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Comptes Rendus. Mécanique

Instructions for Authors


—Preparation of the manuscript


   Submission Formats

Manuscripts must be sent on OJS simultaneously either in two formats with line numbering: Word or LaTeX and PDF format.

If you submit a Word format, please number the lines of your file before exporting it into PDF (PDF shall also have lines numbered).

To number the lines, go to the Layout tab of your document (in the Page Setup group) and click on Line Numbers / Continuous.

To know more about the operation, pleas visit the support office page.

If you forgot files during your initial submission :

   General information for Word and LaTeX formats

Word Formats
  • It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used.
  • The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
  • Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article.
  • In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc.
  • When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.
  • Note that source files of figures, tables and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text.
  • Please note that the paper submitted must be written in a correct language. Any article received in an approximate English or French will be refused immediately. Authors have the possibility to turn to automatic correctors, DeepL type.
  • Note that every accepted article will be converted into LaTeX format for publication.
LaTeX Formats

Authors are invited to prepare their article with PDFLaTeX (for submission or after acceptance), the bibliographic references stored in a bibtex file, illustrations preferably as PDF, with a sufficient quality for unambiguous Web display or print. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the journal's LaTeX class file and bibtex style, but amsart or smfart classes, as well as amsplain and smfplain styles are accepted. Please refer to the instruction page for papers prepared with LaTeX (under construction).


Composition Recommendations 


   Language and lengh

In general, articles should be written in English. They must include a title and an abstract (of 100 words maximum).

An article written exceptionally in French must include the title and abstract in French and in English, keywords in both languages, and an abridged version in English.

Authors are encouraged to write concisely.


   Presentation of the manuscript

Figures and tables can be integrated in the text.

Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections:

title page, abstract, keywords (maximum 7, with the first being chosen from a list published in the journal or available on the publisher’s web site, see above), abridged version in English for article in French, text of the article, acknowledgements (if desired, maximum 3 lines), references, figures and tables with their captions. Section headings should be numbered following the international numbering system (1.; 1.1.; 1.1.1.).

   Title Page

The title page must indicate: the title in English or in French, which should be short (maximum 80 characters), each author’s complete first name followed by his/her surname; the authors’ addresses, including the department, institution, city with postal code, and country. The author to whom proofs are to be sent must be indicated and his/her address must include his/her telephone number and e-mail address.



References must be numbered in square brackets and listed sequentially as they appear in the text (all autotext, field, bookmark, caption, cross-reference, etc. options must be avoided). All entries in the reference list must correspond to references in the text and vice versa. When authors’ names are cited in the text (within a sentence), their spelling must be identical to that in the reference list.

The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the international rules1. Bold and italic characters should not be used in the reference list, except when made necessary by the context. Multiple references under the same number are not permitted.

Examples are given below of the layout to be used in the reference list.

  • Article (all authors must be mentioned):
    [1] E. Tuliska-Sznitko, E. Serre, P. Bontoux, On the nature of boundary layer instabilities in a flow between a rotating and a stationary disc, C. R. Mecanique 330 (2002) 91–99.
  • Book:
    [2] É. Sanchez-Palencia, Non-Homogeneous Media and Vibration Theory, Springer, Berlin, 1980.
  • Chapter in a book:
    [3] M. Amielh, M.-P. Chauve, R. Dumas, Heating effects in confined coaxial turbulent jets, in: W. Rodi, E.N. Ganic (Eds.), Engineering Turbulence Modeling and Experiments, Elsevier, New York, 1980.



All illustrations should be labelled as figures and numbered using Arabic numerals. Every figure must be cited in the text. Please use TIFF or high-resolution EPS



These should be together at the end of the manuscript, even if they appear within the text. They should be numbered using Arabic numbers and should be called in numerical order in the text. There should not be vertical lines in the tables.


   Conventions and abbreviations

Abbreviations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text.

Internationally accepted units and nomenclature must be used (ISO 31 and ISO 1000). Standard units of measurements and chemical symbols of elements may be used without definition in the manuscript.


   Formulae and equations

Mathematical equations and formulae must be clearly set out; in particular, exponents and indices should be carefully placed. Moreover, no sentence should begin with a mathematical formula. Each numbered formula must be cited in the text by its number.


   Illustrations and supplementary materials

  • Preferable formats are PNG, TIFF or high-definition JPEG, EPS (inappropriate if figure contains text), Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Avoid Power Point documents.
  • Figures must be supplied separately, in their source file, and in no instance incorporated in case of a text file.
  • Minimum resolution: 400 dpi.
  • Maximum size onf each file: 50 MB.




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