Authors can submit their manuscript in Word, OpenOffice or TeX (TeX is preferred wherever possible).
All LaTeX submissions must include at least 3 elements:
Word or OpenOffice submissions must include 2 elements:
Any submission that does not include these elements may be rejected without evaluation.
In addition to these mandatory files, please remember to include :
If you have forgotten any files during your initial submission:
Authors are asked to use the journal's LaTeX class file and bibtex style.
To write your article, please use preferably TeX, Plain Tex or LaTeX, or possibly AMS-Tex or TeXTURE. Macros must be provided with TeX files (avoid DVI format).
Contributions may be written in English (preferred) or French.
Authors are asked to take particular care in the writing of their article, and will assume full responsibility for the spelling correction of their final text. Any article received in approximate English or French will be rejected immediately. Don't hesitate to use automatic spell-checkers, even free ones (e.g. DeepL Write, Grammarly or Antidote).
If neither English nor French is your mother tongue, please start by writing your article in your own language, then have it translated by a professional, or failing that, by automatic language processing software such as DeepL Translator or Google Translate. In all cases, please have your manuscript proofread by a native speaker or use a professional language editing service.
Authors are encouraged to write concisely.
This information is intended to ensure that your article is properly referenced (in databases and in future citations by other texts). It must include :
Please note that all this information must appear in the files submitted by the author and be entered (for the most part) in the journal's editorial software. In the event of discrepancies between the two sources, only the information entered in the editorial software will be taken into account.
The body text of your article must be :
Your article must include certain sections:
All articles submitted for publication in Comptes Rendus Mécanique must be supported by reliable scientific sources. Manuscripts without bibliographical references will be rejected without evaluation.
The sources underlying your article must all be mentioned in the body of your article, regardless of :
Please also mention the exact source of figures and illustrations (if not originals). For any photograph or image reproduction, please mention the original archive or publication, in addition to the source of the image itself.
Instructions for presenting references in the body of the text:
All your article's primary and secondary sources must be included in a single final bibliography (not organized into subsets).
Your bibliography should be limited to the references mentioned throughout the text: any additional comments may appear in your manuscript as footnotes or endnotes, but not in the bibliography itself.
Instructions for presenting references in the final bibliography :
If you use bibliographic management software such as Zotero, feel free to submit your bibliography in .bib or .ris format at the same time as your article. If your article is written with TeX, submitting your .bib file is mandatory.
Examples of the layout to be used in the reference list:
NB: Your bibliographic references will be reformatted by our editorial teams, so the examples above are not identical to the references you might find in our already published articles.
Please use only royalty-free illustrations in your manuscript. Please use only royalty-free illustrations in your manuscript. If you wish to re-use an illustration protected by copyright (which may be the case for all images found on the internet using a search engine), please find out who the copyright holders are and obtain written authorisation to re-use it under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license (see below).
If you also provide illustrations as separate files, please send them in the best possible resolution and choose image formats (JPEG, PNG, EPS, ChemDraw, Adobe Illustrator... - note that EPS format is not suitable for images containing text). When enlarged to 400%, your illustrations should not become blurred or pixelated.
Abbreviations should be defined in brackets the first time they are used in the text, with the exception of standard abbreviations. Units, symbols and nomenclature should follow international conventions (International System, IS). Standard units of measure and chemical symbols do not need to be defined in the text (the format m/s or m.s–1 are both acceptable, but should not be both used in the same article).
Authors wishing to publish in Comptes Rendus Mécanique are requested to provide all the files necessary for the formatting of their article in the most interoperable formats possible, in order to facilitate the work of the editors.
In order to encourage the free circulation of scientific knowledge, authors are strongly encouraged to accept the publication by Comptes Rendus Mécanique of these source files, together with the editorialized files. The dissemination of figures, in particular, especially when made available in an interoperable format and in high quality resolution, is a strong commitment to more open and robust science.
Research data includes all "materials in digital form, other than scientific publications, that are collected or produced in the course of scientific research activities and used as evidence in the research process, or that are commonly accepted by the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings and results" (source: EU Directive 2019/1024).
Authors wishing to publish in the Comptes Rendus Mécanique are encouraged to make all data related to the research work they describe in their manuscripts, and in particular the data directly underlying the submitted articles, freely available.
