Focus and Scope

A submission to “PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin” must be the original work and must not be published elsewhere or under consideration for another publication in its submitted or a substantially similar form in any language. A submission must contain significant results in the deformable solid mechanics, including:

  1. Development and application of classical or generalized models of deformation and fracture of solids;
  2. Mathematical models of continuous media inelastic deformation, including taking into account microstructure evolution, multilevel models, models of superplastic materials;
  3. Models of deformation processes of media with relaxation and phase change;
  4. Mechanics of nanomaterials and nanostructures;
  5. Engineering mechanics, including rheonomous media mechanics;
  6. Mechanics of composite materials and structures;
  7. Computational solid mechanics, development and application of modern computing and software;
  8. Experimental mechanics of deformable solid mechanics.

Thematically, Journal articles can be divided into three categories:

  1. Review articles on the current state of the problems, description of existing models and approaches.
  2. Articles devoted to a particular section of this topic, for example, models of a particular media, its potential and limitations, the results obtained in the framework of the model.
  3. Articles devoted to solving specific problems, describes the results of modeling a particular process or effect, received directly by the authors.

Since the publication is an educational burden, articles on the first two sections should be confined, that is to include all the necessary definitions, formulations of the basic principles, etc. This would allow to get acquainted with the article without the involvement of a large number of additional sources. In addition, it is desirable to give a rather complete bibliography of scientific references, in which the interested reader can find a detailed exposition of the theory.



Development and applications of models in classical continuum mechanics

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Models of deformation media processes with phase and relaxation transitions

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Mechanics of composite materials and constructions

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Computational mechanics of solids, development and application of advanced computational facilities and software

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Mathematical models for description of solids behavior considering microstructure evolution

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Multilevel models of inelastic deformation

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Models of superplastic materials

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Rheonomic media mechanics

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Nanomechanics including models of technological processes related to material processing with nano- and mesostructures

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Thermodynamics of condensed matters with microstructures

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Experimental solid mechanics

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Peer Review Process



1.1. Journal “Perm National Research Polytechnic University Mechanics Bulletin” (PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin) is a periodical peer-review scientific journal (ISSN of the printed version – 2224-9893, ISSN of the electronic version – 2226-1869). Journal "PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin” is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), Certificate Nr. FS77-52254 of December 25, 2012.

1.2. The founder and publisher of the Journal is Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Perm National Research Polytechnic University”.

1.3. At work the Editorial Board of the Journal follows The Russian Federation Law of December 27, 1991, Nr.2124-1 “Concerning Mass Media”, The Russian Federation Law of July 10, 1992, Nr.  3266-1 “Conecrning Education”, Federal Law of August 22, 1996, Nr. 125-FZ “ Concerning Higher and Postgraduate Vocational Education”, Statutes of Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "Perm National Research Polytechnic University” and Statutes of Journal Editorial Board “Perm National Research Polytechnic University Mechanics Bulletin”, the policy of the scientific Journal “Perm National Research Polytechnic University Mechanics Bulletin” with regard to ethical practices in publishing papers which are accepted and approved by the Editorial Board. 


2.1. First, the materials submitted to the Editorial Board are checked:

2.1.1. If the submitted package complies with the requirements of the Editorial Board, which are available at the website of the Journal:;

2.1.2. If manuscripts meet the submission guidelines which can be found at Publication Terms of “PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin” website: and available in the example of a manuscript.

2.2. Manuscripts submitted not in accordance with Publication Terms of “PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin” will not be accepted; in this case an author will be informed that the manuscript has been rejected because it does not comply with the Terms.

2.3. In case a manuscript corresponds with Publication Terms and the submitted package is complete, the Editorial Board will forward the manuscript for reviewing. 


3.1. A reviewer of the Journal is a prominent scientist working in the area of the manuscript contents.

3.2. An author or co-author of a reviewed paper cannot be a reviewer, as well as academic supervisors of external doctoral candidates and division staff where an author works. The Journal use single-blind type of reviewing.

3.3. Authors may submitt an external review tother with the manuscript; however, it doesn’t change the regular terms of reviewing.

3.4. Reviewers are not entitled to use the information of paper contents in their own interests before it is published.

3.5. Reviewers must follow the approved Policy of Journal “Perm National Research Polytechnic University Mechanics Bulletin” with regard to ethical practices for publication of papers, which can be found at the Journal website:

3.6. A review is to be made according to the standard form of the Editorial Board or in any other form including such obligatory issues:

- relevance of the submitted paper;

- scientific novelty of research considered in the paper;

- significance of problem (task) setting or obtained results for further development of theorical and practical knowledge in the studied area;

- sufficiency and relevance of research methods;

- completeness of the material of research;

- correctness of discussing the obtained results;

- compliance of conclusions with the aim and targets of research;

- proper length of a manuscript in general and its elements (text, tables, illustrations, references);

 - appropriateness of tables, illustrations and its compliance with the discussed problem;

- high quality of papers;

- proper style, terminology, language.

