Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (JMST) is an official monthly International transaction of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME). The current journal name was adopted in 2005. The first issue of the journal appeared in 1987, two times a year until 1992 under the name of KSME Journal. Then, it was published quarterly from 1993 to 1996, and bimonthly from 1997 to 1998, and monthly since 1999. From 1997 to 2004, the journal name was KSME International Journal (ISSN 1226-4865). In 1994, the journal was indexed as Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and also in SCOPUS, INSPEC, Google Scholar, CNKI, Current Contents/Engineering, EBSCO Academic Search, EI Compendex, Expanded Academic, Gale, etc.

The aim of the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology is to provide an international forum for the publication and dissemination of original work that contributes to the understanding of the main and related disciplines of mechanical engineering, either empirical or theoretical. The Journal covers the whole spectrum of mechanical engineering, which includes, but is not limited to, Dynamics, Vibration and Sound Engineering, Materials and Technology, Fluids Engineering, Solid Mechanics and Design, Micro/Nano Engineering and Technology, Production Engineering, Robotics and Control, Thermal and Power Engineering and Bio Engineering.

Manuscripts may fall into several categories including full articles, solicited reviews or commentary, and unsolicited reviews or commentary related to the core of mechanical engineering. It is also proposed to maintain an international diary of forthcoming events. Prospective guest editors for publishing the special issue should contact the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.

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  • Heuydong Kim
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1.345 (2019)
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1.463 (2019)
Five year impact factor
56 days
Submission to first decision
172 days
Submission to acceptance
191,023 (2020)

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  • About the Society

    The Korean Society of Mechnical Engineers was founded in 1945 and has The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME)grown up to be one of the most successful technical societies in Korea with over 16,000 members. The mission of the KSME is to facilitate advances in the fields of Mechanical Engineering in industry and academia in order to contribute to the interest of general public.

  • 2020 JMST Contribution Award

    The Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology has recently featured Contribution Awards to authors with exceptional contributions to the journal by citing JMST papers and by receiving outstanding record of citations.

  • 2019 JMST Best Paper Award

    The Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology has recently featured Best Paper Awards to the authors with the excellence and significant contribution of their paper to the field of Mechanical Engineering. The Best Papers and Second Best Papers have been selected by the Editorial Board of JMST.

  • Outstanding Contribution Award (January 1 ~ June 30, 2020)

    The Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology gratefully expresses its appreciation to Associate Editors for their invaluable contribution to the Journal. The Outstanding Contribution Award is given to the Associate Editor whose performance is outstanding during the period of January 1 ~ June 30, 2020.

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  1. ANVUR
  2. CNKI
  3. Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
  4. Dimensions
  5. EBSCO Academic Search
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EBSCO Engineering Source
  8. EBSCO STM Source
  9. EI Compendex
  10. Google Scholar
  11. INIS Atomindex
  12. INSPEC
  13. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  14. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  15. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  16. Korea Citation Index (KCI)
  17. Naver
  18. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  19. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  20. ProQuest Central
  21. ProQuest Engineering
  22. ProQuest Materials Science and Engineering Database
  23. ProQuest Mechanical and Transportation Engineering Abstracts
  24. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  25. ProQuest Technology Collection
  26. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  28. SCImago
  29. SCOPUS
  30. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  31. TD Net Discovery Service
  32. UGC-CARE List (India)
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