Guide for Authors

For the Authors of the monthly journal „Materialy Budowlane”


General informations

1. “Materiały Budowlane” have been published since 1946. In December 2021, the journal was assigned the following scientific disciplines: civil engineering and transport; architecture and urban planning; environmental engineering; material engineering; mechanical engineering; chemical engineering as well as mining and energetics. Articles published in the journal present scientific problems related to technology, construction, execution and use of buildings. In accordance with the Announcement of the Minister of Science of January 5, 2024 on the list of scientific journals and peer-reviewed materials from international conferences, authors the publication of scientific articles in the monthly „Materiały Budowlane” in the disciplines of: civil engineering, geodesy and transport; architecture and urban planning; material engineering; chemical engineering; mechanical engineering, as well as environmental engineering, mining and energy, receive 100 points.

2. Scientific articles published in the monthly journal „Materialy Budowlane” are indexed in the following reference databases:

• BazTech;

• Index Copernicus International ICI Journals Master List / ICI World of Journals;

• PBN – Polish Scientific Bibliography;

• POL-Index – Polish Citation Database;

• Google Scholar.

The number of reference databases is constantly increasing.

3. Scientific articles published in „Materiały Budowlane” monthly in Polish or/and English are in Open Access on journal’s website

4. The monthly journal „Materialy Budowlane” acts in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the Publishing Ethics Committee.

”Materiały Budowlane” monthly respects and promotes the principles of publishing ethics. Being guided by COPE’s Guidelines
ensures that all participants of the publishing process comply with these rules.

All parties involved in the publication process (journal editor, author, reviewer and publisher) should familiarize themselves with the applied standards of ethical behavior and observe them.


1. Original scientific article – presents the original results of empirical research or studies.

2. Review article – presents the state of knowledge and techniques, as well as new issues or a new approach to a known topic. It can be monographic or in the form of a scientific essay.

3. Scientific report – briefly presents the results of research in progress, of particular importance for the development of science.

4. Case study – presents a description of the event, analysis of its causes and results, and conclusions.


1. Only original articles, not yet published in the same form and not submitted to other editorial offices at the same time, are accepted for publication.

2. Articles published in conference materials may receive a positive opinion, provided that:

• are not identical to the previous presentation (similarity index below 50%);

• the conference article is referenced in the literature list;

• The article for the journal has new elements, such as a more comprehensive research program.

3. Along with the submission of the article (attachment), the author submits an appropriate statement, in particular about:

• the originality of the text and the non-infringement of copyright;

• content related participation of co-authors;

• the transfer of copyright to the publisher upon publication of the article.


1. The author or the group of authors must have full copyright to the article submitted for publication, including graphic material: photos, drawings, etc.

2. In the event that someone else’s works protected by copyright are used in an article, the author or the group of authors must have appropriate approvals or licenses and send them to the Editorial Office or prove that the text, photos, drawings, etc. are copyright-free.

3. In the event that the article infringes the copyrights of third parties, the author or the group of authors shall be solely responsible, legally and financially.

5. All detected cases of scientific misconduct in the form of plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship practices will be exposed, including notification of relevant entities.


1. Scientific article must have a minimum 4 pages in the issue ( 22 000 characters with spaces and illustrations).

2. Cover page:

• title in Polish and English – the title in English must be the same as in Polish;

• academic title, name and surname of the author(s), affiliation, ORCID number of each author and correspondence address for the submitting author.

3. Text of the article:

• the text should contain subheadings (e.g. research method, discussion of results, conclusions);

• text volume on 1 A4 page in the number – 5 500 characters with spaces and pictures;

• abstract in Polish and English (abstract in English must be an exact translation of the Polish text; up to 500 characters with spaces) must contain: the purpose of the work, results and conclusions;

• keywords in Polish and English: 4-5 words;

• the text should be prepared in the form of an MS Word document and the places where the illustrations are referenced (drawings, photographs, tables) should be marked;

• subsequent pages of the article should be numbered.

4. Graphic materials:

• drawings and photographs should be additionally attached and numbered in separate files such as TIFF, JPG or PDF (minimum resolution 300 dpi);

• tables, drawings, formulas and photos should be numbered. Titles of tables and captions of figures and photographs in Polish and English are required (the English version must be a literal translation of the Polish text);

• in the case of photographs depicting persons, the declarations of these persons consent to the publication of their image should be attached.

5. Information on research funding:

If the article presents research carried out, for example, under EU programs, NCBiR grants and subsidies, or financed by other scientific and research institutions, associations, etc., information on this subject should appear after the literature list, as well as acknowledgments.

6. Literature List:

The references cited by the author should be summarized at the end of the article as follows (IEEE system):

• references should be numbered according to the order in which they are cited in the text, with numbering in square brackets, eg [1], [3-7];

Forms of writing literature according to the IEEE system:

Journal article (DOI number unknown):

Smith JJ. The world of science. Am J Sci. 1999; 36: 234–5.

Journal article (with DOI number):

Slifka MK, Whitton JL. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. 2000;


Blenkinsopp A, Paxton P. Symptoms in the pharmacy: a guide to the management of common illness. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science; 1998.

Chapter in the book:

Wyllie AH, Kerr JFR, Currie AR. Cell death: the significance of apoptosis. In: Bourne GH, Danielli JF, Jeon KW, editors. International review of cytology. London: Academic; 1980. pp. 251–306.

Standards: standard number, year of issue, title;

Online publication: exact address of the website to which the author(s) refers and date of access;

Important: Self-citations should not exceed 20% of the literature list. In the case of citing a doctoral dissertation or patent, the author’s name, the title of the work, the name of the institution or company represented by the author, the date and the patent number should be provided.


1. All submitted articles undergo a selection procedure. The Editorial Office decides whether an article is qualified or not qualified for the verification and review process.

2. The article is reviewed anonymously by two independent reviewers from outside the entity represented by the author or individual members of the authors’ group (double blind review). The review is in writing and may contain a suggestion of changes, additions or additional explanations.

3. The authors are informed about the result of the review by email.

4. The final decision on submitting the article for publication is made by the Editorial Office.

5. The Editorial Office does not return unsolicited materials, and reserves the right to edit and shorten texts, change the title and subheadings, and make shortcuts.



Articles submitted by the author/authors are subject to fees, the amount of which is: article 4 pages of A4 in the issue – PLN 4,500 net, and each subsequent page – PLN 1,000 net.

The publisher issues a VAT invoice.

To each article sent to the Editorial Office (e-mail: there should be the form attached: „Submission of a scientific article for publication in the monthly Materialy Budowlane” – SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE SUBMISSION (download .DOC) >>