The final part of a review is to contain valid conclusions related to the paper in general and a clear recommendation if the paper can be published in the Journal or it should be improved.

In case of a negative review of a manuscript in general (recommendation not to publish the manuscript) a reviewer is to justify his conclusions.

In case a manuscript does not comply with one or some criteria, a reviewer is to indicate the need in paper improval including reviewer recommendations for improvement (specifying author’s discrepancies and mistakes).

3.7. The Editorial Board informs an author of the review result.  Papers improved by an author are sent to the same reviewer for the second time or to another reviewer at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

3.8. If an author disagrees with the reviewer remarks, he should request for the second review or withdraw the paper and inform the Journal Editorial Board about it.

3.9. In case of a negative review, the paper will be given to another reviewer that will not be informed of the previous review results. In case of the second negative review, the copies of them will be sent to the author(s).

3.10. The final decision that a paper should be published after reviewing will be taken by the Editorial Board.

3.11. The following manuscripts will not be published in the Journal:

- papers which topics are not related to the Journal; 

- papers which do not meet the submission guidelines, if authors refuse to technically improve their papers;

- papers that are not improved by their authors according to a reviewer’s comments.

3.12. The period of time accepted for studying and reviewing manuscripts is less than 3 months.

3.13. The Journal Editorial Board stores reviews for 5 years. 

3.14. The Editorial Board does not store rejected manuscripts. Manuscripts accepted for publication will not be returned.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published by Perm national research Polytechnic University. The journal is published six times a year.


Open Access Policy

PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have 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.

Editorial office currently does not distribute the copies of journals to the authors. Free versions of full articles are available online.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



The “PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin” Journal is included into the “List of leading scientific journals under review, where principal data of applicants for scientific degree has to be published”, as decreed by State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Russia.

The journal is indexed in the following international databases and directory editions:

  • Russian Science Citation Index - is a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The SCIENCE INDEX project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat
  • Cyberleninka


Publishing Ethics

The policy of ethical standards in the publication and malpractice statement of the scientific journal "PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin"


1.1. This policy sets standards of ethical behavior for the parties involved in the publication process: authors, editorial board, reviewer, and publisher. The following standards are based on generally accepted and existing policies of Journal and Publisher.

1.2. Federal State Budgeted Education Institution for Higher Professional Education “Perm National Research Polytechnic University”, as the founder and editor of the scientific journal "PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin", assumes obligations to control all stages of the publication process of articles and recognizes its ethical and other obligations related to the publication of articles.


2.1. Standard for access to the source research data and its storage 
The author is obliged to present the source materials (data) of the research at the request of the editorial board, if the article does not show the original data, and must be prepared to provide public access to them. The author should store this data in a reasonable time after the publication to allow their reproduction and verification.

2.2. Standard for originality (inadmissibility of plagiarism)
The author presents the article containing the results of original research to the editorial board for reviewing. If the author of the article used or includes an article excerpts from others works (citations), such use must be properly executed by specifying the original source in the references to the article. Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable behavior author.

2.3. Standard for semelincident publication
The author presents to the editorial board manuscript, unpublished, and not given to the editorial board of any other journal. The manuscript is submitted simultaneously in several journals is unethical and unacceptable. The same applies to translation article into a foreign language.

2.4. Standard for sources confirmation
The author undertakes to specify the correct scientific and other sources that were used in the research and which have had a significant impact on the results of a research in the references. The information obtained from informal (private) sources should not be used when making a scientific article.

2.5. Standard for manuscript authorships
All persons who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as co-authors of the article. The list of authors should be limited to only those persons.
The author, who presents a manuscript to the editorial board, ensures that  it have all co-authors, and they all have seen and approved the final manuscript and agree to its submission to the editorial board of the scientific journal "PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin" for publication.

2.6. Conflict of interest policy
Authors must disclose conflicts of interest that may affect the evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the article (grants, state programs, projects, etc.) should be disclosed and necessarily listed in the manuscript.

2.7. Standard for error correction in the published literature
If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the article already published, the author immediately notifies the editorial board and help it in correcting the error. If the editorial board or third parties recognize the error in the article, the author is obliged to immediately correct the error or to provide evidence of its absence.


3.1. Standard for decision to publish articles
The editorial board makes a decision on which of submitted articles, should to be published, based on the results of test for the requirements and the results of peer review. When making the decision to publish the manuscript editorial board is guided by the policy of ethical standards and does not permit the publication of articles with signs of libel, slander, plagiarism, copyright violations or conflict of interest. The final decision on publication of the article or to its refuse accepted by the editor-in-chief of the journal.

