Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Mechatronics, Electrical Power, and Vehicular Technology (MEV) is a journal aims to be a peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of information. We publish original research papers, review articles and case studies focused on mechatronics, electrical power, and vehicular technology as well as related topics. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two referees. MEV is managed to be issued twice in every volume. The Scope of MEV Journal is:


  1. Mechatronics: including control system, robotic system, manufacturing apparatus, CNC machine, sensors, actuators, kinematics, and mechanical dynamics.
  2. Electrical Power: including power generation, transmission and distribution systems, new and renewable energy, turbine design, generator system, grid system, conversion and conservation of electrical power, electric motor and generator, power electronics and electric drive.
  3. Vehicular Technology: including electric/hybrid vehicle, vehicle to grid concept, prime mover, fuel efficiency, energy storage for vehicular application, fast charging, vehicle emission, transportation infrastructure, biofuel application, vehicle elements, vehicle ergonomics, vehicle dynamics and safety analysis.


Section Policies


MEV Journal publish original research papers, review articles and case studies focused on mechatronics, electrical power, and vehicular technology.

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Peer Review Process

MEV uses an online submission and review system. The submission and peer review of every article must be managed using this system and based on following Peer Review Policy.

  • MEV Editorial Board is responsible for the selection of papers and the selection of reviewers.
  • Articles must typically be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers (double blind review)
  • Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.
  • The final decision of manuscript acceptance shall be made by the Editorial Board according to reviewers critical comments.
  • Section Editor will send the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on the reviewer’s recommendation.
  • MEV Editorial Board shall protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers. 

Complete Peer Review Policy can be found in this page: http://mevjournal.com/index.php/mev/pages/view/review-policy.

Overall Guideline for Reviewer, including checklist, can be found in this page: http://mevjournal.com/index.php/mev/pages/view/review-guide.


Publication Frequency

MEV is a Journal published online twice a year in the middle of the year (July) and in the end of the year (December).


Open Access Policy

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

Creative Commons License
MEV Journal by RCEPM-LIPI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.mevjournal.com.



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Article Processing Charges

Every article submitted to MEV Journal will not have any 'Article Processing Charges'. This includes submitting, peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full text versions of the articles.


Plagiarism Check

MEV Editorial Board will ensure that every published article will not exceed 30% similarity Score. Plagiarism screening will be conducted by MEV Editorial Board using Grammarly® Plagiarism Checker and Crossref Similarity Check plagiarism screening service powered by iThenticate. 

About the Crossref Similarity Check service, please visit: https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/

For a searchable list of all journals in the Crossref Similarity Check database, please visit: www.ithenticate.com/search


Crossmark Service

MEV participates in the CrossMark scheme, a multi-publisher initiative that has developed a standard way for readers to locate the current version of an article. By applying the CrossMark policies, MEV is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Crossmark Policy Page can be found here: http://mevjournal.com/index.php/mev/pages/view/crossmark


Copy Editing and Proofreading

Every article accepted by MEV Journal shall be an object to Grammarly® writing-enhancement program conducted by MEV Journal Editorial Board.

About Grammarly program, please visit: https://www.grammarly.com


References Management

Every article submitted to MEV Journal shall use reference management software e.g. EndNote® or Mendeley. 

More about Mendeley, please visit: https://www.mendeley.com/

More about EndNote, please visit: http://www.endnote.com


Accreditation Certificate

MEV Journal has been certificated as a Scientific Journal by The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) since 24 April 2012.

1st Accreditation Number (LIPI): 432/Akred-LIPI/P2MI/04/2012

2nd Accreditation Number (LIPI): 633/AU/Akred-LIPI/03/2015

Valid thru: 15 April 2020


MEV Journal has also been certificated as Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI) since 21 September 2015.

Accreditation Number (RISTEKDIKTI): 1/E/KPT/2015

Valid thru: 21 September 2020


General Data Protection Regulation

MEV Journal expresses a full commitment for GDPR and takes full responsibility to protecting the privacy of its editors, authors, reviewers, volunteers, and other contacts.

More about MEV and GDPR, please visit: MEV-GDPR page