Applied sciences

Archive of Mechanical Engineering

Editorial office


Janusz Frączek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Editorial Board

Krzysztof Arczewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Janusz T. Cieśliński, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

Antonio Delgado, LSTM University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Peter Eberhard, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Jerzy Maciej Floryan, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Tadeusz Ryszard Fodemski, Technical University of Lodz, Poland

Zenon Mróz, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Andrzej J. Nowak, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Andrzej F. Nowakowski, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom,

Jerzy Sąsiadek, Carleton University, Canada

Jacek Szumbarski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Tomasz Wiśniewski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Günter Wozniak, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany


Assistant to the Editor

Małgorzata Broszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Editorial Advisory Board

Alberto Carpinteri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Fernand Ellyin, University of Alberta, Canada

Feng Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China

Emmanuel E. Gdoutos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Gregory Glinka, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Andrius Marcinkevicius, Vilnius Gedeminas Technical University, Lithuania

Manuel José Moreira De Freitas, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

Andrzej Neimitz, Kielce University of Technology, Poland

Masateru Ohnami, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

Thierry Palin-Luc, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Institut Carnot Arts, France

Andre Pineau, Centre des Matériaux, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France

Narayanaswami Ranganathan, LMR, Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Tours, France

Jan Ryś, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Adelia Sequeira, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal,

Józef Szala, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland

Edmund Wittbrodt, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

Jens Wittenburg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Stanisław Wojciech, University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland


Language Editor

Lech Śliwa, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland




Editorial Office: Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw University of Technology

Nowowiejska 24, Room 132, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland

Phone:  (+48) 22 234 7448, fax: (+48) 22 628 25 87,



Instructions for authors

About the Journal
Archive of Mechanical Engineering is an international journal publishing works of wide significance, originality and relevance in most branches of mechanical engineering. The journal is peer-reviewed and is published both in electronic ( and printed form. Archive of Mechanical Engineering publishes original papers which have not been previously published in other journal, and are not being prepared for publication elsewhere. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. The journal accepts papers in English.


Submission of papers
The manuscripts must be written in the following formats:

• MS Word (97) or higher (recommended) either as standard DOCUMENT (.doc, .docx) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.rtf)

• TeX, LaTeX, AMSTeX, AMSLaTeX. All submissions to the AME must be made electronically via Editorial Manager – an online submission and peer review system at First-time users must create an Author’s account to obtain a user ID and password required to enter the system. All manuscripts receive individual identification codes that should be used in any correspondence with regard to the publication process. For the authors already registered in Editorial Manager it is enough to enter their username and password to log in as an author (‘Author Login’ button). Please note that after uploading the manuscript using Editorial Manager it is automatically formatted as PDF file.

All authors of the manuscript are responsible for its content; they must have agreed to its publication and have given the corresponding author the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the co-authors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review, and production process.


Length and arrangement
Papers should not exceed in length 20 standard typewritten pages (including tables and figures) with a font size of 10 or 12 pt. Authors should consult a recent issue of the journal for style if possible.

Articles should be organized into the following sections:

• List of keywords (separated by commas);

• Title;

• Full Name(s) of Author(s), Affiliation(s), Personal e-mail address(es);

• Abstract;

• Main text,

• Appendix,

• Acknowledgments (if applicable),

• References.

We suggest the title should be as short as possible but still informative. Affiliations should include department, university, city, country and personal e-mail address(es). The corresponding author should be identified – personal e-mail address of the corresponding author is required.

An abstract should accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of significant results of the paper and give concise information about the content of the core idea of the paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper, but also indicate the main results and conclusions. An abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Please follow the general rules for writing the main text of the paper:

• use simple and declarative sentences, avoid long sentences, in which the meaning may be lost by complicated construction;

• divide the main text into sections and subsections (if needed the subsections may be divided into paragraphs);

• be concise, avoid idle words;

• make your argumentation complete; use commonly understood terms; define all nonstandard symbols and abbreviations when you introduce them;

• explain all acronyms and abbreviations when they first appear in the text;

• use all units consistently throughout the article;

• be self-critical as you review your drafts.