3.2. Standard for all authors equality
Editorial board evaluates submitted manuscripts regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, citizenship, occupation, affiliation and residence, as well as its political, philosophical, religious or other views.

3.3. Privacy standards
Editorial board will not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, the reviewer (with single-blind review), and if necessary - the publisher.

3.4. Conflict of interest policy
Editorial board ensures that the refused manuscripts will not be used in another study of the editorial staff, without the written agreement of the author. The Editorial board will refuse to review manuscripts, if it is no competitive relationship with the author or organization associated with the results of the study, or if there is a conflict of interest. Editors shall require all participants in the publication process the disclosure of competing interests.

3.5. Standard for the author unethical behavior claims consideration
Editorial board reviews promptly each claim of unethical behavior of manuscript’s authors regardless of the time of receipt. Editors will take appropriate reasonable steps in respect of such claims. If the arguments of the claims are true, then the Editorial board right to refuse publication of the article, to cease further cooperation with the author, to publish a rebuttal, and to take other necessary steps to prevent further unethical conduct by the person.


4.1. Standard for reviewer contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review of the manuscript provided by the reviewer promotes the adoption of editorial decisions, and helps the author to improve the manuscript. The decisions to accept the manuscript for publication, to returned the manuscript for revision, or rejection of the publication are accepted by the editorial board based on peer review results.

4.2. Standard for reviewing deadlines
The reviewer must provide a review in time for a date specified by Editorial board. If the review and preparation of the manuscript reviews on these dates is not possible, then the reviewer should notify the Editor.

4.3. Standard for privacy by the reviewer
Manuscript submitted for review should be treated as a confidential document, regardless of the form of peer-review chosen by the journal. The reviewer may show it or discuss it with others only with the agreement of the editor-in-chief.

4.4. Standard for review objective
The reviewer shall carry out peer review of the manuscript objectively. Reviewer's personal criticism is not valid. All reviewer conclusions should be strictly based and supplied with references to authoritative sources.

4.5. Standard for sources confirmation
Reviewers should indicate the presence of sources that have influenced the results of the research, but were not given by the author. The reviewer must pay attention to the substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and the other previously published work, which is known reviewer.

4.6. Conflict of interest policy
The reviewer must not use the materials in an unpublished manuscript for his own researches without the written agreement of the author. The reviewer must refrain from reviewing the manuscript, in connection with which he has a conflict of interest because of the competitive, cooperative or other relationship with the authors or organizations related to the manuscript.


Publication Fee

Publication in "PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin" journal is free for all authors.

The "PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin" journal charges no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.


Editorial board


Anatoly A. Tashkinov – prof., DrSc (Perm, Russian Federation)

First Deputy Editor

Peter V. Trusov – prof., DrSc (Perm, Russian Federation)

Deputy Editors

Alexander N. Anoshkin - prof., DrSc (Perm, Russian Federation)
Valery E. Wildemann – prof., DrSc (Perm, Russian Federation)

Editorial Board

Holm Altenbach – prof., DrSc (Magdeburg, Germany)
Boris D. Annin – academician RAS, DrSc (Novosibirsk, Russian Federation)
Alexander C. Belyaev – Corresponding Member. RAS, prof., DrSc (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)
Evgeny N. Barkanov - prof., DrSc (Riga, Latvia)
Antonio M. Cazzani - Professor and Doctor of Sciences(Cagliari, Italy)
Victor A. Eremeev – prof., DrSc (Cagliari, Italy)
Samuel Forest – prof., DrSc (Evry, France)
Francesco dell’ Isola – prof., DrSc (Rome, Italy)
Anna G. Knyazeva – prof., DrSc (Tomsk, Russian Federation)
Rimma E. Lapovok – prof., DrSc (Clayton, Australia)
Aleksey M. Lipanov – academician RAS, DrSc (Izhevsk, Russian Federation)
Evgeny V. Lomakin – corr. member RAS, DrSc (Moscow, Russian Federation)
Stepan V. Lomov – prof., DrSc (Leuven, Belgium)
Sergey A. Lurie – prof., DrSc (Moscow, Russian Federation)
Valery P. Matveenko – academician RAS, DrSc (Perm, Russian Federation)
Evgeny A. Mityushov – prof., DrSc (Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation)
Vladimir P. Radchenko – prof., DrSc (Samara, Russian Federation)
Yuriy L. Raikher – prof., DrSc (Perm, Russian Federation)
Sergey B. Sapozhnikov – prof., DrSc (Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation)
Emilio Turco – prof., DrSc (Alghero, Italy)


Executive Secretary – CSc. Pavel S. Volegov   

Editors – Nikita A. Knyazev, Matvey N. Baldin

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