All papers are reviewed by at least two members of the Advisory Board, consisting of internationally renowned experts in their specific field.
Upon submitting papers the authors must give the assurance that the paper has neither been sent for publication in nor has been published in another Journal. Papers and technical notes should fit within the scope of the Journal. State-of-the-art papers are particularly desirable.
2. Submission of Papers and Technical Notes (size DIN A4)
2.1 Papers and Technical Notes should be written in English, and authors are responsible for language quality. Authors, whose native language is not English, are recommended to arrange for proof reading by a native speaker before submitting their manuscripts. This will expedite the review process.
2.2 To accelerate the review process, full papers should be sent electronically as e-mail e-mail attachment to any of the JRBM Editors (see end of document)
- 2.2.1. Fonts and Colours:
An easy-to-read font such as Helvetica, Arial or Times New Roman should be used.
Colour images can only be included upon agreement with the Editorial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). 300 dpi in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) is needed for colour separation, whereas Red, Green and Blue (RGB) cannot be accepted.
- 2.2.2. Electronic format:
It is strongly encouraged to use TeX, LaTeX, AMS-TeX or AMS-LaTeX. Alternatively, MS Word or Word Perfect for text and formulae, and EPS, TIFF, JPG, CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator for the figures can be used. Greyscale scans should be at least 300 DPI and bitmap line-scans 600 DPI resolution.
- 2.2.3. Files required:
The entire paper should be contained within one file, if possible. Soft copies of all illustrations should be provided, accepted in EPS, TIFF, JPG, GIF or BMP formats. All illustrations should be embedded in the text and at the same time, illustrations should be made available as individual files. Please use correct, logical names for each illustration.
For production reasons, the entire paper should also be made available in PDF format along with the above files.
- 2.2.4.Alternative solutions:
If soft copies of the illustrations are not available, authors are requested to submit good quality glossy prints. Figure numbers must be clearly labelled on the back of each print, indicating up/down through the use of arrows.
If electronic transmission is not possible, the original plus four double-sided copies of each paper and a CD-ROM or diskette containing at least the text should be sent to the selected member of the main Editorial Board.
Content and length
2.3 Papers and Technical Notes should contain as a minimum:
- a concise and informative abstract, including keywords, of not more than 200 words;
- an introduction followed by the text;
- a list of symbols;
- a list of references (bibliography) to be referred to by number (in square brackets) at the end of the paper.
2.4 The length of a paper should not exceed the equivalent of 10,000 words, including formulae (one formula is three lines and equals 30 words), figures and tables (figures and tables are 12 lines and equal 120 words) or 20 pages typed in 12 pt Times New Roman with a spacing of 1.5, including the synopsis, illustrations and photographs. Shorter papers of significance will be given preference. Technical Notes shall not exceed 2,000 word equivalents. There will be a page charge of 50 Euros per extra page for over-length papers.
2.5 The author's name and address should appear under the title with details of position, organisation in which they are employed, and their full address, incl. country.
2.6 The text should be typed in Times New Roman with font size 12pt and with 1.5 spacing. Reference notes and footnotes should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they apply, and should be separated from the text by a line extending across the page. Pages should be numbered.
2.7 Authors are advised that papers are published in double column format and that figures normally occupy a single column width. Lettering should not be less than 2mm at this scale.
2.8 Internationally accepted symbols should be used. The SI system of units is preferred.
2.9 For those unable to submit papers electronically, line drawings should be on tracing paper at a size suitable for a reduction scale of 2:1. Photographs should be in the form of good quality enlargement prints on glossy paper. Captions to illustrations should be on a separate sheet of paper and cross-referenced by the number of the appropriate illustrations and photographs. Originals of line drawings and photographs should only be submitted on acceptance of the paper.
2.10 Colour Images are accepted – although, any additional cost will be charged to the author. Please contact the Editorial Office for further information: