ISSN 1983-4195 on-line version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

Scope and Policy

The IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal aims to disseminate recent developments and advances in concrete structures and materials, and promote the development of the construction industry through joint collaboration of researchers, engineers, designers, builders, manufacturers and users of concrete structures and materials. The main objective is the publication of original contributions on scientific and technological research, development and implementation of structural concrete. This includes, among others, articles on standards, structural design, concrete structures, composite structures, cement, cementitious materials and their derivatives, such as concrete and mortar, reinforcing polymeric materials, and asphalt used in construction. Fracture mechanics, aspects of durability, structural properties, performance in situ, construction techniques and structural behavior of materials when used in components and structures are also in the scope of the Journal. Access to the Journal is free of charge for authors and readers.

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

  1. The Journal will publish original papers, short technical notes and paper discussions.
    1. Original papers will be accepted as long as they are in accordance with the objectives of the Journal and present quality of information and presentation.
    2. A technical note is a brief manuscript. It may present a new feature of research, development or technological application in the areas of Concrete Structures and Materials, and Civil Construction. This is an opportunity to be used by industries, companies, universities, institutions of research, researchers and professionals willing to promote their works and products under development.
    3. A discussion is received no later than 3 months after the publication of the paper or technical note. The discussion must be limited to the topic addressed in the published paper and must not be offensive. The right of reply is granted to the Authors. The discussions and the replies are published in the subsequent issues of the Journal.
  1. The submission file should be in Microsoft Word, RTF or OpenOffice file format, according to the paper's sample in English or Portuguese.
  2. It is recommended that the length of the papers does not exceed 25 pages.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.
  4. The IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal will conduct the review process for manuscripts submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. After the review process, papers originally written in Portuguese or Spanish should be translated into English, which is the official language of the IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal. Optionally, an additional version in Portuguese or Spanish may be published. Titles, abstracts and keywords are presented in English, and in Portuguese or Spanish, even when the article is published only in English.
  5. Articles and technical notes are peer-reviewed and only published after approval of the reviewers and the Editorial Board.
Once accepted, an article is typeset according to the journal layout. The author will be required to review and approve the galleys before publishing. At this stage only typesetting errors will be considered.

 

Manuscripts Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through the OJS journal management and publishing system in http://www.revistas.ibracon.org.br/index.php/riem/index
When submitting the manuscript, the author will be required to check boxes complying with:

  • The contribution is original and unpublished, and is not being evaluated for publication by another journal, otherwise justify in "Comments to the Editor."
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF or OpenOffice.
  • All addresses of Web pages (URLs) contained in the text (eg. http://www.ibict.br) are active and ready to click.
  • The text addresses to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements contained in the template style articles: Paper's Sample.  For Portuguese version: Modelo de Estilo para Artigos.
  • The text is single-spaced, using a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); with figures and tables included at the end of the work and not in the text.

 

Peer Review Process

The papers and the technical notes are revised by at least three reviewers indicated by the editors. Discussions and replies are accepted for publication after a review by the editors and at least one member of the Editorial Board. In case of disagreement between the reviewer and the authors, the contribution will be sent to a specialist in the area, not necessarily linked to the Editorial Board. Conflict of interests is carefully handled by the Editors.

 

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