INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHORS
1. General information
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well. Papers, books for review, offers to review, suggestions and commercials (advertising) should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. All papers will be published in English. Non-English speaking authors should seek the advice of a professional language expert or an English speaker to help translate the paper. For those who need assistance in language editing we recommend them to co-operate with Crimson Interactive, Enago (www.enago.com).
2. Legal requirements
The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript is/will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. The author(s) requested to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher upon acceptance of an article by the journal, using the Authors’ Warranty and Assignment of Copyright agreement. This transfer enables the Editor to reproduce, store in a retrieval system (including Internet), or transmit, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, the paper, without any other written permission of the author(s).
Whilst every effort is made by the publishers and Editorial Board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement appears in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor or advertiser concerned and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editorial Board or the policy of the publishers. Accordingly, the publishers, the Editorial Board, editors and their respective employees, officers and agents accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.
3. Publication ethics and Publication malpractice statement
Fair play: An editor/reviewer will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The reviewers must not show to or discuss about the manuscripts with others except as authorized by the editor.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Originality and plagiarism: Manuscripts are firstly evaluated in the Editorial Office (as a preliminary condition for acceptance) in terms of meeting the requirements of the journal, including the check of any attempt of plagiarism. The rejection for plagiarism may arise at any phase of the editorial/review process, even if the manuscript was accepted for publication.
The authors are solely responsible for the originality of their submission. Therefore, any manuscript should be carefully checked for such inconsistencies before submitting to EJST.
The authors are required to follow academic publishing rules, to adhere to the principles of scientific ethics and to sign the Authors’ warranty and Copyright transfer.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
4. Editorial procedure
The journal publishes Original Papers, Short Communications, Reviews and conference proceedings . Advertising is also accepted with contractual payment forms. Manuscripts, accompanied by a covering letter stating the interest to readers within the scope of the
journal, should be submitted in English, in 3 copies, and by e-mail (as attached Word files) to the Editor-in-Chief:
Dr. Iulian Rusu
European Journal of Science and Theology
OP10 CP2014, 700050, Iasi, Romania
In certain cases, manuscripts considered outside the aim of the journal or considered not to be of sufficient interest to readers will be returned to the author by the Editor-in-Chief without review. This does not necessarily reflect the quality of the manuscript, but only its suitability for publication in EJST.
The manuscript will be sent to two reviewers, a scientist and a theologian, for their opinion on its suitability for publication in EJST. The Editor-in-Chief will choose reviewers with the advice of other editors. Authors are also invited to include the full address, e-mail address and fax numbers of two suggested reviewers, for consideration by the editor. Authors will be notified promptly about the acceptance of their contribution. In case where reviewers have significantly diverging opinions, an additional review will be obtained. In their basic review process, reviewers are asked to address the following questions:
When the author is submitting a revised version of the manuscript we advise him to list the changes made in response to the referee’s remarks. The author should go through the reviewer comments and for each comment to mention whether he followed the suggestion or whether he disagrees and wish to respond to the comment.
The manuscripts and the figures will not normally be returned to authors. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the references. Only those contributions, which conform to the following instructions, can be accepted for publication.
5. Manuscript preparation
Manuscripts should be concise, in 1.5 line spacing, and should have 2 cm all over margins. The text should be typewritten on one side of the paper only. The font should be Times New Roman of size 11 points. Black ink must be used. The numbering of chapters should be in decimal form.
Title page will contain:
• A concise and informative title (Times New Roman bold, all caps of size 14 points); the maximum length of the title should be 100 letters and spaces. The full name(s) of the author(s) (Times New Roman bold 12 points) should be written below the title. The affiliation(s) and complete postal address(es) of the author(s) will be provided immediately after the full name of the authors and will be written with Times New Roman 12 points. When the paper has more than one author, their name will be followed by a mark (Arabic numeral) as superscript; for the corresponding author, an asterix will be added. The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author must to be provided in the footer of the first page.
• Abstract: each paper must be preceded by an abstract (Times New Roman 10 points) presenting the most important results and conclusions in no more than 300 words.
• Key words: three to five key words (Times New Roman 9 points) should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes.
