Instructions for authors

General information:

The language of the Journal is exclusively English (UK or US English). Manuscripts will be considered only if they have not been previously published or under the consideration for publication elsewhere, in the same or similar form. An official declaration that contribution is not published elsewhere is requested. The declaration should accompany the manuscript.

Authors should submit the electronic copy of their manuscript by e-mail. Receipt of a contribution for consideration will be acknowledged immediately by the Editorial Office. The acknowledgement will indicate the paper reference number assigned to the contribution. Authors are particularly asked to quote this number on all subsequent correspondence.


The text (including the title page, abstract, keywords, and the tables should be provided in one file. The manuscript must be prepared using MS Word 6.0 and above. Graphics, i.e. figures, schemes, etc. should be in separate file. The file name should be descriptive for the graphic. The manuscripts should be typewritten using double spacing and ca. 60 characters per line and 30 lines per page. Lines of text should be typewritten with wide margins (3cm for all four margins), the right-hand margin not aligned. Turn the hyphenation option off. Only the title, author's name and address, and running head should be typed on the first sheet. The title should be in capital letters. The title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. Scientific name of the group (where appropriate) should be provided in brackets (e.g. ecology of Carabus violaceus (Coleoptera, Carabidae)). A short running title (less than 40 characters, including spaces) should also be provided. The abstract and key words should follow, typed on a separate page. Articles must have a Abstract that not exceed 300 words should contain the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. Three to ten key words should be supplied below the abstract for the purposes of indexing. Macedonian authors should submit abstract and keywords, both in Macedonian and English. For all the others, Editorial Board will provide translation of abstract and keywords into Macedonian. Papers will usually include Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References and Figure/Table Captions.

  • Introduction
    This section should include sufficient background information to set the work in context. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions.

  • Materials and methods
    This should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. The source of material should be given in detail, where possible.

  • Results
    Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The Results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion.

  • Discussion
    This should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Only in exceptional cases should the Results and Discussion sections be combined.

  • Acknowledgments
    The source of financial grants and other funding should be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Acknowledgements to anonymous reviewers are not allowed.

  • References

    In the text, give the author's name followed by the year in parentheses: Levkov (2009). If there are two authors, use '&': Levkov & Williams (2006); same if cited within parentheses, (Levkov & Williams 2006). When reference is made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should be used: Round et al. (1990). If several references by the same author(s) and from the same year are cited, a, b, c etc. should be put after the year of publication (Levkov et al. 2006a, b). Within parentheses, groups of references should be listed in chronological order.

    In the list of References:

    In the list references should be listed in alphabetical order. Cite the names of all authors when there are seven or fewer, when more than seven cite the first three plus et al. Complete names of journals (not abbreviations) are required. References should be listed in the following form:


    Levkov, Z. & Williams, D. M. (2006). Two new species of Diatoma from Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, Macedonia. Diatom Research, 21: 281-296.

    Dittmar, C., Zech, W., Elling, W. (2003). Growth variations of Common beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) under different climatic and environmental conditions in Europe - a dendroecological study. Forest Ecology and Management, 173: 63-78.


    Denaeyer-De Smet, S., (1971). Teneurs en elements biogenes des tapis vegetaux dans les forets caducifoliees d'Europa. In: Duvigneaud, P. (ed.). Productivity of forest ecosystems. Proceedings of the Brussels symposium organized by Unesco and the International Biological Programme, 527-542. Unesco, Paris.


    Romero, A. (2009). Cave biology. Life in darkness. 291 pp. Cambridge University Press.

        Chapter of books:

    Baldrian, P. (2010). Effect of heavy metals on saprotrophic soil fungi. In: Sherameti, I., Varma, A., (eds). Soil heavy metals, 263-279. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.

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  • Figures and Tables:

    The figures and tables will be intercalated between sections of written text. Tables should be on separate sheets, complete with caption, and numbered in Arabic numerals. All tables, figures, line drawings or half-tones, should be numbered consecutively with bold Arabic numerals (i.e. not numbered separately within a numbered plate), and planned to fit a maximum size of 15 x 24cm, including the written caption. Refer to figures (in text and captions) as Fig. 1, Figs 2, 3 or Figs 2-4. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Do not embed figures in the word document - they must be supplied in separate files.

    For digital figure files format, 300 dpi TIFF in halftone images and EPS or 800 dpi TIFF in line arts or combination figures are recommended. Other common image file formats (e.g. JPEG, PNG) are also allowed on authors' responsibility. In case the provided files are too low in resolution or problematic, authors may be asked for a resupply after acceptance. Individual photographs forming plate should be of equal contrast to facilitate printing. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration.

  • Fees:

    On-line publishing in MJEE is free of charge. A charge of 200 € for the first three color figure plate(s) and 100 € for each extra color figure plate thereafter will be charged to the author if reprints in color are required.

  • Scientific names of species and associations:

    The complete scientific names (genus, species and authority), and cultivar or strain where appropriate, should be given for every organism when first mentioned. The generic name may be abbreviated to an initial in subsequent references except where intervening references to other genera would cause confusion. Common names of organisms, if used, must be accompanied by the correct scientific name on first mention. Plant associations (and subassociations) should be cited with their full name accompanied by the name of their authors and year of description.

  • Units:

    All measurements must be given in SI units as outlined in the latest edition of Units, Symbols and Abbreviations

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