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Introduction TIT

Dear author/reader,

Since most journals in Bosnia and Herzegovina are not indexed in relevant world databases, articles published in local journals do not have a serious impact on evaluating the effects of our research scientists, hence the Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACEBiH) has launched an initiative to publish a journal that will be indexed in one of the relevant world databases. That would raise the importance of research and expert projects in BiH to a whole new level. Furthermore, the journal is an opportunity for promoting both local and international companies that understand the importance of promoting their products and accomplishments related to transport infrastructure and transport. Our objective is for the journal to contribute to modernising engineering and science in BiH.

World Database

Any journal applying for indexation in relevant bibliographic databases must be positively evaluated, that is, it must satisfy certain criteria set by the database producer. Even though each producer has its own criteria, most databases define a few general mandatory imperatives which can be considered fundamental publishing standards, in the absence of which a journal cannot be considered a serious project from a bibliographic aspect. Bibliographic databases can cover one or several related scientific discipline. In addition to monodisciplinary there are multidisciplinary databases covering all scientific areas or amalgamating them into specific categories (e.g. natural, applied, social sciences, humanities, art…). The Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief have opted for a multidisciplinary database with specific categories.
It should be noted that bibliographic databases predominately comprise articles published in journals, because such articles are most often considered the “final product” of research or expert work.

Regular Publishing and Articles (Papers)

It is noted that ACE published a journal similar in nature to this one, but because of sporadic publishing, financing and other issues, we decided to start a new journal. Our objective is to publish the journal regularly, without disruptions, twice a year initially and more often in the future. Apart from scientific and expert articles, the journal will feature informative pieces, social news, events at scientific and other conferences, topics regarding the history of transport infrastructure and transport, book reviews, data on new materials, technologies etc. The journal is also the voice Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE BiH), which will regularly report on news related to the Association.

The size of the journal is approximately 60 A4 pages, of which 80% comprises scientific and expert papers. Summaries of all categorised articles will be published in the local languages (Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian) and English.

We hereby invite you to participate in this project by publishing your papers and articles in TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT (TIT), thus supporting the development of transport infrastructure projects and serving a didactic purpose to experts or other interested audiences in our country and beyond.

We stand at your disposal for any further information:

Editor-in-Chief
Enes Čovrk, M.Sc. traffic engineering
E-mail: enes.covrk@ipsa-institut.com
Technical Editor
Alen Mehić, graduate traffic engineer
E-mail: alen.mehic@ipsa-institut.com;

ACE BiH
Put života bb, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel. 00387 (0) 33 276 326
Fax. 00387 (0) 33 276 355
E-mail: info@uki.ba

Editorial Board

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A journal called “Transportna infrastruktura i transport” (“Transport Infrastructure and Transportation”) is the result of the activities defined under the BiH Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE BiH) with the principal aim to promote sustainable development of transport infrastructure and operations. The journal considers all transportation modes (roads, railways, ports, airports, waterways, seaways, multimodal transport and urban transport) and considers the main information and events related to the ACE BiH, FIDIC, the region and the EU. Editorial board includes a prominent transport experts, who also made a substantial contribution in scientific and expert approaches in resolving the specific transport issues. Support in funding is expected through the specific local, regional and EU funds. It is to expect a substantial contribution from scientists and experts of the region and wider, with the annual publication of approx. 15 papers in the journal.

BACKGROUND and RATIONALE

In 90’ies of the last century, Bosnia and Herzegovina faced with two problems of its economy: rebuilding of the war-destroyed country and introducing the market reforms in its planned economy up to that time. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995, the majority of the economy and infrastructure was damaged or destroyed in the country. Such situation of the country has brought to a slow growth of the employment, illiquidity, low level of foreign investments in production start and similar.
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACE BiH), founded at the beginning of 2004, initiates the series of activities on education and creation of critical mass of experts in sector of transport and transport economy, with the aim to contribute in economic development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Already in 2007, the ACE BiH organised the First BiH Congress on Roads, on which different aspects were presented in resolving the problems in planning, designing, construction, management, safety, funding and environmental protection on the road networks of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Western Balkans and Europe. This congress was attended by 570 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kingdom of Spain, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. 84 papers were presented and the Proceedings included and published 142 papers in total.
Up to the date, the ACE BiH organised four congresses on roads, three congresses on railways, large number of vocational courses on implementation of the FIDIC procedures in the construction sector (the ACE BiH is a full member of the FIDIC), as well as series of the roundtables related to this field.
A large number of scientific and professional papers published in the Proceedings from these events is the confirmation of the large interest in resolving the problems with the infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Western Balkans and Europe.
Driven by the results from such events, the ACE BiH came up with the idea in 2011 to start with the scientific journal called “Transport and Transport Infrastructure”, which would enable publishing of scientific papers in this field.
The journal ought to enable the expansion of knowledge and experience in the South-East Europe and beyond, with the aim to increase the quality of transport infrastructure, which is the necessary precondition for further economic development of the Western Balkan countries and beyond.

