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

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  • Title
  • Name(s) of Author(s)
  • Affiliation (University, Faculty, City, Country, E-mail address)
  • Abstract (not exceeding 700 characters)
  • Keywords (5 words)
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion (if applicable)
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References

Prepare the article in Microsoft Word; the article must have a minimum of 10 A4 pages and a maximum of 20 A4 pages, including figures and tables; 2.5 cm page margins, 12 point Times New Roman font and single spacing should be used. First-order headings (see Article Structure) must be typed in bold, second-order headings in bold italics. A blank line must be left before as well as after a heading. Figures and graphs must be both sent separately in digital form (PNG or JPG formats, 300 DPI) and inserted in the text.


Bibliographic citations should be provided in accordance with the standard ISO 690 on bibliographic referencing. The references to bibliographic citations that are given in the text should have the following forms:

  • Smith (2008)
  • (Smith, 2008)
  • (Smith and Dylan, 2008)
  • (Smith et al., 2008)
  • (Smith, 2008; Dylan, 2010)

If the given author published more than one work in the given year, differentiate the works by lower case letters in alphabetical order, e.g. (Smith, 2008a). References at the end of the text should be given in alphabetical order and have the following form:


Rehak, D., Cigler, J., Nemec, P., Hadacek, L. 2013. Critical infrastructure in the energy sector: designation, assessment and protection. 1st edit. Ostrava: SPBI. (in Czech)

Chapter in monograph:

Rehak, D., Grasseova, M. 2011. The ways of assessing the security of organization information systems through SWOT analysis, 162-184. In Alshawi, M., Arif, M. (eds): Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-311-9.ch007


Rehak, D., Markuci, J., Hromada, M., Barcova, K. 2016. Quantitative evaluation of the synergistic effects of failures in a critical infrastructure system. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 14(1): 3-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcip.2016.06.002

Conference Paper:

Rehak, D., Danihelka, P., Bernatik, A. 2014. Criteria Risk Analysis of Facilities for Electricity Generation and Transmission. In Steenbergen et al. (eds): Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon (ESREL 2013), 2073-2080.

Electronic References:

What's the difference between safety and security? [online]., 2016 [cit. 2016-12-19]. Available at:

Legal Regulations:

Act 240/2000 of 28 June 2000 on Crisis Management, as subsequently amended. ISO 31000:2009. Risk management - Principles and guidelines.

Technical Standard:

ISO 31000:2009. Risk management - Principles and guidelines.


  1. The submission has not been previously published, and it is not under consideration for publication in another journal.
  2. I am aware that my article will be subjected to a plagiarism (including multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication of an article) and I am fully aware that I am responsible for compliance of all journal’s policies.
  3. Manuscript is in Microsoft Word 2003 (doc) or Microsoft Word 2007/2010 (docx) file format and style of an article complies with our template version.
  4. Figures are included in the manuscript file and will be sent separately.
  5. Tables are only included in the manuscript file.
  6. The text follows to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  7. The authors guarantee the professional level of English language used in the creation of a publication or affirm that the article underwent expert control of English language.
  8. I have provided the names of two suitable reviewers that are willing to perform review of my or another's article in the future, if they will be asked by journal redaction.