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Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

Instructions for Authors

The paper should have the following structure:

The paper should have the following structure:
• A Title, which adequately describes the content of the paper and should not exceed 80 characters;
• An Abstract, which should be viewed as a mini version of the paper and should not exceed 350 words. The Abstract should state the principal objectives and the scope of the investigation and the methodology employed; it should also summarize the results and state the principal conclusions;
• A maximum of 6 keywords, which should be written immediately after the abstract;
• An Introduction, which should provide a review of recent literature and sufficient background information to allow the results of the paper to be understood and evaluated;
• A Theoretical and Experimental section, which should provide details of the theory and the experimental set-up and the methods used to obtain the results;
• A Results and discussion section, which should clearly and concisely present the data, using figures and tables where appropriate; It should also describe the relationships shown and the generalizations made possible by the results and discuss the significance of the results, making comparisons with previously published work
• Conclusions, which should present one or more conclusions that have been drawn from the results and subsequent discussion;
• A list of References, which comprises all the references cited in the text, and vice versa.

Submission Requirements:

• Figures and tables must be included in the text of the manuscript.
• Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 9-point Times Roman) for text and single line-spacing.
• Insert continuous line numbering.
• The submitted manuscript should not exceed 20 pages. Results may be shown in tables or figures, but not in both of them.
Standard SI symbols and abbreviations should be used in the text, tables and figures. Imperial units can also be used only if they are accompanied with SI equivalents in brackets. Symbols for physical quantities in the text should be written in Italics (e.g. v, T, etc.). Symbols for units that consist of letters should be in plain text (e.g. Pa, m, etc.). All abbreviations should be spelt out in full on first appearance.
Figures must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Figures may be saved in any common format, e.g. BMP, JPG, GIF. When labelling axes, words should be used rather than symbols. Axes should not be labeled only with units. Multi-curve graphs should have individual curves marked with a symbol; the meaning of the symbol should be explained in the figure caption. The figures should have a high quality and be clear in black and white. A color version of the accepted papers will be available electronically. The printed version will be only in black and white and the authors will be required additional charges if they are interested in the color print. Tables must also be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as Table 1, Table 2, etc. The use of names for quantities in tables should be avoided if possible: corresponding symbols are preferred. In addition to the physical quantity, e.g. t (in Italics), units (normal text), should be presented within brackets. Any footnotes should be indicated by the use of the superscript.

Citation in text:

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text, if necessary.

Reference style:

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets consecutively in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given; e.g. "… as it was shown [1, 2]. Zimmie and Dobry [4] obtained a different result …" List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Periodicals (Journal papers):

[1] R. E. Kalman, “New results in linear filtering and prediction theory,” J. Basic Eng., ser. D, vol. 83, pp. 95-108, Mar. 1961. [2]Ye. V. Lavrova, “Geographic distribution of ionospheric disturbances in the F2 layer,” Tr. IZMIRAN, vol. 19, no. 29, pp. 31–43, 1961 (Transl.: E. R. Hope, Directorate of Scientific Information Services, Defense Research Board of Canada, Rep. T384R, Apr. 1963).


[1] J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, Country if not USA: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx.


[1] Name of Manual/Handbook, x ed., Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, year, pp. xx-xx.


The general form for citing technical reports is to place the name and location of the company or institution after the author and title and to give the report number and date at the end of the reference. [1] J. K. Author, “Title of report,” Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, Rep. xxx, year.


[1] J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” in Unabbreviated Name of Conf., City of Conf., Abbrev. State (if given), year, pp. xxx-xxx. Electronic conference article when there are no page numbers: [1] J. K. Author [two authors: J. K. Author and A. N. Writer] [three or more authors: J. K. Author et al.], “Title of Article,” in [Title of Conf. Record as], [copyright year] © [IEEE or applicable copyright holder of the Conference Record]. doi: [DOI number]. For an unpublished paper presented at a conference: [1] J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” presented at the Unabbrev. Name of Conf., City of Conf., Abbrev. State, year.

Online sources:

FTP [1] R. J. Vidmar. (1994). On the use of atmospheric plasmas as electromagnetic reflectors [Online]. Available FTP: atmnext.usc.edu Directory: pub/etext/1994 File: atmosplasma. WWW J. Jones. (1991, May 10). Networks (2nd ed.) [Online]. Available: http://www.atm.com E-Mail [1] S. H. Gold. (1995, Oct. 10). Inter-Network Talk [Online]. Available e-mail: COMSERVE@RPIECS Message: Get NETWORK TALK Telnet [1] V. Meligna. (1993, June 11). Periodic table of elements [Online]. Available Telnet: Library.CMU.edu Directory: Libraries/Reference Works File: Periodic Table of Elements Patents: [1] J. P. Wilkinson, “Nonlinear resonant circuit devices,” U.S. Patent 3 624 125, July 16, 1990. NOTE: Use “issued date” if several dates are given. Standards: [1] IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems, IEEE Standard 308, 1969. Theses (M.S.) and Dissertations (Ph.D.): [1] J. O. Williams, “Narrow-band analyzer,” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 1993. [2] N. Kawasaki, “Parametric study of thermal and chemical non-equilibrium nozzle flow,” M.S. thesis, Dept. Electron. Eng., Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan, 1993.
The following information about the authors should be enclosed with the paper: names, complete postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and E-mail addresses. Indicate the name of the corresponding author. A 2x2 professional picture of the authors.
The Editors-in-Chiefs of the JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING reserves the right to decide whether a paper is acceptable for publication, to obtain peer reviews for the submitted papers, and, if necessary, to require changes in the content, length or language. On publication, the copyright for the paper shall pass to the Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering. The JGTTE must be stated as a source in all later publication.
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