University of Birmingham, UK|
|Sunan Huang||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Yanjun Huang||University of Waterloo, Canada|
|Yun Huang||Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|Jiin Y. Jang||National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan|
|Sang-Wook Kang||Hansung University, Republic of Korea|
|Chan Kang-Cheung||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Shahin Khoddam||Deakin University, Australia|
|Tina Lekakou||University of Surrey, UK|
|Hongguang Li||Shanghai Jiaotong University, China|
|Zhijun Li||South China University of Technology, China|
|Rui Lima||University of Minho, Portugal|
|Jinguo Liu||Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|António Mendes Lopes||University of Porto, Portugal|
|Hui Ma||Northeastern University, China|
|Daniela Maffiodo||Politecnico di Torino, Italy|
|Seyed N. Mahmoodi||University of Alabama, USA|
|Oronzio Manca||Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy|
|Ramiro Martins||Universidade do Porto, Portugal|
|Gabriella Mazzulla||Universitá della Calabria, Italy|
|Hua Meng||Zhejiang University, China|
|Mihai Mihaescu||KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden|
|Zuzana Murcinková||Technical University of Košice, Slovakia|
|Hakim Naceur||CNRS / Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France|
|Roslinda Nazar||Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia|
|Jianjun Ni||Hohai University, China|
|Nikolaos Nikitas||University of Leeds, UK|
|Sunday Ojolo||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Min Pan||University of Bath, UK|
|J. Paulo Davim||University of Aveiro, Portugal|
|Apostolos Pesiridis||Brunel University, UK|
|Pedro Piqueras Cabrera||Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain|
|Crinela Pislaru||University of Huddersfield, UK|
|Guian Qian||Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|Jiahu Qin||University of Science and Technology of China, China|
|Pedro A.R. Rosa||University of Lisbon, Portugal|
|David R. Salgado||Universidad De Extremadura, Spain|
|Mohammad R. Salimpour||Isfahan University of Technology, Iran|
|Emre Sariyildiz||University of Wollongong, Australia|
|Sunetra Sarkar||Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India|
|Pietro Scandura||University of Catania, Italy|
|Raffaella Sesana||Politecnico di Torino, Italy|
|Sabir Ali Shehzad||COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan|
|Xi Shi||Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China|
|Seiichi Shiga||Gunma University, Japan|
|Chow-Shing Shin||National Taiwan University, Taiwan|
|Andrea Spagnoli||University of Parma, Italy|
|Vesna Spasojevic Brkic||University of Belgrade, Serbia|
|Haibin Sun||Qufu Normal University|
|Ning Sun||Nankai University, China|
|Xiadong Sun||Jiangsu University, China|
|Huang Sunan||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Inés Tejado||University of Extremadura, Spain|
|Anand Thite||Oxford Brookes University, UK|
|Bailing Tian||Tianjin University, China|
|Takahiro Tsukahara||Tokyo University of Science, Japan|
|Shan-Tung Tu||East China University of Science and Technology, China|
|Junwu Wang||Chinese Academy of Sciences, China|
|Qing Wang||Durham University, UK|
|Yanling Wei||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Andy Williams||University of Chester, UK|
|Guanglei Wu||Dalian University Of Technology, China|
|Hongwei Wu||University of Hertfordshire, UK|
|Jia-Jang Wu||National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan|
|Gang Xiao||Zhejiang University, China|
|Gongnan Xie||Northwestern Polytechnical University, China|
|Chenguang Yang||Swansea University, UK|
|Jixiang Yang||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Ruey-Jen Yang||National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan|
|Jianqiao Ye||Lancaster University, UK|
|Chun-Liang Yeh||Feng Chia University, Taiwan|
|Davood Younesian||Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran|
|Bo Yu||China University of Petroleum, China|
|Jianbo Yu||Tongji University, China|
|Kelvin Yuen||University of Macau, China|
|Daxu Zhang||Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China|
|Min Zhang||Tsinghua University, China|
|Xianchen Zhang||East China University of Science and Technology, China|
|Xiaobing Zhang||Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China|
|Yongde Zhang||Harbin University of Science and Technology, China|
|Ling Zheng||Chongqing University, China|
|Yun Lai Zhou||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Shun-peng Zhu||Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy|
|Zhigang Zuo||Tsinghua University, China|
- Open Access
- Article processing charge (APC)
- Article Types
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.2 Concurrent submission
4.6 Declaration of conflicting interests
4.7 Research Data
- Publishing policies
5.1 Publication ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplementary material
6.4 Reference style
6.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.2 Information required for completing your submission
7.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Technical Edit
8.3 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aime to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Advances in Mechanical Engineering will be reviewed. As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Advances in Mechanical Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted after peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.
