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Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Aifantis, Katerina

Managing Editor: Skoryna, Juliusz

CiteScore 2018: 0.79

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.263
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.135

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    Since the beginning of 2019, as the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials has been transformed to an Open Access model, there is only one Issue per Volume, and the published manuscripts are continuously added to the current Volume.

    A limited number of articles in each volume (2019-2021) is financially supported by Knowledge Unlatched. This means that the APCs charged by the journal will be covered by KU for the first 20 articles in each year.
    You are welcome to submit your paper to our journal! The authors whose papers will miss the mentioned funding can apply for 50% discount, which reduces the APCs to 500 EUR.

    We maintain a very flexible discount and waiver policy and authors with limited or no access to funding are strongly encouraged to apply for a discount or a waiver.

    Please feel free to contact us before or immediately after submission at JMBM.editorial@degruyter.com​ to discuss available options.

    Your benefits:

    • Broad range of imperative topics from condensed to soft matter mechanics
    • Cutting edge theory, simulations and experiments used as tools for novel applications
    • High quality peer-review

    All participants of the 2019 AlChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL are welcome to submit their manuscripts in this journal on special conditions. For details, please visit this website.

    Aims and Scope

    The Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials (JMBM) publishes articles on original research, short communications and reviews covering all natural and modern engineering materials. Contributions on interdisciplinary high risk-high gain or unconventional approaches in topics spanning the whole range from condensed to soft matter mechanics are particularly welcome.

    The journal focuses on the micromechanics and nanomechanics of materials, the relationship between structure and mechanical properties, material instabilities and fracture, as well as size effects and length/time scale transitions. Articles on cutting edge theory, simulations and experiments – used as tools for revealing novel material properties and designing new devices for structural, thermo-chemo-mechanical, and opto-electro-mechanical applications – are encouraged. Synthesis/processing and related traditional mechanics/materials science themes are not within the scope of JMBM. The Editorial Board also organizes topical issues on emerging areas by invitation.

    • Metals and Alloys
    • Ceramics and Glasses
    • Soils and Geomaterials
    • Concrete and Cementitious Materials
    • Polymers and Composites
    • Wood and Paper
    • Elastomers and Biomaterials
    • Liquid Crystals and Suspensions
    • Electromagnetic and Optoelectronic Materials
    • High-energy Density Storage Materials
    • Monument Restoration and Cultural Heritage Preservation Materials
    • Nanomaterials
    • Complex and Emerging Materials

    Article formats
    Research articles, Short communications, Reviews

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    Type of Publication:
    researchers and professionals in the field of micromechanics and nanomechanics of materials

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to https://www.editorialmanager.com/jmbm and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
    • Optional open access publication
    • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
    • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
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    Submission process
    • Submission of your paper along with a list of three preferred reviewers and three undesirable ones
    • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
    • Decision on your paper (the maximum review time will normally be 3 months)
    • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
    • Publication online and in print
    Please note
    • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting your article please have a look at our copyright agreement
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    Editorial Information

    Editor in Chief
    Prof. Katerina E. Aifantis
    , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Florida; USA; E-mail: kaifanti@mtu.edu

    Associate Editors
    Prof. Harm Askes
    , Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK; E-mail: h.askes@sheffield.ac.uk
    Prof. Michael Zaiser, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; E-mail: michael.zaiser@fau.de
    Dr. Pu Hu, University of Florida, USA; E-mail: puhu@ufl.edu

    Editorial Board
    Prof. Adbulmalik Ali Aljinaidi Alghamdi
    , Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia , E-mail: aljinaidi@kau.edu.sa
    Dr. Roberto Ballarini, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, USA; E-mail: rballari@central.uh.edu
    Prof. Swantje Bargmann, Solid Mechanics, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany; E-mail: bargmann@uni-wuppertal.de
    Prof. Davide Bigoni, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica Università di Trento, Italy; E-mail: bigoni@ing.unitn.it
    Prof. Erik Bitzek, Modeling and Simulation, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg Germany; E-mail: erik.bitzek@fau.de
    Prof. Stephane Bordas, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK; E-mail: bordass@cardiff.ac.uk
    Prof. George N. Frantziskonis, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, USA; E-mail: frantzis@u.arizona.edu
    Prof. Jean-François Ganghoffer, Laboratoire d'Energétique et de Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée, University of Lorraine, France; E-mail: Jean-Francois.Ganghoffer@univ-lorraine.fr
    Prof. Marc Geers, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; E-mail: m.g.d.geers@remove-this.tue.nl
    Dr. Groma István, Department of Material Physics, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary; E-mail: groma@metal.elte.hu
    Prof. Klaus Hackl, Mechanics of Materials, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; E-mail: klaus.hackl@rub.de
    Prof. Per Isaksson, Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Mechanics, Uppsala University, Sweden E-mail: Per.Isaksson@angstrom.uu.se
    Prof. Guozheng Kang, School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China; E-mail: guozhengkang@126.com
    Prof. Nicole Kringos, Structural Engineering and Bridges, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; E-mail: niki.kringos@abe.kth.se
    Prof. Alexander Korsunsky, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK; E-mail: alexander.korsunsky@eng.ox.ac.uk
    Prof. Hans Muhlhaus, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia; E-mail: h.muhlhaus@uq.edu.au
    Prof. Christian Frithiof Niordson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark Denmark; E-mail: cn@mek.dtu.dk
    Prof. Ilya Ovid'ko, Laboratory for Theory of Defects, Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; E-mail: ovidko@def.ipme.ru
    Prof. Claudio Di Prisco, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; E-mail: claudio.diprisco@polimi.it
    Prof. Nicola Pugno, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy; E-mail: nicola.pugno@unitn.it
    Prof. Chong-Qing Ru, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada; E-mail: chongqing.ru@ualberta.ca
    Dr. Hossein Shodja, Civil Engineering Division, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; E-mail: shodja@sharif.edu
    Prof. Boris B. Straumal, Laboratory of Internal Boundaries in Metals, Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; E-mail: straumal@issp.ac.ru
    Prof. Dragoslav Šumarac, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia; E-mail: sumi@eunet.rs
    Prof. Bohua Sun, Mechanical Engineering, Cape Peninsula, University of Technology, South Africa; E-mail: SunB@cput.ac.za
    Prof. Doros N. Theodorou, Materials Science and Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; E-mail: doros@central.ntua.gr
    Prof. Thomas Tsakalakos, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA; E-mail: tsakalak@soe.rutgers.edu
    Prof. Hussein M. Zbib, Materials Science & Engineering, Washington State University, USA; E-mail: zbib@wsu.edu

