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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published in the current form, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidlines.

Author Guidelines


An abstract should be giving the reader an overview of the article. It should be approximately between 200 and 250 words stating briefly the aim of the research/ article, the main findings and a summary of your conclusions. The abstract should be written as one paragraph and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material. References and non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided in the abstract, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention.


The text should start with an introduction. The introduction will include a comprehensive literature review to demonstrate that the work presented in the paper has been placed in relevant context. It should describe the key components of the methodology, the importance of the findings, and the novelty of the work presented.

Headings are mandatory. Principle headings are to be in boldface capitals.

Subheadings are in boldface lowercase letters.

Footnotes are unacceptable in TSIB.

Tables (refer with: Table 1, Table 2, ...) should be presented as part of the text, but in such a way as to avoid confusion with the text. Table captions are positioned above the table with a descriptive title to make the table intelligible without reference to the text. Units in tables should be given in square brackets, eg. [kN].

Figures (referred to with: Fig.1, Fig. 2, ...) also should be presented as part of the text, leaving enough space so that the caption will not be confused with the text. The caption should be self-contained and placed below the figure. Utmost care must be taken to insert the figures in correct alignment with the text. Please include your figures as graphic images.

Equations (referred to with: Eq. 1, Eq. 2, ...) should be indented 5 mm (0.2"). There should be one line of space above the equation and one line of space below it before the text continues. The equations have to be numbered sequentially, and the number put in parentheses at the right-hand edge of the text. Equations should be punctuated as if they were an ordinary part of the text. Punctuation appears after the equation but before the equation number.


Please conclude your paper with a section summarizing the main findings and outlining the implications of your research.


References are cited in the text just by square brackets [1]. Two or more references at a time may be put in one set of brackets [3,4]. The references are to be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text and are to be listed at the end of the contribution under a heading REFERENCES. Please use the formats as follows.

Books. Author initials surname, title in italics. Publisher, city and year of publication.

Journal articles. Author initials surname, title of article. Journal title, Vol. number (issue or part number), Year, and the page numbers.

Conference papers. Please use format: Author initials surname, title of conference paper. In: conference proceedings title, including date and place of publication, publisher and the page numbers.

Patents. Inventor initials surname, Title, authorising organisation Patent number.

Websites and online sources. Website address (Accessed date).

Standards. Standards Institute, Title. Standard number. Year.

See our examples below:

[1] G.R. Strakosch, The Vertical Transportation Handbook. John Wiley, New York (1998).

[2] A.T. So, and W.S.M. Suen, Assessment of real-time traffic performance. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 23(3), 2002, 143-150.

[3] R. Kawasaki, Y. Hironaka, and M. Nishimura, Noise and vibration analysis of elevator traction machine. In: Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress, San Francisco, California, USA, 9 -12 August 2015, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, 369–377.

[4] P. Lueg, Process of silencing oscillations, U.S. Patent No. 2,043,416, 1936.

[5] (Accessed 21 August 2015)

[5] British Standards Institute, Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts — Lifts for the transport of persons and goods Part 20: Passenger and goods passenger lifts. BS EN 81-20:2014.

Technical Notes

A technical note is a short article which gives authors an oportunity to share information about a specific development or idea.

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