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Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty

A Quarterly Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Michał A. Glinicki, Ph.D., D.Sc

ISSN: 1643-1618
eISSN: 2449-769X

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Author Guidelines

  1. Introductory remarks
  2. The eligibility criteria for publication or rejection
  3. How to submit an article for the quarterly "Roads and Bridges-Drogi i Mosty"?
  4. Detailed authors guidelines.

I. Introductory remarks

Manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office are reviewed by independent experts in the field. The review process is confidential, but a cumulative list of Reviewers and their affiliations is published once a year. The Review form is available below. While submitting the paper Authors are requested to fill in the declaration provided below.
  1. Review Form
  2. Authors Declaration

II.The eligibility criteria for publication or rejection:

  1. Compliance with the journal’s scope.
  2. Originality.
  3. Significance of contribution to the present state of knowledge.
  4. Fulfillment of formal requirements.

III.How to submit an article for the quarterly "Roads and Bridges-Drogi i Mosty" ?

  1. Prepare the complete manuscript in a Word file format either in Polish or in English. The length of paper is limited to 7500 words including tables and figures (the word equivalent for a table or a figure is assumed as 250 words). Line numbering in the manuscript should be used.
  2. On the website run “Authors and Submission”>“Submit paper” link, then “Register” or “Log In” (if you are already registered) and enter the requested information.
    1. Fill in the required personal data.
    2. Fill in the Authors Declaration on the originality of submitted paper.
    3. Attach the file with complete manuscript in Word editor format.
    4. Fill in the required fields (title, authors, keywords, references) by copy and paste from the original text.
    5. Attach the high resolution graphic files.
  3. The Editorial Office will take care of the proper translation of the paper into Polish or into English.

