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About the journal


Basic Information



Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, LAJSS, is a technical journal in the field of engineering.

LAJSS has the financial support of the Brazilian Research Funding Agency CNPq and it is indexed in the WEB OF SCIENCE, SCOPUS, DOAJ, EBSCO and SOCOLAR. It is rated by CAPES as QUALIS A2 and B1 for Engineering I and III, respectively.

LAJSS is a free journal for readers, with on-line version. Most of the funds to sustain LAJSS comes from APC, Article Processing Charge, a fee charged to the authors of accepted papers only.

The Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures is a forum for publication and dissemination of original work related to mechanical and civil engineering sciences. It is published continuously and as for 2018 it published some 120 articles, having a rejection rate for that year around 75%.

Researchers all over the world are welcome to submit their papers covering theoretical, numerical and experimental topics in continuum and applied mechanics, in both their linear and non-linear aspects.

Its abbreviated title is Lat. Am. J. Solids Struct. (online) which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.



Indexing Source

  • Web of Science
  • DOAJ




All the contents adhere to License Creative Commons, type BY.





This journal is supported by CNPq and by the authors via APC.



Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

  • Marcilio Alves, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil



  • Rogério José Marczak, Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
  • Pablo Andrés Muñoz Rojas, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Joinville, SC, Brasil 
  • Marco L. Bittencourt, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil


Associate Editors

  • Jan Awrejcewicz, Technical University of Łódzki, Poland 


Latin American Advisory Board

  • Carlos Alberto de Almeida, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
  • José Roberto de França Arruda, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil 
  • Marcela Andrea Cruchaga, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile 
  • Larissa Driemeier, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil 
  • Eduardo Alberto Fancello, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil 
  • Julio Florez Lopez, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, República Bolivariana de Venezuela
  • Heraldo Silva da Costa Mattos, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brasil
  • Antonio Andre Novotny, Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica/MCT, Petrópolis, RJ, Brasil 
  • Paulo de Mattos Pimenta, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil 
  • Sergio P. Baroncini Proença, Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, SP, Brasil 
  • Rubens Sampaio, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil 
  • Victorio Sonzogni, INTEC, Santa Fe, Argentina 
  • Valder Steffen Jr., Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil
  • Hans Ingo Weber, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil


International Advisory Board

  • Holm Altenbach, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany, Germany 
  • Massimiliano Avalle, Politecnico di Torino, II Facolta' di Ingegneria, Vercelli, Torino, Italy 
  • Michael Brünig, Institut für Mechanik und Statik Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany 
  • Arild H Clausen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 
  • Claudia Comi, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy 
  • Narinder Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India 
  • Norman Jones, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom 
  • Dora Karagiozova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria 
  • Yulong Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China 
  • Jiahao Lin, Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China 
  • Gerald Nurick, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Andreas Oechsner, Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia 
  • J.N. Reddy, Texas A&M University, United States 
  • Jose Cesar de Sa, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal 
  • Patrick Selvadurai, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics McGill University 
  • Ole Sigmund, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark 
  • Patricia Verleysen, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, Belgium
  • T.X. Yu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong


Instructions to authors


Scope and Policies


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.

In order to accomplish a high standard, papers submitted to the journal undergo a peer reviewing procedure coordinate by the editorial board and covering the following areas:

  • Acoustics and Vibration
  • Aerospace Science and Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Composite and Cellular Materials
  • Computational Methods
  • Dynamic Systems & Control
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Industrial applications
  • Material Modelling
  • Microsystems and Machine Design
  • Multiscale phenomena
  • Nanomechanics
  • New materials
  • Ocean and Offshore Engineering
  • Optimisation
  • Safety and Risk Analysis
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Technology and Society
  • Theoretical and Continuum Mechanics
  • Thermomechanics and fluid-solid interaction
  • Tribology


Format and preparation of manuscripts


LAJSS published only full technical and original articles. Authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

1. The submission has not been previously published.

2. The submission file is in pdf format.

3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

4. The LAJSS (Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures) accepts only articles written in English. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Authors may submit their articles in free format. It is advisable though that the article is organized in a typical structure of Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Text, References, and Appendices.

5. All articles are peer-reviewed.

6. Once accepted, an article is typeset according to the journal layout. There is no need at the submission stage, to format the article in a specific way, except for noting that the references are numbered in alphabetical order of the first surname author.

7. The abstract should contain the main points described in the text, in no more than half a page. There is no limit of references cited but the maximum number of pages per article, in its published form, should not exceed 30. Figures must be of good quality, unlimited file size, and vectored made.

8. With effect from 1st. January 2019, LAJSS journal require that all authors and co-authors to have a valid ORCID in the submission system. For personal inscription go to



Manuscripts Submission


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