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Author Guidelines

Title page listing the paper title, the name(s) of the author(s), and the affiliation and complete mailing address of each author.

Abstract adequate as a summary (rather than an introduction), 200 words maximum. It should be possible from the abstract for readers to determine whether or not they have an interest in the paper.

Subject terms or keywords, are needed, maximum of eight. Text must be typed double-spaced. The paper must be A4-Sized (21 x 29,7cm, white) with double columns. The text must be written with 1" margins, 1" top and button margins and 1/5" space between columns. The texts do not contain footer and header. The tables, pictures, etc. included in the paper should fit this page size and should also be provided on diskette, the preferable format for graphics is TIFF, BMP, etc.

Equations must be typewritten, not handwritten. Number displayed equations sequentially without letters. Define characters that might be confused (such as el/one, or omega/w) at first usage.

References to published literature must be numbered consecutively in the order alphabetical under the first author's last name. Use the following formats for books or journal articles:

  • Books : names and initials of all authors, full title, edition, volume number, name of publisher, places of publication, year of publication.
  • Journals : names and initials of all authors, title of article, journal name spelled out in full, volume number, issue number, first and last page numbers, year of publication.

Author's biographies, are printed. Authors should supply a brief biographical summary not to exceed 150 word.

 

 

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in LaTex, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

1. License

 

The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license as currently displayed on http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/, except that sections 2 through 8 below will apply in this respect and prevail over all conflicting provisions of such license model. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the author hereby grants the Journal Owner the exclusive license for commercial use of the article (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) according to section 2 below, and sections 4 through 9 below, throughout the world, in any form, in any language, for the full term of copyright, effective upon acceptance for publication.

 

2. Author’s Warranties

 

The author warrants that the article is original, written by stated author/s, has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author/s.

 

3. User Rights

 

Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license, the author(s) and users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit the contribution) under the following conditions: 1. they must attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor, 2. they may not use this contribution for commercial purposes, 3. they may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

 

4. Rights of Authors

 

Authors retain the following rights:

- copyright, and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,

- the right to use the substance of the article in future own works, including lectures and books,

- the right to reproduce the article for own purposes, provided the copies are not offered for sale,

- the right to self-archive the article.

 

5. Co-Authorship

 

If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, the signatory of this form warrants that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to sign this agreement on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this agreement.

 

6. Termination

 

This agreement can be terminated by the author or the Journal Owner upon two months’ notice where the other party has materially breached this agreement and failed to remedy such breach within a month of being given the terminating party’s notice requesting such breach to be remedied. No breach or violation of this agreement will cause this agreement or any license granted in it to terminate automatically or affect the definition of the Journal Owner. After the lapse of forty (40) years of the date of this agreement, this agreement can be terminated without cause by the author or the Journal Owner upon two years’ notice. The author and the Journal Owner may agree to terminate this agreement at any time. This agreement or any license granted in it cannot be terminated otherwise than in accordance with this section 6.

 

7. Royalties

 

This agreement entitles the author to no royalties or other fees. To such extent as legally permissible, the author waives his or her right to collect royalties relative to the article in respect of any use of the article by the Journal Owner or its sublicensee.

 

8. Miscellaneous

 

The Journal Owner will publish the article (or have it published) in the Journal, if the article’s editorial process is successfully completed and the Journal Owner or its sublicensee has become obligated to have the article published. Where such obligation depends on the payment of a fee, it shall not be deemed to exist until such time as that fee is paid. The Journal Owner may conform the article to a style of punctuation, spelling, capitalization and usage that it deems appropriate. The author acknowledges that the article may be published so that it will be publicly accessible and such access will be free of charge for the readers. The Journal Owner will be allowed to sublicense the rights that are licensed to it under this agreement. This agreement will be governed by the laws of Poland.

 

9. Scope of the Commercial License

 

The exclusive right and license granted under this agreement to the Journal Owner for commercial use is as follows:

a.       to prepare, reproduce, manufacture, publish, distribute, exhibit, advertise, promote, license and sub-license printed and electronic copies of the article, through the Internet and other means of data transmission now known or later to be developed; the foregoing will include abstracts, bibliographic information, illustrations, pictures, indexes and subject headings and other proprietary materials contained in the article,

b.      to exercise, license, and sub-license others to exercise subsidiary and other rights in the article, including the right to photocopy, scan or reproduce copies thereof, to reproduce excerpts from the article in other works, and to reproduce copies of the article as part of compilations with other works, including collections of materials made for use in classes for instructional purposes, customized works, electronic databases, document delivery, and other information services, and publish, distribute, exhibit and license the same.

 

Where this agreement refers to a license granted to the Journal Owner in this agreement as exclusive, the author commits not only to refrain from granting such license to a third party but also to refrain from exercising the right that is the subject of such license otherwise than by performing this agreement.

 

The Journal Owner will be entitled to enforce in respect of third parties, to such extent as permitted by law, the rights licensed to it under this agreement.

 

If the article was written in the course of employment by the US or UK Government, and/or arises from NIH funding, please consult the Journal Owner for further instructions.

 

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