to prepare your manuscript
your manuscript as a single document using a word processing program
and save it as a .doc, .rtf or .ps file. All of these files will then
be converted to .pdf files and sent back for a final check. All figures
and tables to appear in the printable version should be inserted at the
appropriate locations in the text.
sound, image or movie files to accompany the internet version of the
paper should be submitted as separate files.
such as Times, Times New Roman and Arial are strongly recommended. When
using Word, please insert all symbols choosing "Insert Symbol" from the
menu and use the "Symbol font" to select your symbols for insertion.
the file(s) to the one of the Editors,
please check your file for quality (completeness of text, symbols,
resolution of the figures etc.) and size. Please try printing the
complete file to paper to check that everything is displayed properly
before submission. The file size of the complete manuscript for the
printable version should not exceed 5 MB.
Do not use (or
allow your word-processor to introduce) any of the following:
hyphenation, justification, automated numbering of references or
incorporating equations as 'pictures' or 'OLE objects' in the text.
Please use the 'equation editor' provided by your word processing
ensure that the digit '1' and the letter 'l' (also the digit '0' and
the letter 'O') have been used properly. The letter X and the 'times'
sign, the apostrophe and the prime, and the hyphen and 'en' dash are
further sources of confusion. Please check these carefully.
characters (e.g., umlauts, accents, Greek characters and mathematical
symbols) should be used consistently throughout the text. Characters
that you have difficulty reproducing should not be left as blanks, but
should be replaced by another character (not used elsewhere in the
text) and a key to such substitutions should be included as a note.
file must be the final, corrected version of the article, including all
revisions. Please pay particular attention to figures and references.
accompanying files, or in the event of any doubt, please contact one of
Arrangement of Papers
The first page
should carry the full title, the running title (max. 35 characters),
authors' full names and affiliations, an abstract, and up to six
specific key words.
author should be indicated and the e-mail address provided.
should be less than 200 words and should summarize the question being
addressed and the pertinent findings; the key words should reflect
significant aspects of the investigation as a whole.
pages, the Introduction (1.) should be followed by numbered sections:
2. Materials and Methods, or 2. Experimental; 3. Results; 4.
Discussion; 5. Conclusions. When appropriate, Results and Discussion
sections may be combined. Acknowledgements should precede References
and should not be included as a footnote.
Any repetition of
information in the text and figures should be avoided.
The Title should
be a maximum of two lines (140 characters, including spaces). Titles
should not be repetitive but state in a clear and concise manner the
basis of the manuscript. The Editorial Office reserves the right to
edit titles for length and clarity.
Papers may be
returned to authors for revision. Revised manuscripts should be
submitted directly to the handling Editor.
abbreviations: authors should use the SI system of units. Abbreviations
should be explained when first used.
Tables should be
used only when the data cannot be presented clearly in the text. The
heading of the table should make its general meaning understandable
without reference to the text.
should be designed to economise on space, and ideally should be made to
fit one printed column (width 8 cm). They should be provided in the
size they are going to eventually appear in the final version. Original
figures should be of sufficiently high quality with respect to detail,
contrast, and sharpness.
Colour images are
be numbered in superscript, in the order of citation in the text. The
numbered list of references should be added at the end of the paper.
Articles may be cited as 'in press' only if a copy of the acceptance
notice is available at the time of submission. When preparing the final
copy of your manuscript for submission, please do not use an automated
N1. Surname1, N2. Surname2, Paper
Title, Abbrev. Journal Title, 2000,
N1. Surname1, N2. Surname2, Chapter
Title, in: N3. Surname3, N4.
Surname4, Eds., Book
Title, vol. 4, Publisher, Place,
N1. Surname1, N2. Surname2, Eds., Book Title,
vol. 4, Publisher, Place, 2000, 295-300.
uncorrected proofs will be put on-line once available. The authors will
be requested to return any corrections within the shortest possible
time. If the authors wish to introduce extensive changes the proofs
will be sent to the accepting Editor and be treated as a revised
version. Amendments requiring this extra procedure at the proof stage
may thus delay the appearance of the paper.
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