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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts: The manuscript should not exceed 6 pages.

Typewritten, double spaced papers must be typed on one side of standard letter size paper in English. The cover page must include the title of the manuscript, full name, title and academic degree of each author, telephone, fax, e-mail, and complete mailing address. The corresponding author must be identified to whom all the correspondences should be addressed. A maximum of 10 of the most appropriate key words must appear on the cover page.

The manuscript should follow the usual sequence of sections (Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Acknowledgements (if any); References; Appendix (if any); tables; caption for figures; figures).

References must be numbered, typed completely and referred in the text in squared brackets.

All illustrations (diagrams, graphs, etc.) should be in black and white with gradation of gray color of a high quality. Photographs, radiograms should be in raster format (preferable - TIFF, JPG, PSD). The other illustrations should be in vector format. The editorial staff may correct illustration to improve their view.

Photographs and illustrations should have appropriate legends and must be typed on separate pages. They should be pertinent, brief, but complete. Photomicrographs should have scales and magnifications should be identified in the legends. Neither the manuscript nor the photographs will be returned to the authors.


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 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.
  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

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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