You are here

Journal of Vibration and Control

Journal of Vibration and Control

eISSN: 17412986 | ISSN: 10775463 | Current volume: 30 | Current issue: 9-10 Frequency: 24 Times/Year

The Journal of Vibration and Control is a peer-reviewed journal of analytical, computational and experimental studies of vibration phenomena and their control. The scope encompasses all linear and nonlinear vibration phenomena and covers topics such as: vibration and control of structures and machinery, signal analysis, aeroelasticity, neural networks, structural control and acoustics, noise and noise control, waves in solids and fluids and shock waves. The Journal of Vibration and Control is published in association with the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM).

The Journal of Vibration and Control is a peer-reviewed journal of analytical, computational and experimental studies of vibration phenomena and their control. The Journal of Vibration and Control is published in association with the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM).

The scope of the journal encompasses all linear and nonlinear vibration phenomena occurring in the following fields:

· Mechanical · Civil · Electrical · Ocean · Environmental · Structural · Aeronautical · Control · Materials · Electromagnetic

Original contributions, review articles, tutorials and letters will be published based on analytical, computational, and experimental analyses of topics such as, but not limited to:

Structural vibration · Vibration of machinery · Random vibrations · Earthquake engineering · Aeroelasticity and Fluid-Structure Interactions · Waves in solids and fluids · Shock waves · Electromagnetic waves and shielding · Dynamic metamaterials · Sonic and photonic metamaterials · Identification and inverse problems in dynamics · Signal analysis · Modal analysis · Control of vibration in structures and machinery · Active/Adaptive and smart structures · Innovative control of structures and machinery, including fuzzy, probabilistic, and neural network control · Vibro-acoustics · Noise and noise control · Anti-noise technology and Sonic crystals · Machine Learning/Deep Learning applications in any of these topics ·

Mohamed Trabia University of Nevada, USA
Senior Editors
Hashem Ashrafiuon Villanova University, USA
Annamaria Pau Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Dimitris Saravanos University of Patras, Greece
Valder Steffen Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Associate Editors
Zahra Nili Ahmadabadi San Diego State University, USA
Rini Akmeliawati University of Adelaide, Australia
Ayech Benjeddou Supméca Institute of Mechanics of Pari, France, University of Technology of Compiègne, France
Dr. Peter Bishay California State University, United States
He Chen Hebei University of Technology, China
Marco Domaneschi Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Mohammad Elahinia University of Toledo, USA
Alireza Farjoud Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), USA
Tamas Insperger Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Clara M. Ionescu Ghent University, Belgium
Reza N. Jazar RMIT University, Australia
Jinchen (JC) Ji University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hyung-Jo Jung KAIST, South Korea
Tamas Kalmar-Nagy Mitsibushi Electric Research Laboratories, USA
Jeong-Hoi Koo Miami University, USA
Claude-Henri Lamarque Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat, France
Marco Lepidi University of Genoa, Italy
Yu Liu Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Jarir Mahfoud INSA de Lyon, France
Seyed N. Mahmoodi University of Alabama, USA
Antonino Morassi University of Udine, Italy
Yi-qing NI The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Hassen Ouakad South Mediterranean University, Mediterranean Institute Of Technology, Tunisia
Mehmet Pakdemirli Professor Emeritus, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Gyuhae Park Chonnam National University, South Korea
Bartosz Powalka West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland
Francesc Pozo Montero Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Hossein Rastgoftar Villanova University, USA
Guiseppe Rega University di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Piervincenzo Rizzo University of Pittsburgh, USA
Emiliano Rustighi University of Southampton, UK
Marcelo Savi Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dr. Haidong Shao Hunan University, China
Shahrul N. Sidek International Islamic University, Malaysia
Vadim Silberschmidt Loughborough University, UK
Stephanos Theodossiades Loughborough University, UK
Rajiv Tiwari Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
Yolanda Vidal Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Kewei Xia Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Hiroshi Yabuno University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Chen Yang Beihang University, China
Mohammed Younis State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
Xinjie Zhang Jilin University, China
Zongyu Zuo Beihang University, China
Krzysztof K. Zur Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Editorial Advisory Board
Mohamed Abdel-Rohman Kuwait University, Kuwait
Khaled Asfar Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Balakumar Balachandran University of Maryland, USA
Dumitru Baleanu Cankaya University, Turkey
Jose M. Balthazar Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Amr Baz University of Maryland, USA
Mohamed Belhaq University Hassan II - Casablanca, Morocco
Thomas Burton New Mexico State University, USA
Sara Casciati SIART srl, Italy
Nabil Chalhoub Wayne State University, USA
Kevin Deng Jilin University, China
Regis Dufour LaMCoS, France
Horst Ecker Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Sami El-Borgi Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
Ebrahim Esmailzadeh University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Rob H.B. Fey Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Michael I Friswell Swansea University, UK
Hany Ghoneim Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Sathya Hanagud Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Takashi Hikihara Kyoto University, Japan
Norbert P Hoffmann Imperial College London, UK
Qinglei Hu Beihang University, China
Raouf Ibrahim Wayne State University, USA
Daniel J. Inman University of Michigan, USA
Nader Jalili Northeastern University, USA
John L Junkins Texas A & M University, USA
Hui Li Harbin Institute of Technology, China
A Luo Southern Illinois University, USA
Fatin F Mahmoud Zagazig University, Egypt
Nuno Maia Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Krzysztof Marchelek Technical University of Szczecin, Poland
Sami F Masri University of Southern California, USA
Stefano Melzi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dean T Mook Virginia Tech, USA
C. 'Nat' Nataraj Villanova University, USA
Akira Nishitani Waseda University, Japan
Friedrich G Pfeiffer TU Munchen, Germany
Mohamad S. Qatu Eastern Michigan University, USA
Richard H Rand Cornell University, USA
Jose Rodellar Universitat Poltécnica de Catalunya - BARCELONATECH, Spain
Subhash C Sinha Auburn University, USA
Jean-Jacques Sinou Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Gabor Stepan Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Jian-Qiao Sun University of California, USA
Fabrizio Vestroni "La Sapienza" Rome University, Italy
Masatzugu Yoshizawa Keio University, Japan
Past Editor(s)-in-Chief
Mehdi Ahmadian Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Academic Search Elite
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Aerospace & High Technology Database
  • Applied Mechanics Reviews
  • Applied Mechanics Reviews (Ceased July 2004)
  • Business Source Corporate
  • Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Current Contents / Engineering, Comp, & Tech
  • Current Contents, Engineering, Comp, & Tech
  • Health & Safety Science Abstracts
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • ISI Alerting Services
  • Inspec
  • International Aerospace Abstracts
  • International Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Mathematical Reviews Database
  • Periodical Abstracts
  • SciSearch
  • TOPIC Search
  • Vocational Search
  • Zentralblatt MATH
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journal of Vibration and Control

