The editorial office decides whether to accept or reject articles submitted according to technical and scientific criteria. By submitting a paper, the author agrees to adhere to the following conditions:
The following publication options are possible:
Articles/Essays are primary publications that have been neither published in whole or in part previously nor submitted for publication elsewhere. This also concerns serial publications by scientific institutes and universities as well as internal corporate magazines. The article/essay may not be published elsewhere for a period of one year after its first publication in an Ernst & Sohn journal without the permission of the author and the editorial office.
Reports are contributions that have been published previously, either in whole or in part. They must be identifiable as a secondary publication by including the bibliographical details of the primary publication. The permission to reprint is at the discretion of the author of the report. Reports may also be reviews of contributions published in other publications, technical notes, extracts from research reports already published, conference reports, various statements, etc.
Letters and responses to published articles and reports are welcomed. They should be factual and succinct, and the result of a previous agreement between the author and the writer of the letter. The editorial office requests copies of the entire correspondence. The discussion has to be brought to a conclusion in consultation with the editorial office. The editorial office does not assume any responsibility for the content, but may, however, curtail the length and set deadlines for the submissions.
Appendix for the journals Beton & Stahlbetonbau, Geomechanics and Tunneling and Structural Concrete
Each paper is reviewed by at least one independent external expert. The commitment of the publication can be subject to this matter. The paper is the considered "reviewed paper".
A maximum of four authors may be listed within the final paper. Photos and emailadresses of all auhors have to be submitted.