Guide for Author

Submission declaration

 

The authors should ensure that the work submitted for publication has not been published previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted elsewhere before a decision has been taken concerning its acceptability by The Annals of the University Dunarea de Jos - Food Technology.

Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter stating that the articles is original and unpublished, is being submitted only to this editor and is not being considered for publication at any other journal. In addition to this statement, it is strongly recommended that a list of up to four potential referees be included in your cover letter. The letter should include the corresponding author's email address, fax, telephone, and complete mailing address. The documents should be edited in Microsoft Word.

 

Types of Contributions

 

Original research papers; reviews articles; short communications.

 

Manuscript Preparation

 

General

Manuscripts must be typewritten according to the Template (Manuscript Template). The corresponding author should be identified (an E-mail address is mandatory). Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors.

 

Paper Length: Research papers should not exceed 7,000 words and should not include more than 6 tables and figures combined. Review papers should not exceed 10,000 words, with a limit of 6btables and figures combined. Short communication papers should not exceed 2,500 words and should not include more than 2 tables and figures combined. 

 

Abstracts: Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-200 words, reporting concisely the purpose and results of the paper.

 

TextFollow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References. Do not import the Figures or Tables into your text. It is recommended to structure the main text as follows: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions. Other than the cover page, every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables etc. should be numbered; however, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers. 

 

Figures: All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without retouching. Do not place figures into bordered frames and make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure 1" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. All figures are to have a caption.

 

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and given a suitable caption. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. In the manuscript, tables should be referred to as “Table 1” and should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs).

 

Units: The S.I. system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data; if, in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses.

 

References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in the References section following the text of the manuscript. No more than 30 references should be used.

In the text refer to the name of the first author (without initials) and year of publication (e.g. "Moraru (1994) studied the influence of..." or "... pentosan content (Smith, 1998) ..."). The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names and should be as full as possible, listing all authors, the full title of articles and journals, publisher and year. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

References should be given in the following form:

Brown, F. and Grey, A. 2001. Name of paper. Name of journal in italics, volume no in bold (journal number), page numbers.

Smith, F.J. 1998. Name of book in italics, page or chapter numbers if relevant. Publisher, Place of publication.  

Morris, H. and Lee, K. 2000. Name of paper. In: Name of book in italics, Name(s) of editor(s).  Ed, page numbers. Publisher, Place of publication.

The full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

The journal carries no article submission charges and no page charges for authors.

 

Peer review

 

Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter stating that the article is original and unpublished, is being submitted only to this editor and is not being considered for publication at any other journal. In addition to this statement, it is strongly recommended that a list of up to four potential referees be included in your cover letter. The letter should include the corresponding author’s email address, fax, telephone, and complete mailing address. The documents should be edited in Microsoft Word.

Received papers are first analyzed by the Editor in Chief in order to decide if the paper fits the topics of the journal. Out of topic papers will be returned to the authors.

After this preliminary step, papers that fit to the topic of the journal are evaluated by two independent scientific reviewers.

Reviewers’ identity is undisclosed to the authors. Reviewers give to the Editor in Chief their comments on the scientific content of the paper and on the opportunity of publishing it. Editor in Chief summarizes reviewers’ observations in order to be communicated to the corresponding author. When the reviewers have divergent opinions upon a paper, the Editor in Chief may submit the paper to a third referee for a further evaluation. Taking into account the opinions of all referees, the Editor in Chief decides on the acceptance/revision/rejection of the paper. The revision process is very fast, usually within 4 weeks.

Upon acceptance of an article by the Journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher (Copyright_transfer). This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. The content of The Annals of the University Dunarea de Jos of Galati – Food Technology may be freely used and disseminated for scientific purposes. No part of The Annals of the University Dunarea de Jos of Galati – Food Technology can be used for commercial use. Derivatives of the journal content is permitted.