Paper preparation manual

All articles submitted for publication in the journal "Rail Vehicles/Pojazdy Szynowe" should be written in English.
The paper preparation manual/template can be downloaded here Template for Authors (new from Q1 2023).

Article structure

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems.
A concise and factual abstract is required.
The abstract should be written in the present tense. It should briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
Provide a maximum of 5 keywords.
These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
The introduction should define clearly the nature of the problem being considered.
Reference should be made to previously published pertinent papers, accenting the major original contributions.
Material and methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
Results and Discussion
Results should be clear and concise.
Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study should be presented in Conclusions section.
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Nomenclature and units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.
Math formulae
Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. In principle, variables are to be presented in regular. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
Please do not:
Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP); the resolution is too low.
Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration.
Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.


Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list.
Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Web references
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, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.
Reference style
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.
Reference style : Vancouver style
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the alphabetical order.
Reference to a journal publication:
[1] Saadat-Targhi M, Khadem J. Title of paper. Int J Hydrogen Energ. 2016;41(48):231-239.
[2] Attard WP, Blaxill A, Blaxill B, Blaxill C, Blaxill D, Anderson E et al. (max 6 names) Title of paper. SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1143. 2012.
Reference to a book:
[3] Wolf K, Allen R, Saavedra AP. Fitzpatrick's color atlas and synopsis of clinical dermatology. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013.
Reference to a website:
[4] Mancini G, Cera A. Design of railway bogies in compliance with new EN 13749 European standard. (accessed on 18.09.2020).

Note: for more than 6 authors the first 6 should be listed followed by 'et al.'

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