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Manuscript submission

Manuscripts should be sent to the following e-mail address:

  • The scientific contributions must be submitted in electronic form and typeset in MS Word (versions 1997 to 2003) according to the guidelines presented below .
  • We urge you to check the document with TOOLS/SPELLING using British English (U.K.) dictionary before submitting.
  • The whole Word document must be a single file, including text, figures, figure captions, tables and table captions, references, acknowledgments, etc., at their appropriate positions.
  • Scanned papers (text, figures, etc.) are not accepted!!!
  • Scanned papers (text, figures, etc.) are not accepted!!!
  • The author is fully responsible for the scientific quality of the paper. All contributions are carefully checked by at least two independent referees before an editorial decision is taken.

            Paper Settings
            Page Setup: 
                →Margins:  Top: 2.54 cm   Bottom: 2 cm
                    Left: 1.8 cm     Right: 1.8 cm
                    Gutter: 0 cm    Gutter position: Left     
                    Orientation :     Portrait                                                     
                    Multiple pages: Mirror margins
                    Apply to: Whole document
                →Paper (Paper size): A4 (Width: 21 cm, Height: 29.7 cm)
                →Layout (From edge): Section start: Continuous
                    Tick  Different odd and even
                    Tick Different first page
                    Header: 2.27 cm     
                    Footer: 1.27 cm
                Format paragraph→Indentation:
                    Left: 0 cm              
                    Right: 0 cm
                    Alignment: Justified            
                    Special: 0.63cm        
                    Line spacing: Single

The general structure of your contribution shall observe the following guidelines:

  • The Title of the paper shall be written using Times New Roman, 20pt, Left, Sentence case, Special: 0cm
  • Author names: Each author name shall contain the initial(s) of first name(s) followed by surname. Author names are to be written comma separated, using Times New Roman, 10pt, All Caps, Left, Special: 0cm. For different affiliations use superscript ordered letters.
  • Affiliations: Each affiliation shall start with a superscript letter connecting the name of the author to his/her affiliation. For a single affiliation no superscript letter is required. Use Times New Roman, 10pt, Italic, Left, Special: 0cm.
  • The Abstract shall be written using ARIAL, 9pt, Justified, Special: 0cm, Single. The paper must have an abstract of maximum 100 words.
  • Keywords shall be written using Times New Roman, Italic, 9pt, Left, Special: 0cm ‘Keywords: ’ in ITALIC. The minimum number of keywords is 3.
  • The following structure of the paper is recommended: 1. Introduction; 2. Experimental (theory, Modeling…); 3. Results; 4. Discussions; 5. Conclusions; References – these shall be written in ARIAL, 10pt, Left, Special: 0.63cm
  • The text in the body of the manuscript must be typeset using the Times New Roman and Symbol (Greek symbols for formulae and equations) fonts at 10pt, Justified, Indent: Single Line Spacing. The body of the document should be divided into two columns. The space between columns must be 0.7 cm.
  • Insert the figures at their appropriate position. Figures must not be larger than an A4 page each. For scanned figures, the resolution shall be set at minimum 300 DPI. Figures shall be listed in numerical order, bottom numbered and Centered on the page. The Figure caption shall be written under the figure, using Times New Roman, Italic. 9pt, Centered (e.g. ‘Fig. 4. Plot of the evolution... – ’).
  • Tables shall also be introduced at their appropriate place in the text. The table title shall be written above the table, using Times New Roman, Italic, 9pt, Centered. Landscape tables are not accepted!
  • The equations may be written either in Equation Editor or in text mode, using Times New Roman or/and Symbol fonts. Displayed equations shall be Centered and numbered with Arabic figures in parentheses (e.g. ‘(1)’), Flush Right written, using Times New Roman, 10pt.
  • A short paragraph of acknowledgements is allowed to appear before the bibliography. It should be written in Times New Roman, 10pt, Indent: First Line: 0.63 cm and start with the text “Acknowledgements.” in Bold. Insert a blank space after the previously mentioned text and before introducing the body of the acknowledgements.
  • The bibliography shall be a separate section placed at the end of the paper and having a first order heading formatted accordingly, which contains the text “References”. All text in the section will be written using Times New Roman, 10pt and further formatted according to the following guidelines:
    • Journal articles – Initials and names of authors separated by comma, journal title abbreviation (Web of Science), volume number (Bold), issue between the brackets, the first page number of the article and year in parentheses followed by a period. (e.g. „A. Popa, J. Optoelectron. Adv. M., 16(9-10), 1063 (2014)”).
    • Books – initials and names of authors separated by comma, title of book between double quotes, publisher, place of publication, page number followed by year and a final period.
    • Each entry in the bibliographic list shall be numbered with Arabic figures between square brackets (e.g. [7]). Please leave a blank space between the number and the body of each bibliographic entry.
    • Within the body of the document, the references shall be introduced writing the corresponding number in the bibliographic list within square parentheses (e.g. [21]).
    • Include e-mail addresses. Use Times New Roman, 9pt, Left, Special: 0cm.
    • Our staff will contact the authors in order to arrange future actions concerning manuscripts.
    • Scanned papers (text, figures, etc.) are not accepted!!!
    • The author is fully responsible for the scientific quality of the paper. All contributions are carefully checked by at least two independent referees before an editorial decision is taken.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

Once a paper is accepted for publishing, a copyright transfer to JOAM must be filled, signed and sent by e-mail as scanned document.