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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

MANUSCRIPT ORGANIZATION

 Only research articles are accepted. in Landscape&Environment. Content should be organized into the following sections: 

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract
  3. Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Materials and Methods
  6. Results
  7. Discussion
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. References

 Titles could be different from the above listed ones, but authors should be especially careful not to mix methods or approach with results.

TITLE PAGE (P.1)

The title page contains the article title, authors' names and complete affiliations in following form:

The title should be concise, informative, and suitable for indexing. Only the first letter and proper nouns should be capitalized. Titles containing phrases set off by colons, semicolons, or dashes must be avoided. When appropriate, the geographic area of the research should appear as part of the title.

 Given name(s), Surname; Instiute (Departement); Country, ZIP code, city, postal address, e-mail address

 Names should be in Western format, with family names (surnames) last. Given names are required. The correspondence author and address, including e-mail address and telephone, should be identified.

 ABSTRACT (P.2)

 The abstract must not be longer than 200 words in a single paragraph that summarizes the main findings of the paper. Descriptions of the paper, with phrases such as "are described" or "are discussed," should be avoided; instead, present the key findings themselves. After the abstract a list of up to 10 keywords that will be useful for indexing or searching should be included.

MAIN TEXT

 The main body of the article is generally organized into an introduction, a section on methods, the results, discussion, and conclusions. Each section is demarcated by an informative heading. Do not include figures or tables within the text.

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

These should be brief and precede the references. They should identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article.

 REFERENCES CITED

 All references cited in the text, figures, or tables must be included in a list of references. All articles used as reference material must be at least in press and accessible by readers

 LIST OF TABLES

 Include table numbers and captions. Note that the tables themselves must be submitted as separate, individual files (see below).

 LIST OF FIGURES

 Include figure numbers and captions at the end of the text document (i.e., separate from the figure files themselves. All figures are submitted as separate files (see below).

 STYLE GUIDE

 Manuscripts should be double-spaced and left-justified throughout. Submit the file in its native word-processing format (.doc or docx is best).

 HEADINGS

 Headings should be numbered, and no more than three orders of headings should be used. Only the first letter and proper nouns should be capitalized. First -second- and third order headings should be in regular font, but bold, not italicized.

 1 Title

 1.1. Subtitle

 1.1.1. Subsubtitle

 DATES

 Dates (except radiocarbon dates) should be expressed using the abbreviation "ka" and "Ma" for thousands or millions of years before present. Dates <1000 yr should be given in full. If preferred, yr may also be used for dates younger than 1 Ma (e.g., 150,000 yr). Historical dates should be expressed as years BC or AD (e.g., AD 1850; 2030 BC). Periods are not used in any of these abbreviations.

 Intervals of time should also be expressed with the abbreviations "yr," "ka," or "Ma." In accordance with the recommendation of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), other abbreviations (e.g., a, kyr, ky, Myr, etc.) should not be used.

 NOTATION AND NOMENCLATURE

Measurement units should be given according the International System of Units (http://www.bipm.org/).

Chemical: International notation should be employed in all cases (e.g., 18O, 14C, Na+, Ca2+).

 Temperature: degrees Celsius (°C) (e.g.,67°C) or Kelvins (K).

 Geographic locations: Latitude and longitude should be given in degrees and decimal minutes, with no spaces (e.g., 47°25.35'N). Formally defined geographic locations should be capitalized (e.g., "the Bükk Montain"), but informal descriptors (e.g., "the eastern Vistula Valey") should not.

 Biological names: Scientific names of plants and animals must be italicized. Common names of species or plants and animals may be used only if they are accompanied by scientific names upon first usage (e.g., „pedunculate oak, Quercus robur”). The second and subsequent appearance of a name can use its shortened form (e.g., Q. robur).

 ABBREVIATIONS

 Frequently used terms and paraphrases should be abbreviated int he text, but at frst usage of them the explanation of the abbreviation should be given. (e.g. first appearence: „soil organic carbon (SOC)”, in further text: „SOC”)

 FIGURE AND TABLE CITATIONS

 All illustrations and tables must be cited somewhere in the body of the paper and in sequence [e.g., "... as illustrated in Figure 5"; "...in that region (Fig. 5)"; "...in Moravia and Silesia (Figs. 4 and 5)"; "The values in Table 6 are taken from ..."; "the data obtained in this study (Table 6)..."]

 REFERENCES

 IN THE TEXT

 References should be cited in the text by the author's surname and date. Grouped citations should be separated by semicolons and given in chronological order: e.g. (Schmidt 1999; Mayer

– Wagner 2000; Ivanov et al. 2001, 2002).

 Only articles that have been published or are in press can be included in the references.

Unpublished results, manuscripts or personal communications should be avoided.

 Exceptionally they may be cited as such in the text and should include the surname of the source as well as the year of communication (Horvat 2011 – personal communication) (Kowalski 2011

– manuscript)

 IN REFERENCES LIST

 References should be listed alphabetically according to the author's surname. Journal names should be spelled out in full. Names of the authors should be given with full surname and with abbreviation of given name. Study titles in national languages should be translated into english, write the english title in backets after the original.

 Complete books should be cited according the following sample:

Popescu, A.B. (2013): Title of book. Name of publishing house. Location – City – of publishing house. 455.

