• "Natura summa nokis scientice dedit,
  • Scientiam non dedit."
  • Lucius Annaeus Seneca

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

1. INTRODUCTION

Studia Universitatis "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Seria Stiinte Ingineresti si Agroturism is an international medium for publication of Original Papers, Reviews, Case Studies, Short Communications, Book Reviews. Advertising is also accepted with contractual payment forms.
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 coauthors, if any, as well.
Papers, books for review, offers to review, suggestions and commercials (advertising) should be submitted to the Executive Editor. 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.

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The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript is/will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not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 author(s) are encouraged 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 protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the authors' proprietary rights. The publication of an article is conditioned by the signature of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed on this Authors' Warranty and Assignment of Copyright that is provided by the Editor.

Ethics in publishing

For information on ethics in publishing for journal publication please read the Important notice for authors.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

3. EDITORIAL PROCEDURE

For original papers, maximum 7000 words are accepted (including Abstract, Keywords, References, Figures and Tables), processed with MS editing facilities.
For review papers (critical evaluation of existing data, defined topics or emerging fields of investigation, criticalissues of public concern), maximum of 15000 words are accepted (including Abstract, Keywords, References, Figures and Tables).
Manuscripts should be written in US English and submitted electronically, in .doc format (please do not use .docx) the Managing Editor, at eemjournal at yahoo dot com. Please be sure to include your full affiliation address and e-mail address.
When submitting the manuscript, it is mandatory to include a covering letter to the editor. The covering letter must state:


The author is responsible for the accuracy of the whole paper and references. Authors will be notified promptly about the acceptance of their contribution. Only those contributions, which conform to the following instructions, can be accepted for publication. The peer review process is decisive for paper acceptance. Please do not transmit electronic data to the publisher until your manuscript has been reviewed and accepted for publication. Please follow the instructions below.

4. MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Authors must follow guide for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.

Articles should be entirely written in english. The length of an article must be of minimum 5 pages and maximum 12 pages, A4 format, on a single column. All articles should present experimental scientific work. We will not accept articles that present only statistical data or are presented as reviews.

Thematics: Articles published in the journal Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Seria Stiinte Ingineresti si Agroturism (Engineering Sciences and Agrotourism Series) should be focused on the following themes or specialities: .

Required format: Your papers should be sent by mail or post (diskette, cd, dvd) to the following addresses:

Email: fdi_silvicultura@yahoo.com.
or by regullar mail to: Mihai Larian Brad, Facultatea de Inginerie, Universitatea de Vest Vasile Goldis, Str. Cocorilor nr. 57, Arad, 310426, Romania.

Please send only doc format.

Page setup: Paper A4 format, Portrait, Top 1cm, Bottom 1cm, Right 2 cm, Left 2cm, Gutter 0cm, Mirror margins, Header 1cm, Footer 1cm. Please do not insert page numbers or any other text in Header and Footer.

Title: Century Gothic 16, All caps, bold, shadow, center, single line. Title should be only in english.

Subtitles: Main subtitles (such as Introduction, aterials and methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References) should be Arial 10, All Caps, bold, left, single line. Sub-subtitles should be Arial 10, Sentence case, bold, left, single line.

Authors: Arial 10, Title case, bold, center, single line. Full name is required with your given name followed by your surname (i.e. John Hopkins). Authors names should be separated by commas (i.e. John Hopkins, Jane Harper). For each author, there has to be an indication of their affiliation; for this please use superscript numbers (i.e. John Hopkins1 ). One of the authors will be marked with an asterisk for correspondence (i.e. John Hopkins*).

Affiliation: Arial 10, Sentence case, normal, center, single line (i.e. 1Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, "Vasile Goldis" Western University, Arad).

Correspondence: The affiliation should be followed by a correspondence information, using Times New Roman 10, Sentence case, normal, single line, such as: *Correspondence: Doe John, "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Forestry, no. 1 Constitution St., 310426, Arad, Romania, Tel. +40-(257)-222222, Fax. +40-(257)-222222, email: johndoe@example.com

Abstract: Arial 10, Sentence case, normal, justify, single line. The abstract should be in english presenting the most important results and conclusions in at least 5 lines but maximum 10 lines.

Keywords: Arial 10, lowercase, normal, justify, single line. Keywords should be in english, three to five key words should be supplied after the Abstract for indexing purposes, ordered alphabetically, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

The text of the paper should be divided into Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References (for the Environmental Management papers and similars, the Experimental part can be replaced by Case-studies presentation).

The text layout must be on a single column.

Text format: All text should be submited in english. Times New Roman 10, Sentence Case, normal, justify, single line, Paragraph First line 0,5cm. Your article should be organized on Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References. We accept also articles that are not structured this way, but there should be at least an Introduction, some main subtitles structured on ideas expressed and of course Conclusions and References. Please do not number your conclusions and References. Names writen in latin should be with Italic letters.

Formulae, symbols and abbreviations Formulae will be typeset in Italics (preferable with the Equation Editor) 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:

                                            a3 = 3M / 4N                                                                                                                                     (1)
 
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.
SI units must be used throughout.
Footnotes should be avoided.

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Experimental: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions: The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section.

