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Manuscript submission

Manuscripts have to be written according to the following template and submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The paper should be written in English. A confirmation of reception will be sent within 48 hours. The Editorial Board will perform the review and the on-line publication within three months from the date of submission.

 

Manuscript limits

- No pages limit

- No Mb limit (if the file exceeds 20 Mb, please, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance)

- No Figures number limit

- No Tables number limit

- No video and/or audio files number limit. If videos are available, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Manuscript structure

Manuscripts should be organized in paragraphs and should contain:

- A Title

Authors (with affiliation, email address and ID ORCID)

- Abstract (100-400 words)

- Keywords list (max 6)

- Introduction

- All the paragraphs considered as necessary by the Authors. Subparagraphs are also allowed.

- Conclusions

- Acknowledgments (if necessary)

- References

- Appendix (if necessary)

- Nomenclature (if necessary)

 

Audio/video files

It is possible to publish audio and/or video files embedded in the manuscript. In order to send the files, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance.

 

Audioslides

Authors are allowed to publish audioslides. More details about the Audioslides production are given in the Tutorial

 

Figures

Figures submitted to the Journal must be of the highest quality to ensure accuracy and clarity in the final published copy.  Poor quality figures will not be considered as acceptable and will imply a delay in the paper publication.

 

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 should be organized according to the following format (with the DOI at the end of the ref., if available):

Reference to a journal publication

[1] Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun., 163 (2010) 51–59. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003

Reference to a book:

[2] Strunk, W. Jr., White, E.B., The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, (2000). DOI:12.3456/j.scicom..2013.11.003

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, (2009) 281–304. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom..2013.11.003

Web reference

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

[4] http://www.gruppofrattura.it/sito/en/journal (2013)

 

Peer review process

Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale adopts a single blind reviewing procedure. The Editor in Chief receives the manuscript and, considering the paper’s main topics, the paper is remitted to a panel of referees involved in those research areas. They can be either external or members of the Editorial Board. Each paper is reviewed by two referees.

After evaluation, the referees produce reports about the paper, by which the paper can be:

a) accepted without modifications; the Editor in Chief forwards to the corresponding author the result of the reviewing process and the paper is directly submitted to the publishing procedure;

b) accepted with minor modifications or corrections (a second review process of the modified paper is not mandatory); the Editor in Chief returns the manuscript to the corresponding author, together with the referees’ reports and all the suggestions, recommendations and comments therein.

c) accepted with major modifications or corrections (a second review process of the modified paper is mandatory); the Editor in Chief returns the manuscript to the corresponding author, together with the referees’ reports and all the suggestions, recommendations and comments therein.

d) rejected.

The final decision concerning the papers publication belongs to the Editor in Chief and to the Associate Editors.

The reviewing process is completed within three months. The paper is published in the first issue that is available after the end of the reviewing process.

IGF is collaborating with Publons to give to "Frattura ed integrità Strutturale" reviewers the recognition they deserve for their peer review contributions

 

Digital archiving

The journal is archived in the Italian National Library (Florence)

Publication ethics

The journal is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).

 

Before the publication, the Author(s) will warrant and affirm that:

  • The Article is an original work and sole property of the Author(s) and that the manuscript has not been published and is not subject to publication in another journal. Also, significant parts of the work have not been published.
  • All the Authors gave their contribution to the paper preparation (experimental/numerical activities, discussions and paper writing). The authors declare to agree with the Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale policy (preventing ghostwriting and honorary and ghost authorship).
  • All the Authors declare that there is no conflict of interest with any financial organization regarding the material discussed in the manuscript.
  • All sources of funding (if present) are declared as an acknowledgment at the end of the text.
  • Written permissions were obtained as it is required to include any copyrighted material in the manuscript. The author(s) understand that an appropriate acknowledgment of the source and permission to include in the Article from the copyright holder must be obtained and is the author(s) sole responsibility. Further, all trademark usage within the Article must be properly credited to its owner, or a written permission to use the name must be granted and secured by the author(s).
  • The Article does not violate other copyright or proprietary right, and that it is not in any way contain any libelous, defamatory or confidential material liable to infringe any law or contractual obligation; and the Author(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Journal and its publisher from and against any and all legal fees, damages, or other costs resulting from proceedings related to this matter.

Plagiarism and Auto-plagiarism are checked using open source on line tools.

 

Open Access Statement

Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity, F&SI) is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. F&SI operates under the Creative Commons Licence Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0). This allows to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, to remix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, but giving appropriate credit and providing a link to the license and indicating if changes were made.

Copyright 
Authors are allowed to retain both the copyright and the publishing rights of their articles without restrictions.  

 


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