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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). Neither the paper nor separate parts are plagiarism.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Manuscript has been formated according to the requirements presented on http://mechanika.ktu.lt/public/journals/12/Paper_template_MECHANIKA.docx.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines and in Paper template, which are found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • I have read Author Guidelines, Privacy Statment, Author Fees and I agree with them.

Author Guidelines

Main topics

The journal "Mechanika" publishes scientific papers dealing with the following problems:

  • Mechanics of Solid Bodies;
  • Mechanics of Fluids and Gases;
  • Dynamics of Mechanical Systems;
  • Design and Optimization of Mechanical Systems;
  • Mechanical Technologies.

Besides, reviews of monographs, information related to the past and future scientific events, chronicle information about jubilees of outstanding mechanical engineers, etc. are published in the journal.

The journal is published regularly at the end of each following month: February, April, June, August, October and December.


The language of the journal is English.


Material of the manuscripts submitted for publication to the journal must be original and previously unpublished. The manuscripts will be reviewed by the independent experts, the selection procedure of which is confidential. Accepted for the publication manuscripts should be corrected by the author taking into account remarks of the experts, otherwise motivated author's refusal to correct his manuscript should be presented.


In order to achieve rapid publication, the texts will be printed directly from author's typescripts. The authors are therefore fully responsible for the quality of their articles and are kindly requested to observe the following instruction for their typescripts preparation.

The following structure of a paper is recommended: introduction, main text (separation of analytical and experimental parts is desirable), conclusions, references and summary. Summary should cover the essence of the article.

The entire submission and review process for Mechanika is performed on line. The papers should be submitted through http://www.mechanika.ktu.lt/index.php/Mech/author/submit/ by simply registering, logging in and submitting. Editors will then invite potential reviewers. If you have difficulty in using the online submission system please E-mail: saulius.diliunas@ktu.lt for support.

Only the manuscripts reviewed by experts, editors and revised according to the requirements of editorial board will be accepted.


The length of a paper text should not exceed 10 pages including figures, references and summary. Not less than 75 % of the last page should be filled. Summary should not exceed 50 - 150 words. Longer papers will only be accepted if authors provide juastification in a cover letter.


SI units must be used in the text, tables and graphs.


Manuscript should be typed with single spacing using Microsoft Word editor. Times New Roman font must be used. The text and summary is typed in two columns on A4 format sheets; spacing between the columns - 6 mm. The following margins should be ensured:

  • top - 20 mm,
  • bottom - 17 mm,
  • left - 18 mm,
  • right - 18 mm.

The title of an article should be printed in 16 pt (bold), author's name - 12 pt (Bold), title of the institution - 10 pt (Italic), headings of the chapters - 10 pt (Bold), the main paper's text and summary -10 pt, indexes - 6 pt, text of the tables - 9 pt, formulae in the text - 10 pt, indexes - 6 pt, subindexes - 5 pt (all symbols - Italic, vectors - Bold-Italic, numbers - Regular). For symbols from the figures and graphs mentioned in the text Italic characters are used.

We recommend using the template for more convenient formatting of the manuscript.

Article template (word)   


Figures, tables and formulas can be arranged to fit into one (174 mm) or two (84 mm) columns. Please prepare graphs by computer (editor Microsoft Word or compatible). One line spacing should separate the figures and tables from the text.

Mathematical expressions

All mathematical expressions should be computer typed (MathType 6.0). Numbers that identify mathematical expressions are to be enclosed in parentheses. Equations that might extend beyond the width of one column (84 mm) must be fitted into full width of the paper (174 mm).

One line spacing is used to separate mathematical expressions from the text.


References should be cited in the text by giving the reference number in square brackets. References should be listed in order of their citing at the end of the paper.


On the separate file (via Web page http://www.mechanika.ktu.lt/index.php/Mech/author/submit/) submit information concerning authors of the manuscript. The following data about authors should be presented: name, family name, business connection, titles of his her position, mailing address, telephone (office and home), fax, E-mail. In addition the author submits Keywords of the paper (5 - 10 words).


The materials of the journal are available on internet.

For more detailed information please contact the Journal's Scientific secretary Saulius Diliūnas, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Studentu str. 56-342, 51424 Kaunas, Lithuania; phone: +370-685-96413; fax: +370-37-323461, E-mail: saulius.diliunas@ktu.lt.

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