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Manuscript Submission


We have created the following overview to assist authors with submitting a manuscript.
Please submit your final manuscript by January 2, 2018.

Your paper should be submitted as a Word document (.doc). You may submit the figures as part of the main document or upload them separately as .doc, .jpg or tif files — NOT PowerPoint or Excel.


Manuscript Criteria

  1. Does the paper add unique value to the international tunneling and underground space community, i.e., to your knowledge, this or similar material has not been published?
  2. Does the paper present new concepts and information?
  3. Is the technical content presented and supported well in the paper, e.g., equations, tables, figures, rationale, conclusions?
  4. Is the paper well written – organized, easy to understand, written with correct English grammar and paragraph/sentence structure?

Copyright Submission

Every author shown on each paper must submit a copyright assignment. This includes authors and coauthors. This is a mandatory requirement to include an author’s name. Copyright submission will be submitted online through during the Final Manuscript Submission process along with your manuscript.

Manuscript Submission Resources


Key Dates

October 20, 2017 - Draft Manuscripts Due for Review
December 1, 2017 - Comments returned to Authors
January 2, 2018 - Final Manuscripts Due


Ready to Submit Your Manuscript Online?

Manuscript submission is due on or before January 2, 2018.

Submit Manuscript & Copyright Assignment

Submit Co-author Copyright Assignment


Questions about Manuscript Submission?

For more information, please contact
SME Authors Support
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
T: 303.948.4200