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Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Advances in Mechanical Engineering

2016 Impact Factor: 0.827
2016 Ranking: 103/130 in Engineering, Mechanical | 49/58 in Thermodynamics
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Advisory Board
Ramanarayanan Balachandran University College London, UK
Ismet Baran University of Twente, Netherlands
Filippo Berto Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Seung-Bok Choi Inha University, South Korea
Seiichiro Katsura Keio University, Japan
Michal Kuciej Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Jose R. Serrano Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Liyuan Sheng Peking University, China
Moran Wang Tsinghua University, China
Norman Wereley University of Maryland, USA
Zhaowei Zhong Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

eISSN: 16878140 | ISSN: 16878140 | Current volume: 10 | Current issue: 1
Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of mechanical engineering.

View the AIME author page in English or in Simplified Chinese.

Publication in the journal is subject to a one-time article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

The APC currently is 2000 USD (+ VAT where applicable*) for each article accepted after peer review. The APC is payable on acceptance in USD or GBP.

For general information on Open Access at SAGE and Open Access FAQs, please visit this page.

Submissions should be made online at

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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*The article processing charge (APC) is payable upon acceptance after peer review and is subject to value added tax (VAT) where applicable. If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, VAT must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions. Payments can be made in GBP or USD. 

Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AIME) is a JCR Ranked, peer-reviewed, open access journal which publishes a wide range of original research and review articles. The journal Editorial Board welcomes manuscripts in both fundamental and applied research areas, and encourages submissions which contribute novel and innovative insights to the field of mechanical engineering.

All submitted articles considered suitable for AIME are subjected to rigorous peer review to ensure the highest levels of quality. Original papers which provide an important contribution to the development of mechanical engineering and report on significant developments in the field are encouraged. The review process is carried out as quickly as possible to minimise any delays in the online publication of articles.

AIME aims to advance the understanding of mechanical engineering by providing a platform for the publication of unique contributions in the field of mechanical engineering across a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

Engineering Materials and Technology Biomedical Engineering
Stress Analysis, Structures Mechanics of Materials and Solid Mechanics
Fatigue Mechanisms and Machines
Dynamics and Control Reliability
Mechanics Mechatronics and Information Technology
Vehicle Engineering Micro- and Nano- Mechanical Systems
Fluid Mechanics Fuel and Combustion
Aerodynamics Acoustics, Vibration and Noise
Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer Composites
Systems and Design Metallurgy
Manufacture Metrology
Surfaces and Interfaces Robotics and Automation
Tribology Robotics and Rehabilitation
Turbomachinery Smart Structures
Combustion Engines Energy Harvesting
Numerical Simulations Applied mathematical modelling
Finite Element, Volume and Difference Methods Optimization
Real Time and Time Delay Systems


This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

View the AIME author page in English or in Simplified Chinese.

Editorial Board
Ibrahim Abdalla Jubail University College, Saudi Arabia
Muhammad T. Akhtar Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Assunta Andreozzi University of Naples Federico II, Italy
M. Affan Badar University of Sharjah, UAE
Luis Baeza University of Southampton, UK
Noël Bruntiere Université de Poitiers, France
Mustafa Canakci Kocaeli University, Turkey
Fakher Chaari Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax, Tunisia
Chin-Lung Chen Lee-Ming Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Yong Chen Dalian Jiaotong University, China
Kai Cheng Brunel University, UK
Long Cheng Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hyung Hee Cho Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
Ahmet S. Dalkilic Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Elsa de Sá Caetano Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Francisco D. Denia Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Thirumalisai S. Dhanasekaran GE Aviation, USA
Alexandar Djordjevich City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Farzad Ebrahimi Imam Khomeini International University, Iran
Mario L. Ferrari Università di Genova, Italy
Nicolas M. Garcia Aracil Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Luís Godinho University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rahmi Guclu Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Tian Han University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Ishak Hashim Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Jiin Y. Jang National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Sang-Wook Kang Hansung University, Republic of Korea
Chan Kang-Cheung The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Yaguo Lei Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Yangmin Li The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Zhijun Li South China University of Technology, China
Cheng-Xian Lin Florida International University, USA
Xichun Luo University of Strathclyde, UK
J. A. Tenreiro Machado Polytechnic of Porto, Portgual
Seyed N. Mahmoodi University of Alabama, USA
Oronzio Manca Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
Ramiro Martins Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Francesco Massi Università di Roma, Italy
Hua Meng Zhejiang University, China
Roslinda Nazar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Nikolaos Nikitas University of Leeds, UK
Hiroshi Noguchi Kyushu University, Japan
J. Paulo Davim University of Aveiro, Portugal
Crinela Pislaru University of Huddersfield, UK
Jiahu Qin University of Science and Technology of China, China
Xiaotun Qiu Qualcomm Incorporated, USA
Pedro A.R. Rosa University of Lisbon, Portugal
David R. Salgado Universidad De Extremadura, Spain
Mohammad R. Salimpour Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
Sunetra Sarkar Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Pietro Scandura University of Catania, Italy
Xi Shi Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Seiichi Shiga Gunma University, Japan
Chow-Shing Shin National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Andrea Spagnoli University of Parma, Italy
Jining Sun Heriot-Watt University, UK
Anand Thite Oxford Brookes University, UK
Jan Torgersen Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Takahiro Tsukahara Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Shan-Tung Tu East China University of Science and Technology, China
Junwu Wang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hongwei Wu University of Hertfordshire, UK
Jia-Jang Wu National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan
Gang Xiao Zhejiang University, China
Gongnan Xie Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Chenguang Yang Swansea University, UK
Ruey-Jen Yang National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Xiao-Jun Yang China University of Mining and Technology, China
Jianqiao Ye Lancaster University, UK
Chun-Liang Yeh Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Davood Younesian Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Bo Yu China University of Petroleum, China
Jianbo Yu Tongji University, China
Daxu Zhang Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Min Zhang Tsinghua University, China
Ling Zheng Chongqing University, China
Shun-peng Zhu Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
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    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. Article Types
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Concurrent submission
      4.3 Authorship
      4.4 Acknowledgements
      4.5 Funding
      4.6 Declaration of conflicting interests
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 ORCID
      7.2 Information required for completing your submission
      7.3 Corresponding author contact details
      7.4 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Advances in Mechanical Engineering will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Open Access

