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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • All papers submitted for publication are peer-reviewed by two members of the Scientific Board.

Author Guidelines

The paper should be divided into:

  • Introduction
  • Body of the paper (possibly subdivided)
  • Conclusion

Structure of the paper

  • Title
  • Name and affiliation
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main text
  1.  Introduction
  2.  Methods
  3.  Results
  4.  Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (optional)
  • References
  • Supporting materials

 

Style sheet

Length: 5 -10pages / 2000 – 4000 words, including abstract and references

Font: Times New Roman

Line spacing: 1.5

Paper format: A4

Margins: 2 cm left/right, 4 cm top/bottom

Alignment: justified

Paragraphs: indent all paragraph beginnings 1.25 cm

Title: 14 pt, bold capitals, centred

Name(s) of author(s), scientific title and academic affiliation: 12pt, bold, 2 lines below the title

Abstract: 50 - 100 words, in English: 12pt, italics, 2 lines below the author’s name

Keywords (in English): 4-8  keywords in alphabetical order, 1 lines below the abstract

Body of the paper: 12pt, 1 line below the keywords