About Journal

   Title    Mechanics of Advanced Composite Structures
   Print ISSN    2423-4826
   Online ISSN    2423-7043
   Journal Language    English
   Data and Fundation    2014
   Publisher    Semnan University
   Journal Frequency    Semiannual
   Licence    International License (CC-BY 4.0)

Publishing Schedule

Mechanics of Advanced Composite Structures (MACS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal (print and online) within mechanics aspects of advanced materials and composite structures and is now published twice a year, which was founded in 2014 by Semnan University and approved as a scientific and research journal by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

MACS is an Open Access journal which doesn't charge publication fee. The journal will publish the latest and creative research results dealing with analytical methods and numerical simulations, experimental investigations, and research and development studies relevant to the knowledge and application of new and advanced materials and composites in engineering structures including basic individual structural components such as beams, plates, and shells.

The journal welcomes contributions in relation to the new computational approaches and novel applications to gain understanding of mechanical properties, thermal behavior, vibration and dynamic characteristics, damage evolution (detection and modeling), and failure mechanisms.


Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Abdoulhossein Fereidoon

Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Director in-charge: Dr. Ahmad Ghasemi-Ghalebahman

Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Executive Manager: Dr. Mohammad Hossien Khalesi

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


Copyright © 2013-2023 Semnan University. All rights reserved.

Address: Semnan University, Semnan, 35131-19111 Iran


Website: https://macs.semnan.ac.ir/

DOI: 10.22075/macs


Open Access Policy

All articles published in MACS are fully open access; immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published in the MACS title is under the terms of a Creative Commons license 4.0 (CC-By 4) which permits users to read, print and download, redistribute or republish the article (e.g. display in a repository), translate the article, download for text and data mining purposes, reuse portions or extracts from the article in other works, sell or re-use for commercial purposes. 


Copyright and Licensing Policy

As open access Mechanics of Advanced Composite Structures follows the Creative Commons license 4.0 (CC-By 4) which states that you are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

The author retains certain rights as defined in the copyright and licensing policy.



MACS has made clear the type of copyright under which authors' work will be published. Upon receipt of the manuscript, authors will be asked to sign the MACS copyright agreement. Please click here to download the MACS COPYRIGHT FORM.


Plagiarism Prevention

All manuscripts submitted to MACS are checked for similarity by iThenticate plagiarism checker to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the international reviewers. MACS allows an overall similarity of 20% for a manuscript to be considered for publication. The acceptable limit for similarity of text from a single source is 5%. In case the similarity index is higher than these permissible limits, the manuscript is returned to the author for paraphrasing the text and citing the original source of the copied material.


Publication Charge Policy

All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.
Publication of papers in MACS is FREE OF COST. MACS is a 100% free of charge journal for both authors and readers and all accepted papers are published in the journal without any publication fee. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures, or supplementary data.