Aims & Scopes

Journal of Mechanical Engineering (formerly known as Journal of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) or JMechE, is an international journal that provides a forum for researchers and academicians worldwide to publish the research findings and the educational methods they are engaged in. This Journal acts as a vital link for the mechanical engineering community for the rapid dissemination of their academic pursuits.

Contributions are invited from various disciplines that are allied to mechanical engineering. The contributions should be based on original research works. All papers submitted to JMechE are subjected to a reviewing process through a worldwide network of specialized and competent referees. To be considered for publication, each paper should have at least two positive referee assessments.

General Instructions

Manuscripts intended for publication in JMechE should be written in a camera-ready form with production-quality figures and done electronically in Microsoft Word 2000 (or above) and submitted online through ScholarOne platform via Manuscripts should be typed using Times New Roman font (point 10) and single-spaced. The manuscript should include the title of the paper; the author’s name and affiliation; a short abstract of between 200 and 300 words which clearly summarizes the paper; and a list of keywords. Limit your submission to a maximum of 20 typed pages. The specified typesetter template can be downloaded here.

All papers must be submitted through ScholarOne platform via together with a cover letter (Cover Letter Template).


Keywords supplied by the author should appear on a line following the abstract. The keywords selected should be comprehensive and subject-specific. A maximum of five keywords should be sufficient to cover the major subjects of a given paper. General terms should not appear as keywords, as they have little use as information retrieval tools. Please choose keywords to be as specific as possible and list the most specific first, proceeding to the most general last.


All scientific and technical data presented should be stated in SI units.


Footnotes should be kept to an absolute minimum and used only when essential.


Formulae should be typewritten using MS Word compatible Equation Editor.

Tables and Figures

Tables should be included within the text where appropriate and must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and have titles that precede the table. They should be prepared in such a manner that no break is necessary.

The authors should appreciate the importance of good-quality illustrations. Authors need to provide proof of publication consent to use figure(s) or table(s) from another publisher. All figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. A detailed caption should be provided below each figure and table according to the following format:

Figure 1: (a) A simple 2-D cantilever and (b) microcantilever with a diamond probe.

Table 1: Minimum values of spacing and edge and end distances.

Figures should be embedded within the text where appropriate. Glossy photographs when required should be scanned to a resolution suitable with the reproduction requirements (1200 dpi generally will be sufficient).

For data plots, make sure to label all axes, specify units for quantities, label all curves and data sets, and use a legible font size. All graphs, diagrams, and tables should be referred to, for example, Figure 1 and Table 1 in the text.


Use squared brackets to indicate reference citations such as [1], [3]-[5] in the main text. Include references at the end of the paper according to the order of the citation that appears in the paper using the following format. The number of references should be more than 20 with at least 40% of the references are less than 5 years, inclusive of at least 2 references from the current year.

[1]   M. K. Ghosh and A. Nagraj, “Turbulence flow in bearings,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, vol. 218, no. 1, pp. 61 – 64, 2004.

[2]   H. Coelho and L. M. Pereira, “Automated reasoning in geometry theorem proving with Prolog,” J. Automated Reasoning, vol. 2, no. 3, pp 329-390, 1986.

[3]   P. N. Rao, “Manufacturing Technology Foundry”, in Forming and Welding, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill, Singapore, 2000, pp. 53 – 68.

[4]   D. Sarunyagate, Ed., Lasers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.

[5]   Hutchinson, F. David and M. Ahmed, U.S. Patent No. 6 912 127, 28 June 2005.

[6]   J. Riley, “Call for new look at skilled migrants,” The Australian, p. 35, May 31, 2005. [Online]. Available: Factiva, [Accessed May 31, 2005].

Article Processing Charges (APC)

All accepted papers are subjected to Article Processing Charges (APC) USD250 per manuscript.

Correspondence Address:

Editor in Chief
Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
College of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Tel : 603 – 5543 5161
Fax : 603 – 5543 5160