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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 send to 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.
  • The submission is in accordance with the updated "Author Guidelines".
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Author(s) agree with the copyright policy of the Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment.

Author Guidelines


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 (preferred), or by e-mail, to the Editor-in-Chief ( or 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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.



We strongly 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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In the text, give the author's name followed by the year, using parentheses: Levkov (2009) or (Levkov 2009) depending on the context. 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. When more then one reference source is cited in the text, sort them by the date of publication (Round et al. 1990; Levkov & Williams 2006).

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:


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.

Figures and Tables:

The figures and tables should be intercalated between sections of written text. Tables should be 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. Tables should have their titles and explanations above the first row, starting with Table 1. Figures should have their names and explanation under the image, starting with Figure 1. 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 and graphs should also be attached as separate files, in TIFF or JPG file format, with resolution of 300 dpi, with minimum width of 80 mm, or as an original Microsoft Excel/LibreOffice Calc file. As of volume 25 (2023), submissions not adhering to this rule will be automatically rejected. Individual photographs forming plate should be of equal contrast to facilitate printing. Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar on the illustration. In case Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View are used, they should be properly attributed (

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.


Numbers up to and including ten should be spelled out in full. Numbers after and including 11 should be written using numerals. If a sentence begins with a number, that number should be spelled out, even if it is above 11. For large numbers, use combination of numbers and spelling (e.g., 100 milions). For fractions in text, use hypenation (e.g, two-thirds). In tables, only numerals shpuld be used.

Use . (period) as a decimal separator and , (comma) as thousands separator. Avoid use of empty spaces. Therefore: 1,240.50 (one thousand two hundreds and fourty point fifty). Use 3-digit grouping (123,456,789.00).


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


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