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About the journal
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Peer-review process
Submission guidelines
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ISSN (electronic): 1559-3959
ISSN (print): 1559-3959
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Aims and scope

The Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures has as its objective the publication and wide electronic dissemination of innovative and consequential research in mechanics of materials and deformable structures of all types. Analytical, computational, and experimental results must serve to clarify physical phenomena that typically involve small or large deformation states. Methods that can be generalized to a wider class of problems are encouraged.

Drawing from all areas of engineering, materials, and biology, the mechanics of solids, materials, and structures is experiencing considerable growth in directions not anticipated a few years ago, which involve the development of new technology requiring multidisciplinary simulation. The journal stimulates this growth by emphasizing fundamental advances that are relevant in dealing with problems of all length scales. Of growing interest are the multiscale problems with an interaction between small and large scale phenomena.

Ethics and policies

Information about the journal's editorial principles, its policies for authors, the handling of complaints and appeals, and copyright and licensing can be found here.

Peer-review process

This journal operates a single-anonymized review process (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author). You can read about the peer-review process, including expectations and responsibilities for the journal and for reviewers, here.

Publication schedule

The Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures publishes 5 issues per year, for an expected total of about 800 pages.


Journal access and fees

Access to the journal is by subscription. All articles become free to access and read six years past publication (meaning on the sixth January 1st after the publication date). The journal does not charge any author fees.

Preservation of access

To ensure the long-term availability of our published online content, MSP is a member of CLOCKSS and of the Global LOCKSS Network.


Authors may submit manuscripts in PDF format here.

Authors should follow these submission guidelines.

About the publisher

The journal is published by MSP (Mathematical Sciences Publishers), alongside other top journals. MSP is a nonprofit who believes that fair-priced scholar-led subscription journals remain the best stewards of quality and fairness, and strives to offer the highest quality at the lowest sustainable prices. MSP also developed EditFlow, the popular peer-review web application.

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Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures
First published: 2006.
Size/periodicity: 5 issues per year.
ISSN (print): 1559-3959.
ISSN (electronic): 1559-3959.
Dimensions: 8×10.5in (20.3×26.7cm).