    Advances in Mechanical Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted after peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs.

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

    The article processing charge (APC) is $2,000*

    *If the paying party is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, value added tax (VAT) must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to be exempt from paying this tax, except for UK institutions.

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    3. Article types

    Original Research Article: Describes a piece of complete or substantially complete research, or some aspect of design development, or engineering education

    Review Article: A critical review of the state-of-the-art with examples of applications in design and profitable manufacture without extensive analysis

    Special Collection Article:  This may be an Original Research Article or a Review Article that is appropriate for the subject matter of the Special Collection. Any article deemed not to be appropriate for the subject matter of a Special Collection will be considered for standard publication.

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate Editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. All manuscripts shall be handled by an Editor who is not from the same institute as any of the manuscript’s authors.

    If the Editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

    If the Editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they should assign the manuscript to at least two external reviewers for peer-review who make recommendations on the suitability of the articles for publication.

    When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:


    Minor Revision

    Major Revision


    If the Editor recommends “Accept”, the manuscript is accepted for publication.

    If the Editor recommends “Minor Revision”, the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor revisions suggested by the reviewers along with a detailed reply to the reviewer comments. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor revisions have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

    If the Editor recommends “Major Revision,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Authors are requested to upload a detailed reply to the reviewer comments along with the revised version of their manuscript. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Accept”, “Minor Revision”, or “Reject.”

    If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

    The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by two or more external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

    We are committed to providing timely assessment of articles and authors are informed of the publication decision as soon as possible.

    The name of the Editor recommending the manuscript for publication is published with the manuscript to indicate and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensability of their contributions to the running of the journals.

    It should be noted that our refereeing process, common to many other publishers, is single-blind, that is, the referees remain anonymous and their identities are not released to authors. The referees, however, are informed of the authors’ names and affiliations.

    4.2 Concurrent Submission

    In order to ensure sufficient diversity within the authorship of the journal, authors will be limited to having two manuscripts under review at any point in time. If an author already has two manuscripts under review in the journal, he or she will need to wait until the review process of at least one of these manuscripts is complete before submitting another manuscript for consideration. This policy does not apply to Editorials or other non-peer reviewed manuscript types.

    4.3 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

      1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data, 
      2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
      3. Approved the version to be published, 
      4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.

    4.4 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    4.4.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    4.5 Funding

    Advances in Mechanical Engineering requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    4.6 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Advances in Mechanical Engineering to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Advances in Mechanical Engineering and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement.  Advances in Mechanical Engineering publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY), which allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, re-published or otherwise re-used for any purpose including for adaptation and commercial use provided the content is attributed. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.

    All equations should be supplied in an editable format.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    6.4 Reference style

    Advances in Mechanical Engineering adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here.

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    Advances in Mechanical Engineering is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    7.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one.

    7.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.

    7.4 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 20 working days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    8.2 Continuous publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all.

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Advances in Mechanical Engineering editorial office as follows:

    Peer Review Manager
    SAGE Publications Ltd
    1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road
    London, EC1Y 1SP


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