Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Facta Universitatis, series Mechanical Engineeringis a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes theoretical and practice oriented papers, covering the whole spectrum of Mechanical Engineering:

  • Material Engineering
  • Structural Design and Optimization
  • Structural Analysis
  • Production Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Automation and Control Systems
  • Thermal and Fluids Engineering
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Technology Management and Forecasting
  • Alternative Technology
  • Modern multidisciplinary fields:
    • Mechatronics
    • Coupled-Field Problems
    • Active/Adaptive Structures
    • MBS-FEM Coupling
    • Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

The list is not exhaustive but rather illustrative demonstrating the broad range of Mechanical Engineering covered by the journal.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process in order to select for publishing the articles meeting the high standards of this journal on mechanical engineering. The reviewers’ identities are not disclosed to the authors, nor are the authors' identities disclosed to the reviewers.

When a manuscript is submitted to Facta Univeristatis, Series: Mechanical Engineering, it undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.

In the main reviewing phase, the assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to two experts in the field, by using the on-line web management system. The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help referees to cover all aspects that can decide the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.

All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently before, during and after the evaluation process. They have different affiliation, are usually located in different countries, and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the paper is sent to a third reviewer.

The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-chief based on the scrutiny of reviewers and the scope of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, and the authors are always responsible for the content of each article.

The journal uses suitable software to screen article submissions for plagiarism. 


Publication Frequency

This journal is published three times a year.


Open Access Policy

FACTA UNIVERSITATIS, Series Mechanical Engineering is an Open Access Journal in accordance with the Berlin Declaration. All articles can be downloaded free of charge for personal, educational and scientific purposes (Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND).

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



University of Niš, as a publisher in scholarly research and higher education, recognizes the roles of both librarian and publisher as custodian of scholarly content, and is committed to the preservation of the scholarship in its research for generations to come. All published issues are archived in the Serbian National Library and the Library of the University of Niš.