About the Journal


Jurnal Mekanikal is a refereed international journal established in 1996 by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Since then, it has become a flagship journal with a publication frequency of twice a year, in June and December. The journal aims to provide a platform for publishing articles in Mechanical Engineering and all its related areas. It is a publication devoted to the dissemination of research findings and applications in all aspects of Mechanical Engineering.

The scope of the journal is closely aligned with the various academic degree programs offered at the Faculty. Hence, the scope of the journal is broad as it encourages multi-disciplinary research. The topics covered by the journal include, but are not limited to:
 • Applied Mechanics and Design
 • Thermofluids
 • Manufacturing Engineering
 • Industrial Engineering
 • Materials Science
 • Automotive Engineering
 • Aeronautics
 • Marine Technology

Original papers, short notes, reviews (exclusive of book reviews) and comments on advances in theory, techniques, applications and practices, industrial developments including case studies and projections are welcome. Other relevant information, experience and expertise of general interest are also encouraged.


Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review (double blind) is to ensure that good paper is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of Jurnal Mekanikal.

All articles submitted to Jurnal Mekanikal will be first screened by the Editors. Articles that passed the initial screening will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers or experts in the field. Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to all its contents on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All articles published in this journal can be freely accessed and downloaded by readers.


Publication Fee

Jurnal Mekanikal does not charge any article processing fee or publication fee. 


Copyright and Licensing Information

Copyrights of articles published in Jurnal Mekanikal belong exclusively to Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Penerbit UTM Press). This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the articles, including reprints, electronic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature.



Jurnal Mekanikal is non-profit oriented and all its operational and publication costs are sponsored and covered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


Journal History

Started in 1996, Jurnal Mekanikal is a refereed international journal published by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia twice a year in June and December. It provides a forum for the publication of technical papers in all areas of Mechanical Engineering including Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Materials, Aeronautics, Automotive and Marine Technology. It is a publication devoted to the dissemination of research findings and applications in all aspects of mechanical engineering.



All the journal articles are archived, backed-up and preserved by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for perpetual access.

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