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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 journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. All text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, tables and legends are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end; supplementary material (if applicable) is placed at the end of the manuscript, following the references.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The paper adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • When possible, suggest up to five possible reviewers and provide name, contact information, and reason for reviewer recommendation.
  • I confirm that I am willing to pay the journal's article processing fees (APF) or will submit a request for waiver to the journal editor if the APF poses a distinct burden to the author(s). APFs are not charged for supplementary materials.

Author Guidelines

Please submit your manuscript as one MS word file.

The front page shall contain the title of the paper followed by the name, surname and affiliation of each author, a concise Abstract (up to 500 words) and five keywords. Please also annotate who is the corresponding author.

The maximum length for all submitted papers is 36 double-spaced manuscript pages including references, figures, tables, and captions.  In exceptional cases, we may allow higher page limitation.  However, we believe that the page limitation helps authors in writing focused manuscript with necessary technical contents.

All text in the manuscript, figures, tables and all illustrations must use a 12-point Times New Roman font.  All illustrations, figures, tables and legends must be placed within the text at the appropriate places, rather than at the end; supplementary material (if applicable) must be placed at the end of the manuscript, following the references.

Manuscript for peer review shall contain Figures and tables embedded in the text with proper captions (e.g. Figure 1. Text text text). After acceptance, the authors will be required to submit the paper for production with high resolution figures as attachments. 

The submitted manuscript shall have the following structure:

  • Title page (includes title, author byline, affiliation(s), and abstract)
  • Introduction
  • Main text sections and subsections (please don't number sections and subsections).
  • Discussions and guidelines for applications
  • Recommendations for future work
  • Conclusions
  • Data Availability Statement
  • Acknowledgments
  • Disclaimer
  • Supplemental Materials
  • References

All references should have complete information for readers to access it from online platforms, such as Google Scholar, or other literature sources.  Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

References for journals and books will follow the following formats. References should be directly cited in the text, for example, as Hong, et al. (2011) for the following paper.

Reference format for journal papers

Hong AL, Ubertini F, Betti R. Wind analysis of a suspension bridge: identification and FEM simulation. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 2011;137(1):133-142.

Reference format to a book

Farrar CR, Worden K. Structural Health Monitoring: a Machine Learning Perspective. 1st ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Laflamme S, Ubertini F. Scalable sensing membrane for structural health monitoring of mesosystems. In: Epaarachchi JA, Kahandawa GC, editors. Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next-Generation Smart Composite Structures. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 2016, p. 1-25.

Data Availability Statement

The journal considers making data used in the manuscript to readers necessary part of research dissemination.  The authors are requested to deposit data (all types of data, including computer models) on permanent data repository of their choice and provide information on access to these data on repository in the "Data Availability Statement" section of the manuscript.

Supplementary Materials

The journal encourages authors to provide access to supplementary materials to readers.  The authors are recommended to update supplementary materials on permanent data repository of their choice and provide information on access to these data on repository in "Supplemental Materials" section of the manuscript.

Peer Review Policy

All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be accepted only after the rigorous peer review policy of the journal, which is outlined below.

The journal will follow blind-blind peer review process where the author's identity will be unknown to reviewers and vice versa.  The journal will invite three expert reviewer in the subject area of a manuscript. The journal's targeted period for the first review is 30 days and targeted acceptance within 90 days from the date of submission.  All acceptance manuscripts will undergo journal's publication process, including proofreading by the authors, before being published online.  The journal will publish papers on a bimonthly basis.

Publication Fees

Like any Open Access Journal, BER will charge a manuscript processing fee of $1,200 which is being waived at this time.  We will announce when the journal will start charging publication fee.

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