Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JMES is a peer-reviewed, open-access, and quarterly online-published international journal covering more than six sections in the engineering structure field and material such as (but not limited):

  1. Materials - Innovative Materials - Engineering Materials 
  2. Structures - Modelling - Applied Mechanics;
  3. Technology and construction processes;
  4. Vulnerability and rehabilitation;
  5. Thermics and Energetics;
  6. Geotechnics and Environment.

JMES serves as a focal point for sharing knowledge and experience in in the engineering structure and material disciplines. Original research articles and reviews are welcomed.
JMES policy is to maintain the highest level of professional ethics and standards, in the publishing process. 


Section Policies

Materials - Innovative Materials - Engineering Materials

Materials and innovative materials (concrete, steel, composites ...)

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Structures - Modeling - Applied Mechanics

Civil Engineering Structures 

Mechanical Structures 

Numerical and Experimental Modeling 

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Technology and Construction Processes

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Vulnerability and Rehabilitation

Vulnerability and rehabilitation of structures (Diagnostic, strengthening and repair)

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Thermics and Energetics

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Geotechnics and Environment

Soils and Foundations, environment

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Special Issue : 3rd Int. Conf. Sustainability Civil Eng. (ICSCE 2020)

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Peer Review Process

Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures maintain the highest standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process.

All articles published in Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures undergo blind peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  • All articles are reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journals’ Editors in Chief on the basis of the reviews provided
  • Managing Editors provide the administrative support that allows Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures to maintain the integrity of peer review while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to authors, reviewers and editors alike.

Articles submitted to Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures will be fully peer reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editors in Chief will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.
Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. 

Read the COPE guidelines for peer reviewers and visit Ethics page of this Reviewer Gateway for more information about ethics matters related to peer review.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Articles published by Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures are open access according to the Budapest Open Access Initiative:
"By 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”



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Editorial Team

Editors in Chief

Editorial Assistants

  • Dr. Amar ALICHE, Civil Engineering Department, Mouloud Mammeri University, BP 17 RP 15000, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
  • Dr. Samir TIACHACHT, Mouloud MAMMERI University, BP 17 RP, 15000, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria

Editorial Board



Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


The present ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and on existing Elsevier policies.

Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures (JMES) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards.  In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, JMES is guided by the following principles:



The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes. Plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript.

The authors should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The authors are obliged to participate in peer review process and be ready to provide corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. All authors of a paper should have significantly contributed to the research.

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.


The editors and any editorial staff of JMES must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.  In case the editors decide not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for other purposes without the express written consent of the author.  The editor of a submitted manuscript must not have a stake in the authors.

Before publication, the Editors of JMES pay attention to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. However, the Editors of JMES have guidelines to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. 

Read the COPE guidelines for Publishers and editorial policies and visit the page of the Responsible research publication, for more information about international standards for editors, and the page retraction guidelines, for more information about guidelines for retracting articles.


The reviewers of JMES assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.