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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.
  • Results presented in this manuscript are new and have not been published previously. This manuscript is not under consideration in any other journals.
  • I have read "Instructions for authors"
  • Attached manuscript is in .doc or .docx format. Font size is 12.
  • Abstract represents all sections of the manuscript. Key results of the work are presented in the abstract. Size is 150-250 words.
  • Ethical guidelines were not violated when preparing the manuscript. Funding source is provided in the Acknowledgement section.

Author Guidelines

Before submission of the manuscript, prepare two files:

1) main file of the manuscript in DOC, DOCX or RTF format containing all sections, figures and tables prepared according to all requirements;

2) ZIP or RAR archive (uploaded at Step 4 "Supplementary Files) containing:

  • separate files of figures (in PDF, EMF, PNG, TIFF or JPG formats) without captions prepared according to the requirements; names of files - fig1.pdf, fig2.emf, fig3.png, etc.
  • electronic or scanned cover letter signed by the corresponding author, containing brief information about the novelty of the article (max 2-4 sentences) and key (2-4) results of the work
  • file of the graphical abstract in PNG or TIFF format; name of the file - ga.png
  • any supplementary files

For submission of articles, we recommend using latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal should be written using Times New Roman or Calibri font (12 pt) at a single interval.

All manuscripts (except reviews) must include the following sections: Abstract, Keywords, 1. Introduction, 2. Experimental, 3. Results and Discussion, 4. Conclusions, 5. Acknowledgements and References.

Review articles must include Abstract, Keywords, 1. Introduction, 2. Main Part (Discussion), 3. Acknowledgements and References. Main Part should be divided to numbered sub-sections. For better readability of review articles, we recommend including at least 2 figures and 1 table. Minimum number of references to scientific articles - 30. Editorial board have stricter requirements to review articles, which should show key problems of a reviewed field and possible ways of their solutions.

Below the title of the article, give affiliations of all authors and e-mail of corresponding author.

Abstracts should contain between 150 and 250 words.

Figures should have sufficient quality. Graphs should be prepared in special software (MS Excel, Origin or other). All axes should be marked, units of measurements should be given. All words and numbers on figures should be clearly seen. Detailed manual on preparation and submission of figures.

Use square brackets [] for citations. Guidelines for preparation of list of references.

Timelines depend on the quality of the manuscript and speed of a peer review.

The average time of receiving the first review is 6 weeks after acceptance of the article prepared under all requirements.

Average time of the publication of a properly prepared article - 3 months after submission. 

Manuscripts prepared in accordance to the general recommendations for writing scientific articles have higher chances to be accepted.

Knowledge of scientific method will help better planning and description of your research.