Call for Papers - Special Issue on ‘What’s up in … forming and mechanical joining of sheet metals?’


Prof. Sandrine Thuillier
Université Bretagne Sud, France

Submission deadline extended to: December 15th, 2022

There has been an extraordinary activity around metal sheets for the last decades, mainly coming from the automotive industry and driven by the need to model the mechanical behavior up to necking and rupture, with the main aims of mass reduction and increased quality of the final product. The reliability of numerical simulations of processes like blanking, stamping, deep drawing, U- bending, mechanical joining by hemming, riveting, clinching, ... is based on the mechanical behavior of the materials, which are mainly steels and aluminium alloys and also copper and its alloys, titanium and magnesium alloys.

Aims and Scope of the Themed Issue
Nowadays, this tremendous activity described above, has slowed down a little bit and the aim of this special issue is to highlight the reached milestones as well as some new trends in forming and mechanical joining of sheet metals.

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Mechanics & Industry now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and awarded the DOAJ Seal

We are pleased to announce that Mechanics & Industry (M&I) has just been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) where it joins over 16,500 other high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. These journals cover all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. In addition to the indexation, M&I has also been awarded the DOAJ Seal for “best practice in open access publishing”. This is a wonderful moment for M&I and comes only a few short months after it transitioned to full open access at the start of 2021.


2020 Journal Impact Factor: Another increase for Mechanics & Industry

Mechanics & Industry, the official journal of the Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), is pleased to share the good news that the Journal Citation Reports™, released recently by Clarivate Analytics, show its 2020 Journal Impact Factor™ has increased to 0.913. In addition, its current CiteScore is 1.7.


Mechanics & Industry, the official journal of the AFM, joins the open access movement

Paris, France, 14 October 2020:
EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that Mechanics & Industry, the official journal of the Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), will publish all articles open access from January 2021. M&I has been co-published in English with EDP Sciences since 2004 and is widely recognised and appreciated in its field.


Call for Papers - Special issue on "Advances of Junior Researchers in Aerospace Sciences"

Guest Editors

Prof. Joseph Morlier
Prof. Michael Kokkolaras
McGill University, Canada

Submission deadline extended to: 15th December 2020

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Mechanics & Industry article classified as ‘highly cited’ in Essential Science Indicators

An article from the EDP Sciences journals Mechanics & Industry has been recognised as a highly cited paper on Web of Science using data from Essential Science Indicators. Only the top 1% of articles achieve this status.

Essential Science Indicators, hosted on the InCites platform, collates data on highly cited papers and shares it with Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics. These papers sit within the top 1% of each of ESI’s 22 subject areas and are defined as “…this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.”

“The Onera elsA CFD software: input from research and feedback from industry” (Cambier et al., 2013) presents recent accomplishments regarding Onera elsA CFD software, from research and industry for a wide range of aerospace applications.

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Mechanics & Industry announces the Special Edition: ‘STANKIN 85: advanced machining methods and techniques’, published in OPEN ACCESS

The journal Mechanics & Industry has the pleasure to announce the publication, in OPEN ACCESS, of the Special Edition: ‘STANKIN 85: advanced machining methods and techniques’, devoted to the 85th anniversary of the Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN”. It presents a wide range of articles written by scientists of the university, discovering the main subjects and topics of the research in MSTU “STANKIN”.

The advanced machining methods and techniques presented in the articles include traditional and innovative technologies related to the cutting tools and mechanical engineering as:

  • milling of cutting tools’ inserts from ceramics,
  • their alloying,
  • coating,
  • hardening,
  • development of ceramic-based composites for their production.

The study of the related electrical discharge machining, laser, plasma and electron beam treatments, modelling and diagnostics of related technological systems is also presented.

The articles show current technological and scientific level of MSTU “STANKIN” and discover the main results of the important researching projects.

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EDP Sciences signed an agreement to preserve Journals with Portico (April 2015)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Portico to provide a permanent archive of the e-content for many of their key journals. Through this agreement, institutions participating in Portico’s E-Journal Preservation Service will be assured continued access to EDP Sciences content for generations of their scholars in the future.

Current data will be sent to Portico as soon as the e-journal is published, and a full list of the journals committed to the Portico archive is available at

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Mechanics & Industry transitioning from CUP to EDP Sciences for 2015 (December 2014)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that hosting and distribution of Mechanics & Industry, previously managed by Cambridge University Press (CUP), will transition to EDP Sciences for direct management from 2015 onwards.

Better services for customers and more integrated content

We feel that EDP Sciences can offer our customers a better service by integrating these journals into our wider portfolio. EDP Sciences has been investing in its platform and innovating with technology; we’re also keen to build more direct relationships within our communities. It just makes sense for us to manage the hosting and distribution of all our journals – together in one place – so our customers have a seamless experience of accessing all the content that we provide.

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