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Author Guidelines

Preparation of the manuscript

The manuscript should include: Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Main text of the article with Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion (optional), Acknowledgments (optional), References, Figures or other Illustrations, Tables, Tables and/or Figures captions. All sections, excluding illustrations, should be prepared in Microsoft Office Word. Figure’s and Table’s captions should be verbless sentences. Please avoid long descriptions in figure captions – all necessary information should be included in legends.

  • Use double-spacing throughout the whole text.
  • Pages should be numbered consecutively.
  • Please write your text in 12-point font.

Title Page

The title page must contain the full title, running title and key words.

Very important: Due to the review system (double blind) adopted by the Editorial Office in which authors and reviewers remain anonymous, front page does not contain any information identifying the author! (i.e. name, last name, affiliation, etc.). All this information is inserted during registration of your manuscript in the Editorial Manager system.


Provide 4 to 8 key words.


A short abstract, consisting of not more than 200 words, should be submitted on a separate page. It should not include repetition of the title, literature references, tables or illustrations. An abstract of Original Research should indicate the scope of the report, the methods used, and the main results. An abstract of a Review Paper should indicate the scope and the main points of the article.


This contains a formulation of the subject, a statement on the current stage of development of the subject with leading references, and a clear definition of the article’s aim. It should not include tables or illustrations.

Materials and Methods

This section contains a description of the procedures employed and time when the study was conducted; it must be sufficiently detailed to enable other researchers to repeat them.


This section describes only the results obtained during the research presented in the article. Results and discussion may be combined or kept separate, and may be further divided by subheadings.


This section compares the author’s/authors’ results with those of other researchers and explains theoretical and logical aspects of the problem in question, deductions and conclusions. Conclusions should be included at the end of discussion or as a separate section, in accordance with the stated aim of the paper.


State source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, etc. Authors may include other appropriate acknowledgements (for example, to other scientists for their help or advice).


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