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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word and pdf 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 (not at the end).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Press.
  • Authors are responsible for and required to ascertain that they are in possession of image rights for any and all photographs, illustrations, and figures included in their work or to obtain publication or reproduction rights from the rights holders.

Author Guidelines

Chapter titles: uses a 16-point Garamond font (bold, centered)

Paragraph titles: uses a 14-point Garamond fond (bold, text-align: left)

The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point Garamond 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 (not at the end).

Manuscript limits
- No pages limit.
- No Mb limit (if the file exceeds 100 Mb, please, contact esis.ph@structuralintegrity.eu in advance).
- No Figures number limit; Figures must be pasted in the manuscript in the correct position. Only high-quality figures will be published.
- No Tables number limit; do not add the tables as figures.
- No video and/or audio files number limit. Audio/video files can be directly uploaded during the submission procedure (if the file exceeds 100 Mb, please, contact esis.ph@structuralintegrity.eu in advance).

References
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: “..... as demonstrated [1, 2]. Mettam and Adams [9] obtained ....”

References must be organized according to the Harvard format. DOI at the end of the ref. is warmly encouraged.

Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
[1] Van der Geer, J. (2014). The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun., 163(2), pp. 51–59. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003.
Reference to a book:
[2] Strunk, W. Jr. and White, E.B. (2000). The Elements of Style, New York, Longman. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] Mettam, G.R. ed., (2017). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, In: Introduction to the Electronic Age, New York, E-Publishing Inc., pp. 281–304. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003.
Reference to a conference paper:
[4] Doe, J., Fish, R. and Red, W. (2018). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. Conference on Papers preparation, Rome, Italy, 18-23 February.
Reference to a website:
[5] Tester, J. (2015). How to publish an article. Available at: http://www.testwebsite.eu/site/file.pdf.

IMPORTANT: Refs without a correct format will imply a delay in the paper publication (up to the upload of the paper with the correct refs).

Audio/video files

It is possible to publish audio and/or video files embedded in the manuscript. Audio and video files can be submitted during the manuscript uploading procedure. If a video file exceeds 100 Mb, please contact  esis.ph@structuralintegrity.eu in advance). Only high-quality video/audio files will be published.

Equations

Please, use an equation editor (like MathType), defining as the main font a 12-point Garamond one. Do not add the equations as figures.

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