Book chapters should be cited according the following sample:

Klein, A. – Mayer, B.C. (2011): Title of chapter. In: Grabowski, B.C. (Ed.)(2011): Title of book. Name of Publishing House. Location (City) of publishing house. citated page numbers 397-401.

 Journal articles should be cited according the following sample:

 Nagy, A.B. – Gruber, C. – Bogdanovski, D. (2000): Title of article. Full name of Journal

 (not abbreviated). 10 (1): 1-10. [number of volume (number of issue): number of pages.]

 Conference proceedings and edited conference books should be cited according the following sample:

 Marinac, A. – Nitkowski, B.C. (2013): Title of study. In: Szabó, B.C. – Kis, D. (Eds.)(2011): Title of proceedings book. Title, location and date of conference. Name of Publishing House. Location (City) of publishing house. page numbers of citated study 115-118.

 Exceptionally perosnal communications or manuscripts should be cited properly of following examples:

 Horvat, A.B. (2011): – personal communication

 Kowalski, A.B. (2011): Annual water quality reports of Danube river. Manuscript.

Water Management Directorate, Budapest. 251.

 Official databases, legislative documents and similar data could be cited with full name of publisher organization (name should be spelled out, not abbreviated), URL (web address) and date of access/downloading, followed the sample below:

 State Secretariat for Nature Conservation and Environment Protection, Ministry of Rural Development, Hungary, http://www.termeszetvedelem.hu/protected-areas, 23.09.2013.

 FIGURES

 Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Label all axes. Minimize differences in font size, and aim for a font size of 7 or 8 points at publication scale. Use a sans serif font, such as Helvetica, Geneva, or Arial, for legibility after reduction. All maps should have longitude and latitude coordinates indicated, as well as a bar scale in metric units. Figures

should not include images of identifiable persons. Acceptable file formats for all figures are TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, in at least 200 dpi resolution.

 COLOR ARTWORK

 Color figures and photos will appear in color on the Web regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version.

 TABLES

 Number tables consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Type should be double-spaced, with any essential footnotes below. Each table should be submitted as a separate file in .doc or .docx format. Units should be clearly indicated for each of the column entries in a table.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

COVER LETTER

 A cover letter should accompany the submitted article. This letter should briefly explain the main point of the paper, the significance of the findings and how they satisfy the QR mission statement. Note the type of paper (Research, Review, Forum, Letter) and explain its relation to previously published work on the same or similar topic, including other papers by the same author(s) or prior manuscripts that were not accepted for publication. It should address any other unusual or extenuating circumstances surrounding the article and its submission.

 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

 Original source files (.doc or .docx are best), not PDF files, are required. Figures should be submitted as separate files; tables may be included at the end of the main text document or submitted as separately. All correspondence, including the editor's decision and request for revisions, will be by e-mail.

 COPYRIGHT TRANSFER

 Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright of the article, including the right to reproduce and propagation of the article in all forms and media, are regulated according to the CC-BY-SA 4.0 licence. Author accept, that downloading, application and citation of the online published articles is with assigning the author and L&E as source is free.

 REVIEW PROCESS

 First the members of editorial board will be decide about that the topic of the paper fit to the Journal, and the quality of manuscript fullfills the formal requirements. Following this the corresponding author will be informed either about rejection, or about the reviewing process started. Manuscripts, accepted for review will be reviewed by at least two referees. They will be evaluated for whether they fit to the interdisciplinary in content and of broad interest, are scientifically sound, and present evidence that is sufficient to support the conclusions. They are also evaluated for organization, clarity, and conciseness. The editors' decision is sent to the lead author, together with the referees' comments and evaluations as soon as the file is complete.

 PROOFREADING

 PDF proofs will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the authors to read the proofs carefully and to note all errors. Only necessary changes should be made and corrections should be returned promptly.

 REPRINTS

 The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail or, alternatively, 5 free paper offprints.

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OPEN ACCESS STATEMENT

The Journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles free of any charges. Redistribution in any medium is permitted, provided the authors and the journal are properly quoted.
Benefits of open access for authors, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints

REPOSITORY POLICY

Our journal are now available through DOAJ,  full journal content is also available through the Journals website and the Repository of University of Debrecen University and National Library (DEA).

SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION CHARGES

The Journal does not have any submission fees, and does not have any processing charges. As an open access journal the Landscape and Environment is committed to ensuring permanent and universal free access to all published articles.

POLICY OF SCREENING FOR PLAGIARISM

We expect high quality research articles that are free from plagiarism and any unethical publication mode, we presently use iThenticate to detect plagiarism.

 COPYRIGHT

We are adopting open access publishing policy in which all articles submitted to Landscape and Environment will be published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License. Under this license published articles can be posted by the authors in their personal or their institutions website, can be emailed to their colleagues, also may be printed, freely distributed, archived in any repository, reused in a course material, quoted in publications, translated and distributed, provided that the original work is cited. Contents are allowed to reuse and remix in accordance with a CC BY-SA 4.0 license provided that the authors and the journal are properly cited. For full details about the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License click here and to view our open access policy. Please note that copyright of the content of all articles and reviews remains with the designated author(s) of the article or review. Copyright of the layout and design of L&E articles and reviews remains with the journal. Please note that copyright of the content of all articles and reviews remains with the designated author(s) of the article or review.Copyright of the layout and design of L&E articles and reviews remains with the journal.

 

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