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Vibration and Control will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Reporting guidelines
      2.7 Research Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Reference style
      4.4 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 Sage Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Journal of Vibration and Control, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    • Original manuscripts should include abstracts, keywords and references. Original manuscripts should be no more than 5,000 words in length and should include no more than 25 graphics in total, with no more than 15 individually numbered figures and tables. 
    • Technical Note is a short overview of a research project or description of some new development. It should be no more than 3,000 words in length and should include no more than 10 graphics in total, with no more than 6 individually numbered figures and tables.
    • Review articles should include abstracts, keywords and references. Review articles should be no more than 6,000 words in length and should include no more than 25 graphics in total, with no more than 20 individually numbered figures and tables.
    • Invited Review articles should include abstracts, keywords and references. Review articles should be no more than 6,000 words in length and should include no more than 25 graphics in total, with no more than 20 individually numbered figures and tables.

    With all submissions to Journal of Vibration and Control, please ensure the length justifies the content.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    Back to top

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Sage does not permit the use of author-suggested (recommended) reviewers at any stage of the submission process, be that through the web-based submission system or other communication. Reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Our policy is that reviewers should not be assigned to a paper if:

    •  The reviewer is based at the same institution as any of the co-authors

    •  The reviewer is based at the funding body of the paper

    •  The author has recommended the reviewer

    •  The reviewer has provided a personal (e.g. Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail) email account and an institutional email account cannot be found after performing a basic Google search (name, department and institution). 

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. When submitting, you must ensure that:

    1. The listed authorship is accurate

    2.  All authors agree to be included in the paper

    3.  All co-authors have made significant technical contributions to the manuscript

    4.  NO changes of authorship is allowed once the paper is submitted

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published,
    4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Third party submissions

    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

    • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
    • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
    • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

    2.3.2 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Vibration and Control requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Journal of Vibration and Control to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.6 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

    2.7 Research Data

    The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.

    Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

    • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
    • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
    • cite this data in your research

    Back to top

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Vibration and Control and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Vibration and Control offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

    Back to top

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word.

    This journal does not accept two-part (or multi-part) submissions. All submissions should be complete.

    LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    Uploading a LaTex document: If you are uploading a LaTex document you will need to complete these steps:

    1. Always upload the main LaTeX file first.

    2. Upload all supporting files. ALL style sheets, reference files, bibliography files, etc, that are referred to in the main .TEX file and select "Tex/Latex Suppl File".

    3. If any changes are made to the main LaTeX document after all of the supporting files have been uploaded, all files will have to be removed and re-uploaded.

    4. We recommend that all image files be one of the following file types: .gif .jpg .png .ps .eps 

    Please check the pdf file created by the system if you are uploading Latex files. If you experience issues with your PDF generating from LaTeX files please upload your manuscript as a PDF document (our recommended software is Overleaf) and upload your LaTeX files as supplementary material.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Reference style

    Journal of Vibration and Control adheres to the Sage Harvard reference style. View the Sage Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the Sage Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.4 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    Back to top

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Journal of Vibration and Control is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage, please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    IMPORTANT: Authors are advised that beyond the initial submission of the paper, NO changes to the order and number of authors are allowed.

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway.

    Back to top

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 Sage Production

    Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. 

    Back to top

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Vibration and Control editorial office as follows:


    Individual Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)

    Institutional Subscription, E-access

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)

    Institutional Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)

    Individual, Single Print Issue

    Institutional, Single Print Issue