Author Guidelines

Authors will submit only completely original manuscripts. Immediate rejection of the manuscript will follow any proven sign of plagiarism.

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Language: The publication language is English. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

Length of paper: 3000 words are preferred. Papers will generally not exceed 6500 words (without references) and should have no more than 50 references.

Title: Must be concise and informative. Don’t use abbreviations and formulae.

Author names and affiliations: Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of corresponding address.

Corresponding address: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication.. Ensure that telephone numbers are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the full postal address.


Paper structure

Abstract: The abstract should have up to 250 words. The abstract should state succinctly the purpose of the research, the main results and major conclusions.

Keywords: After the abstract, please provide a maximum of 5 keywords, using British spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”). Do not use abbreviations. Keywords will be used for indexing.

Abbreviations: Define abbreviations at their first mention. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

INTRODUCTION: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

METHOD: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

RESULTS: Results should be clear and concise.

CONCLUSIONS: The main conclusions of the study should be presented in a short Conclusions section.

Acknowledgements: List here those individuals who provided help during the research. Also, if the research is sponsored or supported by an organization, please indicate this. All sources of financial support that permitted obtaining the presented research results should be clearly mentioned, including the name of the research project, its duration, its coordinator, and the financing authority.

References / Citation in text: Appropriate citations and quotes are expected. Authors must ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Abstract section should not contain any citations. 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.

DOIs in References: The journal highly encourages authors to cite those items that have DOIs. When the cited items have DOIs, the authors should add DOI persistent links, as the last elements, to the regular references. The links should be active.

Figures: Previously published figure material should be cited by giving the original source in the form of a citation at the end of the figure caption. If the figures have been published before elsewhere, the authors must obtain permission from the copyright owners for both the print and the online format. If these rights are not granted, the authors should use other material.