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Call For Technical Papers: Admission Guidelines


Authors must prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the Pavement Preservation Journal. Failure to do so may delay the publication and compromise the effectiveness of search engine capabilities. Therefore, all authors are asked to read and follow the instructions for article submission carefully.

The Pavement Preservation Journal will only accept formerly unpublished articles based on original research. The Journal assumes that all manuscripts have been submitted only to the Pavement Preservation Journal and that they are not under consideration for publication and are not in press elsewhere.

All articles should be written in English using a standard word-processing program, such as Microsoft Word or PDF. Articles should be double-spaced throughout, have five to six keywords, and should not exceed 2,500 words. Non-discriminatory language is mandatory. For each submission, an abstract of 100 to 150 words is required. Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page, abstract, keywords, main text, acknowledgements, appendices (as appropriate), references, table(s) with caption(s) (on individual sheets), figure caption(s) (as a list). Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using decimal system for subsections. Authors must adhere to SI units. Units are not italicized.

The Journal requires that all authors vest or license copyright their articles, including abstracts, in Naylor, LLC. This ensures full copyright protection and allows the Foundation to disseminate the article, and the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the material elsewhere after publication providing that prior permission is obtained from Naylor, LLC. A copyright form will be sent out by e-mail on receipt of a final submission. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. Exceptions to the above are allowed for authors employed by U.S. government agencies whose policies require that copyrights cannot be transfered to other parties. Authors to whom this applies should submit a signed statement to this effect when returning proofs for accepted papers.

There are no page charges to individuals or institutions.


Download more specific style guidelines (PDF).

All articles must be submitted as an e-mail attachment to the editor-in-chief, Dr. Yetkin Yildirim, P.E., at yetkin@mail.utexas.edu. Dr. Yildirim is the director of of the Texas Pavement Preservation Center at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Transportation Research. All articles published in the Pavement Preservation Journal must first undergo peer review. This includes initial editorial screening and further review by independent expert referees.


Selected articles' abstracts will be published in the Pavement Preservation Journal and the full article will be posted on the Foundation for Pavement Preservation's Web site.


For more information on the Pavement Preservation Journal visit www.fp2.org.

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