Publication charges

Mechanics & Industry publishes all articles open access.

Authors should pay an Article Processing Charge, only if (and after) their manuscript has been accepted, please see the price list.

Authors also benefit from the transition to full open access. The journal publishes articles under a CC-BY license, enabling them to retain copyright and be fully compliant with any open access requirements of funding organisations.

The open access fee (also known as APC, Article Processing Charge) covers the costs involved in the open access publication, such as editorial handling, copyediting, data management, proofs, administrative overheads and technologies in order to make your article findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

Corresponding authors from institutions which are part of the French National Open Access Agreement are able to publish in Mechanics & Industry with no article processing charges (APCs).

Similar agreements are already in place with German academic institutions and eligible Chinese Academy of Sciences institutes, authors can get 20 percent discounted APC price, find details here.

The French Association of Mechanics (AFM) and EDP Sciences will continue their efforts to secure funding for APCs via such agreements.