Nonlinear dynamics of engineering systems

Submission status
Submission deadline

Nonlinearities are ever-present in various engineering problems and play a crucial role in the analysis, design, and control of engineering systems as they can drastically change the dominant dynamical response. Whilst nonlinear phenomena have traditionally been overlooked and associated with unexpected or undesired behaviour, recent advances in nonlinear dynamics have unveiled the benefits and great potential of nonlinear dynamical behaviours in a wealth of engineering applications in different areas, such as vibration control, energy transfer, metamaterials, microelectronics, and biomimetic systems, just to name a few.

This Collection will be devoted to the latest advances towards understanding and exploiting the benefits of nonlinearity in current and future engineering applications. We will consider primary research in the fields of engineering, computational science, robotics, energy, materials science, applied physics, networks dynamics and complex systems.

Submit manuscript
Submission guidelines
Manuscript editing services
Rainbow coloured depiction of a Lorenz attractor, in the shape of a figure eight.


Submitting a paper for consideration


To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of this Collection, please follow the steps detailed on this page. On the first page of our online submission system, under “I’m submitting:” select the option “any other article type”. Once logged in you can submit your manuscript to a Collection by selecting “Guest Edited Collection”, under the “Choose the appropriate manuscript type” message, and clicking “Continue”. Then when filling out the manuscript information, select the "Nonlinear dynamics of engineering systems" Collection from the alphabetical list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab. Authors should express their interest in the Collection in their cover letter.

Accepted papers are published on a rolling basis as soon as they are ready.

In addition to papers on Nonlinear dynamics of engineering systems, Scientific Reports welcomes all original research in the field of engineering. To browse our latest articles in engineering click here.

Find out more about the Guest Editors here