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Instructions for Authors

Mechanical Engineering – Scientific Journal (MESJ) is published twice annually (for the time-being). The journal publishes original scientific papers, short communications and reviews from all fields of engineering and technology:

• Original scientific papers should contain hitherto unpublished results of completed original scientific research. The number of pages (including tables and figures) should not exceed 8.
• Short communications should also contain completed but briefly presented results of original scientific research. The number of pages (including tables and figures) should not exceed 4.
• Reviews are submitted at the invitation of the Editorial Board. They should be surveys of the investigations and knowledge of several authors in a given research area.  The competency of the authors should be assured by their own published results.

The journal, also publishes (continuously or occasionally) book reviews, reports on meetings, news of future meetings, important events and dates, and various rubrics, which contribute to the development of the corresponding scientific fields.

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as a part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

Copyrights for articles published in MESJ are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

The authors authorize the publisher archive the article into databases and indexes (such as EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest), and permit the publisher apply DOI code to the article.

PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT

Paper template and instructions for preparation of the manuscript can be downloaded HERE.

SUBMISSION

MS Word file of the manuscript together with a Cover letter (click HERE for template) should be sent by e-mail to the following address: submission@mesj.ukim.edu.mk

PAPER SELECTION AND PUBLICATION PROCESS

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/email may be missed.

b) Peer review. We use single-blind system for peer-review; the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts.


c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) Proofs are sent to the corresponding author to correct printers' errors. Except for this, alterations to the text are not permitted. The proofs should be returned to the Editorial Board in 5 days.

e) After publication, the corresponding author will receive two copies of printed journals, free of charge. If you want to keep more copies, please contact with the editor before making an order.

f) E-journal in PDF available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.



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