ISSN 1678-5878 printed version
ISSN 1806-3691 online version



Scope and policy

The purpose of the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering is to publish articles of permanent interest dealing with research, development and design related to science and technology in Mechanical Engineering, encompassing interfaces with other branches of engineering, as well as with Physics and Applied Mathematics.

The Journal publishes Full Length Articles, Review Articles, Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor. Authors must agree not to publish elsewhere a article submitted and accepted by the Journal. Articles previously published in proceedings of conferences can also be considered for publication; the event should be cited as a footnote on the title page. A copy of the reviews by the conference referees should be included. Review articles should constitute a critical appraisal of the published information.

The decision of acceptance for publication lies with the Editors and is based on the recommendations of at least two ad hoc reviewers and, if necessary, a member of the Editorial Board.




The journal now use an online submission and peer review system bringing advantages to authors, referees, the editorial office and the publishing process.

The online submission and peer review systems enable you to submit manuscripts, check up on the progress with submissions, or carry out reviews on assigned manuscripts.

All manuscripts to this journal must be submitted in English language.

Authors must follow the instructions:

1. Registering:
- For site access, use the following link:
- Select the "Register" menu option and fill in the on-line form.
- Do not forget to select the "Author" menu option.

2. Login in and submitting manuscripts:
- Select the "User Home" menu option.
- Follow the link "Author" and the corresponding manuscript submission steps.



Manuscripts should begin with the Title, Authors' names and addresses followed by an Abstract and from three to five Keywords. The manuscript should not contain the. The Abstract should state the objectives, methodology used and main conclusions, in no more than 200 words.

In research articles sufficient information should be provided in the text, or by referring to articles in generally available Journals, to permit the work to be repeated.

The article must begin with an Introduction that is written for the general reader of the Journal, not for the specialist. This section should describe the problem statement, its relevance, significant results and conclusions from prior work, and objectives of the present work.

Uncertainties should be specified for experimental and numerical results.

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, on one side of the page, using A4 sized paper, type Times New Roman 12, with 2 cm margins. The pages should be numbered and not to excess twenty-four (24), including tables and figures. Avoid footnotes.

All symbols should be defined in the text. A separate nomenclature section should list, in alphabetical order, the symbols used and their definitions. The Greek symbols follow the English symbols, and are followed by the subscripts and superscripts. Each dimensional symbol must have SI (metric) units mentioned; in addition, English units may be included parenthetically. Dimensionless groups and coefficients must be so defined and indicated.


Mathematical equations

Equations that extend beyond the text width should be restated to go in two or more lines, as necessary to fit within the page width.

Fractional powers should be used instead of root signs.

A slash (/) should be used instead of a horizontal line for fractions, whenever possible; for example, use 2/3 for two-thirds.

Mathematical expressions should not be introduced along the text itself, as part of a sentence line, but typed on individual lines.

Numbers that identify mathematical expressions should be enclosed in parenthesis. Refer to equations in the text as " Eq.(1)" or, if at the beginning of a sentence, as " Equation (1)".

Vectors should be typed boldface. Do not use arrows, wavy-line underscoring, etc.


Figures and tables

Figures and Tables should be referred in consecutive Arabic numerals. They should have a caption and be placed as close as possible to their first reference in the text. Refer to figures in the text with the abbreviation "Fig. 1", except at the beginning of a sentence, where " Figure 1" should be used.

The figures presenting technical data/results should have a boundary on all four sides, with scale indicators (tick marks) on all sides.

The legend for the data symbols should be put inside the figure, as well as the labels for each curve. Lettering should be large enough to be clearly legible (1.5-2.0 mm).

All figures and tables must be in black and white.



References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) and the year of publication. Either use "Recent work (Smith and Farias, 1997) or " Recently Smith and Farias (1997). With four (4) or more names, use the form "Smith et al. (1997)". If two or more references would have the same identification, distinguish them by appending "a", "b", etc., to the year of publication.

Acceptable references include journal articles, numbered papers, dissertations, thesis, published conference proceedings, preprints from conferences, books, submitted articles, if the journal is identified, and private communications.

References should be listed in alphabetical order, according to the last name of the first author, at the end of the article. Some sample references follow:

Bordalo, S.N., Ferziger, J.H. and Kline, S.J.,1989, “The Development of Zonal Models for Turbulence”, Proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Congress of Mechanical Engineering, Vol.1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 41-44.

Coimbra, A.L., 1978, “Lessons of Continuum Mechanics”, Ed. Edgard Blücher, S.Paulo, Brazil, 428 p.

Clark, J.A.,1986, Private Communication, University of Michigan, Ann Harbor.

Silva, L.H.M.,1988, “New Integral Formulation for Problems in Mechanics” (In Portuguese), Ph.D. Thesis, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, S.C., Brazil, 223 p.

Soviero, P.A.O. and Lavagna, L.G.M.,1997, “A Numerical Model for Thin Airfoils in Unsteady Motion”, RBCM- J. of the Brazilian Soc. Mechanical Sciences, Vol.19, No. 3, pp. 332-340.

Sparrow, E.M., 1980a, “Forced Convection Heat Transfer in a Duct Having Spanwise-Periodic Rectangular Protuberances”, Numerical Heat Transfer, Vol.3, pp. 149-167.

Sparrow, E.M., 1980b, “Fluid-to-Fluid Conjugate Heat Transfer for a Vertical Pipe-Internal and External Natural Convection”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol.102, pp. 402-407.


Final version of the manuscript

Upon notification of acceptance, Authors should submit two copies of the final version and the final manuscript disk, in Microsoft Word, thus avoiding retyping, with subsequent reduction of errors.


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