Instructions for Authors


The paper should have the following structure:

  • A Title, which adequately describes the content of the paper and should not exceed 80 characters;
  • An Abstract, which should be viewed as a mini version of the paper and should not exceed 250 words. The Abstract should state the principal objectives and the scope of the investigation and the methodology employed; it should also summarise the results and state the principal conclusions;
  • A maximum of 6 keywords, which should be written immediately after the abstract;
  • An Introduction, which should provide a review of recent literature and sufficient background information to allow the results of the paper to be understood and evaluated;
  • A Theoretical section;
  • An Experimental section, which should provide details of the experimental set-up and the methods used to obtain the results;
  • A Results section, which should clearly and concisely present the data, using figures and tables where appropriate;
  • A Discussion section, which should describe the relationships shown and the generalisations made possible by the results and discuss the significance of the results, making comparisons with previously published work;
  • Conclusions, which should present one or more conclusions that have been drawn from the results and subsequent discussion;
  • A list of References, which comprises all the references cited in the text, and vice versa.

Additional Requirements for Manuscripts

  • Figures and tables must be included in the text of the manuscript.
  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text and double line-spacing.
  • Insert continuous line numbering.
  • The submitted manuscript should not exceed 30 pages. Results may be shown in tables or figures, but not in both of them.
  • Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of four potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.


Only standard SI symbols and abbreviations should be used in the text, tables and figures. Symbols for physical quantities in the text should be written in Italics (e.g. v, T, etc.). Symbols for units that consist of letters should be in plain text (e.g. Pa, m, etc.).
All abbreviations should be spelt out in full on first appearance.


Figures must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Figures may be saved in any common format, e.g. BMP, JPG, GIF. However, the use of CDR format (CorelDraw) is recommended for graphs and line drawings, since vector images can be easily reduced or enlarged during final processing of the paper.

When labelling axes, physical quantities (e.g. v, T, etc.) should be used whenever possible. Multi-curve graphs should have individual curves marked with a symbol; the meaning of the symbol should be explained in the figure caption. Good quality black-and-white photographs or scanned images should be supplied for illustrations.


Tables must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as Table 1, Table 2, etc. The use of names for quantities in tables should be avoided if possible: corresponding symbols are preferred. In addition to the physical quantity, e.g. t (in Italics), units (normal text), should be added on a new line without brackets.

Any footnotes should be indicated by the use of the superscript1.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text, if necessary.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets consecutively in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Example: ".... as demonstrated [1,2]. Brandl and Blovsky [4] obtained a different result ..."

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Reference to a journal publication:
[1] Jelušič, P., Žlender, B. 2013. Soil-nail wall stability analysis using ANFIS. Acta Geotechnica Slovenica 10(1), 61-73.

Reference to a book:
[2] Šuklje, L. 1969. Rheological aspects of soil mechanics. Wiley-Interscience, London.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] Mitchel, J.K. 1992. Characteristics and mechanisms of clay creep and creep rupture, in N. Guven, R.M. Pollastro (eds.), Clay-Water Interface and Its Rheological Implications, CMS Workshop Lectures, Vol. 4, The clay minerals Society, USA, pp. 212-244.

Conference proceedings:
[4] Brandl, H., Blovsky, S. 2005. Slope stabilization with socket walls using the observational method. Proc. Int. conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Bratislava, pp. 2485-2488.

Web references:
[5] As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.


The following information about the authors should be enclosed with the paper: names, complete postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and E-mail addresses. Indicate the name of the corresponding author.


The Editorial Committee of the Slovenian Geotechnical Review reserves the right to decide whether a paper is acceptable for publication, to obtain peer reviews for the submitted papers, and, if necessary, to require changes in the content, length or language.
On publication, the copyright for the paper shall pass to the ACTA GEOTECHNICA SLOVENICA. The AGS must be stated as a source in all later publication.

For further information contact:

Editorial Board
University of Maribor
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture
Smetanova ulica 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia