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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 corresponding author declares that he/she acts on behalf of all authors and that all authors have approved the submission.
  • The article submitted and the study it reports on are free of any type of research misconduct.
  • The submission has not been previously published* (whole or in parts), nor is under submission with another journal. *Exception: PhD or Master thesis.
  • No figures/pictures/tables or parts of text reproduced or copied from other publications are included in the manuscript. If such items are included, a written authorization of the copyrights holder is attached.
  • No conflict of interest exists, or if it does, it is clearly stated in the dedicated section in the article.
  • All funding agencies are listed in the Acknowledgements section. If available, numbers of corresponding grants are given.
  • The manuscript is formatted according to the guidelines (in particular references).
  • The authorship statement is given at the end of the manuscript (before the References) according to the CRediT format, see guidelines .

Author Guidelines

RILEM Technical Letters publishes short letters. If you are interested in submitting your new article to the journal, please first see the scope of the journal and the publication rules.

Before submission, please first send a cover letter by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief. Please include: title, list of authors, a short abstract (ca. 200 words) and a list of 3-5 most recent references dealing with the topic.

The article is invited to submission either based on the sent abstract or directly upon invitation from an Editor. At this point the prospective author will receive the author credentials from the Managing Editor and can submit the paper via the webpage. Please note that at least one of the coauthors must be a RILEM member upon submission of the manuscript.

Guidelines for manuscript preparation can be found here.


In case of any technical questions regarding preparation of your manuscript, please contact Managing Editor of the journal.




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