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Call for Papers: Contact Mechanics and Engineering Applications

Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering welcomes submissions to the topical collection ''Contact Mechanics and Engineering Applications''. 

The topical collection, “Contact Mechanics and Engineering Applications”, is edited by Mircea Sofonea (University of Perpignan, France) and Weimin Han (University of Iowa, USA), and covers a wide variety of topics concerning modeling, analysis, numerical solution and applications of nonlinear problems in contact mechanics and engineering, in which fixed point formulations and arguments play an important role.

Topics include (but are not limited to): 
- fixed point problems
- nonlinear operators and operator equations
- variational and hemivariational inequalities
- abstract inclusions
- sweeping processes
- nonlinear boundary value problems
- optimal control problems
- real world applications in Industry, Mechanics of materials, and Electronics    
and other areas.

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TC Contact Mechanics and Engineering Applications

Submission Instructions:

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering. The complete manuscript should be submitted to the Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on "DYZ". All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published in the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: Extended to March 01, 2023

Peer Review Process: 

Fixed Point Theory and Algorithms for Sciences and Engineering operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review, and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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