Guidelines for Authors

Proceedings of the FVA BEARING WORLD 2020

1. Review Process
•    The single-blind peer review process will be managed by the VDMA Verlag publishing house.
•    The FVA international scientific board will perform the review.
•    Please submit your paper – according to the template and layout guidelines below – via e-mail as a Word document to (submission(at) by 30 June 2020. Please also include a PDF document.
•    Your document then will be uploaded to our editing platform.
•    Authors and reviewers will receive account information and a link to a list of documents awaiting review or editing.
•    Additional instructions on the workflow will be provided in the editing platform.
•    There will be up to two revision cycles between the authors and two reviewers who will comment on or approve the article.
•    Both reviewers must independently approve the article for it to be included in the publication.

2. Timeline

Submit papers to publishing houseJune 30, 2020
Start of first revision cycleJuly 15, 2020
End of first revision cycleSeptember 30, 2020
Start of second revision cycleOctober 16, 2020
End of second revision cycle and final approvalNovember 13, 2020


3. Paper Template and Layout
Please use the structure of the following template for formatting:

Do not use text boxes and grouped objects. Please use only pixel or vector graphics. This is necessary to ensure that no parts are lost and no content errors arise.

As all papers will be grouped together into a single publication, it is crucial that margins, text formats, etc. are consistent. Otherwise, errors may occur (e.g. lost references, figures without legends, etc.). Thus, it is absolutely essential that the provided template and the specified formats are used.

4. Document Structure
Please use the elements listed as follows for the structure of the document:

  • Headings as: h1 or h2
  • Body
  • Pictures
  • Picture captions
  • Tables
  • Table captions

5. Length of Text
Complete articles should generally be about 10-15 pages in length using the template.

6. Copyright
For your paper to be included in the publication of the BEARING WORLD Conference 2020 proceedings, you must sign an agreement granting the copyright of your paper to Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V. (FVA), including the authorization to use parts of the paper in other publications, slides, etc. The processing and sales partner will be VDMA Verlag (VDMA Publishing).
The copyright agreement is available to download here:

7. Refusal of Contributions
The editorial board will refuse contributions or parts of contributions that include commercial content.
Papers violating sound scientific practices or containing plagiarized content will not be accepted.

8. Economical and Institutional Independence of Authors
Reviewers will only revise papers issued by authors from whom they are both economically and institutionally independent.

9. Disputes between Reviewers and Authors
Disputes between reviewers and authors will be settled by a simple majority of the editorial board.

10. Citations & Quotations
Please follow the AGMA publication standards for citations and quotations.

11. Bibliography – Guideline
Please use our template for your bibliography. The template is available here:

Contact for questions related to the editing platform:
Thomas Roggel
VDMA Verlag (VDMA Publishing)

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