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  1. Language: Manuscript should be written in double-spaced English on A4 or letter-size paper.
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  3. Abstract and Keywords: Abstracts should consist of one paragraph (i.e. no bullets or breaks) and have a maximum of 300 words. References should not be cited in the abstract. No more than 6 keywords should be given below the abstract.
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  12. References: To cite references in the text, use the author-date method: list the last names of the authors, then the year. Add DOI link at the end of the reference. Prepare a reference section listing all references alphabetically by last name of the first author. Examples of layout of references are given below.
    Meyerhof, G. G. (1963). "Some recent research on the bearing capacity of foundations." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 1(1), 16-26.
    Marcuson, W.F., Hynes, M.E., and Franklin, A.G. (1992). "Seismic stability and permanent deformation analyses: The last twenty-five years." Proc., Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments II, ASCE, New York, 552-592.
    Baecher, G. B., and Christian, J. T. (2003). Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering, Wiley, Chichester, U.K.