The International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (IJMS) is an international forum for the publication and dissemination of original work which contributes to greater scientific understanding of the main disciplines underpinning the mechanical, civil and material engineering sciences.

Original contributions providing insight into the use of analytical, computational (e.g. FEM, BEM, mesh-free methods and others) modelling methods for rigid-body mechanics (e.g. dynamics, vibration, stability), structural mechanics, metal forming, behaviour and application of advanced materials (metals, composite, cellular, smart etc.), impact mechanics, strain localization and other effects of nonlinearity (e.g. large deflections, plasticity, fracture etc.), fluid mechanics (external and internal flows), tribology, thermodynamics and materials processing generally form the core of the journal contents.

The International Journal of Mechanical Sciences does not accept for publication material which quite specifically belongs with other established specialist journals. Papers whose concern is primarily with mathematical or computational techniques, developed within a general framework and not aimed at any specific engineering application, are not requested. Similarly, papers whose content is purely descriptive or empirical and which do not make any scientific contribution, will not be considered. Comparison with experiments/tests conducted by the authors or others to validate the main contribution of the paper are strongly encouraged, however design-based studies, based on established formulae and methods, are outside our scope and should not be submitted to the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.

Only original, innovative and novel papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences and before considering their work, authors are required to confirm that their paper has not been submitted to any other journal in English or any other language. Occasionally, 'Letters to the Editor' are considered.

Editorial board

Joint Editors-in-Chief

  • M. Wiercigroch
    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  • K. Davey
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK


  • T.X. Yu
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Associate Editors

  • C. Chen
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • H.F. Oztop
    Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

Former Emeritus Editor-in-Chief

  • S. R. Reid
    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • S. Abrate
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
  • A.G. Atkins
    University of Reading, Reading, UK
  • J.R. Barber
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • C.R. Calladine
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK
  • I.F. Collins
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • V. S. Deshpande
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK
  • N. A. Fleck
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK
  • D. Hui
    University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • J. W. Hutchinson
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • N. Jones
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • V.L. Kolmogorov
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Sverdlovsk GSP, Russian Federation
  • A.W. Leissa
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  • S. Li
    The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • R. McMeeking
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • J.E. Mottershead
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • D.A. Nethercot
    Imperial College London, London, England, UK
  • K. Osakada
    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • D. Roy
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • R.M.C. So
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Y. Tomita
    Kobe University, Nada, Japan
  • G. Turvey
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  • V. Tvergaard
    Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark