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Author Guidelines


Authors must register first. If you don't have an account yet, please send an email at and an account will be created for you. You will be able to modify and to update your profile in any moment, except the username.

Authors must insure that submitted papers have not been published before and there are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. There are excepted previous publications in the form of abstracts or parts of PhD thesis.

Paper submission has been approved by all authors.

The authors are fully responsible for paper content.

The authors secured the right to reproduce any previously published material (ideas, data, figures, tables and/or text).

Plagiarism implies that involved paper will be automatically rejected. If the plagiarism refers to a published paper, this will be removed from the online library, except the title and the authors with their affiliation. Instead of the article, a document proving the plagiarism will be uploaded and archived. In both cases, comments and replies will be published in the forthcoming issue and no paper of the same author(s) will be published in the next five years.

Copyright of papers is retained by the author(s). However, accepted papers cannot be submitted to other peer-review journals, but data and materials can be reused under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

All these elements must be stated in a covering letter sent to editor (attached as a Supplementary file in the Submission system). 

Papers should be clear and concise with correct English or French spelling and sentence structure.

References should be adequately cited and listed, linking correctly submitted papers with the primary works. Excess of self-citations should be avoided or should be appropriately justified in the paper.

Manuscript that do not meet the technical standards will be automatically rejected.


Manuscript structure:

-      Paper title: concise, but expressive (no more than 120 characters)

-      Author(s) first name and last name (Capital letter), institutional addresses and correspondence emails for all authors will be inserted only in METADATA.

-      Abstract: according to manuscript type. Abstract should be intelligible to any reader without reference to the paper text. It should provide a short introduction in topic and the key points of the article. References, abbreviations, acronyms or equations should be avoided. If the article is in French, the abstract will be provided both in French and in English.

-      Key words: 3-8 words or expressions carefully chosen because their use in the reviewing and indexing processes;

-      Paper text – according to manuscript type;

-      Acknowledgements. Whenever possible, supporting organizations or persons, as well as the funding sources of research must be mentioned.

-      References – according to manuscript type. Author(s) should cite only those publications that have influenced the submitted paper and that will guide the reader to the primary sources and earlier approaches, determinant for the present research. All references must be provided only in English, indicating in brackets the original language of the cited work.

-      References which have the DOI assigned should have it inserted after the reference. Example:

Ghosh, M.K., M.L. Harter., A viral mechanism for remodeling chromatin structure in G0 cells, Mol. Cell, 12, 255-260,, 2003;

See more at: For checking the DOI please use

-      Footnotes should be avoided, unless they are absolutely necessary.

The manuscript must be clearly organized in distinct section, consecutively numbered. Each section can be divided in several subsection, but with no more than three levels (I. I.1. I.1.1.).

Usually, an applied research article has the following structure:  I. Introduction, II. Material and methods, III. Research area/case study. IV. Results and discussion, V. Conclusion. This structure is flexible: other sections can be added if it is necessary while other section can be presented separately (one section for results, another section for discussion for example).

The introduction in the topic should provide an adequate scientific background, with an up-to-date state of art in the field and the objective of the study.

The research area section should present clearly the case study, providing sufficient details so that readers could understand the selection reason, the feasibility of the method or the relevance of the results.

The material and method section should specify the material been and data that have been used and should describe clearly the methodological framework. Already published and accepted methods should not be described, but only cited.

Results and discussion section should be concise, presenting the results and their relevance and significance.

Conclusions should be short. Do not repeat the results in this section.

The manuscript structure can be adapted according to the article type and theme (in the case of theoretical approaches, for example), but it must remain logic and coherent.

 Editing information:

Page layout: Paper size: JIS B5; Margins: left: 1.1 cm; right 1.3 cm; top: 2.1 cm; bottom 1.3 cm; left gutter: 0.6 cm; Header: 0.7 cm. Footer: 0.7 cm

Font: Times New Roman; Size: 10 for abstract, keywords and references, 11 for paper text; Style: bold capital letters for titles, normal small letters for the rest; Spacing – single row;

Manuscript organization:

Title page:

Five blank rows before title

Paper title: Capital letters, TNR 11 bold, centered.

