Guidelines

Instructions for the preparation of manuscripts

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  1. Introduction

Please follow the steps outlined below when submitting your initial manuscript. These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your manuscripts to be reviewed.

  1. Formatting your paper

Type your main text in 10-point Century, single-spaced with 6-point interline spacing. Do not use double-spacing. Be sure your text is fully justified—that is, flush left and right. Please do not place any additional blank lines between paragraphs. Papers should not exceed 15000 words. Third-order headings (7.7.1, etc.) are discouraged. The manuscript should be printed within the margins (2 cm), and Figures and tables should have a maximum width of 6.5cm. 

To help the production of the manuscript to be reviewed, a template is provided with the main structure.

  1. Author name(s) and affiliation(s)

Multiple authors may be shown. Affiliation should be included after the author’s name as well as the electronic address.

  1. Abstract

After the author’s name, an abstract with a maximum of 600 characters (including spacing) should be included.

  1. Keywords

No more than 7 keywords should be included, separated by semicolons.

  1. Figures and Tables

All figures and tables must be inserted within the text. At the initial submission stage, authors must ensure that any inserted figures are of sufficient quality to be legible. When submitting a revised manuscript, all figures must also be uploaded as separate files, providing a resolution of at least 300dpi.

All figures must be numbered and with captions below them. Table titles and numbering are to be centred above the tables. Remember to consider the size-width limit (6.5 cm) for these elements.

If necessary, more extended sets of data must be presented in Appendices.

  1. Scientific annotation

All scientific annotations must be written through the Equation Editor or Mathtype software (and be editable). All displayed equations must be numbered. Simple sequential numbering throughout the manuscript is preferred. Authors should ensure that mathematical notation is clear, distinct, and consistent throughout the manuscript to avoid ambiguity.

  1. Footnotes

To help the readers, avoid using footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).

  1. Acknowledgements

These should be brief and, if necessary, placed at the end of the text before the references

  1. References

List, in alphabetical order, all bibliographical references at the end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the Author(s) surname and year in curved brackets, for example (Costa & Tavares, 2012). If there are more than 2 authors, reference as (Tavares et al., 2013). If there are two or more references with the same surname and year, use (Tavares a, 1999) (Tavares b, 1999=.

See the others examples on the template.

The reference list titles should be printed accordingly to the APA style guide ( http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/).

Example:
Costa, A. A., & Tavares, L. V. (2012). Social e-business and the Satellite Network model: Innovative concepts to improve collaboration in construction. 
Automation in Construction, 22, 387-397. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2011.09.017.


Language 

All submissions should be in English.
Plagiarism
The software Urkund is used to check plagiarism.

Licensing and Copyright Form

The author should sign this document to transfer the licensing and copyright terms to the editor.

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Payment

Each author should make a payment of:

  • 250€ for any technical note already accepted for publication.
  • 500€ for any accepted research paper already accepted for publication.