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Author Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS
for the elaboration of the papers for
NOTULAE SCIENTIA BIOLOGICAE
Print ISSN 2067-3205; Electronic ISSN 2067-3264
(see 'Model' - Submission Preparation Checklist)

Important: Authors must provide a COVER LETTER (as a supplementary file), which will be inserted as the first page of manuscript, including:

  • details of all the authors (first name, last name, affiliations and emails) and the corresponding author must be indicate;
  • name and contact details (affiliations, emails) of at least 3-5 potential reviewers, from different universities / institutions / countries than author's.


The papers will be elaborated only in English with Word text editor (minimum 6.0 version) double spaced and the rows must be numbered in A4 format, 21 cm wide and 29.7 high.

Page setup (File/Page Setup) will be done with the margins (Margins): top 3.5 cm; bottom 2.5 cm; left 2.5 cm; right 2.5 cm. The final text form will comprise:

1. The English title of the paper, in TNR 12 Bold, center; capitalize the first letter of all words, except for articles, prepositions and conjunctions that are not the first word. Title should be clear, descriptive/relevant and concise. Do not use an abbreviation, except for common terminology.

2. The names of the authors align left, TNR 12 Bold, no capitals for first name (except initial letter) and capitals for surname (family name), leaving one row from the title. The first name, middle initial and last name of each author should appear.

3. The name of the institution and its postal address will be edited, one space row down, in TNR 12 not bolded and align left. The fax number or the e-mail of the person who wishes to receive the correspondence should also be mentioned. The affiliation should be provide in the following order: university (institution) name; faculty/department name; number and street name; city; country and email address.

4. The word Abstract will be edited in TNR 12 bold, leaving one row space from the address. The text will be edited not bolded. The summary (abstract) should be clear, descriptive, and self-explanatory, count 200-250 words and have a structured form, i.e. reflect structure of an article (background, material and methods, results, conclusion), but with no subdivisions, abbreviations, footnotes or references.

5. One row space down from the Abstract, the words Keywords should be written in TNR 12 Bold and Italic. Five to seven words (not bolded) shall be mentioned, in alphabetical order separated with comma, edited in TNR 12, and they should not repeat the title of the manuscript.

6. The paper text will be edited in TNR 12, one row down from the abstract. The text (paragraphs) will have a 1.25 cm tab and will be edited wholly in Justify alignment. The scientific contents of the paper will be elaborated so as to be structured (if possible) comprising: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussions, Conclusions, (Acknowledgment), References. All these subtitles will be align left and typed in Times New Roman 12, bolded. There will be a row space above and under each subtitle (12 Font Size). The papers will be written in an impersonal mode.

Introduction. The Introduction should explain the purpose of the work that was done and give the background needed to understand the study.

Materials and methods. In Materials and methods give enough information to indicate how the research was conducted. Well-known tests or procedures should be cited but not described in detail. Describe any controls and the statistical procedures. Methods papers should be detailed enough to permit replication of the work. For manuscripts submitted from biomedical areas methods should include information about the: study design (randomized controlled trial, case series, etc.); selection and description of participants, including the number of study subjects. Avoid the names of the commercial products, instead stated clearly the active ingredient, chemical formula or purity.

Results and discussions. The Results section contains the results of research given in detail, with tables and figures as needed. The Discussion section should not contain a repeat of the results, but should explain the meaning of the findings and places the results in the context of other studies and concepts. Please provide reviews in support and contradiction of your results. There should be at least 10-20 relevant reviews, in order to compare the results with other researchers. Please also explain how the results relate to previous findings, whether in support, contradiction, or simply as added data. The scientific denominations (genus, species etc.) will be typed in italics. The name of the cultivars will be enclosed in single quotation marks.

Conclusions. State only conclusions that are directly supported by the evidence and the implications of the findings in one-paragraph.

Acknowledgement. Quick thanks should be mention only to the fund providers or supporters.

7. If tables or figures are included, the text of the title and the explanations will be edited in TNR 12 (see details presented in Model).

8. The References should be typed after a one row space and will comprise only the quoted authors, in alphabetical and chronological order. The first author will have his surname followed by the initial(s) of their first name, and the other authors will have the same. All authors of a reference must be listed. Following the name(s) of the author(s), give the year of publication, in parentheses. Titles should be lowercase except for the first word, proper names, or certain foreign-language conventions. Translate foreign titles into English and this titles should carry a parenthetical note [e.g., (in Russian)]. Do not italicize publication titles. Give the volume number in Arabic numerals, followed by the issue number (if available) in Arabic numerals in parentheses. The pagination of the publication follows, connected to the volume number and/or issue number by a colon, and all closed up (no spaces): 96(5):645-648.
All the references in the bibliographic list must correspond to in-text references and vice versa.

9. Specific examples of citations:
BOOK
Abbot MC (1997). Introduction in Molecular Cell Biology. 4th ed. Academic Press, San Diego, 75 p.

BOOK CHAPTER
Bolder AG (1995). Apples, p. 3-37. In: Janick J, Moore JN (Eds.). Advances in fruit breeding. California Univ. Press, West Lafayette, Indiana.

PERIODICAL
Clitherow G, Duffield B, Clarck J (1991). Managing plant diseases through milk: an innovative approach. J Amer Soc Hort Sci 96:645-648.

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Hertog MGL, Hollman PCH, Katan MB (1992). Content of potentially anticarcinogenic flavonoids in different vegetables and fruits commonly consumed in the Netherlands. J Agric Food Chem 40:2379-2383.

PROCEEDINGS PAPER
Randell CJ, Morris DA, Tayler PL (2000). Advances in watermelon fertility. Proc Trop Reg Amer Soc Hort Sci 14:223-231.

REPORTS
Germany. Department of Agriculture (1999). Agricultural statistics for 1998. Germany Dept. Agr., Munchen.

THESIS OR DISSERTATION
Trueman JD (2001). Optimization of tissue culture techniques and Agrobacterium mediated transformation in wheat. Colo. State Univ., Fort Collins, PhD Diss. Abstr. 81-247.

10. For the journals cited in the reference list, use the abbreviation or the full title of the journals. If the abbreviation of a journal ("standard abbreviation" or recognized abbreviation) is not known, use the full title of that journal. Eg:
Not Sci Biol ("standard abbreviation")
Notulae Scientia Biologicae (full title of the journal)
Official abbreviations are those that are based on the "List of Serial Title Word Abbreviations", published by the ISSN International Centre.

Video presentation - OJS: Submission of articles http://pkp.sfu.ca/files/video/ojs_author_submission/ojs_author_submission.htm

Practical guide to prepare a scientific paper: http://www.scidev.net/en/practical-guides/how-do-i-write-a-scientific-paper-.html

 

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 (in addition, Author Statement completed is required).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double 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, and exemplified in our model.
  6. Author Statement printed, completed and signed with blue pen; the Author Statement must be scanned and then uploaded as a supplementary file in the submission process. Please note: Articles submitted will not be considered without Author Statement!
 

Copyright Notice

Papers published in Notulae Scientia Biologicae will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

© Articles by the authors; licensee UASVM and SHST, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The papers are an open access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (EUR)
There are no fees for publication.

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  • ISSN: 2067-3264