Instructions for Authors

Article processing and submission charges

Processing and submitting Manuscripts to Journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics does not levy any charges.

Preparing the Article

Journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics publishes peer reviewed papers. Articles should be prepared in MS Word. Please use the template given on the web:  template.
Suggested paper organization is Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Solutions, and Conclusions.

Paper Submission

Manuscripts must comply with the instructions specified in the template.
Authors can submit their papers through our online platform at All you have to do is register and then using those credentials, follow all the given steps. Once the review process is complete, you will receive an email about the results. If you have any questions, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The recommended size of the manuscript is between 10 and 15 pages. Notice of the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript may take up to eight weeks because reviewers are usually international.

Acceptance and Quality control

All articles must go through a quality control system before publication. Journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics publishes peer reviewed papers. 

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor and his Associates. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process. 

Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review. The Editor selects in confidence a reviewer who reports about the quality of the submitted manuscript and gives recommendations. The Editor consults members of the Editorial Board closest to the subject of the manuscript and, with the reviewer's opinion and recommendations, decides about the acceptance for publication.
The corresponding author of the manuscripts is informed about the Editor's decision.

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics must be original works, and all sources must be clearly cited. A manuscript is subject to immediate rejection by the editor if it contains plagiarism of another’s work or self-plagiarism of one’s own previously published work. After such rejection, the author is not allowed to submit other papers to the journal in the next two years.

Paper Originality

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the corresponding author must sign the Copyright Form prior to publication. The author guaranties originality of the paper and that the content has not been published elsewhere.
For already published parts of the paper (as figures or tables)  which are copied from another source, adequate permission must accompany the manuscript, with the corresponding reference to the source paper.
The JSSCM does not restrict the author to use the material published in JSSCM except that the author must refer to the paper in JSSCM as the source.