Generally, the text of the paper (Times New Roman 11 points) should be divided into: Introduction, Experimental (if appropriate), Results, Discussion (may be combined with results), Conclusions, Acknowledgement and References. For certain articles the Experimental part can be replaced by Case-studies presentation. Depending on the specific of the article the text could be structured differently in order to be more relevant to the reader.
Formulae, symbols and abbreviations
Formulae will be typeset in Italics and should be written or marked for such in the manuscript, unless they require a different styling, The formulae should be quoted on the right side, between brackets. The more complex Chemical Formulae should be presented as Figures. Abbreviations should be defined when first mentioned in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently thereafter. International System units must be used throughout. Footnotes should be avoided.
The list of References (Times New Roman 10 points) should include only works that are cited in the text. Do not cite references in the abstract. Authors should as far as possible cite available fully published works. Unpublished results, personal communications as well as URL addresses are not recommended in the reference list. Papers that have been accepted for publication should be included in the list of references with the name of the journal and the specification ‘in press’. Journal titles must be abbreviated in accordance with international practice. References should be numbered in order of their appearance in the text, cited by numbers in square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in the following form:
- Books: G. Amdahl, Time-Sharing Computer Systems, in Computers and the world of the future, M. Greenberg (ed.), 3 rd edn., The M.I.T. Press, Massachusetts, 1966, 220.
- Symposium volumes: J.M. Cormier, I. Rusu and N. Apostolescu, Hydrogen production via methane steam reforming. Plasma reactors vs. chemical reactors, Proc. of 15 th Int. Symp. on Plasma Chemistry, International Plasma Chemistry Society, Orléans, 2001, 3295-3301.
- Journal papers: J. Jervell, Harvard Theological Review, 64 (1971) 21.
Patents: P. Grant, Device for Elementary Analyses, 1989, USA Patent, No. 123456.
- Dissertations: G. Moroi, Polyesterurethanic products with metallic ions, Doctoral Thesis, University “Al. I. Cuza”, Iaşi, 1999, 77.
Illustrations and Tables
Figures, Tables, Formulae or any other illustrations should be included within the body of the text where necessary. The same data must not be presented in both tabular and diagrammatic form. With certain exceptions implied by the specific of the article, coloured illustrations are not accepted. Illustrations will be reduced to 75% of the original upon reproduction, so authors should check that everything would be legible after reduction. All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction, which may include reduction without retouching. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as Figure(s) and should be numbered consecutively, in the order to which they are referred. Figures may be inserted as black line drawings. They should be pasted on, rather than taped, since the latter results in unclear edges upon reproduction. Legends for tables should be printed above these and for figures below them.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author (by e-mail) and should be returned within 72 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other changes may be charged to the author.
7. Page charge
There is no charge per printed page for regular papers .
Authors are provided with the PDF file of their article free of charge. Further supplies may be ordered on a reprint order form, which will be sent to the author from the Editor’s office.
9. Additional procedures for the editorial management of EJST
The members of the Editorial Advisory Board will receive a free electronic subscription to the journal. Printed copies can be delivered on request.
The evaluation/peer-review process of manuscripts submitted for Conference issues published according to journal editorial procedure and policy will be handled and evaluated as the regular manuscripts, so that only consistent papers will be published. The manuscripts must be sent at least six months before the presumed data of publication. Those manuscripts which do not fulfill the journal requirements will be rejected. This is to discourage superficiality in the development of the manuscript, from formal and scientific points of view.
When authors of already accepted papers to our journal ask for an early publication, against their position in the list of accepted papers, they will have to make an electronic subscription for the current year (850 Euro). If the authors of a newly-registered manuscript ask for a rapid evaluation of their manuscript (in maximum 6 months after its registration), a deposit of 450 Euro shall be paid in advance. If the manuscript is deemed unsuitable for publication, the authors will not be eligible for a refund. In all cases, the corresponding author will send a signed Requirement letter to the Editor-in-Chief, according to the Editorial Policy. All payment will be made in the Journal account and will be confirmed according to the legal procedures, based on delivered invoice and tracking of the fee payment.