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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 language of the paper is English.
  • The paper should me submitted as a single Microsoft Word document (manuscripts in PDF are not accepted)
  • Graphics (i.e. figures, schemes, etc.) should also be submitted in a separate file. The file name should be descriptive for the graphic. Chemical Structures and schemes may be supplied in ChemWindow format and other graphics in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint format. Chemical structures should be produced with the use of a drawing program such as ChemDraw or ChemWindows.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The paper adheres to the page limit specific to the paper type (see Author Guidelines).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

Please prepare your page by starting with the journal template and following these rules:

  • Paper size is B5 (JIS 18.2x25.7cm) with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins on all sides
  • Main text is written with Times New Roman font, size 12, with paragraph spacing set to 1 line.
  • Use Symbol Font for Greek letters and mathematical symbols.
  • All tables and figures, with their legends, must be inserted within the text following their citation.
  • Tables, each bearing a brief title, should be numbered in Arabic numerals and placed in order of their mention in the text.
  • Figures (preferably colored) must be numbered in Arabic numerals. Figures must fit the format of the journal and should not exceed 12/18 cm.

Types of papers

The types of papers that can be submitted for consideration by the International Editorial Board are:

  • ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PAPERS:
    Should report only original results. They are limited to 20 printed pages (80,000 characters). The publication of larger articles is subjected to the Editor’s agreement.
  • REVIEW ARTICLES:
    They should be invited by the Editor. They should be concise / up to 25 printed pages (100,000 characters), critical and creative. They should seek to stimulate topical debate and new research initiatives. Prospective authors are asked to send an extended abstract (two pages maximum) of their paper to the Editor by e-mail. The abstract should outline why the review is topical, its main points and objectives, and how it will stimulate debate and research. When the proposal has been accepted by the Reviews Editor, he will invite the author to submit a manuscript within an agreed time limit and following the general guidelines for submission of standard papers.
  • SHORT COMMUNICATIONS:
    Short communications, which do not occupy more than four printed pages (16,000 characters) are short papers that present original and significant material for rapid dissemination and addressing new ideas, controversial opinions, “negative” results and much more.
  • CONFERENCE PAPERS:
    Conference papers should report only original results which were presented on the conferences and symposia. They should be submitted as like as original research papers.
  • MISCELLANEOUS:
    Anniversaries, evocations, personalities, varia, in memoriam, editorial signal, reviews. They are limited to 10 printed pages (40,000 characters). The publication of larger articles is subjected to the Editor’s agreement.

 Paper structure

  • TITLE: font 14, uppercase, bold, centered
  • AUTHORS: font 12, uppercase, centered
  • AFFILIATION: font 12, italic, centered
  • ABSTRACT: approx. 200 words, font 10, justified
  • KEY WORDS: font 10, justified, maximum 5 key-words
  • AIMS - brief and clear remarks outlining the specific purpose of the work (size 12, justified)
  • BACKGROUND - short summary of the background material including numbered references (size 12, justified)
  • EXPERIMENTAL - sufficiently detailed (but concise) to guarantee reproducibility (size 12,justified)
  • RESULTS AND DISCUSSION - indicate the logic used for the interpretation of data, without lengthy speculations (size 12,justified)
  • CONCLUSIONS - short summary of the main achievements of the research (size 12, justified)
  • REFERENCES - cited publications listed in alphabetical order. Names of all authors of cited publications should be given. Use of ‘et al.’ if the list of references is too long. Only the initials of first and middle names should be given.
    Example:
    Anton E., Nicolaev S., Maximov V., Radu G., Radu E., Papadopol N.C., Staicu I. (2006), Recherches concernant l’influence de l’effort de pêche avec des filets maillants et filets maillants pour esturgeons sur les populations de dauphins du secteur roumain de la mer Noire. Cercetari marine. Recherches marines. INCDM. ISSN:0250-3069, 36: 457-468;
    Anton E., Radu G., Radu E., Adam A., Adam A. (2012), Research on the selectivity of the pelagic trawls used in the Romanian costal fishery with trawls tonnage vessels. J Environ Prot Ecol, 13 (3A): 1792-1798.

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