Mechanics Research Communications publishes, as rapidly as possible, peer-reviewed manuscripts of high standards but restricted length. It aims to provide:

• a fast means of communication
• an exchange of ideas among workers in mechanics
• an effective method of bringing new results quickly to the public
• an informal vehicle for the discussion
• of ideas that may still be in the formative stages

The field of Mechanics will be understood to encompass the behavior of continua, fluids, solids, particles and their mixtures. Submissions must contain a strong, novel contribution to the field of mechanics, and ideally should be focused on current issues in the field involving theoretical, experimental and/or applied research, preferably within the broad expertise encompassed by the Board of Associate Editors. Deviations from these areas should be discussed in advance with the Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial board


  • A. Rosato
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Founding and Advising Editor

  • B.A. Boley (1939 - 2017)
    Columbia University, Morningside Hgts, New York, USA

Regional Editors

  • L. Gaul
    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • B.A. Schrefler
    Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy

Associate Editors

  • D. Bigoni
    Università di Trento, Trento, Italy
  • D.L. Blackmore
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • O. Cazacu
    University of Florida, Florida, USA
  • P. Eberhard
    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • J. F. Ganghoffer
    Université de Lorraine, Cedex, France
  • P.M. Jordan
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Mississippi, USA
  • M M. Kamiński
    Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
  • P. Kelly
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • I. Kovacic
    University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • M.Y. Louge
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • J. Merodio
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain
  • M. Ostoja-Starzewski
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • E. Pan
    University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA
  • G.H. Paulino
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • D .J. Steigmann
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • K. Zhou
    Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Board of Editors

  • N. Aubry
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • K.J. Bathe
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • D. E. Beskos
    Patras, Greece
  • F. Fraternali
    Fisciano (SA), Italy
  • N. Gray
    Manchester, UK
  • T.J.R. Hughes
    Austin, Texas, USA
  • J. W. Hutchinson
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • L. M. Keer
    Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • G. Maier
    Milano, Italy
  • C. Mendoza
    Rolla, USA
  • R. W. Ogden
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • F. Prinz
    Palo Alto, California, USA
  • K. Rajagopal
    College Station, Texas, USA
  • S. B. Savage
    Québec, Quebec, Canada
  • E.C.N. Silva
    Sao Paulo SP, Brazil