IV.Detailed authors guidelines

  1. The submission of manuscripts to the Editorial Office is treated as tantamount to a declaration that the content of the manuscript has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for publication.
  2. The title of the article should be concise. The main part of the article ought to be preceded by a short summary of the state of knowledge of discussed issues. The description of the subject matter should be presented in a clear and informative way.
  3. The results should be presented in a synthetic way and the repetition ought to be avoided, for example data presented in charts should not be given in tabular form. The use of brand names and registered trademarks should be avoided. The conclusions should be a result of the conducted tests.
  4. The length of paper is limited to 7500 words, including abstract, main text, references, tables and figures. The word equivalent for a table or a figure is assumed as 250 words. For example, if six figures and four tables are submitted, the text may be no more than 5000 words. The text should be written in 12 point Times New Roman or 12 point Arial font, with line spacing 1.5 and 2.5 cm margins from each side. The content of the article should be appropriately divided into numbered chapters and sections.
  5. The title page of the text should include:
    • the date of submission,
    • the name, affiliation, complete mailing address, and e-mail address for each Author (for the corresponding Author the mobile phone number is required),
    • the title of the paper,
    • keywords (from 3 to 7),
    • word count: text + tables/figures equivalent.
  6. The length of abstract should be between 120 and 150 words. It should concisely convey the content of the paper and must be selfcontained. The abstract should present the primary objectives and scope of the study; and findings and conclusions should be presented informatively. The abstract should not contain undefined acronyms, reference citations, or displayed equations.
  7. The manuscript file in Word format should be organized as follows (see Figure):
    • Title page;
    • Abstract;
    • Body of paper—text only;
    • Acknowledgment (if any);
    • References;
    • List of table titles and figure captions;
    • Tables with titles;
    • Figures with captions.
    RABDIM paper setup
  8. The Figures should be submitted as high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) image files such as: TIF (preferred), JPG, BMP or CDR. All the descriptions placed in figures should be inserted in ARIAL font of such size which makes them legible after reducing the drawing to the width of 89 mm. Colors on the charts should be contrasting. Figure captions are also entered into the required fields.
  9. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. If the figures or data in the tables have been derived from other works, their source should be given. In addition, a dot should be used as a decimal separator.
  10. All the symbols used in the text should be explained. Mathematical formulas ought to be numbered on the right side in parentheses, successively throughout the manuscript. The SI units should be used as a rule.
  11. References should be in English or in Polish language. Exceptionally, not more than 2-3 references in other languages are allowed. Cited publications should be numbered in square brackets, in order of appearance in the text, and listed in the bibliography at the end of the paper. Unpublished papers, internal reports, etc. should not be quoted. All the bibliographic data should be provided in the list of cited publications at the end of the paper, i.e. in a case of:
    • a book: last name and initials of the names of the Authors, book title, publishing house, place and year of publication, e.g.: Kurdowski W.: Chemia cementu i betonu. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa, 2010
    • a paper in a journal: last name and initials of the names of the Authors, paper title, journal title, volume, number and year of publication, number of initial and final page, e.g.: Ćwiąkała M., Sosiński R., Nowak W., Szymańska J.: Aktywowanie popiołów lotnych z węgla brunatnego elektrowni Pątnów w młynie elektromagnetycznym. Inżynieria i Ochrona Środowiska, 11, 4, 2008, 491 - 502
    • a chapter or a paper in a joint publication: last name and initials of the names of the Authors of a chapter/paper, a chapter/paper title, a joint publication title preceded by the preposition “in”, (volume/number), publishing house, place and year of publication, number of initial and final page of a chapter/paper, e.g.: Piłat J., Sarnowski M., Application of computer image analysis for evaluation of adhesion between bitumen and aggregate, in: Adhesion in Interfaces of Building Materials: a Multi-scale Approach, Advances in Materials Science and Restoration no. 2, Aedificatio Publishers, Freiburg, 2007, 59-70
    • a published conference paper: last name and initials of the names of the Authors, paper title, conference title, publishing house, place and year of publication, pages, e.g.: Glinicka A.: Badania osiowego rozciągania prętów z wybranych gatunków stali zbrojeniowych. LOGITRANS - VII Konferencja Naukowo-Techniczna Logistyka, Systemy Transportowe, Bezpieczeństwo w Transporcie, Szczyrk, 2010, 1581 – 1588
    • electronic publications: last name and initials of the names of the Authors, title, place) and year of publication, web address, access date, e.g. Green B.: Canny Edge Detection, 2002, http://sites.google.com/site/setiawanhadi2, 02.02.2012.
  12. Authors are encouraged to line-number the text of their papers; the line numbering facilitates the paper review process. In case of failure to comply with formal requirements, concerning the length limit of the paper or the high quality of figures, the delivered manuscript will be returned to the Authors with a request to introduce the appropriate modifications.
  13. The Editors reserve the right to make editorial changes in the accepted manuscripts. The manuscript will be sent to the corresponding Author for final revision and acceptance prior to publication.
  14. It is our custom to attach Authors photos to the front page of printed article. Therefore the Authors are asked to provide such photos too by including them at the end of the figure set.

 

Author's Declaration

As part of the submission process, authors are required to confirm the compliance with all of the following criteria.

  1. The submission is an original work and does not infringe the copyrights of other people.
  2. The submission has not been previously published in whole or in part, and has not been submitted for publication in any other Polish or foreign journal.
  3. All co-authors (if any) know of the content of the paper and agree to its publication.
  4. The text has been prepared in accordance with the applicable editorial requirements.
  5. In the case of acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the authors will, automatically and free of charge, transfer to the Publisher all rights to its publication and dissemination.
  6. All funding sources of the work are listed at the end of the article in “Acknowledgement”.

A submission not complying with these requirements may be returned to authors.

 

Suggesting Reviewers

During the submission process, authors are expected to list five names of potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. Please provide detailed contact information (address, phone, e-mail address). The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last three years. Reviewers must be affiliated with a research institution and must be active at a postdoctoral level. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions to the authors. You may suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper. A file with the list of proposed reviewers should be enclosed as a supplementary file.

 

Copyright Notice

In the case of acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the Authors will, automatically and free of charge, transfer to the Publisher all rights to its publication and dissemination.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses and affiliations entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Note that the corresponding author's email will appear on the first printed page of an accepted article, therefore the use of an institutional e-mail address is recommended.