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Journal of Modeling in Mechanics and Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Liew, Kim Meow

Ed. by Coop, Matthew Richard / Quan, Wang / Zhang, Lu-Wen

2 Issues per year

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    The first issue of the first volume of the Journal of Modeling in Mechanics and Materials was published.

    Articles not yet being part of an issue are published in the "ahead of print" section.

    Online submission of manuscripts: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmmm

    Your Benefits
    • Newest research on modeling of systems focusing on understanding and predicting material behaviors
    • High quality peer-review
    • Rapid online publication of accepted contributions as “ahead-of-print” versions

    Aims and Scope


    In the current world of Mechanics and Materials, researchers tend to focus on only one out of theoretical, computational or experimental fields. While there is a trend towards interaction among the different groups, this is presently very limited. The editor-in-chief’s vision for the journal is for it to act as a platform from which to bring together the different kinds of research, to help researchers interact better, and to promote the state-of-the-art development of the subject area to a higher level.

    The journal publishes original research work on the modeling of civil, ocean, mechanical and aerospace engineering systems, both small-scale and large-scale, with multidisciplinary applications, focusing on understanding and predicting material behaviors through modeling. However, its emphasis is not just on computational issues relating to modeling within Mechanics and Materials, but also on theoretical developments, computational techniques, experimental work and field investigations.


    • Solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and their interactions
    • Nanomechanics and nanomaterials
    • Renewable energy and energy harvesting materials and structures
    • Biomechanics, mechanics in medicine and mechanobiology
    • Composites and composite structures
    • Ocean engineering and offshore structures
    • Acoustic, vibration, dynamics and controls
    • Mechanics of materials
    • Mechanics of granular materials
    • Multiphysics and multiscale mechanics
    • Optimization, probabilistic and stochastic techniques

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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Manuscripts should be submitted online to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmmm

    Acceptance for publication is subject to the manuscript being an unpublished work. Submission of a manuscript is taken to imply that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Submission and acceptance of a paper implies the transfer of copyright to de Gruyter.

    Manuscript preparation
    Articles should be submitted electronically to the online submission system. Please include figure-, image-, graph- or equation files in the document.Please avoid unnecessarily large files. The SI system is to be used throughout and if it is necessary to quote other units then these should be added in parentheses. The use of unnecessarily complicated notation and formulae should be avoided and the material should be presented in the simplest possible manner.
    The manuscript is expected to be written in correct and easily readable English. An author who is not proficient in English is advised to seek help in editing the manuscript before submission. Both English and American spellings are acceptable, but each paper is expected to follow one style consistently.

    Running order
    Title: in concise form, with wording helping automatic searches, but no superfluous words.
    Authors' names: first name in full, other initial(s), family name in full.
    Authors' affiliations: postal addresses, e-mail addresses.
    Abstract: of less than 150 words written as a 'free standing' paragraph and containing key objectives and conclusions.
    2. SECTIONS: CAPITALISED HEADINGS; lower case sub heads

    Equations should be numbered sequentially in brackets (..) to the right margin. Within the text, an equation is referred to as 'eqn (..)', or equations as 'eqns ( .. - ..)'.

    References to published work should be numbered sequentially in the order of citation and a reference list in numerical order should be given at the end of the paper.
    For an article in a journal, the entry in the reference list must contain the following details:
    Name(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), title of article, title of journal (italic), year of publication, volume number (followed by the issue number in parentheses, if known), initial and final page numbers of the article.
    The entry in the reference list for a book must contain the following details:
    Name(s) and initial(s) of the author(s), title of book (italic), edition (unless first edition), publisher, place of publication, year of publication, initial and final page numbers of the part referred to, if applicable.

    [1] Bourgund, U. and Lawo, M., Optimal Tower Design for a Wind Power System, International Journal of Space Structures, 1985, 1(3), 161-167.
    [2] Livesley, R.K., Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis, 2nd edn., Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1975.
    [3] Davies, R.M., ed., Space Structures: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Space Structures, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1967.
    [4] Mollaert, M., De Wilde, W. and Van Damme, F., Modular Design of Tension Structures, in: Heki, K., ed.,Shells, Membranes and Space Frames (vol. 2): Proceedings of the IASS Symposium on Membrane Structures and Space Frames, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1986, 133-140.
    [5] Sanchez-Alvarez, J.S., Formex Formulation of Structural Configurations, PhD Thesis, University of Surrey, 1980.

    One may use the abbreviation Ref(s) followed by the reference number(s). Thus one may write: Ref. [5] provides a comprehensive list of references relating to the subject and the latest ideas in the field are covered in Refs. [4] and [7].

    Instructions for Authors

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Editorial Information

    Kim Meow Liew, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Matthew Richard Coop, University College London, UK
    Quan Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Lu-Wen Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Assistant Editor
    Paul H. F. Lam, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Editorial Board Members
    Narayana R. Aluru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Romesh Batra, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
    Rene de Borst, University of Glasgow, UK
    Jiun-Shyan Chen, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Alexander H.-D. Cheng, University of Mississippi, USA
    Xiqiao Feng, Tsinghua University, China
    Huajian Gao, Brown University, USA
    Venkatesh Kodur, Michigan State University, USA
    Shaofan Li, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Chee Wah Lim, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Wing Kam Liu, Northwestern University, USA
    Yiu Wing Mai, University of Sydney, Australia
    Herbert Mang, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Perumal Nithiarasu, Swansea University, UK
    Eugenio Onate, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
    Erian Pan, University of Akron, USA
    Manolis Papadrakakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    Junuthula N. Reddy, Texas A&M University, USA
    Hui Shen Shen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
    Yeong-Bin Yang, Chongqing University, China
    Chien Ming Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Guowei Wei, Michigan State University, USA
    Lin Ye, University of Sydney, Australia

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