References: Times New Roman 10, Sentence case, normal, single line, Paragraph Hanging 1cm.
The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published. References should be cited in the text in brackets (Harvard style) as in the following example: (Chisti, 1989), (Gavrilescu and Roman, 1996), (Moo-Young et al., 1999).
References should be alphabetically listed at the end of paper, with complete details, as follows:
Books: Names and initials of authors; year, article title; editors; title of the book (italic); edition; volume number; publisher; place; page number:
Mauch K., Vaseghi S., Reuss M., (2000), Quantitative Analysis of Metabolic and Signaling Pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, In: Bioreaction Engineering, Schugerl K., Bellgardt K.H. (Eds.), Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 435-477.
Faber K., (2000), Biotransformations in Organic Chemistry - A Textbook, vol.VIII, 4th Edition, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York.
Handbook, (1951), Handbook of Chemical Engineer, vol. II, (in Romanian), Technical Press, Bucharest, Romania.

Symposia volumes: Names and initials of authors; year; article title; full title; symposium abbreviated; volume number; place; date; page number:
Clark T. A., Steward D., (1991), Wood and Environment, Proc. 6th Int. Symp. on Wood and Pulping Chemistry, Melbourne, vol. 1, 493.

Journal papers: : Names and initials of authors; year (between brackets); full title of the paper; full name of the journal (italic); volume number (bold); first and last page numbers:
Tanabe S., Iwata H., Tatsukawa R., (1994), Global contamination by persistent organochlorines and their ecotoxicological impact on marine mammals, Science of the Total Environment, 154, 163-177.

Patents: Names and initials of authors; year; patent title; country; patent number:
Grant P., (1989), Device for Elementary Analyses. USA Patent, No. 123456.

Dissertations: Names and initials of authors; year; title; specification (Ph. D. Diss.); institution; place:
Aelenei N., (1982), Thermodynamic study of polymer solutions, PhD Thesis, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Petru Poni, Iasi, Romania.
Star K., (2008), Environmental risk assessment generated by natural hazards, MSc Thesis, Institute of Hazard Research, Town, Country.

Legal regulations and laws, organizations: Abbreviated name; year (between round brackets); full name of the referred text; document type; author; URL address:
ESC, (2007), Improving access to modern energy services for all fundamental challenge, Economic and Social Council, ENV/DEV/927, On line at: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/envdev927.doc.htm
EPA, (2007), Biomass Conversion: Emerging Technologies, Feedstocks, and Products, Sustainability Program, Office of Research and Development EPA/600/R-07/144, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., On line at: http://www.epa.gov/Sustainability/pdfs/Biomass%20Conversion.pdf
EC Directive, (2000), Directive 2000/76/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2000, on the incineration of waste, Annex V, Official Journal of the European Communities, L 332/91, 28.12.2000, Brussels.
GD, (2004), Governmental Decision no. 1076/2004 surnamed SEA Governmental Decision, regarding the procedure for strategic environmental impact assessment for plans or programs, published in Romanian Official Monitor, part I, no. 707 from 5th of August, 2004.

Web references: The full URL should be given in text as a citation, if no other data are known. If the authors, year, title of the documents are known and the reference is taken from a website, the URL address has to be mentioned after these data.
Burja C., Burja V., (2008), Adapting the Romanian rural economy to the European agricultural policy from the perspective of sustainable development, MPRA, Munich Personal RePEc Archive, On line at: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/7989/1/MPRA_paper_7989.pdf

Web references must not be listed separately, after the reference list.

All references must be provided in English with a specification of original language in round brackets.

Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Do not cite references in the abstract. Unpublished results, personal communications as well as URL addresses are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Papers which have been accepted for publication should be included in the list of references with the name of the journal and the specification "in press".

Reference style: Text All citations in the text may be made directly (or parenthetically) and should refer to:

  • single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication: "as previously demonstrated (Smith, 2007)"; "as Smith (2007) demonstrated"
  • two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication: (Arnold and Sebastian, 2008; Smith and Hansel, 2006; Stern and Lars, 2009)
  • three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication: "As has recently been shown (Werner et al., 2005)...", "Kramer et al. (2000) have recently shown..."

Citations of groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.
Examples: "as demonstrated (Aden, 1996a, 1996b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1995)".

Figures: Number Figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. 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. Ensure that each illustration has a caption, placed below the Figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the Figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Multiple Figures can be expressed as one Figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c etc...), while retaining the maximum limit of 6.

ALL Figures must be submitted in either .jpg or .tiff format with a very good resolution (but do not submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content).

Figures and Tables must be embedded in the text.

We reserve the right to modify your image's size for esthetic purposes only. The text indicating what the images represent should be Arial 9, Sentence Case, normal, left, single line (i.e. Fig. 1 Mitochondria in electron microscopy).

Tables: Arial 9, Sentence case, normal, single line. Draw the tables in grid format using a basic, solid line style without shadows. Ensure that the data presented in Tables do not duplicate results described in Figures or elsewhere in the article

Proofs: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author (mainly by e-mail) and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other changes may be charged to the author.

Article in electronic format: Authors are asked to submit their final and accepted manuscript as an attachment as .doc or .rtf document to the e-mail. Although the text will be organized by us on 2 columns we would appreciate you to write your paper on a single column.

5. PUBLICATIONS

Our journal is published twice a year, in May and November.

6. THE REVIEW PROCESS

Articles are reviewed by two reviewers, that will fill a standard review form for each article. Their sugestions will be sent to the corresponding author, for further modifications. Reviewers are not familiar with the names of the authors, as well as the authors are not familiar with the name of their reviewers (double blind review system). The review process takes maximum 60 days, atferwards the author will be announced one of the following results: accepted article, rejected article or accepted article but with some modifications.

7. ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES

Articles published in the Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis Seria Stiinte Ingineresti si Agroturism are subject to an article processing charges of 25 EURO per article.

We are looking forward to publish your work.