Guidelines for Authors

Aim and Scope of Journal

The journal Mechanical Engineering publishes original scientific papers in English in the field of mechanics of solids, liquids and thermodynamics (see here).


The article submitted to the journal is taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and translate the article, including photographic reproduction. If an article is considered as a contribution to a scientific seminar or conference, the author must inform the editorials about the name, time, and place of the conference and the title of his contribution. Articles cannot be published without completing this form.


General instructions

The manuscript must be prepared in text editor (the most suitable system is TeX/AmS-TeX, but commonly used text editors are also acceptable). The manuscript in editable form and the same one converted into PDF must be sent simultaneously by e-mail to Length of the paper should not exceed 20 “standard pages” (i.e. 20x1800 characters). Longer papers could be returned to the author for shortening.


The main text of the paper should be divided into sections and subsections and pages should be enumerated. The manuscript must consist of the following parts: title, annotation, keywords, references, and author's data.

Title. If the title is too long (max. 75 characters), it is necessary to include its brief version.

Annotation and Keywords. Annotation is a brief and factual statement of the content. It should not exceed 200 words. Furthermore, it is necessary to add 5-7 key words.

Illustrations. Black-and-white or in the shades of grey illustrations are free of charge. Colour illustration are paid, each page with the colour figure will be paid 40 EUR. Illustrations must be either inserted in the text of the manuscript or (preferably) attached on separate sheets. Sending illustrations in individual files of type PCX, PNG, TIF, BMP (resolution 600x600 DPI for black-and-white drawing or 300x300 DPI for greyscale illustration, size 1:1 for printing) or PDF, EPS, AI, CDR, PS (vector graphics) is welcome. Text in figures must be readable. Photographs must be clear, of perfect technical quality.

Captions of figures and tables. Figures and tables should be consequently Arabic enumerated.

References. References (books, journals, proceedings respectively) should be provided in the following styles:

[1] Zieler H.: An Introduction to Thermomechanics, 2nd edition, North Holand 1983, New York.

[2] Black A., Dent C.: Analysis of Crack Stability, J. Mater. Sci. 1 (1997) 274.

[3] Oliva V., Materna A., Siegl J.: 3D-modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth, In.: L. Parilák (ed.) Fractography '97, IMR SAS, Kosice 1997, p. 145.

List of Authors. List of authors with full addresses (name, family name, title, affiliation address and e-mail address) must be enclosed. Corresponding author must be highlighted.

Organizing instructions

The reception of any manuscript is confirmed to the corresponding author by e-mail. Authors of successfully reviewed papers receive the proofs and they are particularly requested to return them immediately to the editorial office. There is no financial compensation for any article.