Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series

AIMS & SCOPE

Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series (TSES) is an international online journal of the Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The aim of TSES is to publish peer reviewed original research and review articles in the following areas:
  • fire protection,
  • civil protection
  • occupational and process safety,
  • engineering security of persons and property.
The journal is published semiannually; editorial deadlines are March 31 and September 30. TSES is indexed in ERIH Plus and DOAJ.

SECTION POLICIES

Fire Protection

  • Behaviour of materials in fire
  • Fire dynamics
  • Evacuation and rescue of people
  • Fire safety of structures, fire safety equipment
  • Fire investigation
  • Fire suppression

Civil Protection

  • Integrated rescue system
  • Crisis management
  • Emergency planning
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Occupational and Process Safety

Occupational risk analysis

  • Process and technology safety
  • Explosion protection
  • Ergonomics
  • Chemical and environmental safety
  • Major accident prevention
  • Human factor reliability
  • Engineering Security of Persons and Property

Protection of persons and buildings

  • Security management
  • Physical protection of critical infrastructure
  • Symmetric and asymmetric threats

PUBLICATION POLICY

The article will be evaluated by the Editorial Board; if accepted, the article will be sent to be reviewed. We apply blind peer review process for papers. After receiving reviews from reviewers, the reviews will be given to the authors and they will revise their article. If the article is rejected, the author will be informed. The decision of the Editorial Board is final.

After the review process all the content will be available immediately in open access. TSES allows copy and redistribute papers in any medium or format only in accordance with a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND). TSES allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose (see Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of Open Access). TSES allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions. The journal does not require any processing and submission charges.

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Transactions of the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series (TSES), is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to TSES for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, TSES is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editor-in-Chief, who is unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such a type of problems.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor (co-editor) of TSES.

Publication Decisions

The editor (co-editor) of TSES is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor (co-editor) of TSES may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor (co-editor) may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Contributions to the Editorial Decisions

The editor is assisted in making editorial decisions by peer reviews and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews will be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly, with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Reporting Standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Editor-in-Chief:
David Řehák, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Deputy/Managing Editor:
Aleš Bernatík, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Editor:
Michaela Skřížovská, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Editorial Advisory Board:

Vladimír Adamec, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Aleš Dudáček, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Zuzana Giertlová, Technische Universität München, Germany
Habib Hadj-Mabrouk, The French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks, France
Tunde Anna Kovacs, Óbuda University, Hungary
Iveta Marková, Matej Bel University Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Imrich Mikolaj, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Andrzej Mizerski, Szkoła Główna Służby Pożarniczej, Poland
Leoš Navrátil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Milos Nedved, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Milan Oravec, Technical University in Košice, Slovakia
Jiří Pokorný, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Pavel Poledňák, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jozef Ristvej, University of Žilina, Slovak Republic
Michael Rost, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany
Olivier Salvi, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, France
Begum Sertyesilisik, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Juraj Sinay, Technical University in Košice, Slovakia
Vladimir Šimović, University of Zagreb, Croatia

LIST OF REVIEWERS

We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the following reviewers who reviewed articles for Transactions of the VSB_TUO, Safety Engineering Series in 2017-2018:

Eduard Bakoš, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Karol Balog, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Jiří Barta, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
Aleš Bernatík, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
František Božek, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Stanislav Brádka, National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection, Czech Republic
Pavel Danihelka, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Grzegorz Dudarski, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Otto Dvořák, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Christine Eismann, Federal Office of Civil protection and Disaster, Germany
Lucia Figuli, University of Žilina, Slovak Republic
Zuzana Giertlová, Technische Universität München, Germany
Martin Hromada, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Habib Hadj-Mabrouk, The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, France
Salami Olasunkanmi Ismaila, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Zdeněk Jirák, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Josef Kellner, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
Pavel Kolář, Police of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Jürgen Lexow, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany
Tomáš Loveček, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Iveta Marková, Matej Bel University Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
Jozef Martinka, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Andrzej Mizerski, Szkoła Główna Służby Pożarniczej, Poland
Vladimír Mózer, University of Žilina, Slovak Republic
Eva Mračková, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovak Republic
Leoš Navrátil, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Milos Nedved, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Antonín Osvald, University of Žilina, Slovak Republic
Petr Ošlejšek, Fire Rescue Services of Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Alena Oulehlová, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
Hana Pačaiová, Technical University of Košice, Slovak Republic
František Paulus, Population Protection Institute, Czech Republic
Jozef Ristvej, University of Žilina, Slovak Republic
Michael Rost, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany
Olivier Salvi, European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, France
Begum Sertyesilisik, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Anna Szajewska, The Main School of Fire Service, Poland
Josef Štorek, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Boleslav Taraba, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jiří Tilhon, Occupational Safety Research Institute, Czech Republic
Jan Valouch, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

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