To do so, Comptes Rendus Mécanique strongly recommends that authors deposit their data in warehouses, i.e. databases specifically dedicated to the permanent preservation, enrichment and valorization of the materials they host. Datasets deposited in repositories are scientific productions that can be cited (in particular when they have a permanent identifier such as DOI), in the same way as a traditional publication.
It is recommended that authors release their data without embargo or after the shortest possible delay, in a way that allows their reuse, with an explicit link between the data and the underlying publication (reciprocal mention of the DOI). The journal encourages the provision of data under open licenses that allow their free reuse. Authors must use the licenses recommended by the repository where the data were deposited.
Reviewers of submitted articles may at any time request from authors the data underlying the results described. Failure to provide this data will result in the rejection of the submission.
NB: Research data should be as open as possible, but as closed as necessary. The Academy of Sciences and the editorial team of Comptes Rendus Mécanique cannot be held responsible for any failure to respect the rights associated with the exploitation or dissemination of the data underlying the articles published by the journal. Authors are invited to inquire about any intellectual or industrial property issues that may arise with their data.
To select a trusted repository appropriate for your data type or disciplinary area, consult the re3data directory. Check that the chosen repository meets quality criteria.
We should also mention Zenodo, a multidisciplinary data warehouse, supported by CERN and the European Commission. The data deposit is not moderated.
Authors who wish to publish in the Comptes Rendus Mécanique may attach to the full text of their submission additional files or material, independent of the body of the article but essential to its understanding. As this material is subject to the peer review process, it must be included and clearly marked as "Supporting Information for Electronic Publication" when the article is submitted. To ensure that your material is directly usable, please make sure that each file does not exceed 50 MB.
However, for reasons of technical constraints, valuation, preservation and reuse, authors are strongly advised to deposit this additional material in dedicated repositories, rather than publishing it as an appendix to the articles.
By publishing in Comptes Rendus Mécanique, authors grant the journal the right of first publication and distribution of the final published version (version of records or version of reference). This right is materialized by the signature of a contract of transfer of rights.
All articles in Comptes Rendus Mécanique (including content published prior to 2020) are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits the journal to use and reproduce the articles and to create derivative works in any medium and format, including for commercial purposes.
Authors retain full intellectual property rights, and are free to enter into additional, separate contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive dissemination of the journal's version of their article (e.g., deposit in an open archive or publication in a book), subject to acknowledging the original publication of the article in Comptes Rendus Mécanique.
Submitted version (author's manuscript or preprint): any author who wishes to publish in Comptes Rendus Mécanique is authorized to pre-publish his manuscript on a pre-publication server such as arXiv, in an open archive such as HAL, or on any other website such as a laboratory website. The manuscript must be clearly identified as not yet peer-reviewed or accepted for publication, and not containing any modifications requested later.
If the author's manuscript is subsequently accepted for publication and then published by Comptes Rendus Mécanique, the authors must indicate these changes in editorial status, provide a link to the journal and include in the manuscript record the DOI assigned to the final published version.
Accepted version (accepted author manuscript or postprint): any author whose manuscript has been accepted for publication in Comptes Rendus Mécanique may publish the final version of his or her unedited text on a pre-publication server such as arXiv, in an open archive such as HAL, or on any other website such as a laboratory website. The manuscript must be clearly identified as having been peer-reviewed, corrected following their requests and accepted in principle by the journal, with a link to the journal's website.
After publication by the Comptes Rendus Mécanique, the article description should be modified to include the final DOI assigned to the final published version.
Published version (PDF editor or version of records): the CC BY 4.0 license under which the articles of Comptes Rendus Mécanique are distributed authorizes its authors to deposit the published version of their work in an open archive such as HAL, or on any other website such as a laboratory website, provided that the DOI of the published article is included in the article's descriptive notice.
NB : for a deposit in HAL, you can select the option "I have checked that this publisher belongs to those which authorize the submission of the “file editors” on an open archive".
To choose the preprint server, open archive or portal best suited to disseminate your author manuscripts, feel free to consult the Open Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR), a service of JISC.
If you have any questions about the dissemination of your work, please do not hesitate to contact us.
By submitting an article to Comptes Rendus Mécanique, authors agree to abide by the journal's Code of Ethics and Good Practices.
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1. In the Word layout tab, click on the Line numbers button, then select the Continuous option. For more information, please refer to the software publisher's instructions.