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, United States

Deputy Editor

  • P.M. Jordan
    US Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, United States

Founding and Advising Editor (1939 - 2017)

  • B.A. Boley†
    Columbia University Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, New York, New York, United States

Regional Editors

  • L. Gaul
    University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • B.A. Schrefler
    University of Padua, Padova, Italy

Associate Editors

  • D. Bigoni
    University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • D.L. Blackmore
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • O. Cazacu
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • F. Fraternali
    University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
  • J. F. Ganghoffer
    University of Lorraine National Graduate School of Electrical Science and Mechanics, Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France
  • M M. Kamiński
    Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
  • P. Kelly
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • J. Merodio
    Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • E. Pan
    University of Akron Department of Civil Engineering, Akron, Ohio, United States
  • G.H. Paulino
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • D .J. Steigmann
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • K. Zhou
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Board of Editors

  • N. D Anh
    Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • N. Aubry
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • K.J. Bathe
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • D. E. Beskos
    Patra, Greece
  • N. Gray
    Manchester, United Kingdom
  • T.J.R. Hughes
    Austin, Texas, United States
  • J. W. Hutchinson
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • L. M. Keer
    Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • M.Y. Louge
    Ithaca, New York, United States
  • G. Maier
    Milano, Italy
  • A. Masud
    Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • C. Mendoza
    Rolla, Missouri, United States
  • R. W. Ogden
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • M. Ostoja-Starzewski
    Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • F. Prinz
    Palo Alto, California, United States
  • S. B. Savage
    Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • E.C.N. Silva
    São Paulo, Brazil