AIMS & SCOPE

The aims of the journal are the following:

•To highlight the importance of transport infrastructure and transportation for the economy and citizens of the region;
•To point out the facts about inclusion of the regional transport infrastructure into the infrastructure of European importance (TEN-T concept);
•To indicate assessments about costs of transportation and its influence on competitiveness of the regional economies in the forthcoming decades;
•To influence on protection of the outstanding environmental areas in the region by promoting the use of environmental friendly transportation modes;
•To raise the awareness on traffic safety, especially road safety, in the region;
•To highlight the importance of use the contemporary IT systems for increase of the infrastructure and operations efficiency.

The scope of the journal is the following:

•Transport Policy;
•Planning and Development (Strategies, Action Plans and similar);
•Management of Transport Infrastructure and Operations;
•IT systems in use (applications);
•Results/outcomes from the Studies, Research Projects and similar;
•Case Studies and experiences from the Construction and Maintenance of the Infrastructure;
•Protection of the Natural and Social Environment;
•Funding of Transport Infrastructure;
•Standards and Regulations in use.

The Journal considers all transportation modes (roads, railways, ports, airports, waterways, seaways, multimodal transport and urban transport). Besides, the Journal considers the main information and events related to the ACE BiH, FIDIC, the region and the EU.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Accepting Editor: D. Sc. Amir Fejzic,

Deciding Editor: M. Sc. Enes Covrk

Handling Editor: D. Sc. Esref Gacanin

The above indicated editors are having the long-term experience in research and evaluation of various transport and transport infrastructure projects. They provided a broad range of expertise for roads, railways, airports and multimodal transport facilities. They are experts in the field of transport economy.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions
The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made
significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Instructions for Authors

INSTRUCTIONS TO
THE AUTHORS OF THE PAPERS

TITLE OF THE PAPER (BOLD, 14pt)

Name and Surname 1, Ph.D., B.Sc. in ……..
Company – Institution, address,
e-mail:

Mr. Name and Surname 2, B.Sc. in ……..
Company – Institution, address,
e-mail:

Name and Surname 3, B.Sc. in ……..
Company – Institution, address,
e-mail:

Abstract: Paper presents.(Brief summary)
Key words: key word1, key word2, key word3

1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

The author submits his/hers paper printed in three hard copies in A4 format, CD which contains the file prepared in Microsoft Word – Title of the file should be as follows: two figures + first three letters of the author’s surname + first three letters of the paper title. The file could be archived in the following programs ARJ or PKZIP. The volume of the paper should not be more than 15 paged of A4 format, including all attachments..

2. WRITING OF THE PAPER

The text should be prepared on a computer, preferred font is Ariel. The spacing between the lines should be single in two columns. The page setup should be as follows: top and bottom margin should be 2.5 cm/1”, left and right margin should be 2 cm/0.8”, width of one column should be 8.25 cm/3.3”, distance between two columns should be 0.5 cm/0.2”, font size should be 10 pt.
Page numbers should be on the bottom of the page, aligned in centre.

Paper title starts 6 cm from the top of the page in CAPITAL LETTERS, font 14 pt, Bold. After one row of spacing comes the title in English language. Names of the authors should come after one row of spacing below the title in English, in small letters, centrally aligned, in the corresponding number of columns. The distance between the columns should be 0.5 cm/0.2”. Under the name of the author comes the name of the company (with single line spacing).

Abstract should be prepared in font size 11 pt, italic, over both columns maximum 10 lines. Key words from the abstract write with single line spacing, over both columns.
Introduction follows only if the author can fit at least two lines of the text with font 12pt, bold, below the word INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER TITLES, should be written with capital letters in Bold, and subtitles in small letters, in Bold.

