Instructions for Authors

All manuscripts must be in English. Pages should be numbered sequentially. The maximum length of contributions is 10 pages. Longer contributions will only be accepted if authors provide justification in a cover letter. Short manuscripts should be less than 6 pages. We also ask you to specify the typology of the manuscript - you can define your paper as an original, review or short paper. The required contact information (e-mail and mailing address) and a suggestion of at least two potential reviewers should be provided in the be author in e-mail.

Contribution structure

1.  Title of paper, authors, affiliations, key words, abstract and biographical notes
2.  Introduction, including literary knowledge and work aims
3.  Description of experimental methods and used materials
4.  Results and discussion of achieved results
5.  Conclusion
6.  Acknowledgement (if any)
7.  References

Every manuscript submitted to the AMS undergoes the course of the peer-review process.


Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should be written in the following format

Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 209.90 mm × 297.04 mm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

Formatting / Style: The paper style of the AMS should be followed. You may download a template file from the AMS homepage to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
Title: should adequately describes the content of the manuscript.
Abstract and Keywords: The abstract should be prepared as one paragraph (about 250 words). The Abstract should state the principal objectives and the scope of the investigation, as well as the methodology employed and should summarize the results and state the principal conclusions. A list of three to ten keywords must be given and placed after the Abstract.
Biographical notes:  The Biographical notes should be prepared as one paragraph (about 150 ÷ 200 words). The Biographical notes should state

  1. Name and academic titles
  2. Year of birth
  3. Actual professional or academic position (function and workplace)
  4. Where and when he/she graduated
  5. The most remarkable professional or academic positions or functions till now
  6. Professional orientation or specialisation
  7. Membership in the most important professional or academic institutions
  8. The most relevant publication outputs

Introduction: should provide a review of recent literature and sufficient background information to allow the results of the article to be understood and evaluated.
Conclusions: which should present one or more conclusions that have been drawn from the results and subsequent discussion and do not duplicate the Abstract.
Figures: must be cited in a consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.). Figures should be prepared without borders and on white grounding and should be sent separately in their original formats!!! Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Authors are encouraged to provide a graphical representation of the paper (in either JPEG, GIF, PNG or PDF format) to be used as a graphic of the paper, along with the abstract, on the Table of Contents.  However, graphs and line drawings should be prepared as vector images, e.g. CDR, AI. Multi-curve graphs should have individual curves marked with a symbol. The meaning of the symbol should be explained in the figure caption. The graphic should not exceed 500 pixels width/height.
Tables: should carry separate titles and must be numbered in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as Table 1, Table. 2, etc. In addition to the physical quantity, e.g. (in italics), units (normal text), should be added in square brackets. The tables should each have a heading. Tables should not duplicate data found elsewhere in the manuscript.
Units: standard SI symbols and abbreviations should be used. Symbols for physical quantities in the text should be written in italics (e.g. v, T, n, etc.). Symbols for units that consist of letters should be in plain text (e.g. m.s-1, K, min, mm, etc.).
Abbreviations: should be spelt out in full on first appearance, e.g., variable time geometry (VTG). Meaning of symbols and units belonging to symbols should be explained in each case or quoted in a special table at the end of the manuscript before References.
References: which must be cited consecutively in the text using square brackets [1] and collected together in a reference list at the end of the manuscript.
Acknowledgement: of collaboration or preparation assistance may be included before References.



A reference list must be included using the following information as a guide. Only cited text references are included. Each reference is referred to in the text by a number enclosed in a square bracket (i.e., [3] or [2] to [6] for more references). References must be numbered and ordered according to where they are first mentioned in the paper, not alphabetically. All references must be complete and accurate. Examples follow.

  1. Journal Papers: Surname 1, Initials, Surname 2, Initials (year). Title. Journal, volume, number, pages. Journal titles should not be abbreviated. Note that journal title is set in italics.
  2. Books: Surname 1, Initials, Surname 2, Initials (year). Title. Publisher, place of publication. Note that the title of the book is italicized
  3. Chapters in Books: Surname 1, Initials, Surname 2, Initials (year). Chapter title. Editor(s) of book, book title. Publisher place of publication, pages.
  4. Proceedings Papers: Surname 1, Initials, Surname 2, Initials (year). Paper title. Proceedings title, pages.
  5. Standards: Standard-Code (year). Title. Organisation. Place.
  6. World Wide Web pages: Surname, Initials or Company name. Title, from http://address, date of access.



Authors submitting a manuscript to the journal "Acta Mechanica Slovaca" (AMS), did so on the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved by all authors. The submission of the manuscript by the authors means that the authors automatically agree to transfer copyright to AMS and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. The work should be original by the authors and not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the publisher. The proof will be sent to the author showing the final layout of the article. Proof correction must be minimal and fast. Thus it is essential that manuscripts are accurate when submitted.

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