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Comptes Rendus. Mécanique

Editorial Policy


Focus and Scope

Comptes Rendus Mécanique is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal that publishes original research articles, review articles and texts reflecting the activity of the French Académie des Sciences in all areas of the discipline: dynamical systems / solid mechanics / fluid mechanics / acoustics, waves, vibrations / automatic control, signal processing.

The articles are written in English and/or French. Their publication in the course of time allows a quick diffusion (generally two to three months after acceptance) of the significant results of the researchers.

Thematic issues are also available.


Peer Review Process

Comptes Rendus Mécanique follows a strict and transparent peer review policy, in a single blind process, in order to ensure the excellence of its contents:

  • All manuscripts submitted to Comptes Rendus Mécanique are first evaluated by the associate editor in charge of the submission, to verify that they meet the general criteria of the journal;
  • Once this first step is completed, the editor initiates the peer review process and assigns experts.


Economic Model

Articles published in Comptes Rendus Mécanique are available on a free, immediate and permanent basis, also known as Diamond Open Access:

  • Submission and publication: no submission or publication fees (Article Processing Charge or APC) are charged to authors or their institutions for the submission and publication of their article;
  • Consultation and download: no subscription fees are charged to consult the full text of articles online, nor is any financial contribution required to download articles.


Reuse of articles

The articles in Comptes Rendus Mécanique are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which allows readers of the journal to:

  • share, copy, distribute and communicate the articles in their PDF version, immediately, by any means and in any format;
  • adapt, remix, transform and create from the articles for any use, including commercial use;
  • provided that the original article is credited (using the proposed citation that accompanies each article and mentions, in particular, its authors and DOI), that a link to the original license is included, and that any modifications made to the article are indicated.