Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Journals

The ranking of leading journals for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was created by Research.com, one of the leading sites for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research providing trusted information on scientific output since 2014.

The spot on the list is based on a unique bibliometric score devised by Research.com which is computed by means of the approximated discipline index (D-index) and the number of top scientists who have endorsed the journal during the previous five years. Show more

Please that this year's edition is based on metric gathered for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

The list contains Impact Score data collected on 06-12-2021.

The process for scoring journals involved examining as much as 1,742 journals which were chosen after careful inspection and scrupulous examination of over 17,210 scientific documents published during the last five years by 1,328 leading and well-renowned researchers in the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

More information on the methodology for establishing the score can be found on our our methodology page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
101 ISA Transactions

ISA Transactions

0019-0578
Best Scientists 15 24 Impact Score 2.40
102 International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control Best Scientists 16 34 Impact Score 2.30
103 The American Association of Mechanical Engineers Best Scientists 16 28 Impact Score 2.30
104 Additive Manufacturing Best Scientists 15 20 Impact Score 2.30
105 Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Best Scientists 21 60 Impact Score 2.20
106 Vehicle System Dynamics

Vehicle System Dynamics

0042-3114 , Monthly
Best Scientists 19 34 Impact Score 2.20
107 Propulsion and Power Research Best Scientists 15 19 Impact Score 2.20
108 Journal of Thermal Stresses Best Scientists 12 26 Impact Score 2.20
109 Thermal Science

Thermal Science

0354-9836
Best Scientists 38 69 Impact Score 2.10
110 Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME Best Scientists 35 49 Impact Score 2.10
111 Journal of Aircraft Best Scientists 33 71 Impact Score 2.10
112 Journal of Vibration and Acoustics Best Scientists 31 51 Impact Score 2.10
113 Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics Best Scientists 23 45 Impact Score 2.10
114 Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

0921-8890 , Monthly
Best Scientists 21 25 Impact Score 2.10
115 Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines Best Scientists 20 38 Impact Score 2.10
117 Engineering with Computers

Engineering with Computers

0177-0667 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 17 53 Impact Score 2.10
118 Control Engineering Practice

Control Engineering Practice

0967-0661 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 17 22 Impact Score 2.10
119 Wind Energy

Wind Energy

1095-4244
Best Scientists 16 28 Impact Score 2.10
120 Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics

2169-5172 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 16 21 Impact Score 2.10
121 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials Best Scientists 14 34 Impact Score 2.10
122 Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Best Scientists 29 46 Impact Score 2.00
124 International Journal of Fracture Best Scientists 21 29 Impact Score 2.00
125 International Journal of Impact Engineering Best Scientists 18 35 Impact Score 2.00
126 Mechanics Research Communications Best Scientists 18 21 Impact Score 2.00
127 Journal of Nanofluids Best Scientists 17 50 Impact Score 2.00
128 Mechanics of Materials Best Scientists 17 27 Impact Score 2.00
129 Autonomous Robots

Autonomous Robots

0929-5593 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 15 18 Impact Score 2.00
130 Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials Best Scientists 12 26 Impact Score 2.00
131 International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design Best Scientists 21 25 Impact Score 1.90
132 Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation Best Scientists 19 22 Impact Score 1.90
133 Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews

0003-6900 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 17 16 Impact Score 1.90
134 Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME Best Scientists 15 36 Impact Score 1.90
135 International Journal of Fatigue Best Scientists 14 37 Impact Score 1.90
136 Tribology Letters

Tribology Letters

1023-8883
Best Scientists 13 23 Impact Score 1.90
137 Journal of Hydrodynamics Best Scientists 13 15 Impact Score 1.90
138 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Scientists 12 22 Impact Score 1.90
139 Engineering Failure Analysis Best Scientists 11 25 Impact Score 1.90
140 Heat Transfer Research Best Scientists 42 64 Impact Score 1.80
141 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Best Scientists 35 86 Impact Score 1.80
142 Journal of Turbulence Best Scientists 24 28 Impact Score 1.80
144 Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization Best Scientists 12 23 Impact Score 1.80
146 Progress in Aerospace Sciences Best Scientists 10 12 Impact Score 1.80
147 Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME Best Scientists 45 68 Impact Score 1.70
148 Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology Best Scientists 20 24 Impact Score 1.70
149 Iranian Journal of Science and Technology - Transactions of Mechanical Engineering Best Scientists 19 25 Impact Score 1.70
150 Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics Best Scientists 18 31 Impact Score 1.70
151 International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids Best Scientists 18 24 Impact Score 1.70
152 International Journal of Applied Mechanics Best Scientists 15 27 Impact Score 1.70
153 Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics Best Scientists 12 27 Impact Score 1.70
154 Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics

0169-1864 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 11 28 Impact Score 1.70
155 Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids Best Scientists 11 22 Impact Score 1.70
156 Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Best Scientists 11 14 Impact Score 1.70
157 Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology Best Scientists 27 47 Impact Score 1.60
158 Archive of Applied Mechanics Best Scientists 22 32 Impact Score 1.60
159 Advances in Mechanical Engineering Best Scientists 21 41 Impact Score 1.60
160 International Journal of Control

International Journal of Control

0020-7179 , Monthly
Best Scientists 21 24 Impact Score 1.60
161 Shock and Vibration Best Scientists 20 32 Impact Score 1.60
162 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Best Scientists 18 35 Impact Score 1.60
163 Applied Acoustics

Applied Acoustics

0003-682X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 17 37 Impact Score 1.60
164 Applied and Computational Mechanics Best Scientists 17 30 Impact Score 1.60
165 Journal of Mechanical Design - Transactions of the ASME Best Scientists 16 24 Impact Score 1.60
166 Robotica

Robotica

0263-5747 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 15 23 Impact Score 1.60
167 Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics Best Scientists 14 36 Impact Score 1.60
168 Journal of Turbomachinery Best Scientists 13 34 Impact Score 1.60
169 International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems Best Scientists 13 21 Impact Score 1.60
170 Defect and Diffusion Forum Best Scientists 11 22 Impact Score 1.60
171 International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering Best Scientists 10 21 Impact Score 1.60
172 Journal of Aerosol Science Best Scientists 6 19 Impact Score 1.60
173 Journal of Tribology

Journal of Tribology

0742-4787 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 18 36 Impact Score 1.50
174 Acta Mechanica Sinica/Lixue Xuebao Best Scientists 17 20 Impact Score 1.50
175 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications Best Scientists 15 22 Impact Score 1.50
176 Journal of Composite Materials Best Scientists 14 15 Impact Score 1.50
177 International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology Best Scientists 12 17 Impact Score 1.50
178 IET Control Theory and Applications

IET Control Theory and Applications

1751-8652 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 12 17 Impact Score 1.50
179 Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing Best Scientists 10 12 Impact Score 1.50
180 Rapid Prototyping Journal Best Scientists 8 12 Impact Score 1.50
181 Shock Waves

Shock Waves

0938-1287
Best Scientists 14 27 Impact Score 1.40
182 Journal of Biomechanics Best Scientists 13 14 Impact Score 1.40
183 Chinese Journal of Aeronautics Best Scientists 13 13 Impact Score 1.40
184 Steel and Composite Structures Best Scientists 12 27 Impact Score 1.40
185 Tribology Transactions Best Scientists 12 22 Impact Score 1.40
186 IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Scientists 12 15 Impact Score 1.40
187 International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics Best Scientists 11 20 Impact Score 1.40
188 Advances in Space Research Best Scientists 11 16 Impact Score 1.40
189 Frontiers in Robotics and AI Best Scientists 11 13 Impact Score 1.40
190 Structural Engineering and Mechanics Best Scientists 10 32 Impact Score 1.40
191 IEEE Control Systems Letters Best Scientists 10 12 Impact Score 1.40
192 Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences Best Scientists 9 13 Impact Score 1.40
193 International Journal of Thermophysics Best Scientists 9 10 Impact Score 1.40
194 Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (English Edition) Best Scientists 15 15 Impact Score 1.30
195 SAE International Journal of Engines Best Scientists 14 24 Impact Score 1.30
196 Structural Health Monitoring Best Scientists 12 18 Impact Score 1.30
197 Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering Best Scientists 11 14 Impact Score 1.30
198 Journal of Electronic Packaging, Transactions of the ASME Best Scientists 9 17 Impact Score 1.30
199 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems Best Scientists 8 16 Impact Score 1.30
200 Smart Structures and Systems Best Scientists 16 19 Impact Score 1.20

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