Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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, Aerospace, Automotive and Marine Technology. It is a publication devoted to the dissemination of research findings and applications in all aspects of mechanical engineering.

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.

 


 

Section Policies

Mechanical

Editors
  • Musa Mailah
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review 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.


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 its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Ethics

  1. Authorship should be limited to
    • those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
    • those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
    • others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
       
  2. The corresponding author should
    • ensure that all appropriate co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper.
    • have agreed to its submission for publication.
    • manage any requests to add, delete or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue.
       
  3. The authors should
    • ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
    • secured the necessary reproduction rights with the rights holder for any third party material (images, digital content, etc.) you have used prior to submission.
    • ensure that they have acknowledge any funding that have contributed to the publication.
    • provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access and retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
    • NOT in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
    • NOT submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
    • include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
    • promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
    • ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them.
    • include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects.
    • obtain appropriate consents, permissions and releases where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals.
       
  4. The Editors and/or Editorial Board should
    • keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
    • disclose any conflicts of interest.
    • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
    • be responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
    • review suspected incidents of plagiarism.
       
  5. Reviewers should
    • notify the journal of any conflicts of interest.
    • keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
    • bring to the attention of the Editors any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
    • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.