Instruction for authors

Types of contributions: Original research papers, as well as short communications are welcome. Review articles will be published following invitation from Editorial board or by the suggestion of authors. “Advances in Medical and Biological Sciences” (AMBS) also publishes book reviews and conference reports.

Publishing fees: For the articles accepted for publication into Advances in Medical and Biological Sciences, there are no article processing charge (APCs) or publication fees.

Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.

Authors are requested to submit their original paper and figures in digital format, to the Editor-in-Chief. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk.

AMBS Formatting and template: Advances in Medical and Biological Sciences have its own specific formatting. This defines how an article will look when it is published online or in print. To format your article ready for submission to JPD, a Word Template is available, ready for authors to download and follow when preparing the manuscript. Please carefully read the `instructions for the author/s`, download and save the word template file to your computer and apply these styles to your paper as appropriate.

AMBS Format templates available to download: AMBS Word Template

Manuscripts must be single-spaced, with wide margins. Times New Roman, normal, is required.

The mirror of the page would be as follows: 13 x 20 cm (top 4,85 cm, bottom 4,85 cm, right 4 cm, left 4 cm).

AMBS publishes only in English nguage, structured as follows: title, authors, affiliation of the authors (including contact e-mails – institutional address would be preferred), abstract, keywords, introduction, material and method, results & discussions, conclusions, acknowledgements, references, tables, figure captions.

Titles would be written with bold, capital letters, 12 points, centered.

Names of the authors will be written with Times New Roman, 10 points, centered, capitals for surname (family name) and no capitals for first name (except initial letter). The names will not be abbreviated; each author name would be accompanied by complete institutional address, given following the author’s name, on the next line. The affiliation should be provided in the following order: university (institution) name; faculty/department name; number and street name; city; country and email address.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required (about 100-150 words). The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited in full, without reference to the reference list. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided but, if essential, they should be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Key Words: five to seven words, the most important ones, in alphabetical order, after someone could discover your paper on the internet engines. Key words should not repeat the title of the manuscript.

Units: The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data. In certain instances, it might be necessary to quote other units. These should be added in parentheses. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius.

The main text would be written at a single space, on A4 format page, Times New Roman, of 10 points.

The scientific names of species should be italicized throughout the manuscript.

Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and given suitable captions; each table should begin on a new page. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Illustrations: photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as “Figure(s)”, should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. The mentions at the drawings, figures, pictures and tables will be placed inside the round brackets – for instance (Fig. 2); (Tab. 2); all illustrations should be clearly marked with the figure number and the author’s name.

Obs.: all the schemes, drawings, etc. would be accompanied by a scale; the pictures must be very clear, being accompanied by the explanations. The diagrams should be made in Excel; pictures, ink drawings must be saved in JPG, JPEG, or BMP format, having a good resolution.

Do not import figures or tables into your text. These would be placed on separate sheets, with indications of their inserting place in the text.Other than the cover page, every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables etc. should be numbered; however, no reference should be made in the text to page numbers.

All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text, references are made using the author (s) name of a certain paper (e.g.: other authors (Grigore, 2019) mentioned that…). The full reference should be given in a numerical list in the end of the paper. References should be given inside the round brackets.
Obs.: if there are two authors only, there must be written down both names (ex. (Grigore and Toma, 2017); if there are more authors, there would be written the first author followed by “et al.” (ex. Grigore et al., 200..).

For scientific papers: the last name of the author (s) would be given in small letters and the first name (s) must be abbreviated. All authors’ names should be given in the reference list.
The year of a paper publication is put after the author (s).
Title: it should be fully written. The name of journal must be written with italics, followed by the volume number in bold, issue number between round brackets, then the pages number. In the Reference list, please mention the DOI of articles, book, book chapters, when available!

Grigore M.-N., Villanueva M., Boscaiu M. & Vicente O. (2012). Do halophytes really require salt for their growth and development? An experimental approach. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 4(2): 23–29.

For Books:

The title of a book should be written in italics, followed by the city and name of publishing house.

Grigore M.-N. & Toma C. (2017). Anatomical adaptations of halophytes. A review of classic literature and recent findings. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

The chapter in books: author (s), year, title, “In”: name of editor (s) of the book (Eds.), title of edited book, page number of book chapter (pp. x-y), city, publishing house.

Grigore M.-N. (2019). Defining halophytes – A conceptual and historical approach in an ecological frame. In M. Hasanuzzaman, S. Shabala, & M. Fujita (Eds.), Halophytes and climate change: Adaptive mechanisms and potential uses (pp. 3–18). Wallingford: CABI.

Please ensure that all references inserted in the Reference list are mentioned in the text.
The references should be given in alphabetic order only. For an author having many papers published in the same year, then `a`, `b`, etc. should be inserted after the year of publication.

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections should be restricted mainly to typesetting errors. All queries should be answered.

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