Instructuions to Authors
1. General Requirements
Contributions reporting original research or reviews and analyses dealing with aspects of environmental quality in natural and agricultural ecosystems will be considered from all disciplines, and from both members and nonmembers, by the editorial board. To be acceptable a manuscript must make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge or toward a better understanding of existing concepts. The study should define principles of broad applicability, be related to problems over a sizeable geographic area, or be of potential interest to a representative number of scientists.
The minimum length for the manuscript is six pages.
The manuscript should be written in English in a clear style.
2. Creating the Manuscript File
Accepted manuscripts are prepared for typesetting with a word processing file. Therefore, authors should compose the manuscript in Word.
The file should contain the following elements:
- Title page,
3. Notice for Word 2007 Users
If you have equations, they must be composed using MathType. Do not use INSERT EQUATION, which creates images (when converted) that cannot be used for typesetting.
4. Title Page
The title page should include:
- A short (<12 words) title that accurately identifies and describes the manuscript content.
- An author-paper documentation list, with author name(s), affiliation, and complete address(es).
- Author should avoid the use of non-standart abbreviations.
- The corresponding author’s email address.
Include an informative, self-explanatory abstract, containing not less than 250 words. The main sections are problem statement, results, and conclusions. It should be specific, telling why and how the study was made, what the results were, and why they were important. Use quantitative terms where possible.
The main text of the manuscript typically includes an introduction, structural elements specific to each article, and conclusions.
- Arrange the list alphabetically by the surnames of the first authors and then by the second and third authors.
- Single-authored articles should precede multiple-authored articles for which the individual is senior author.
- Two or more articles by the same author(s) are listed chronologically; two or more in the same year are indicated by a, b, c, etc.
If the manuscript has figures, spell out abbreviations on first mention in figure captions, even if they have already been defined in the text. (The reader should be able to understand the figure content without referring back to the text).
9. Consent and Permissions
Authors are responsible for obtaining all permissions for use of figures from other publishers and should supply these releases at the time the accepted manuscript is forwarded for production. Authors are also responsible for obtaining permission from individuals whose images are included in photographs.
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Revised June 2010