Style of manuscript



Author(s) should provide full postal and email addresses and fax number for correspondence. The manuscript including abstract, keywords, references, figures and tables should be in English with pages numbered and typed with double line spacing on single side of A4 or letter-sized paper. The front page of the article should contain:

•  a short title (reflecting the content of the paper);

•  all the name(s) and postal and email addresses of author(s) specifying the author to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent;

•  an abstract of 100-200 words; and

•  5 to 8 keywords.

The paper must contain an introduction and a conclusion. The length of paper should not exceed 25 journal pages (approximately 15,000 words equivalents).


Tables and figures:

Tables and figures including photographs should be typed, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and with short titles. They should be referred in the text as Figure 1, Table 2, etc. Originally drawn figures and photographs should be provided in a form suitable for photographic reproduction and reduction in the journal.


Mathematical expressions and units:

The Systeme Internationale (SI) should be followed whenever possible. The numbers identifying the displayed mathematical expression should be referred to in the text as Eq. (1), Eq. (2).



References to published literature should be referred in the text, in the order of citation with Arabic numerals, by the last name(s) of the author(s) (e.g. Zandonini, R.). References should be in English with occasional allowance of 1-2 exceptional references in local languages and reflect the current state-of-technology. Journal titles should be abbreviated in the style of the Word List of Scientific Periodicals. References should be cited in the following style.

Journal: Chen, W.F. and Kishi, N., “Semi-rigid steel beam-to-column connections, data base and modeling”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 1989, 115(1), pp.105-119.

Book: Chan, S.L. and Chui, P.P.T., "Non-linear static and cyclic analysis of semi-rigid steel frames", Elsevier Science, 2000, pp.336.


Proceedings: Zandonini, R. and Zanon, P., “Experimental analysis of steel beams with semi-rigid joints”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Hong Kong, 1996, vol. 1, pp.356-364.