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Manuscript should be submitted using Online Journal System http://www.abc.botanic.hr, where you can find Instruction to authors and other information about the journal. Corresponding author should submit one “Review version file” in Microsoft Word, which should be composed of text, tables and figures. In addition, tables and original figures should be submitted as “Supplement files”.
Each manuscript should include, in order:
Name of each author; give full name first (middle name abbreviated) and family name second (i.e. Paul C. Konrads)
Address of each author
Corresponding author e-mail address
Abstract, summarising major results and conclusions
Eight key words (not phrases)
List of non-standard abbreviations in alphabetical order
Following title and abstract, manuscript should be divided into Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure and table captions, Tables, Figures.
References (of exclusively scientific, published papers; abstracts should be avoided) should be typed in alphabetical order. Author names should be written in capitals. Journal titles should not be abbreviated. For publications in any language other than English, Spanish, French, German and Italian, the original title should be translated into English (stating the original language in brackets). Examples for citations of literature in the text: Wrischer (1974), … Jones and Smith (1987), …. (Jones 1987a, b),….. Jones et al. (1986), …. Wrischer (1974:55). Arrange names of authors chronologically in text, e.g: (Jones 1986, Allen 1987). The list of references should contain the names of authors in alphabetical order, e.g:
Hatch, M. J., Macek, K., 1986 .....
Hatch, M. J., Smith, H. B., 1985 .....
Wrischer, M., LjubeSIC, N., DevidÉ, Z., 1992: Ultrastructural studies of degradational processes in amitrol-damaged photosynthetic membranes. Journal of Structural Biology 108, 1-5.
Gittins, R., 1981: Towards the analysis of vegetation succession. Vegetatio 46, 37-60.
Horvat, I., GlavAS, V., Ellenberg, H., 1974: Vegetation Südosteuropas. Geobotanica selecta, 4. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart.
Chapter in a book:
Broadwater, S. T., Scott, J., 1994: Ultrastructure of unicellular red algae. In: Seckbach, J. (ed.), Evolutionary pathways and enigmatic algae: Cyanidium caldarium (Rhodophyta) and related cells, 215-230. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Amsterdam.
Published proceedings paper:
Geesey, G. G., Costerton, J. W., 1986: The microphysiology of consortia within adherent bacterial population. Proceedings 4 International Symposium of Microbial Ecology, Ljubljana, 238-242.
Walker, J., 1996: APA-style citations of electronic resources. Retrieved November 21, 2001 from http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/apa.html
The word processing program should be Microsoft Word. The text should be typed single spaced, using the font Times New Roman, size 12 points, and organized on A4 format (21 x 29.5 cm). Adjust indentation to 1 cm (i.e. first line of all paragraphs and hanging paragraphs of References). Do not use the space bar to make indents. An indent command should be used for this purpose. Input your text continuously, i.e. insert hard returns exclusively at the ends of paragraphs, headings etc. Use the automatic pagination function. Legends of tables and figures are part of the text and should be appended following References. The cited figures and tables in the text should be marked in bold. Do not italicize common Latin words, abbreviations or phrases such as «et al.», «e.g.» or «in vivo». Do italicize the names of genes (e.g. Arpl gene), genera and species. Leave a space between mathematical symbols and numbers (i.e. 2 + 3 and 3 < 9). Use 12 °C never 12°C or 12° C. Do not leave a space in these cases: 6X and 12%. Latin names of genera and species should be typed in italics.
Text should conform to standard rules of English grammar and style. For example, each sentence should not start with a reference, but point should be made and then the reference given. Also, sentences should not begin with “Fig…shows…”, but point should be made and then the figure be referred in brackets. Conciseness in writing is a major asset.
Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Office Word or Excell are numbered in Arabic numerals followed by the title (above the table). Vertical lines should not be considered for publishing. The maximum width of a printed table should be 150 characters in broadside. Large tables and primary data may be published as supplementary materials at Versita-de Gruyter portal. They should be cited in the text properly (On-line Supplement Table). Supplementary material does not appear in the printed paper, but is freely available in Supplementary material on Versita - Valter de Gruyter portal.
Figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals (below the figure). Figures may be arranged in plates, where lines not more than 2 mm wide must divide figures. Line art-works and half-tones or photographic images should be saved as Tagged Image Format (tif) with a resolution of at least 600 dpi. The size of figure files in tif format can be decreased using Lossless Compression (LZW) with Adobe Acrobat (by saving in Adobe Photoshop). You may submit line art-work as vector graphics. Quality figures in pdf are also acceptable. Each table and illustration should contain all the necessary information to be understood independently of the text. Lettering and identification marks should be clear and legible after reduction.