The authors are advised to use t, he SI system of units.

You may use line diagrams and photographs to illustrate theses from your text. The figures should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. Styles and fonts should match those in the main body of the article. The figures are preferred in a vector format (bitmap formats are acceptable, but not recommended). Any presented figure or table should not exceed the height of 190 mm and width of 120 mm. The figures should be inserted to the text file.

Displayed equations should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers in parentheses. It should be centered, leaving a small space above and below to separate it from the surrounding text. You should use tables only to improve conciseness or where the information cannot be given satisfactorily in other ways. Tables should be numbered serially and referred to in the text by number. Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible.


We encourage authors to restrict the use of footnotes. If necessary, please make endnotes rather than footnotes. Information concerning research grant support should appear in a separate Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper, not in a footnote. Acknowledgements of the assistance of colleagues or similar notes of appreciation should also appear in the Acknowledgements section, not in footnotes.


References should be listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. References indicated by numerals in square brackets should complete the paper in the following style: Books:
[1] Parmley R.O.: Mechanical components handbook. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1985. Journals:
[2] Golla D.F., Hughes P.C.: Dynamics of viscoelastic structures – a time-domain, finite element formulation. Transactions of the ASME, 1985, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp.897-906.
[3] Canon W.: Vibrations of heated beams, Ph.D. Thesis, Columbia University, New York, 1955. Conference Proceedings:
[4] Deresiewicz H.: Solution of the equation of thermoelasticity, Proc. U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, 1958, pp. 287–305.

English language
Archive of Mechanical Engineering is published in English. Make sure that your manuscript is clearly and grammatically written. The content should be understandable and should not cause any confusion to the readers, including the reviewers. After accepting the manuscript for a publication in the AME, we offer a free language check service, for correcting small language mistakes.


Submission of Revised Articles
When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors are expected to deliver the revised version of the manuscript as soon as possible. The manuscript should be uploaded directly to the Editorial Manager as an answer to the Editor's decision, and not as a new manuscript. If it is the 1st revision, the authors need to return revised manuscript within 60 days; if it is the 2nd revision , the authors need to return revised manuscript within 14 days. Additional time for resubmission must be requested in advance. If the above mentioned deadlines are not met, the manuscript may be treated as a new submission.


Outline of the Production Process
Once an article has been accepted for publication, the manuscript is transferred into our production system to be language-edited and formatted. Language/technical editors reserve the privilege of editing manuscripts to conform with the stylistic conventions of the journal. Once the article has been typeset, PDF proofs are generated so that authors can approve all editing and layout.


Proofreading should be carried out once a final draft has been, produced. Since the proofreading stage is the last opportunity to correct the article to be published, the authors are requested to make every effort to check for errors in their proofs before the paper is posted online. Authors may be asked to address remarks and queries from the language and/or technical editors. Queries are written only to request necessary information or clarification of an unclear passage. Please note that language/technical editors do not query at every instance where a change has been made. It is the author's responsibility to read the entire text, tables, and figure legends, not just items queried. Major alterations made will always be submitted to the authors for approval. The corresponding author receives e-mail notification when a PDF is available and should return the comments within 3 days of receipt. Comments must be submitted via e-mail.


Transfer of Copyright Agreement
Once the paper is accepted, the authors are assumed to have transferred the copyright of the paper to the publisher. A properly completed three documents: Versita Open Access License, Authors contribution and Declaration anti-ghostwriting policy, signed by the Corresponding Author on behalf of all the authors, must be provided for each submitted manuscript as a condition of publication. The forms can be downloaded from the journal’s webpage. Authors are asked to e-mail a scanned copy of the signed originals to the Assistant to the Editor (


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