Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MAYFEB Journal of Mechanical Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and case studies in all areas of Mechanical Engineering which covers resources on the generation, transmission, and use of heat and mechanical power, as well as with the production and operation of tools, machinery, and their products. Topics in this category include heat transfer and thermodynamics, fatigue and fracture, wear, tribology, energy conversion, hydraulics, pneumatics, microelectronics, plasticity, strain analysis, and aerosol technology.      

The topics and disciplines that MAYFEB Journal of Mechanical Engineering covers include but not limit to:

  • Acoustical engineering concerns the manipulation and control of vibration, especially vibration isolation and the reduction of unwanted sounds
  • Manufacturing engineering concerns dealing with different manufacturing practices and the research and development of systems, processes, machines, tools and equipment. 
  • Thermal engineering concerns heating or cooling of processes, equipment, or enclosed environments
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigeration
    • Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating
  • Sports engineering is a field of engineering that involves the design, development and testing of sport equipment. The equipment used by athletes has always gone through technological design and development based on current knowledge and understanding.
  • Vehicle engineering, the design, manufacture and operation of the systems and equipment that propel and control vehicles
    • Automotive engineering, the design, manufacture and operation of motorcycles, automobiles, buses and trucks
    • Naval architecture, the design, construction, operation and support of marine vehicles and structures
    • Aerospace engineering, the application of engineering principles to aerospace systems such as aircraft and spacecraft
    • Marine engineering often refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure, but also encompasses oceanographic engineering.
  • Power plant engineering, field of engineering that designs, construct and maintains different types of power plants. Serves as the prime mover to produce electricity.
    • Geothermal power plants
    • Coal-fired power plants
    • Hydroelectric power plants
    • Diesel engine (ICE) power plants
    • Tidal power plants
    • Wind Turbine Power Plants
    • Solar power plants
  • Energy Engineering is a broad field of engineering dealing with energy efficiency, energy services, facility management, plant engineering, environmental compliance and alternative energy technologies. Energy engineering is one of the more recent engineering disciplines to emerge. Energy engineering combines knowledge from the fields of physics, math, and chemistry with economic and environmental engineering practices.



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The entire review process is performed by editorial board of the journal. Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the editors. All manuscripts shall be handled by an editor who is not from the same institute as any of the manuscript’s authors, is not from the same country as any of the manuscript’s authors, and has not co-authored any papers with any of the manuscript’s authors in the past three years.

The peer-review process is single blinded; that is, the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are. Every journal published by MAYFEB has an acknowledgment page for the researchers who have performed the peer-review process for one or more of the journal manuscripts in the past year. Without the significant contributions made by these researchers, the publication of the journal would not be possible.

If the editor finds that the manuscript may not be of sufficient quality to go through the normal peer review process, or that the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, the manuscript shall be rejected with no further processing.

If the editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they should assign the manuscript to a number of external reviewers, provided that no conflict of interests exists between these reviewers and the manuscript’s authors. The reviewers will then submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the editor:

- Publish Unaltered

- Consider after Minor Changes

- Consider after Major Changes

- Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not sufficiently novel

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

- Publish Unaltered

- Consider after Minor Changes

- Consider after Major Changes

- Reject

If the editor recommends “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once this is done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance, and the manuscript will appear in the Articles in Press section of the journal’s website.

If the editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. The editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” or “Reject.”

If the editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

The review process gives the editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

The name of the editor recommending the manuscript for publication is published with the manuscript to indicate and acknowledge their invaluable contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensability of their contributions to the running of the journals.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.