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Author Guidelines

Each submitted manuscript should have the minimum of 8 pages, an even number of pages is required. Only papers written in good English are considered. The authors who feel that their text needs language revision are encouraged to use some available English editing service. Manuscripts are required to be prepared according to the author's guidelines adhering to the template layout (LaTeX or Word). The manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these rules will be returned to the author.

Authors are encouraged to submit the manuscripts of their papers falling into the scope of the ACM journal on this page. Manuscript in PDF format with tables and figures embedded in, all source texts in LaTeX or Word format and all figures in separate files must be provided (see the description of the Submission Procedure below). Grayscale and colour figures in vector formats EPS or PDF are preferred. If raster graphics is used, the images of minimum 300dpi are required and TIFF, JPEG or PNG formats are preferred. Do not supply graphics in formats optimised for screen use (e.g., GIF, PICT, BMP etc.). If solely a colour version of figures is submitted, figures that do not loose their meaning and clarity after conversion to grayscale must be provided. Further information about the manuscript format and structure can be found in the LaTeX or Word templates.

Submission Procedure

Before you start the submission process to ACM journal, check whether your submission is in compliance with ACM Publication Ethics.

Submission to this journal is fully processed online. This process includes the following mandatory steps:

  1. Start - The author signs that their submission is in compliance with the ACM Publication Ethics, Author Guidelines and agrees with Copyright Statement (see the section Submission Preparation Checklist below). Optionally, the author can add comments for the Editor.
  2. Upload Submission - The upload of the manuscript in PDF format (one file) is required.
  3. Enter Metadata - The author is asked to provide all authors’ details (names, e-mails and affiliations), the title, abstract and keywords of the paper.
  4. Uploading Supplementary Files - The author is asked to upload all supplementary files, i.e., source texts in LaTeX or Word format, all figures in separate files meeting the conditions stated in the Author Guidelines section (see above) and other files (materials) related to the submission.
  5. Confirmation - The author makes the final check of his/her submission in this step.

Note: Colour figures, if uploaded, will be used for the online publication of accepted papers, in print version only graphics in grayscale is admissible.

The authors are required to follow the steps described above to avoid delays in the submission and evaluation process.


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.

  1. The authors respect and agree with the ACM Publication Ethics.

  2. The submission neither has been previously published nor is intended for publication in another journal (otherwise an explanation has to be provided in the Comments for the Editor).
  3. The manuscript is prepared using LaTeX or Microsoft Word editor in accordance with the Author Guidelines.


Copyright Notice

Copyright transfer

The corresponding author assigns the manuscript copyright ownership to the journal Applied and Computational Mechanics in the event the work is published. The copyright transfer covers the right to reproduce and distribute this article, including reprints, in all now or hereafter known media forms, including electronic media such as CD-ROM, internet etc.

The journal ACM is an open access journal (see the BOAI definition) and it holds the copyrights of all published works under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). It means that all content is freely available without charge and the users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute and print the published work, even commercially, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Author Guarantee Statement

The corresponding author affirms the following items:
(a) The manuscript represents original, unpublished material that is not under editorial consideration elsewhere, in whole or in part other than in abstract form. The manuscript is free of falsification, fabrication and plagiarism.
(b) The paper and the submission form identify all co-authors who have substantially contributed to the concept, data collection and analysis, or preparation of the manuscript and who may have intellectual property claims to the content.
(c) All authors have read and approved the manuscript as submitted and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work.
(d) The manuscript contains no material that would violate the copyright or any other right of any other person. The authors will obtain and include with the manuscript written permission from any respective copyright owners for the use of any textual, illustrative, or tabular materials that have been previously published or are otherwise copyrighted and owned by third parties. The copyrighted material is clearly identified and copyright ownership acknowledged within the text.
(e) All authors have no commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted paper, except as disclosed on a separate attachment. All funding sources supporting the Work and all institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors are acknowledged in the manuscript.

The corresponding author takes responsibility of all authors of the manuscript.


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