Author Guidelines

Paper Submission

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Peer Review

This journal uses a single blind review process. Contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the article.


Submission checklist

Please check the file that have to be submitted for article review.

Ensure that the following items are present:

All necessary files have been uploaded:

  1. Cover Letter (compulsory)


  1. Manuscript (compulsory):
  • Page length maximum 50 pages, A4 sized, for all types of article.
  • Manuscript is typed with font Times New Roman 12 pts, double spaced with line numbering starting from 1 in each page.
  • File type is Office document format.

Article structure

One author has been pointed as the corresponding author with e-mail address as contact details.


  1. Abstract

Summarize the content of the paper within maximum 250 words. Ensure all the content is explained clearly and chronologically. Please include keywords maximum 8 words or phrases.

  1. Introduction 
  2. Material and methods 
  3. Results and Discussion 
  4. Conclusions 
    The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section (maximum 100 words).
  5.  Acknowledgements

Provide financial and other support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article.

  1.  References

References must be written in a numerical order according to the first citation in the text.  

  • Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communication. 163, 51–59.

  • Reference to a book:

Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York. 

  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

  • Dataset:

Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T., 2015. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.


  1. Figures

Provide all the figures in one separated file with relevant captions included. One page contains only one figure. Please indicate clearly if colour should be used for any figures in print.


  1. Tables

Provide all the tables in one separated file with relevant titles, description, and footnotes. One page contains only one table.


Please ensure that all figures and tables are cited in the text. Maximum count  to be included in manuscript is 6 total figures and tables (additional data should be uploaded as supplementary materials).


  1. Graphical Abstracts (where applicable)

Graphical abstract size is 500 x 1300 pixels minimum, or proportionally more. Preferred file type is TIFF or MS office files.


  1. Highlights files (where applicable)


  1. Supplementary materials (where applicable)

Submit supplementary material with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file.


  1. Proof correction certificate (where applicable)


  1. Reviewer recommendation

Recommend up to maximum 5 names to be reviewer. They must be experts in the related field. Write the name, expertise field,  institution, and contact e-mail address of the recommended reviewers.


  1. Submission declaration (compulsory)

This declaration states that the work has not been published previously (except as an abstract, lecture, or academic thesis) or submitted to other publisher simultaneously. Please download the submission declaration file here (link).


 Use internationally accepted system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.


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