Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

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David J Steigmann University of California, USA
Founding Editor-in-Chief
L T Wheeler University of Houston, USA
R C Batra Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA
C O Horgan University of Virginia, USA
P Schiavone University of Alberta, Canada

eISSN: 17413028 | ISSN: 10812865 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original innovative research in solid mechanics and materials science.

The central aim of MMS is to publish original, well-written and self-contained research that elucidates the mechanical behaviour of solids with particular emphasis on mathematical principles. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic access:

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original innovative research in solid mechanics and materials science.

The central aim of MMS is to publish original, well-written and self-contained research that elucidates the mechanical behaviour of solids with particular emphasis on mathematical principles.

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R Abeyaratne Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
D M Barnett Stanford University, USA
J Casey University of California, USA
Krzysztof Chelminski Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Yi-Chao Chen University of Houston, USA
Philippe G. Ciarlet Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sanda Cleja-Tigoiu University of Bucharest, Romania
Francesco Dell'Isola Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Luis Dorfmann Tufts University, USA
Salvatore Federico University of Calgary, Canada
Eliot Fried Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Alain Goriely University of Oxford, UK
Anurag Gupta Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
J M Hill University of Wollongong, Australia
Julius Kaplunov Keele University, UK
Per Lidstrom Lund University, Sweden
Vlado Lubarda University of California, San Diego, USA
Angela Madeo Université de Lyon–INSA, France
Xanthippi Markenscoff University of California, San Diego, USA
Santwana Mukhopadhyay Banaras Hindu University, India
Patrizio Neff University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Andrew Norris Rutgers University, USA
Ray Ogden University of Glasgow, UK
Roberto Paroni Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
K. R. Rajagopal Texas A & M University, USA
Giuseppe Saccomandi Universitá degli Studi di Lecce, Italy
Pradeep Sharma University of Houston, USA
Miroslav Silhavy Mathematical Institute of the AV CR, Czech Republic
Mircea Sofonea University of Perpignan, France
Paul Steinmann University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Bob Svendsen RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Lev Truskinovsky Ecole Polytechnique, France
Maurizio Vianello Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jay R Walton Texas A&M University, USA
Debra A Polignone Warne James Madison University, USA
A S Wineman University of Michigan, USA
Arash Yavari Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Quanshui Zheng Tsinghua University, China
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Journal layout
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further Information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    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 Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 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.

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    1. Article types

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids publishes original, well-written and self-contained research that elucidates the mechanical behaviour of solids with particular emphasis on mathematical principles.
    1. Original Research Article
    2. Review Paper
    3. Letter to the Editor
    4. Book Review

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.
    Authors wishing to submit a paper to the journal must comply with the requirements stated below. Failure to do so will delay acceptance and publication of the paper.

    2.2 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 and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    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. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 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.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations 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.

    2.4 Funding

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 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. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 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’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 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

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 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.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 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 regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Journal layout

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.5 Reference style

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to 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 Harvard output file here and the SAGE Vancouver output file here

    4.6 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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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 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.

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 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. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 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.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further Information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids editorial office as follows:

    Editor-in-Chief: David J. Steigmann

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