Instructions for Authors
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the content of manuscript is in accordance with the following template. Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments will only be accepted.
All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision.
The manuscript should not exceed 10-12 pages, including the following parts: heading, the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s), the name and address of their workplaces, summary, keywords, introduction (the object and goal of research, the methods applied, the review and analysis of literature etc. should be characterized), the main text, figures, tables, conclusions or a generalizations, a list of references and abstracts. Appendices may be added and placed before the list of references.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper.
The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the work, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.
Following the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words that will provide indexing references to should be listed.
A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelled out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text.
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of disciplines.
Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow possible replication of the research. However, only truly new research methods should be described in detail; previously published methods should be cited, and important modifications of published methods should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing author's findings. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.
The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on the topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.
The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.
Mathematical dependences, their notations in the text and other symbols should be written using Equation Editor 3 Italic in 10 pt type, indexes - in 7 pt and sub indexes - in 6 pt type. Matrices are written in square brackets and vectors in Bold-Regular 10 pt type. All numerals, including index numbers, are presented in Regular type. Formulas are centred, aligned right and numbered using Arabic numerals in round brackets. An interval of one line between a formula and text should be left.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the research methods should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig. 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
References are mentioned in the text using the Harvard System of Referencing. The alphabetically arranged list of references follows conclusions. The references are to be presented in English and the original language in case it is not English. These are the examples of making references:
Wells, A.T.; Rodrigues, C.C. 2003. Commercial aviation safety. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. USA. 350 p.
Smith, A. et al. 2003. Road transportation. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. USA. 450 p.
Čokorilo, O.; Vasov, L.; Mirosavljević, P. 2010. Costs of unsafety in aviation, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 16(2): 188-201.
Lingaitis, L.P.; Vaiciunas, G. 2002. An optimization model of traction rolling stock operation, Journal of Maintenance and Reliability, 3(15): 26-30.
Chang, Y.H.; Wang, Y.C. 2010. Significant human risk factors in aircraft maintenance technicians, Safety Science, 48(2): 54-62.
Janic, M. 2008. An assessment of the performance of the European long intermodal freight trains (LIFTS), Transport Research Part A, 42(10): 1326-1339.
Dell’Acqua, G. et al. 2011. Descriptors in scenic highway analysis: a test study along Italian road corridors, International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, 1(2): 73-88.
Čokorilo, O. 2008. Risk management implementation in aircraft accident cost analysis. In Proceedings of the 12th Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) World Conference. 98-102.
Schuler, J. 2005. Geometric mean and Harmonic mean. Available from Internet: <http://www.maxvalue.com/tip104.htm>.