    Advisory Board
    Dr. Alexander Bakaǐ
    , Akhiezer Institure for Theoretical Physics, National Scientific Center, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, Ukraine; E-mail: bakai@kipt.kharkov.ua
    Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Department Werkstoffwissenschaften, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; E-mail: aldo.boccaccini@fau.de
    Dr. Vasily V. Bulatov, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA; E-mail: bulatov1@llnl.gov
    Prof. Norman Fleck, Mechanics, Materials and Design, University of Cambridge, UK, E-mail: naf1@eng.cam.ac.uk
    Prof. Nasr Ghoniem, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering UCLA, Samueli School of Engineering, USA; E-mail: ghoniem@ucla.edu
    Prof. Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria; E-mail: holzapfel@TUGraz.at
    Prof. Kikuo Kishimoto, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; E-mail: kkishimo@mep.titech.ac.jp
    Prof. Nikita F. Morozov, Elasticity Department of Mathematics & Mechanics Faculty, St.-Petersburg State University, Russia; E-mail: morozov@NM1016.spb.edu
    Dr. Fusao Oka, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan; E-mail: oka.fusao.38x@st.kyoto-u.ac.jp
    Dr. Hashem Rafii-Tabar, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Iran; E-mail: rafii-tabar@nano.ipm.ac.ir
    Prof. K. Ravi-Chandar, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA; E-mail: ravi@utexas.edu
    Prof. B.D. Reddy, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa; E-mail: daya.reddy@uct.ac.za
    Prof. Javier Gil Sevillano, División de Materiales y Fabricación, Universidad de Navarra, Spain; E-mail: jgil@ceit.es
    Prof. Zhigang Suo, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA; E-mail: suo@seas.harvard.edu
    Prof. Viggo Tvergaard, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; E-mail: viggo@mek.dtu.dk
    Prof. Ruslan Z. Valiev, Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials, Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Russia; E-mail: rzvaliev@mail.rb.ru
    Prof. George Z. Voyiadjis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA; E-mail: voyiadjis@eng.lsu.edu
    Dr. Abdul Aziz A.M. Wazzan, Department of Chemical & Material Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; E-mail: awazzan@kau.edu.sa

    Honorary Editors
    Prof. Ali Argon
    , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; E-mail: argon@mit.edu
    Prof. Michael F. Ashby, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, UK; E-mail: mfa2@eng.cam.ac.uk
    Prof. Bill Gerberich, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, USA; E-mail: wgerb@umn.edu
    Prof. John W. Hutchinson, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA; E-mail: hutchinson@esag.harvard.edu
    Prof. Ladislas Kubin, Laboratory for Microstructural Investigations, The French Aerospace Lab ONERA, France; E-mail: ladislas.kubin@onera.fr
    Prof. James C.M. Li, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, USA; E-mail: james.li@rochester.edu
    Prof. Gérard Maugin, Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, France; E-mail: gerard.maugin@upmc.fr
    Prof. Marc André Meyers, Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Nanoengineering, University of California, USA; E-mail: mameyers@UCSD.Edu
    Prof. Haël Mughrabi, Department Werkstoffwissenschaften, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; E-mail: hael.mughrabi@ww.uni-erlangen.de
    Prof. John R. Willis, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK; E-mail: J.R.Willis@damtp.cam.ac.uk

    Editorial Contact
    De Gruyter Open Ltd.
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    01-811 Warsaw / Poland
    Tel: +48 22 701 50 15

    Editorial Office
    Juliusz Skoryna, Ph.D., Eng.
    Managing Editor
    Email: Juliusz.Skoryna@degruyter.com or JMBM.editorial@degruyter.com

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      posted by: rajneesh kakar on 2012-10-15 04:58 PM (Europe/Berlin)

    • 1. tell me which mail id : i have send my manuscript 2. mention scopus index: but i searched in scopus but is doesn't shows. plz tell me correct details

      posted by: Jayakumar Thangaraj on 2017-06-19 06:27 AM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Dear Mr. Thangaraj, thank you for your comment. Your questions have been forwarded to the editorial department and they will contact you.

      posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2017-06-21 01:49 PM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Dear Sir, Could you please let us know the Impact Factor of Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Materials? Please reply asap. We are requiring it to fill it in our publication clearance committee form. Thank You !!!

      posted by: VAIBHAV KATHAVATE on 2018-05-18 11:10 AM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Dear Mr. Kathavate, thank you for your inquiry. The Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials does not have an impact factor at this time.

      posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2018-05-18 11:23 AM (Europe/Berlin)

    • When are the Articles for JMBM vol. 27/Issue1-2, 2018 going to be released or published online....Please urgent.

      posted by: Augustine Igwebuike on 2018-05-26 12:29 PM (Europe/Berlin)