Fast Publication in Mechanical Engineering

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Mechanical Engineering journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Applied Thermal Engineering 6.70 11.38 1.85
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis 5.44 9.58 2.97
Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation 4.55 8.06 1.77
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering 4.28 5.94 1.98
Computers and Fluids 13.21 20.18 1.96
Engineering Failure Analysis 8.05 10.60 2.18
Engineering Fracture Mechanics 11.75 19.98 2.11
European Journal of Mechanics / A Solids 11.47 16.86 2.66
European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids 15.94 21.52 1.80
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 7.08 9.99 1.84
Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 14.20 23.18 2.00
International Journal of Fatigue 6.53 10.60 1.88
International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 5.65 9.62 4.88
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 10.06 14.48 4.22
International Journal of Impact Engineering 8.24 12.92 2.18
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 7.26 9.70 1.62
International Journal of Multiphase Flow 6.53 12.33 2.34
International Journal of Plasticity 4.72 8.93 2.43
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 38.79 46.35 1.84
International Journal of Refrigeration 7.81 14.13 2.09
International Journal of Solids and Structures 9.89 14.03 1.86
International Journal of Thermal Sciences 9.54 14.18 5.21
Journal of Fluids and Structures 10.07 18.12 6.04
Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 6.81 13.02 1.66
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 6.16 8.98 1.89
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 7.75 12.52 2.22
Mechanics of Materials 9.77 12.41 2.57
Mechanics Research Communications 10.66 14.93 1.66
Mechanism and Machine Theory 11.24 16.43 4.18
NDT and E International 4.51 6.47 1.54
Precision Engineering 10.51 16.70 2.22
Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 28.05 31.93 1.77
Procedia Engineering 10.15 10.15 5.14
Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 9.74 14.77 1.92
Tribology International 7.67 11.55 2.09
Wear 5.59 7.68 1.70

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Mechanical Engineering journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Mechanical Engineering.