Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems and Manufacturing (JAMDSM), founded in 2005 by five divisions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) such as Machine Design and Tribology Division, Design and Systems Division, Manufacturing and Machine Tool Division, Manufacturing Systems Division and Information, Intelligence and Precision Equipments Division, is an international peer-reviewed online journal that provides academia and world-leading industry with high quality research papers and reviews in manufacturing.

Areas of interest to the journal include:

  • Machine elements design, Tribology
  • Design
  • Manufacturing and machine tool
  • Manufacturing systems and Industrial engineering
  • Information equipment, precision equipment and their elements technology
  • MEMS, micro/nano system science
  • Medical/welfare applications, machine intelligence


  • (1) Metrix
    The journal is indexed by Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and Scopus CiteScore.
    JIF2021: 0.667
    CiteScore2021: 1.3
  • (2) Editorial Framework
    The editorial system is employed, whereas editors select peer reviewers, urge them to review papers promptly and make inquiries to authors. The editorial committee of JAMDSM consists of each English Journal editorial committee of the five divisions.
  • (3) Issuing Method of the Journal
    The online Journal is issued through J-STAGE ( run by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (free Access).
  • (4) The submission of Papers (refer to “Submission Rules” regulated by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    Paper submitters will submit their papers through an online paper submission system (
  • (5) The process until Papers are Issued (refer to “Peer Review Process" and "Accepted Manuscripts”.
    The process from paper submission to issue should be promptly implemented through the introduction of online proofreading and issuing system, and the proofreading result will be noticed within three months after the paper is submitted. Each paper is uploaded to J-STAGE by an uploading system upon completion of proofreading in response to submitters’ requirements. Proof-reading takes around two weeks.
  • (6) Vol. and No.
    The journal is issued four times a year and each issue is numbered based on the issuing years and issuing numbers. The papers are sequentially uploaded and sorted to numbers by appropriate periods (basically every three months). The Vols. and Nos. are expressed as Vol. X, No.1; Vol. X, No.2, Vol. X, No.3 and Vol. X, No.4.
    Deadlines for paper submission are the ends of Jan, April, July and October (only as a guide). The periods for paper acceptance are from August to October, from November to January, from February to April and from May to July (only as a guide). However, these starting months for paper reception are only a guide, and papers are actually accepted at any time. The Nos. of issue may be changed for editing reasons.
  • (7) Special Issue
    For the special issue projected by each division, the papers to be edited are put together in a No. In this case, the Nos. for regular issues of papers are moved down one after another.
  • (8) Contents which can be Posted (refer to “Manuscript Preparation”)
    Papers can be posted with full colors, animation, sound file and electronic appendix (linked separately to papers).
  • (9) Paper Publication Fee (Refer to “Paper Publication Fee” regulated by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    According to the standard of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper Publication Fee is shown in "Copyright, Open Access and Fees".
  • (10) Collection of Paper Contributions
    The journal is collecting the contributions of research papers, review papers and technical notes on the study fields relating to the field of below Table1 shown in the above site.
  • (11) JSME members’ merit
    Article publishing charge of JSME member’s submission is discounted.

