The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .docx, .rtf prepared using Microsoft Word or other word processors software. It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. In particular, do not use the word processor’s options to hyphenate words. Do not embed ”graphically designed” equations or tables, but prepare these using the word processor’s facility. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ”spell-check” and ”grammar-check” functions of your word processor.
The text should be as short and concise as possible, excluding anything, which is not directly relevant to the subject matter but including any associated safety, environmental or ethical issues. The text should be readily understood by practicing engineers. All statements and references should be correct and accurate. Speculative material must be clearly identified as such. The text should be in the third person and should avoid colloquialisms – texts originally prepared for oral presentation therefore will usually need to be rewritten. The text should not refer to the names of individuals, organisations, products or services unless it is essential to understanding and then only appear once. Text must be neither gratuitously complimentary nor in any way derogatory about any person or organisation. After acceptance principal participants in a project could be listed separately from the text in a Acknowledgement section.
A paper for publication in Bulletin must contain a title, a list of keywords, a brief abstract at the beginning, a conclusion section at the end of the main body, and a list of references that follows the conclusion section. The manuscript must be type written with single spacing and wide margins, on a single side of an A4 paper. The text should be in single-column format. Times New Roman typeface should be used throughout. Hand written manuscript will not be accepted for review. Each page should be numbered beginning with the title page to facilitate review.
Each manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract that should count 150...200 words and have a structured form which reflects your paper (background, material and methods, results, conclusion). The abstract should not include references, figure citations or acronyms. Domestic authors should also submit a Romanian translation of the title and abstract. For non-Romanian author(s), the Editorial Board will provide the Romanian translation.
The Key Words
The authors are requested to supply 4...6 Key Words that can be used for indexing/abstracting purposes. Key Words should not repeat the title of the manuscript.
It is useful and recommended to divide the full text in paragraphs (or sections), with titles assigned with serial arabic numbers and typed in capital all significant first letters, centred, as in Sample Manuscript. The first paragraph is usually, but not obligatory, denoted as Introduction, but the last becomes as a rule entitled Conclusion. The last paragraph (section) reflects the findings of the author, in the form of a set of concise sentences numbered sequentially by Arabic numbers.
Nomenclature and units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI or if SI units do not exist, in an internationally accepted unit.
Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article (e.g. in graphs). Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and given a suitable caption. Tables should be simple with brief column headlines (including all units) and as few rows and columns as possible. Each table should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text (e.g. Table 1). Supplied tables on separate pages at the end of the manuscript.
Preparation of References
All references should be cited in the text as: (Author, 2006) or (Author, 2006, p. 25) or (Author 1 & Author 2, 2006) or (Author et al., 2006). The form (Author, 2006 a, b) is used when there are two papers of the same author(s) published in the same year. The list of references is arranged alphabetically according to the first author; do not use numbers. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). All references must be complete and accurate. References will be given in the original language, using only the Latin alphabet (use transliteration if necessary). For references with more than one author, include the names of all authors (do not use et al. or other abbreviations). Papers ”in preparation” or ”submitted” are not valid references.
Artworks can be divided into two types. Halftone artwork includes photographs, paintings, or other images containing shades of gray. Line artwork consists of any figures such as graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, and drawings that are entirely black on white, with no shades of gray. Graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, and drawings in which shading is indicated by stippling (dots) or crosshatching (lines) are also considered line art. All artworks – drawings, diagrams, photographs – are called figures and should be denoted and referred to as “Fig.”, with capital first letter. They should be numbered serially by arabic numbers and should be cite in paper (e.g. Fig. 1, Fig. 7 or Figs. 1 and 7). Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the manuscript. Supplied figures separately from the text, with each one saved as a separate file. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions on a separate page, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Figures should be included wherever possible to enhance the understanding of the text. Color figures are for the time being not acceptable therefore they must be suitable for reproduction in black and white. For example use cross hatching rather than grey-scale. Detailed maps, CAD drawings and large charts do not reproduce well on screen, and will not be accepted.
Font Information and Sizing of Artworks
In order to have a uniform look for all artwork contained in a single article, the lettering on the artwork should have a finished, printed size, no smaller than 7 pt for normal text and 6 pt for superscript and subscript characters. Smaller lettering will yield text that is hardly legible. Text in the illustrations should be typed in the font corresponding to the main text (Times). The maximum size of a simple or composite figure is 120 x 170 mm. For composite figures do not mount together their parts. You should note that during the production and typesetting processes your figures may need to be reduced or increased in size to fit the design of the journal. To achieve the best results you are advised to prepare your artworks at the same size they will be reproduced in the final article. In graphs, axis labels should be separated from quantities units by a comma followed by double spaced (e.g. Normal Stress, [kPa]). All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) width.
Figures can be supplied as, .jpeg, .pdf or .eps files. Although we prefer artwork files in the foregoing format, we are also aware that a number of authors already (for convenience) submit their artwork in MS Ofice formats, therefore, we support, for now, these submission types. When supplying artwork files, please ensure that files are supplied at the correct resolution: Line artwork: minimum of 300 dpi; Halftones artwork: minimum of 600 dpi; Combinations artwork (line/halftone): minimum of 600 dpi; If author(s) prefer can submit their original application source files, preferable CorelDRAW (.cdr files), CorelDesigner (.des files) ar CAD (.dwg or .dxf files).
Name your figure files with “Fig.” and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps. Composite figures should be named by their parts, e.g., Fig2a.jpeg.
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work for non-commercial purposes with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository, in a journal or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process.
The names and email addresses 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.