The article processing charge (APC) is $2,100 (+VAT where applicable*).
As part of the manuscript submission process, authors can request a full Technical Edit of their manuscript to take place after peer review. For articles opting to recieve a Technical Edit, the APC is $3,600 USD (+VAT where applicable*).
The APC is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated be providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.
*If the paying party is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, value added tax (VAT) must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to be exempt from paying this tax, except for UK institutions.
Original Research Article: Describes a piece of complete or substantially complete research, or some aspect of design development, or engineering education
Review Article: A critical review of the state-of-the-art with examples of applications in design and profitable manufacture without extensive analysis
Special Collection Article: This may be an Original Research Article or a Review Article that is appropriate for the subject matter of the Special Collection. Any article deemed not to be appropriate for the subject matter of a Special Collection will be considered for standard publication.
Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate Editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. All manuscripts shall be handled by an Editor who is not from the same institute as any of the manuscript’s authors.
If the Editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.
If the Editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they should assign the manuscript to at least two external reviewers for peer-review who make recommendations on the suitability of the articles for publication.
When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:
If the Editor recommends “Accept”, the manuscript is accepted for publication.
If the Editor recommends “Minor Revision”, the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor revisions suggested by the reviewers along with a detailed reply to the reviewer comments. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor revisions have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.
If the Editor recommends “Major Revision,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Authors are requested to upload a detailed reply to the reviewer comments along with the revised version of their manuscript. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Accept”, “Minor Revision”, or “Reject.”
If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.
The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by two or more external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.
We are committed to providing timely assessment of articles and authors are informed of the publication decision as soon as possible.
The name of the Editor recommending the manuscript for publication is published with the manuscript to indicate and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensability of their contributions to the running of the journals.
It should be noted that our refereeing process, common to many other publishers, is single-blind, that is, the referees remain anonymous and their identities are not released to authors. The referees, however, are informed of the authors’ names and affiliations.
In order to ensure sufficient diversity within the authorship of the journal, authors will be limited to having two manuscripts under review at any point in time. If an author already has two manuscripts under review in the journal, he or she will need to wait until the review process of at least one of these manuscripts is complete before submitting another manuscript for consideration. This policy does not apply to Editorials or other non-peer reviewed manuscript types.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
4.4.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
Advances in Mechanical Engineering requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Advances in Mechanical Engineering to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’
At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Advances in Mechanical Engineering encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Advances in Mechanical Engineering and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
5.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Advances in Mechanical Engineering publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY), which allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, re-published or otherwise re-used for any purpose including for adaptation and commercial use provided the content is attributed. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.
Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.
All equations should be supplied in an editable format.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
Advances in Mechanical Engineering adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Advances in Mechanical Engineering is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aime to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 20 working days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
For manuscripts that have opted for a full Technical Edit, once payment of the APC is received, the manuscript is assigned to a qualified scientific editor who will perform a combination of standard copy-editing, scientific content editing and English language editing. The editorial and scientific queries will be raised directly with authors. On average, there are 50-80 queries raised during the Technical Edit stage. These should be answered clearly and quickly, with the agreement of all co-authors and to the satisfaction of the journal. Following that, a final typeset proof will be produced for final checks before publication.
One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Advances in Mechanical Engineering editorial office as follows:
Peer Review Manager
SAGE Publications Ltd
1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road
London, EC1Y 1SP