Start writing Title and Subtitles next to the left margin. After the last line of one chapter and the beginning of the new chapter the author should leave three empty lines. Between the last line of the previous chapter and subtitle of the following chapter (numbering 1.1) the author should leave two empty lines, and in front of the subtitle (numbering 1.1.1) one line spacing. Behind all titles there should be left

spacing of one empty line, if a subtitle does not follow after the title.
Numbering of the chapters should be done in decimal classification as shown in earlier examples. New paragraph should be emphasized by starting the first line of the new paragraph 1,25 cm from the left margin. Exception is the first paragraph that follows the title which should not be moved away from the left margin. No line spacing between the paragraphs.

NUMBERING EXAMPLES:

3. CHAPTER TITLE
3.1. Subtitle

3.1.1 Sub-subtitle (characteristic content under the subtitle – if any).

Advices:
In order to avoid spacing between a number and a un9it of measure use ++; for optional putting of dash between words or syllables use +.

3.2. Equations

Equations should be written in graphic editor for equations: Microsoft Equation or Corel Equation. On the right edge of the text where an equation is written in the same line its number should be added between the brackets starting from number 1; it is useful to use tight tabulator adjusted at 8.25cm.

• Italic in equations and in text is used for:
• Variables
• Marked in Latin letters – Italic, (a,x,P1,…)
• Variables marked with Greek letters normal (,,,…)
• Functions and numbers in normal letters,
• Matrices marks in Bold.

3.3. Figures
Figures are located near the text, in the same column, centrally aligned ad if possible without the frame (Figure 1). For editing of the figure use graphic editor in Word, Auto-Cad, Corel, Excel, or similar program, i.e. a scanner. (If the author does not posses a scanner, figures should be submitted as originals i.e. photographs or drawings, and leaves adequate spacing in the text for adding the same). Drawings, diagrams and photographs should be numbered starting from 1 (2,3, ….i). Each figure is followed by the Title of the same, positioned below the figure itself, centrally aligned between the margins. Larger figures should be put inside the frame without borders, the width of which could be up to 17 cm.
Such frame should be located on top or bottom of the page. (Figure 2).

3.4. Tables

Tables are located in the text in the same way as figures. They are numbered as follows: (I, II, III, IV …). Title of a Table is given above the same, aligned to the left.
Table 1: Title of the table (if title is longer than one line use dropping paragraph)

Text 1
Text 2
[MHz] Text 3
Text 1 0,00
Longer text 2 1,25
Text 3 22,40

LITERATURE

Titles of used literature are written in font size 12pt. Bold, in Capital Letters, and text in font size 11pt.
Literature should be classified as mentioned in the text as follows:

(Article in a magazine/journal)

[1 initials of the author’s name and surname, title of the paper,
name of the magazine/journal, no., volume,
(from – to),
month and year of edition.

(Paper published in a Special Publication after the Conference)

[2 initials of the author’s name and surname, title of the paper,
name of the conference, no., volume,
month and year.

(Book)

[3 Initials of the author’s name and surname, title of the book, publisher, place, year.

(Internet address)

4 www.

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Applicable from 01 January 2011
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Front cover ……………………2000,00 KM
Inside front cover (left side above the contents)…700,00 KM
Inside back cover (end of the journal)…500,00 KM
Outside back cover (end of the journal)…750,00 KM
Other pages…400,00 KM
Half-page…200,00 KM

For payments from abroad:
Front page …………………… 1000,00 Euro
Inside front cover (left side above the contents)…400,00 Euro
Inside back cover (end of the journal)…300,00 Euro
Outside back cover (end of the journal)…400,00 Euro
Other pages…250,00 Euro
Half-page…150,00 Euro

If you wish to become a donor or sponsor, you can make your payment to the below bank account:

Beneficiary’s banks: Raiffeisen bank d.d. Sarajevo, BiH
Account number: 1610000046880014
Note: For journal TIT (company name)
Beneficiary: UKI BiH, Sarajevo
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We stand at your disposal for any further infromation:

Editor-in-Chief
Enes Čovrk. M.Sc. traffic engineering
E-mail: covrk.enes@gmail.com

ACE BiH
Put života bb, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel. 00387 (0) 33 276 326 ili 276 360
Fax. 00387 (0) 33 276 355
E-mail: info@uki.ba