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. 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 are:



  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering


Electrical Power

  • Renewable Energy Generation
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics
  • Smart Grids and Smart Electricity Applications
  • Electricity Storage System
  • Green Building
  • Electric Infrastructure and Applications
  • ICT for Energy
  • Energy Markets and Economics
  • Environmental Issues


Vehicular Technology

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Charging Systems
  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Transportation System
  • Marketing & Policy
  • Propulsion Systems & Components
  • Power Electronics Components
  • Wireless Power Transfer


Detailed Aim and Scope can be found here


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://mev.lipi.go.id/index.php/mev/pages/view/review-policy.

Overall Guideline for Reviewer, including checklist, can be found in this page: http://mev.lipi.go.id/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 https://mev.lipi.go.id.



MEV is implementing an archiving plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to all journal content to ensure that MEV knowledge remain available with a high probability. MEV Journal perform periodical back up and archiving in multiple locations and provide access via more than one server. This preservation strategy is MEV highest commitment to suppress any possible interruption or discontinuation due to system failure, catastrophic failure, technical failure, or natural disaster.

Complete archiving policy can be found here: https://mev.lipi.go.id/mev/pages/view/ebackup

MEV Archiving and Preservation Policy covers:

  • Digital Archieve
  • Local Archive
  • Website Archiving
  • Self-archiving
  • Indexing
  • If journal stops publishing
  • In the Event of Notice of Possible Litigation


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.

Complete Author Fee can be found here https://mev.brin.go.id/mev/about/submissions#authorFees


Plagiarism Screening Policy

Plagiarism is committed when one author uses another work (typically the work of another author) without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism takes different forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. 

  • Literal copying is reproducing a work word for word, in whole or in part, without permission and acknowledgment of the original source. Literal copying is obvious plagiarism and is easy to detect by comparing the papers in question.
  • Substantial copying is reproducing a substantial part of a work, without permission and acknowledgment of the original source. In determining what is “substantial,” both the quantity and the quality of the copied content are relevant. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole. Where the essence of a work has been reproduced, even if only a small part of the original work, plagiarism may have occurred.
  • Paraphrasing; copying may take place without reproducing the exact words used in the original work, i.e. without literal or substantial copying. This type of copying is known as paraphrasing, and it can be the most difficult type of plagiarism to detect.


MEV will immediately investigate and reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. MEV investigation on suspected plagiarism will be based on COPE's guidance:

  • Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript here

  • Suspected plagiarism in a published article here


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

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

Related to plagiarism issue, MEV retraction policy can be found at: https://mev.lipi.go.id/mev/pages/view/article-withdrawal


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: https://mev.brin.go.id/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): Sinta 2 - 1/E/KPT/2015

Accreditation Number (RISTEKBRIN): Sinta 1 - 200/M/KPT/2020

Valid thru: Vol 15, No 2, 2024


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


AI Use in Submissions

MEV recognizes the rapidly evolving role of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies in research and publication process. MEV seeks to provide clear guidance and promote transparency among authors, readers, reviewers, editors, and contributors.

Authors must disclose the use of generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in their manuscript. Complete MEV Policy on AI Use in Submissions can be found here.