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Author Guidelines

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SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS TO MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN

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  1. Submission and acceptance for consideration. Papers submitted for publication in Materiales de Construcción must meet the requirements set out below. Non-compliant manuscripts will be returned.

  2. Originals: Originals must be submitted in English. All originals received will be reviewed by two referees in accordance with criteria of scientific quality. Final decisions on the publication of manuscripts will be made by the Editorial Board based on the referee’s evaluations. Journal reviewing is double-blinded. Referee’s suggestions will be forwarded to the authors for amendment of their papers as appropriate. Only original manuscripts not previously be published in other journals will be accepted. Originals may not be over 10 single-spaced pages long, in Times New Roman 11pt.

  3. Wording and presentation. The text should be worded as clearly and concisely as possible. Papers will be published in English and on occasion in English and Spanish. Authors must submit their manuscripts in English to the following e-mail address: materconstrucc@ietcc.csic.es.

  4. Article structure. The paper should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be also numbered. Any section or subsection may be given a brief heading. Each article should consist of the following sections:

    a. Essential title page information
    • Title. Paper titles should be explicit and precise and clearly reflect their content. They should be followed by the author´s(s’) name(s), surname(s), position(s), affiliation(s) as appropriate and date of submission.
    • Author names and affiliations. Authors are requested to specify whether they use compound or otherwise ambiguous family names. Authors’ affiliations (centres where the research was actually conducted) should be placed underneath the names. Authors will be identified with their respective affiliations by means of a lower-case superscript letter placed immediately after the author’s name and before the name and address of the institution. Full postal addresses must be provided for each affiliation, including the country name and the author’s e-mail address, as appropriate. Authors must include a valid ORCID identifier along with the authors’ filiation. Authors without this personal identifier can register free of charge in http://orcid.org to complete this data. When the article is signed by several authors, it is required to include the ORCID of all of them.
    • Corresponding author. The author who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, as well as during post-publication, must be specified, along with the respective e-mail address and complete postal address.
    • Abstract. Articles are to be preceded by an abstract in English and Spanish (maximum 150 words in each language), clearly indicating objectives, approach and conclusions.
    • Keywords. No more than five keywords may be listed from the list provided at the webpage.

    b. Introduction
    The introduction must clearly define the objectives of the research, and include a review of the state of the art.

    c. Material and methods
    Descriptions must be given in sufficient detail for all trials to be reproduced.

    d. Results
    Results should be set out clearly and concisely.

    e. Discussion
    The significance of the results, as well as their importance for knowledge advancement, must be analysed. The results and discussion sections may be combined.

    f. Conclusions
    The main conclusions of the study should be briefly presented.

    g. References.
    References should be limited to publications directly related to the paper submitted. Lengthy comments on the publications cited should be avoided. References are to be cited in the text by number, between parentheses, and listed at the end of the paper in consecutive order. Entries should use the following format:
    Example for periodicals journals:
    Ghorab, H.Y.; Kenawi, I.M.; Abdell All, Z.G. (2012) Interaction between cements with different composition and superplasticizers. Mater. Construcc. 62 [307], 359-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/mc.2012.63610.

    Example for book:
    Taylor, H. F. W. (1990) Cement Chemistry, Academia Press, Inc. New York, (1990).

    DOI: DOI references should be included.
  5. Tables, figures and photographs. Tables and figures should be included with restraint. Each graph or figure must be numbered and cited in the text accordingly. The approximate position for figures in the text should be specified. Only photographs that are genuinely useful, reproductively clear and representative should be submitted. Tables, figures and photographs are to be submitted on separate pages with English headings, captions and lettering. Figures and photographs must be provided in TIFF format.

  6. Mathematical expressions and formulas. Maximum clarity and legibility should be pursued, using the notation that takes up the least possible space. Formulas are to be cited in the text between square brackets.

  7. Proofs. Authors will be provided galleys for proofing, which must be returned with any corrections, together with the original, within one week. No new material corrections will be allowed on proofs.

  8. Research data policy. We recommend authors depositing data obtained from the research developed for the preparation of their article in repositories of recognized prestige, specific to the discipline or of a generalist nature. In any case, it must be a FAIR repository (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), preferably in open access. There are several repositories destined to conserve and disseminate concrete data such as results of surveys, observations, interviews, simulations, automatically collected data, samples, models ... If necessary, authors can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules. Those CSIC authors who would like to deposit their datasets in Digital.CSIC may do so by following these guidelines. They can use the Servicio de Archivo Delegado made available by the Technical Office of DIGITAL.CSIC and the Red de Bibliotecas CSIC. DIGITAL.CSIC generates DOIs for datasets and associated software and is certified as data repository in re3data and Repository Finder. More information at Política de datos en Digital.CSIC. If the author has deposited datasets in a repository, he should mention it in the article providing a brief description of the type of data deposited, the name and URL of the repository, the identification code and the data of the license for use and distribution. This information must be included at the end of the article, immediately before the bibliographic listing, under the heading "Data availability".


KEYWORDS
MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN

A. MATERIALS

Portland cement
Concrete
Composite
Brick
Mortar
Gypsum
Hemhydrate
Ceramic
Glass-ceramic
Limestone
Sandstone
Granite
Calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H)
Hydration products
Interstitial Zone
Ettringite
Active addition
Organic Admixture
Aggregate
Alkali-activated cement
Alkali
Blended cement
Calcium aluminate cement
Ferrite phase
Lime
Bicalcium silicate
Tricalcium silicate
Portlandite
Calcium sulphoaluminate
Calcium carbonate
Cement paste
Chloride
Clinker
Thaumasite
Filler
Fly ash
Fluoride
Fluxes
Blast furnace slag
Heavy metals
Superplasticizers
Hydrogranate
Metakaolin
MgO
Mineralizer
Monosulphoaluminate
Nitrate
Organic acids
Organic material
Polymer
Pozzolane
Metal reinforcement
Silica Fume
Sulphate
Sulphate-resistant cement
Fresh concrete
Amorphous material
Glass
Steel
Wood
Fibre reinforcement
High Performance Concrete
Ornamental stones
Oil-Petroleum cements
Pre-cast
Radioactive wastes
Refractory cement
Waste treatmen

B. PROCESS AND PROPERTIES

Acceleration
Curing
Calorimetry
Dispersion
Dry
Finess
Grinding
Hydration
Kinetic
Mixture proportion
pH
Reaction
Rheology
Temperature
Vibration
Workability
Adsortion
Weathering
Alkali-silica reaction
Flexural strength
Bond resistance
Carbonation
Compressive strength
Corrosion
Cycles
Decay
Delay-Ettringite Formation (DEF)
Diffusion
Durability
Modulus of Elasticity
Electrical properties
Electrochemical properties
Expansion
Fatigue
Method of finite elements
Freezing/thawing
Behaviour of large ages
Magnetical properties
Mechanical properties
Permeability
Physical properties
Adherence
Retraction
Stability
Deformation
Sulphate attack
Tensile strentgh
Transport properties
Manufacture of cement
Modelization

C. INSTRUMENTAL TECHNICS. CHARACTERIZATION

Characterization
Detection of cracks
Crystal size
Crystalline structure
EDX
Image analysis
Hg Porosimetry
Microcracking
Microstructure 
Particles size distribution
Petrography
Pore size distribution
Pore solution
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Superficial area
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Thermal Analysis
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

Download HERE the Good Practice Code in PDF
Download HERE the Authorship Form in PDF

 

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