SUBMISSION & REVIEW

  • PEER REVIEW PROCESS

  • THE PUBLISHER

  • OPEN ACCESS POLICY

  • COPYRIGHT POLICY

  • RETRACTION POLICY

  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS

  • ETHICS IN PUBLISHING

  • DIGITAL PRESERVATION


  • PEER REVIEW PROCESS

    The journal is a reviewed journal. All contributions in the journal except information and reviews as such are subject to double - blind type review proceedings with two independent reviewers, professors or notable experts. Reviews are kept in the editorial office. Each author receives 2 reviews of his or her contribution and the paper after being corrected is published unless it is rejected by both reviewers. If one of the reviews is negative, another (the third) review is ordered. The length of the review process is a maximum of three months. Reviews are in the shape of a standardised form acknowledged by the scientific and editorial board of the journal. List of reviewers is available in the editorial office. At the end of the review process, an average of 58 % of papers is canceled / refused, an average of 42 % being accepted for publication.

  • Instructions for the reviewers  (197 kB)


  • THE PUBLISHER

    The Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. It was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg on the basis of a decree issued on January 18th, 1707 by Emperor Josef I.

    CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and about 21,000 students.

    For the 2017/18 academic year, CTU in Prague is offering its students 128 study programmes within the framework of which there are 453 fields of study. CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and can adapt quickly to the requirements of the market.

    In 2017, CTU occupied the following positions in the QS World University Rankings, which include more than 4400 world universities: Civil and Structural Engineering – 51st to 100th position; Mechanical Engineering - 151st to 200th position; Computer Science and Information Systems - 201st to 250th position; Electrical Engineering - 151st to 200th position; Mathematics - 251st to 300th position; Physics and Astronomy - 151st to 200th position; Natural Sciences - 220th position; Architecture - 101st to 150th position, and Engineering & Technology - 201st position.


    OPEN ACCESS POLICY

  • The journal is freely available online. Our open access policy is aimed to facilitate exchange of knowledge. Authors are required to agree with this open access policy which enables unrestricted access and reuse of all published articles.

  • From 2016 all articles are under CreativeCommons license. If any author will not publish under this license, it must be declared before publishing by e-mail to the journal redaction.

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  • Users are allowed to copy and redistribute the material in printed or electronic format and build upon the material, without further permission or fees being required, provided that appropriate credit is given.


  • The journal uses Creative Commons copyright license policy CC-BY. Copyrights remain with the authors. The authors give permission to the publisher to publish their work and agree that users are allowed to copy and redistribute the work, transform and build upon it.


    RETRACTION POLICY

    If errors are found that are so significant that the article cannot remain in the journal, the article will be removed and replaced with a note stating the reason of retraction. If plagiarism is found, a whole article will be removed from the journal and replaced with a note indicating authors´ names and description of plagiarism. Authors and their institutions will be notified.


    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS

  • Articles published in BIT are papers, tutorials, contributions to discussions or polemical contributions, reviews and scientific information.

  • Contributions intended for publication are not to be published in other media.

  • The content of contributions is assessed anonymously by two external experts from other universities and by the editorial board of the journal. The author will be informed about the result in writing.

  • Manuscripts are submitted in English/Czech in an electronic version in docx format by e-mail to bit@fsv.cvut.cz. The author thus acknowledging that he or she granted the publisher the right to publish freely the text and that the text has been created by himself or herself.

  • The editors reserve the right to edit articles to conform to the style of the journal.

  • Recommended length of papers, tutorials and discussion contributions is approximately 12 standard pages (up to 24 000 characters), in reviews 1-3 pages.

  • The journal actively checks for plagiarism using CrossRef. If plagiarism is detected, the paper is rejected from publication.

  • Every article is assigned a digital object identifier (DOI) after publication authorization.

  • Publishing in our journal is free (there are no page charges) and access is free as well (there are no subscription charges).

  • Template of paper (English language)  (45 kB)

  • Template of paper (Czech language)  (55 kB)


  • ETHICS IN PUBLISHING

    The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

    Information for authors about how to publish ethically is available in The Ethics section on The Elsevier Publishing Campus. For downloadable resources on ethics, visit the Elsevier Publishing Campus Resources section. Other useful information specifically developed for editors but useful for anyone with a deep interest in the topic is the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit.

  • Additional information for authors in ethics  (180 kB)


  • DIGITAL PRESERVATION

    The journal is digitally preserved by the National Library of the Czech Republic within its Webarchiv.


    CONTACT

    CTU in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering
    Department of Economics and Management in Civil Engineering
    Thakurova 7
    166 29 Prague 6

    E-mail: bit@fsv.cvut.cz
    Tel.: +420 22435 3720