Guide for Authors

Journal of Heating, Ventilation, Sanitation

Article Preparation

Articles are limited to maximum 12 pages / issue (maximum), including references, figures, and tables. Shorter articles are welcome. The article should be prepared in format A4 size with overall margin of 25 mm on all sides of the page (top, bottom, right and left). Please use font type Times (Times New Roman) and keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. However you can use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc.

Recommendation: You can use the Author template (MS Word) and a Graph template (MS Excel).

Article structure 

  • Title
  • Author names and affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Introduction
  • Theory/calculation
  • Results & Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Corresponding author's contact (e-mail address)

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae whenever it is possible.

Author names and affiliations
Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

A concise and factual abstract not exceeding 200 words is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Key words
Keywords immediately follow the abstract. Provide a maximum of ten keywords which reflect the entries that the authors would like to see in an index.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

A Theory section should extend and not repeat, the background of the article, which has been already approached in the Introduction. It should lay the foundation for further work. In contrary, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results should be clear and concise.

This section should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may be stand alone. It may also be presented as a subsection of the Discussion or Results and Discussion sections.

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).


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 these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

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

Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] 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.

Please use the references according to EN ISO 690 (2011).


Reference to a book:

[1] CHYSKÝ, J., HEMZAL, K., aj. Větrání a klimatizace. Brno: Bolit, 1993.

[2] STRUNK, W., WHITE, E.B. The Elements of Style. fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] METTAM, G.R., ADAMS, L.B. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: B.S. JONES, R.Z. SMITHS, eds. Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

Reference to a journal publication:

[4] NOVÝ, R. Hluk z potrubí. Vytápění, větrání, instalace. 2007, roč. 16, č. 4, pp. 200 – 202. ISSN 1210-1389

[5] GEER, J.,  HANRAADS, J.A.J., LUPTON, R.A. The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Science Communication 163 (2010), pp.51-59.

Reference to a paper in conference proceedings:

[6] LAIN, M., HENSEN, J. Passive and low energy cooling techniques. In: 17th air-conditioning and ventilation conference 2006. Prague: Society of Environmental Engineering, 2006, pp. 183-188. ISBN 80-02-018117.

Reference to a standard:

[7] ČSN ISO 690:2011 Informace a dokumentace – Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů.

Reference to a web sites:

[8] Vytápění, větrání instalace. Společnost pro techniku prostředí, 2012. Dostupné z:

Reference to a web site paper:

[9] ZMRHAL, V. Sálavé chladicí systémy (I).  In: TZB-info [online]. 1. 5. 2006. Dostupné z:


Aditional information

Nomenclature and units
Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.

Electronic artwork  (graphs and illustrations)
Please make sure that artwork files are with the correct resolution in an acceptable format *.tiff, *.jpeg (keep to a minimum of 300 dpi), *.eps or *.pdf and with the correct resolution. Make sure that you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. Use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial Narrow, Arial or  Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all used symbols and abbreviations.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Define abbreviations that are not standard in the field of environmental engineering in a footnote to be placed on the last page of the article. These unavoidable abbreviationsin must be defined at their first mentioning in the article, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the whole article.


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