Categories and Keywords

Large classification Recruited keywords, Small classification
Machine element. equipment.mechatronics. tribology Mechanical design, System design, Mechanism, Kinematics of machines, Transmission mechanism, Fastening, Gear, Screw, Belt, Friction/Wear, Lubrication, Bearing, Seal, Guidance/Support mechanism, Sensor, Actuator, Functional simulation, Control, Mechatronics
Design Design engineering, Design theory, Design methodology, Design support, Concurrent engineering, Product development, Product design, Design Science, Emergent Design, Kansei engineering / Affective engineering, Kansei design / Affective design. Styling design, Ergonomics, Human Interface, Human Interaction Design, Neuroscience for design, Service engineering, Life cycle engineering, Ecodesign, Management of technology, Creative design, Design education, etc. Geometric processing engineering, CAD/CAM/CAE, Digital engineering, Rapid prototyping, Design data base, Product data management, Standardization, Design knowledge management, Intelligent information processing, Design process management, etc. Optimum design, System optimization, Multidisciplinary design optimization, Optimization algorithm, Robust Design, 1DCAE, Reliability design, Life cycle assessment, Biomechanical design, etc. Machine design, System design, Functional design, Kinematics, Design examples, etc.
Manufacturing and machine tool Additive Manufacturing, Miniaturization, nano-/micro-machining, etc. Cutting, electro-discharge machining (EDM), grinding, abrasive machining, ELID grinding, ultraprecision machining, laser-applied machining, multi-axis machining, process for difficult-to-machine materials, low environmental-impact machining, polishing, CMP, process monitoring
Manufacturing systems and Industrial engineering Machining System, Additive Manufacturing, Assembly System, Production System, CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing), FMS(Flexible Manufacturing System), Operation Design, Production Planning, Scheduling, FA(Factory Automation), Production Design, Production Control, Quality Control, Facility Management, Production Systems’ Safety, Automated Warehouse, Logistics system, Virtual Manufacturing / Virtual Production, Cyber-Physical System, Opened Production System, Circular Manufacturing, Remanufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing, Zero-emission Factory, Maintenance engineering, etc.
Information equipment, precision equipment and their elements technology Magnetic/Optical read/write technology, Input/output equipments, Image formation technology, Printers, Copiers, Flexible media handling, Audio/Visual equipments, Office Automation equipments, ATM (Automated Teller Machines), Machines for money and banking use, Optical communication equipments, etc. Precision instrumentation equipments, IC/LSI manufacturing equipments, Precision machine tools, Optical equipments, etc. Washing machines, Cleaners, Air-conditioners, Refrigerators, Cooking machines, Mobile phones, Watches, Digital cameras, Video recorders, Electric generators, Wearable equipments, IC cards/tags, Bar codes, Telecommunication systems on road traffic information, etc.
MEMS, micro/nano system science Micromechatronics system, Micro machine, Micro/Nano systems, Micro mechanics, Micro mechanisms, Information equipment computer mechanics, Micro energy, etc.
Medical/welfare applications, machine intelligence Medical/welfare/rehabilitation devices, Sensors/actuators for medical/welfare use, Remote medical operations, Medical information processing, Biomechatronics, Gene operation equipments, etc. Intelligent sensors, Robot vision, Information processing, Artificial intelligence, Human interface, Biometrics, Haptic devices, Artificial neural networks, Fuzzy reasoning, Control systems, Soft artifacts, Product models, System models, Autonomous and decentralized/distributed systems, intelligent systems, System communications, System evaluation techniques, etc.

Call for Paper (Special Issue)

The Manuscript Template for special issue can be downloaded below. The authors must prepare their manuscript using the specified template and copyright-transfer statement with signature.
JSME template for special issue (Word) : Template-special-issue.docx(Sample)
LaTeX template:
Copyright Transfer (Word) : copyright_transfer.doc(Sample)

Special issues we are going to publish is as follows:

The 9th International Conference on Manufacturing, Machine Design and Tribology

Vol.17 No.6 (December 1,2023)
Submission Deadline: June 23, 2023
Note: Please select a Section/Category "The 9th International Conference on Manufacturing, Machine Design and Tribology(ICMDT2023:JAMDSM)" on Editorial Manager.

The 9th International Conference on Manufacturing, Machine Design and Tribology (ICMDT2023) will be held by the Machine Design and Tribology division of the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and the Design and Manufacturing division of the Korea Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) in Jeju, South Korea from March 8th to 11th, 2023. More than 300 participants will give presentation on not only academic fields but also Industry fields. So many contributed papers will be so valuable for the publication of JSME. We wish that JSME will publish a special issue of Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing.

Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment

Vol.17, No.3 (March 31, 2023)(May, 2023)
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 December 31, 2022
Note: Please select a Section/Category "Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment 2022 (JAMDSM)" on Editorial Manager.

MIPE is an international conference co-hosted every three years by the Information, Intelligence and Precision (IIP) Equipment Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) and the Information Storage and Processing Systems (ISPS) Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Researchers and engineers in the fields of micro and precision instruments, information storage, intelligent machines, biomedical engineering, tribology, and robotics gather, and the conference has become a place for active technical exchange. While focusing on micro/nanomechatronics and information technology, which are indispensable for high performance and high functionality of machines, the conference also covers technical issues in applied fields, contributing to the promotion of social implementation of technology.
Topics to be discussed at MIPE include (i) storage devices and relating technologies such as head/disk interface and tribology, mechanism, and control, (ii) flexible media feeding and handling machines, (iii) image processing and printing technologies, (iv) intelligent machines, (v) bio-medical equipment, (vi) precision equipment and (vii) micro/nano-system science and technology.
The authors are encouraged to submit a full paper to be published in a Special Issue of the academic journals including JAMDSM. It should be noted that submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by each journal before publication. Please prepare for the full paper by following the instruction of each journal and submit the full paper from the web page of each journal.


To all authors
We announce that JAMDSM adopts CC license "CC BY-NC-ND". Thus, the journal publishes articles submitted later than September 15th with the license. Please check and recognize about "CC BY-NC-ND" before your submission. (September 1st, 2021)

To chinese authors
Currently, editorial staff cannot send email to "", "" and "" address. Thus, we would like you to register the address except for them. We appreciate for your cooperation.(August 24th, 2020)


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