History of the Journal of Mechanical and Transport Engineering (JMTE)
In 2016 sixty years has passed from the publication of the first scientific journal of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering at the time which was thematically connected with the present Faculty of Working Machines and Transport at the Poznan University of Technology. This scientific journal was titled “Mechanization and Electrification of the Agriculture” and was published by the Polish Scientific Publishers and professor Feliks Tychowski was the first editor-in-chief.
In 1960 assistant professor Florian Bogusławski was the chief editor, and then in 1963 this post was taken by professor Bolesław Wojciechowicz.
In 1969, due to the changes of the organizational structure of the university and formation of the Faculty of Working Machines and Vehicles (1967), the title of the scientific journal was changed to “Working Machines and Vehicles”. This journal was published as one of the series of the “Scientific Journals of the Poznan University of Technology”.
For twelve years (1971-1983) an editor-in-chief of the scientific journal was professor Kazimierz Niewiarowski. In year 1983 professor Henryk Kozłowiecki took this position. In year 1982 professor Zbigniew Kłos started to work in editorial board. First he was a secretary of the editorial staff and next he was a chief editor in years 1997-2013.
On 1st November 2000 the name of the Faculty of Working Machines and Ve-hicles was changed to the Faculty of Working Machines and Transport. Due to this fact in year 2001 the name of the scientific journal was also changed and adopted to the new name of the faculty.
In year 2013 associate professor Piotr Krawiec has been appointed to a post of the editor-in-chief. Since that time the editorial staff has undertaken many activities to improve the standard of the journal: the name of the journal was changed to “Journal of Mechanical and Transport Engineering” (JMTE), international scientific board was established, thematic editors were appointed and reviewing procedure was adopted to the requirements of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The papers have been published in English.
The subject area of papers in the “Journal of Mechanical and Transport Engineering” includes design and operation of machines, transport, logistics, ecology and others.
The “Journal of Mechanical and Transport Engineering” is indexed in BazTech and Copernicus bases and in system POL-index of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2015 the activities of the editorial board resulted in placing the journal on the List B of Scientific Journals of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The journal JMTE obtained the authorization of giving the e-document identifier for the published papers – DOI.