Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, an ABCM Journal

Thank you for visiting this web site and for your support to the Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, LAJSS.

LAJSS  is a journal from the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, ABCM. It is financially supported by ABCM and the Brazilian Research Funding Agency CNPq.

Up to 2014, it had also the nominal support of the Argentinean Association of Computational Mechanics, Brazilian Association of Computational Mechanics, Chilean Society for Computational Mechanics and Mexican Association of Numerical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences.

LAJSS is a 100% free journal for readers and authors, with no hidden fees, being published close to 20 times a year.

As for 2014, LAJSS has IMPACT FACTOR = 1.411.

As for 2015, LAJSS has IMPACT FACTOR = 0.849.

LAJSS is indexed in the Web of Science, SCOPUS, DOAJ, EBSCO, SOCOLAR and SCIELO. 

In Lecture & Historical Notes you will be able to download relevant educational material for teaching and research as well as some seminal articles published decades ago. There you will also find a bit of the history of this journal.

The Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures is a forum for publication and dissemination of original work related to basic and applied engineering sciences. Researchers all over the world are welcome to submit their papers covering theoretical, numerical and experimental topics in continuum and applied mechanics, in both their linear and non-linear aspects. Interest covers inorganic as well as organic solids and structures.

Papers with a more technological background and/or on the field of civil engineering are usually not accepted.

In order to accomplish a high standard, papers submitted to the journal undergo a peer reviewing procedure coordinate by the editorial board and covering areas like:

  • Vibration
  • Aerospace Science and Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Composite and Cellular Materials
  • Computational Methods
  • Dynamic Systems & Control
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Material Modelling
  • Microsystems and Machine Design
  • Multiscale phenomena
  • Nanomechanics
  • New materials
  • Ocean and Offshore Engineering
  • Optimisation
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Theoretical and Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid-solid interaction

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Marcílio Alves, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Heraldo da Costa Mattos, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Rogério José Marczak, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Pablo Muñoz, Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina, Brazil

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Marco Lucio Bittencourt, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

ASSOCIATE EDITOR FOR NANO-TECHNOLOGY: Antonio Ávila, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil





6th International Symposium on Solid Mechanics - MecSol 2017


The 6th International Symposium on Solid Mechanics - MecSol 2017 will be held in Joinville, Brazil, from 26th to 28th April 2017.

For further information please contact the Conference Chair, Prof. Pablo Andrés Munõz Rojas, in

Further announcements will be psoted here as they become available.

Posted: 2016-06-10



An Editors meeting in February 2016 has decided to implement in the site PAYPAL so the authors can freely contribute to the journal.

This reflects the growth of the journal, whose production sector needs to be expanded in order to cope with the dozens of papers arriving weekly.

Posted: 2016-03-13



IMPLAST series began in 1973, seven of these have been held in India and three, the 7th, 9th and 10th Symposia, were held in Melbourne, Australia in 2000, Bochum, Germany in 2007, and Rhode Island, USA in 2010.

IMPLAST Symposia are attended by the scientists, engineers and researchers from the universities, scientific laboratories, and industries across the globe to share their latest research findings in fundamental and applied aspects of large deformation and failure of materials and structures resulting from quasi-static, earthquake, fire, impact or blast loading.

In addition to providing a platform for sharing the latest developments in plasticity and impact mechanics, these symposia have proven instrumental in building and strengthening lasting relationships between the participating scientists.

The weather in New Delhi in December is especially pleasant, and organizing committee will arrange for sightseeing and cultural events.

For further information see

Posted: 2016-03-03

LAJSS now checks all submitted papers against plagiarism using "ithenticate"


Thanks to ABEC, the Brazilian Association of Scietific Editors, LAJSS now checks all submitted papers against plagiarism using the software "ithenticate"

Posted: 2015-02-06

LAJSS is now hosted by USP


LAJSS has moved in July 2014 from the Group of Solid Mechanics and Structural Impact Data Center and is now hosted by the University of Sao Paulo.

Posted: 2014-07-27
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Vol 13, No 14 (2016)

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