Two referees review original scientific papers submitted for publication. Authors are requested to provide names and contact information (e-mail address) of two experts in the field as possible reviewers of their manuscript. Only papers with favourable reports are accepted for publication. The revised manuscript should be returned within three months. The Editor-in-Chief decides the acceptance of manuscripts for publication.
Acta Botanica Croatica is a member of CrossCheck by iThenticate. iThenticate is a plagiarism screening service that verifies the originality of content submitted before publication.
Corrected proof must be returned within 72 hours to the editor (email@example.com).
The accepted article citable with the DOI will be published online as “Ahead of print” at the Central European Science Publisher Versita website http://versita.com/abc. To cover expenses, authors of accepted manuscripts are kindly required to pay a fee of 40 EUR, which has to be paid after receiving invoice. After release of the printed version (April, October), the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.
When the journal issue is published, the corresponding author will receive 20 offprints and the electronic reprint of the article (free of charge) in Adobe’s PDF format. Additional offprints may be ordered at cost price at the time when the proofs are returned. The journal sample is available for those who cover annual subscription. Free electronic reprints (in pdf), published in the period 2001 – 2010 are available on http://hrcak.srce.hr/acta-botanica-croatica
Impact factor calculated by Journal Citation Reports in 2011 is 0.702.
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.
- General manuscript requirements
- Manuscript typed single-spaced, 12-point font size
- Text body should be aligned left.
- Manuscript does not exceed 20 pages for full journal papers, or 8 pages for short communications.
- References in text body are quoted with the author name/year system. The ampers neither ?and? is not used between names.
- Following title, names of authors are given by full name first, family name second, abbreviated middle name in between (i.e.: DAVID F. CROOT); full postal address; e-mail address of corresponding author; running title.
- Abstract (not on separate page). Maximum of 200 words. Do not give authorities for species names in Abstract. Do not use phrases “is discussed” or “will be discussed” without indicating outcome of discussion. Abstract includes aims, results and conclusions.
- Following Abstract list up to 8 keywords specific to the article.
- List all non-standard abbreviations in alphabetical order (if appear more than 10 times in the manuscript).
- After the Abstract, the text body is structured into Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements (if required), References with content following the author guidelines.
- Names of Authors in citations are written in capitals.
- All citations in the text body are in the list of references.
- Table and figure legends are listed following References.
- Tables are numbered with Arabic numerals
- All tables should be prepared on separate pages with heading and footnotes and explanatory material.
- All figure legends are “stand-alone”, allowing interpretation with minimal reference to the text. Genus/species names in full, if appropriate, are mentioned in the legend immediately following the figure numbers.
- Figures are numbered with Arabic numerals.
- Graphs use cross-hatching or patterning instead of grey scales. Grey-scale definition is lost in printing.
- Lettering on figures is consistent in font (Ariel) and size as these are not changed by the typesetters. Lettering always starts with a capital letter, thereafter only lower cases are used.
- The width of axes should be less than the width of graph lines.
- Y-axis ticks should be oriented inward.
- Original computer made figures should be saved in tif format, vector graphics (xls, cmx, eps, wmf) or pdf.
- Only SI units are used. Units of salinity are psu (not parts per thousand); “L” is used for liter, g L-1 is used for gram per liter.
- Italics used for Latin words (though not for standard abbreviations like et al., i.e., ca., vs.).
- List of references is formatted exactly according to the journal model shown in the latest Author Guidelines. Author names should be written in Capital letters.
- All references in the list are cited in the text body.
- All species names are cited with authorities at first mention in the text (but not in the Abstract). Authors are requested to check for latest taxonomic changes.
- At first mention of species within a new paragraph, full name of genus and species are given. Thereafter within paragraphs, the genus name may be abbreviated to a single letter.
- ?Approximately? and ?maximum? are not abbreviated.
- Citations of tables and figures in the text should be abbreviated (Tab. 1, Fig.1, Figs. 2A-C).
- The English has been checked by a native speaker.
- The latest ?Instruction for authors? have been checked before submission.
- The manuscript has been submitted using On-line system command «Uploading submission»; one Word file containing text, tables and figures (tables and figures should not be embedded within the text body). In addition, tables and original figure files have been uploaded as separate files using «Upload Supplementary files»
- Subdivided into Abstract, Keywords, list of non-standard Abbreviations, and a single section of main text without subdivision.
- Experimental procedures described in legends to figures or footnotes to tables.
- Otherwise, follow checklist for full-length communications.
It is the policy of Acta Botanica Croatica that authors must conform to standards of responsible authorship. All of the authors must accept responsibility for the entire content of the submitted manuscript, and provide their significant contributions to the work. Honorary authorship is strongly discouraged, i.e., authorship should not be awarded to people who made no intellectual contribution to the work, or who were not physically involved in conducting the research. Individuals who supported the research by providing laboratory space, equipment or financial support should be recognised in the Acknowledgements only.