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Instructions for the authors

The papers that are to be published must bring scientific contributions to the magazine. The papers also have to contain the results of some of your work. In extenso some synthesis can be published. It is strongly recommended that the paper should have an even number of pages, but no longer than 4 to 14 pages. In some cases, papers with more than 14 pages will be accepted by the editorial board if they contain the report of a wider research activity which can not appear separated in two papers. An author (or team of authors) can only publish a single article in one magazine number.

As we have said before, the articles must contain scientific contributions and they must contain new information based on references of real results published in the last five years (some ISI magazines or other internationals magazines, the volumes of the international conferences, etc) and with the specification of the reference. The specification of your own contribution must be reported to the previous critique and to the obtained elements.

For every single submitted article, the authors must write the copyright letter. The authors are entirely responsible for the content of their article. You cannot publish your presentation in proceedings (poster, paper or electronic) that are copyrighted. The authors declare under their responsibility over the contents of the article, presented to the Editorial Board, that has not been published in anywhere in the world. Material, including text, graphics and tables, from other publications (articles, conference proceedings, poster and books) may not be used, including self-plagiarism.

The papers that do not respect the publishing conditions and which are not integrated in the topics of this journal will be rejected by the Committee of the Editorial Board. In order to obtain the access for publication, each article must obtain the consent of two of the magazine’s scientific reviewers. The post-publication evaluation of the articles it is made by citing them in other publications included in ISI Web of Knowledge. In this way we can increase the importance of the magazine and the prestige of your research. Citing previously published articles, in other ISI journals, are conditions for publishing the second article of same authors.

The contribution should be written in English. The authors are requested to submit the original and a copy of carefully checked typescript, with duplicates of all illustrations. An electronic copy sent by e-mail (preferably) or on CD support by mail, containing the full version of the document, is also requested. The agreement letter must be printed, scanned and sent by e-mail to the Editorial Board address.

The required format of the page is A4 with the following margins: top 2.0 cm, bottom 3.0 cm, left and right 2.0 cm, header 0.1 cm, footer 1.7 cm with single spaced text written using the Times New roman 11 pt. font, in Microsoft® Word format.

The required indent is 1.0 cm from the left edge.

Before the title there must be four empty rows, 14 points high each. The title must be centered and written in capital letters, font Times New Roman, 14 points bold. After the title there must be two empty rows, 14 points high each.

The authors’ names (George SMITH) must be written centered, with capital letters, Times New Roman 14 points bold. Bellow the authors’ name; there must appear the name of the working institution and the author’s address and e-mail, Times New Roman, 10 points italic. Following this, two empty rows, 12 points high each, is required.

The abstract must contain minimum 100 words, or minimum 3000 letters, with single line spacing, Times New Roman 10 points. The abstract must be written in English. The abstract text will be preceded by the word “Abstract:” bolded. After the abstract, two empty rows, 10 points high each, are required. The abstract must contain concrete results of research and conclusions. The abstract must be a fully self-contained description of the paper. The reader shouldn’t be tempted to browse through the article looking for an explanation of what is meant by some vague statement. It should sum up the paper in a way that makes sense all by itself.

The list of keywords must contain between 5 and 10 words and must be written in Times New Roman 10 points. It must be aligned using the Justify option and must have a left and right indent of 1cm. After the keywords list, 2 empty rows, 11 points high each, should appear.

The main text should be written on two columns with a distance of 0.5cm between them.

The titles inside the article must be written with capital letters, Times New Roman, 11 points, beginning with a 1cm indent and they must be numbered with Arabian numbers. After the title there must be an empty row, 11 points high. Before the chapters 2, 3 and the subchapters there must be also an empty row.

The subtitles must be written in Times New Roman 11 points bold and they must be numbered with two numbers, for example 2.5. After the subtitle, an empty row, 11 points high, must appear.

If sub-subtitles are necessary, they must be written in the same format as the subtitles, in Times New Roman, but this time italic. The sub-subtitles must be numbered with 3 numbers, for example 2.5.3., and there should be no empty row after it.

The proper text contains the paragraphs one under the other, each starting with a 1cm indent, aligned with the Justify option, with single line spacing, Times New Roman, 11 points. Between an ending paragraph and a next title, an empty row, 11 points high should be provided.

The mathematics relations must appear centered on the page, Times New Roman 11 points and they must be numbered with Arabian numbers (3). Before and after the formula there must be an empty row, 8 points high.

The figures must appear surrounded by text on the page containing references about them. The figures must be also sent in JPEG format. The figure reference within the text must be made with the use of “Fig. number” between brackets or by simply including the word “figure” and corresponding number in the phrase structure. The figure’s explanations must be written with 10+ points Times New Roman, for example

Figure 1. The map of the polluted soils…, which have to appear under the figure.

The width of the figures must be 8cm to be included in the width of the column or 16cm, in which case they will occupy the full width of the print area of the page. All the figures must have a very good contrast:

·       The black and white figures must contain only black lines. The inner text and legend should remain TNR 10 after the figure insertion in the article. The cost for one page with black and white (including gray scale) photos or maps is 15 euro/page.

·       Gray scale figures will be accepted only if they are very clear.

·       Color figures are welcomed, but in this case, we require that the costs (50 EUR for one page) should be covered by the author. The cost required for a color page is the same regardless of the surface covered with color and therefore we suggest that the color figures should be, if possible, grouped on the same page.

The tables will be included in the text and numbered with Arabian numbers. The datum from the table must be written in Times New Roman 10 points. The width of the tables must be 8cm to be included in the width of the column or 16cm, in which case they will occupy the full width of the print area of the page. The table reference within the text must be made with the use of “Table number” between brackets or by simply including the word “table” and corresponding number in the phrase structure.

Literature citations and figure references should not appear in the abstract. The format of the citations should follow the common rules (Radu & Dumitru, 1965; Dear et al., (1986).

 

Citations of websites, research reports, unpublished thesis and materials will not be accepted. Citations of texts can not be fully retrieved from other articles. These must be commented with the authors' words in the following way.

- The effects of the heavy metals pollution of soil and plants from the affected areas in Romania were studied by Lăcătușu et al., 2001, 2008, Lăcătușu & Lăcătușu, 2008, Damian et al., 2010, Suciu et al., 2008. Donisa et al., (2000)

- Application of zeolites has been demonstrated as an effective method of Pb immobilization in soil (Ponizovsky & Tsadilas, 2003).

The citation of the papers contained by the website are accepted if they contain the name of the paper and author as well as the name of the magazine containing it or the Publishing House in the case of books

The references must appear at the end and should be written in the two columns with a 0.5 cm space between them. The word REFERENCES have to be written in Times New Roman 10 points, bold. The titles of the quoted works must appear at one row distance, Justify aligned, in Times New roman 10 points. The author’s names must be bolded, the title with italic characters and the rest of the information with normal characters. For example:

 

Banaś, J., Nieć, M. & Salamon, W., 1993. Bismuth tellurides from the Jarmuta Hill (Pieniny Mts.). Mineralogia Polonica, 24, 1-2, 33-40. DOI:       

 

On the e-copy that is to be sent to the Committee of the redaction board. In the doc folder the pages will not be numbered.


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