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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Fees:

There are no fees for publishing in the Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment.

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. Please check the Ethical Statement for more details.

Authors should submit the electronic copy of their manuscript either using the "Submissions" tab on this web page (preffered), or by e-mail, to the Editor-in-Chief (zlevkovATpmf.ukim.mk or journalATmes.org.mk). 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 asked to quote this number on all subsequent correspondence.

Organisation:

The text (including the title page, abstract, keywords and the tables) should be provided in one file. The manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Office Word or Libre Office Writer. Graphics, i.e. figures, schemes, etc. should be submitted as separate files. 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. The document should be with wide margins (3 cm for all four margins). Turn the hyphenation option off. Please use Sentence case for all elements of the text. The title should be short, informative and contain the main message of the article. Scientific name of the group (where appropriate) might 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. Articles should have an Abstract that not exceed 300 words. It should contain the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. Three to ten key words should be supplied for the purposes of indexing. Macedonian authors should submit abstract and keywords both in English and Macedonian language. For foreign authors, the Editorial Board will provide translation of the title, the abstract and the 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 neither findings nor conclusions.

Materials and methods

This should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by other researchers. 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.

Acknowledgements

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.


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, 2006b). Within parentheses, groups of references should be listed in chronological order.

In the list of References:

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

Journals:

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.

Symposia:

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.

Books:

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.

We recommend that reference manager is used. For the open-source reference manager Zotero, there is a predefined citation style for MJEE:
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Figures and Tables:

The figures and tables should 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 24 cm, including the written caption. Refer to figures and tables (in text and captions) as Figure 1, Tables 2 and 3 or Figures 2-4. Figures and Tables should be cited in consecutive order in the text. Do not embed figures in the word document - they must be supplied in separate files.

The figures should be submitted in TIFF file format, with resolurion of 300 dpi TIFF. 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 files with better quality after acceptance, but please note that low-quality images might slow the reviewing process (i.e., the reviewers might ask for clear, good quality images). Individual photographs forming plate should be of equal contrast to facilitate printing. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration.

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

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