Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal encompasses Original Research Articles and Review Articles (only selected/invited authors). We accept manuscripts covering the following topics:

1. Energy Conversion

2. Manufacturing

3. Construction

4. Advanced Material

5. Nano Material

6. Physics

7. Transportation Engineering

8. Energy Resources

9. Robotics

10. Solid State technology

11. Other subjects related to Mechanical Engineering


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

1. Every article published in Piston needs to undergo review by at least 2 reviewers

2. Piston implements double-blind review system

3. Every manuscript submitted into Piston will go through plagiarism screening by editors and reviewers assisted by Turnitin

4. Having considered novelty, objectivity, methods, significance, conclusion, and references of the manuscript reviewer will present one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept Submission: Accept the manuscript without as-is without revision
  • Revision Required: Reviewer produces a list of required revisions. After revision is done the manuscript can proceed to editing stage without having to go through another review stage.
  • Resubmit for Review: Reviewer produces a list of required revisions. After revision is done manuscript will be returned for re-review.
  • Resubmit Elsewhere: Recommend to decline the manuscript so that it can be published in a more suitable journal.
  • Decline Submission: Recommend to decline the manuscript because of failure to meet acceptable quality standards for publication

5. Article acceptance by editor depends on novelty, significance, validity, originality, clarity of the manuscript and whether or not the manuscript match journal’s focus and scope.


Publication Frequency

PISTON is published semi-annually every January-June and July-December every year


Open Access Policy

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.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative




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