Editorial Policy

Publication ethics

The Journal of Theoretical, Computational and Applied Mechanics adheres to the core practices of COPE  (practices and policies for journals and publishers). In particular, the Journal publishes original articles that have not been published elsewhere (preprints on institutional or public repositories do not count for this purpose). Any form of plagiarism implies rejection of the article; this includes but is not limited to

  • outright plagiarism (presenting the work of other researchers, whole or in part, as one's own, either verbatim or rephrased);
  • self-plagiarism (presenting one's own previously published work, whole or in part, as a novel);
  • deliberate replication of already known results and concepts, whole or in part, under new names or in new notation, without an appropriate reference and justification.

The Journal is also committed to a transparent and fair peer review process. Any failure to uphold this standard by Reviewers or Editors should (with appropriate documentation) be immediately brought to the attention of the Technical Editors, who will investigate the claim and if necessary discuss further steps with the Scientific Advisory Board.

Review process

Submitted manuscripts are assigned to a Associate Editor directly by the authors. Technical Editors validate this choice based on the contents of the submission, the possible conflicts of interest and the workload of the Associate Editor. The corresponding author will also be encouraged to suggest the name of potential reviewers. The Associate Editor in charge of the review

  • screens the submitted manuscript for suitability for the Journal and rejects submissions found to be obviously outside of the scope of the Journal or not ready for peer-review due to severe deficiencies in presentation;
  • selects, invites and follows a minimum of two reviewers who are sufficiently familiar with the subject matter of the manuscript to evaluate its novelty, correctness, and relevance to the scope of the Journal;
  • makes a decision on accepting, rejecting, or requesting revision of the manuscript based on the reports of the reviewers and his own opinion. A minimum of two positive reviews is mandatory to accept an article for publication;
  • communicates the decision to the authors and reviewers.

Reviewers will be offered the possibility to work anonymously (single-blind). The journal also promotes transparency and encourages the reviewers to reveal their name during or at the end of the review process. All Associate Editor decisions should be supported by a brief justification based on the reviews or the Editor own reading. In case of acceptance, the Technical Editors will make sure the final version of the manuscript conforms to the Journal style, and links it to the Journal website in a timely manner. The Associate Editor and the Reviewers will be offered the possibility to have their names appear on the final version of the accepted paper.

Selection criteria

Manuscripts are selected based on their quality and potential interest within the Solid Mechanics community. Correctness is a necessary but not a sufficient requirement. In general, novelty is expected from research articles. Articles of more expository nature, while not expected to provide novel results, should provide new insights into their subject matter.

Appeal procedure

Authors may appeal Associate Editors' final decisions by contacting the Technical Editors.

Diamond Open access and Licencing

The Journal is committed to ensure Diamond Open Access to its contents, without any cost for authors or readers. Authors (or their employers) retain the copyright of their articles, but must grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a standard Creative Commons license (unless a stricter Open Access license is required by employers or funding agencies). The default CC-BY license will be considered for all accepted articles since this is the most permissive license available and permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work with proper attribution.


Published articles are written in English.


  • Editor: INRIA
  • eISSN: 2726-6141
  • Publication director: Vincent Acary