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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be sent in Word 2003 (or later) format as email attachments to Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

The editorial board prefers manuscripts of between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Authors should follow the Journal’s style sheet. Authors will receive information for submitting the final copy of their manuscript by electronic means on final acceptance of their paper.

The first page of the paper should contain the article title, the names and affiliations of all authors, authors’ notes or acknowledgments, and the names and complete mailing addresses of all authors. Please note the author to whom all correspondence, including proofs, should be sent. The second page should contain an abstract of no more than 200 words and five to seven keywords (in alphabetical order) to facilitate electronic access. The title of the paper will be repeated on page 2.

The following sections should be prepared as indicated:

Tables. Each table should be fully titled, typed on a separate page, and placed at the end of the paper. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Footnotes to tables should be identified with superscript lowercase letters and placed at the bottom of the table. All tables should be referred to in the text. Tables should be typed single-spaced.

Figures. Copies of figures should be sent on the first submission of a manuscript; original camera-ready and electronic figures will be requested when a manuscript is accepted for publication. Electronic copies of figures can be submitted in one of the following formats: Microsoft PowerPoint or Word, Tagged Image File Format (.TIF), Encapsulated Postscript File (.EPS), Joint Photographic Experts Group (.PNG), or Portable Network Graphic Format (.PNG). Each figure should appear on a separate page at the end of the paper, and all titles should appear on a single, separate page.

Endnotes. Notes should appear on a separate page before the references section. Notes should be numbered consecutively and each endnote should be referred to in text with a corresponding superscript number.

References. References should be arranged in alphabetical order. In the text, they should be referred to by name and year; if the reference has more than two authors, the text citation should use the name of the first author followed by “, et al.” Papers by the same author(s) published in the same year should be distinguished by the use of lowercase letters following the date. References should contain the following in the order shown: names of all contributing authors (last name followed by first initial), date of publication, title of article, names of editors (edited books only), title of journal or book, volume and issue numbers (journals only), location and name of publishing company (books only), and inclusive pages (journals and articles in edited books only). Some basic examples follow:

Journal: Appleyard D (1970) Styles and methods of structuring a city. Environment and Behavior 2(3): 100-107.

Book: Lynch K (1960) The image of the city. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Article in an Edited Book: Redei A, Kelemen P (1969) The presence of platelets. In A Bertelli and JC Houck (Eds.), Inflammation biochemistry. Chicago: Locke, pp. 161-165.


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, LATEX 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 should sign copyright transfer agreement when they have aproved the final proofs sent by INVOTEC prior the publication.


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