Blank row

Abstract: TNR 10, lowercase. Abstract will be indented to the left with 0.6 cm.

Blank row

Key words: TNR 10, lowercase. Key words will be indented to the left with 0.6 cm.

Blank row:

Paper text: TNR 11, normal, single spacing. Heading of all sections (TNR 11 bold) will be numbered (1, 2, 1.1, 1.2.) and preceded by a blank row.

Blank row

Acknowledgement: TNR 10 normal, lowercase.

Blank row

References: TNR 10.

Break space option must be avoided in text!


All references will be appropriately cited and listed in the alphabetical order of (first) author, with last name followed by initials. If there is more than one work by the same first author his/her papers are listed in the order: (1) single author papers (first author), followed by (2) co-author papers (first author and second author), and finally (3) team papers (first author et al.). If there is more than one paper in the same year per authors a letter (a, b, c) is added to the year both in the short citation in the text as well as in the reference list.

References must include:

-          For journal article: author(s), article title, journal title abbreviation or its full title, volume, page numbers, year. For journal title, use standard abbreviations or, if this doesn’t exist, write the entire title. Standard ISI Journal Title Abbreviations Index can be found on or at database.

-          For journal article with DOI number: author(s), article title, journal title abbreviation or its full title, volume, page numbers or article number, DOI number, year;

-          For book: author(s) or editor(s), book title, edition, series title and volume (if any!), publisher, location, total pages (…pp.), year;

-          For book chapter: author(s), article or chapter title, book title, edition, publisher, location, page numbers of article in book, year;

-          For presented paper: author(s), paper title, name of meeting or conference, location and date of meeting or conference, abstract number, year;

-          For presented paper published in conference proceedings: author(s), paper title, proceedings title, name, location and date of meeting or conference, abstract number or page numbers, year;

-          For report, maps, thesis: author(s), title, report designator, issuing institution, location, total pages, year;

-          For web pages: title, URL, access date.

Useful additional information can be found on:

Figures should be labeled in consecutive Arabic numerals (Fig. 1) and inserted (not copy-pasted) after their citation in text. Each figure should have a good resolution for printed version, according the internal complexity and chromatics (at least 150-300 dpi). Each figure should have a concise and descriptive legend in the same language as the manuscript.

Text in figures must have an adequate size to be understandable in printed journal (Portrait format: width - 12.7 cm; height – 16.5 cm. Landscape format: width – 16.5 cm; height – 12.7 cm). All figures must be also separately submitted in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif format (e.g. Fig_1.jpg, Fig_2.jpg etc.)

Do not place the titles inside the figure! Do not edit pictures in Microsoft Office!

Tables should be inserted after their citation in text and numbered with Arabic numbers. Text size can be adapted, smaller than 11 TNR, but still noticeable for printed version. Only horizontal line should appear above and below table and to separate the head and the main body of the table. Vertical lines should be avoided.

Equations should be numbered with Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right side. In Word Office, the equation editor should be used.

Abbreviations and acronyms: Equations – Eq.; Figure – Fig.; Table – Tab.; Exempli gratia – e.g.; et al.; cf. etc.  If abbreviations and acronyms appear throughout the paper, they should be defined at their first occurrence, except the metric units and SI measures.

File size should not exceed 25 MB, unless it is impossible otherwise.

For an easier manuscript preparation, you can use the template: Model


Register using the own username and password.

Verify that your manuscript was prepared according to the Author guidelines.

Write the Covering letter to the editors. This letter is not standardized, but it must contain at least two issues as specified below.

  1. Author(s) must clearly specify that the paper contains original work that was not published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and that author(s) secured the rights of intellectual property for ideas, data, figures, tables and/or text.
  2. Author(s) must suggest at least three potential reviewers from at least two different countries. Please note that the editor is not obliged to consider these suggestions. 

Fallow the five steps of the submission process.

Please complete carefully all required fields in the submission system. Use capital letters for the entire title and for the last name of all authors. Capitalize only the first letter of authors' first name. Insert abstract and references. Pay attention to metadata and fallow the five steps of submission process. 



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 .
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Copyright of papers is retained by the author(s). Accepted papers cannot be submitted to other peer-review journals, but data and materials can be reused under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.


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