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Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

 

Article structure

Divide the article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, and may have a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

In the introduction, state the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Provide sufficient detail about the methods used. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference, only relevant modifications should be described. Results should be clear and concise. The results and conclusions should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.

The title should be concise and informative. Names of the authors should be indicated clearly, and accompanied by the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author. It should be indicated who will handle correspondence.

The abstract should be concise and briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Authors should provide 4 to 6 keywords.

Acknowledgements will be presented in a separate section at the end of the article, before the references.

The international system of units (SI) should preferably be used.

Present simple formulae / equations in text where possible. Variables should be presented in italics. Equations that have to be displayed separate from the text should be numbered consecutively, at the right side, in parentheses. Subscripts and superscripts should be clear. Greek letters and other symbols should be explained.

Images and other graphics should be sent in one of the following formats:
EPS, TIFF or JPG (minimum 300 dpi). If the graphic or artwork is created in DOC, XLS or PPT, please send the original file. File extensions such as GIF, BMP, PICT should be avoided due to low resolution. The caption (title) of the figures should be supplied separately from the figure.

Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. The data presented in tables should not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication. If Web references are used the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, source publication, etc.), should also be given. If there are more than two authors, the reference should include the first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication. Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. References should be arranged first alphabetically and then sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication (Rusu, 1992a, 1992b, 2000).

 

Examples of references:

Reference to a journal publication:

Hayes, M.J., Svoboda, M.D., Wilhite, D.A., Vanyarkho, O., 1999. Monitoring the drought 1996 using the standardized precipitation Index. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society 80 (3), 429–438.

Reference to a book:

Webster, R. and Oliver, M.A., 2001. Geostatistics for Environmental Scientists. Statistics in Practice. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 265 pp.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Van Mourik, J.M., 2001. Pollen and spores, preservation in ecological settings. In: Briggs, E.G., Crowther, P.R. (Eds.), Palaeobiology II. Blackwell Science, pp. 315–318.

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

 

Articles, including tables and graphics, are to be submitted in English.
Color figures are admitted for publishing only if they aren’t suggestive in black and white format.
Page setup: top: 4.8 cm; bottom: 4.8 cm; left: 4 cm; right: 4 cm; gutter: 0 cm; header: 5.8 cm; footer: 4.8 cm; paper size: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm).
Line spacing: single (1 row); character spacing – spacing: normal.
Font: Times New Roman; font size: 11.
First page: 3 blank rows between header and title.
Papers title: capital, font size: 12, bold, centered, a blank row.
Authors’ name and surname marked with 1, 2, 3: small letters, font size 11, bold, centered.
1, 2, 3, affiliation and e-mail for each author: small letters, font size: 10, italic, centered; 2 blank rows.

The corresponding author will be indicated by an asterisk.
Abstract: font 10, lowercase; normal, 2000 characters maximum, followed by two blank rows. Abstracts should be submitted also in English.
Key-words: maximum 6, in English; followed by a blank row.

Text of the paper: lowercase, font 11; line spacing: single (1 row); subtitles (numbered 1.,2.,…), with capital letters, font 11, bold. Before and after the subtitle will be left a blank row; Subsections, (numbered 1.1., 1.2.,…), lowercase, font 11, italic; after the text, a blank row.
References: lowercase, font 11, bold; a blank row; the succession of the works in authors’ alphabetical order (and chronological for authors with more than one paper, first the single author ones). Font 10; justified; line spacing: single; character spacing: normal. The authors’ name will be staggered with a centimeter from the rest of the text.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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