Instructions for Authors
Jewel Journal of Scientific Research publishes original research papers, review articles, short communications, book reviews, forum articles, announcements or letters. Researchers from all countries are invited to publish their findings in agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer, ecology, environment, mathematics, physics, agroinformatics, respective education papers or multidisciplinary research of interest on its pages. There is no bias with regard to taxon or geographical area. Manuscripts should present new findings that have not been published before and are not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Papers must be in English. All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. Papers accepted for publication by the editorial board are subject to editorial revision.
Public Agreement for Publishing
The authors declare that the submitted manuscript is their own work, which has not been published anywhere else before and that they are not willing to publish it anywhere later.
The authors take responsibility for the content of the publication.
It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written permission for reproducing illustrations or tables from other published material.
The authors and the journal agree that the journal publish the reviewed and accepted manuscript after technical construction in printed and in electronic form.
The authors and the journal agree not to lay any claim to financial demand, except in the case of conditional acceptance, when the author bear the financial burdens of the technical editing and reviewing work as an expertise fee.
The authors can ask for amendment or errata related to the publication, which will be published in the subsequent edition of the journal in maximum one page. Other additions or remarks to the article after publication will be judged by the editorial board.
The authors will transfer copyright to the publisher of JJSR.
This agreement for publication will become lawful on the authors’ side from submitting the manuscript, on the journal’s side from the announcement of the publication’s acceptance. In the case this procedure occurs through electronic channels, this agreement is valid without an additional signed copy.
Confidentiality of the Reviewing Process: All manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two independent referees in a secret way. The evaluation is based on a standardized questionary form. During the reviewing process the names of the authors and referees are treated with strict confidence, these are only known by the editor-in-chief, and the managing technical editor. The names of authors and referees are unknown by each other or any other member of the editorial board except for the acting editors. The names of authors remain in secrecy in the case of rejection. The names of referees are not revealed afterwards even in the case of acceptance or rejection. The public information services of submitted manuscripts are managed anonymously.
Submission of manuscripts: To ensure rapid publication, manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format (preferably Rich Text Format) as an attached document, e-mailed to:
In the case of multiple authors, the corresponding author should be indicated. He/She will be notified of acceptance, rejection or need for revision by the homepage based on registration number. Manuscripts will not be returned to an author unless specifically requested, or unless reviewers have provided annotations that will be useful to the author.
Proofs: Only one proof is sent to authors and it is desirable that alterations should be kept to a minimum to avoid extra cost of resetting which may be charged to the author. Where more words or phrases are added, letters or words of equal length should be removed so as not to undo the setting.
Publication Fees: Authors of manuscript accepted for publication will be expected to pay a sum of USD100 only as publication fee per manuscript or its equivalent in local currency. Authors will receive a copy of the journal containing their article(s). Additional copies may be purchased at the prevailing price from the Publishers.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Please observe the following points in preparing manuscripts. Papers not conforming closely to these instructions may be returned to their authors for appropriate revision or may be delayed in the review process.
Readability: Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (British or American English throughout). The editors can not undertake wholesale revisions of poorly written papers. Every paper must be free of unnecessary jargon and clearly readable by any specialist of applied ecology or environmental research. The abstract should be written in an explanatory style that will be comprehensible also to readers who are not experts in the subject matter.
General format: The complete paper has to be written preferably in Rich Text Format or in a MS-Word 2003 compatible file, with a maximum of 30 pages including text, figures and tables. Page size: A4, margins: 3 cm on each side, line spacing: single, font type: Times New Roman. Please leave headers and footers unchanged, since it should be filled by the editors.
The order of the material should be as follows: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Keywords, Main text (Introduction, Review of literature, Definitions (if any), Materials and methods, Results, Discussion), Acknowledgements (if any), References, Appendix (if any). This structure of the main text is not obligatory, but the paper must be logically presented. Footnotes should be avoided. The main text must be written with font size 12, justify, first indent 0.5 cm. Within each main section, two levels of subheadings are available and the titles must be with bold, bold and italic, italic respectively.
The manuscript should contain the whole text, figures, tables and explanations according to the following (we suggest using the sample.dot file):
Title: Should be brief and informative. The title should reflect the most important aspects of the article, in a preferably concise form of not more than 100 characters and spaces. Font size14, capital letters, center alignment.
By-line: Names (size 12, small capital, Style: 02 Names of Authors) of the authors. No inclusion of scientific titles is necessary. In case of two or more authors, place their names in the same row, separate them with a hyphen (not with a comma) and please indicate the corresponding author with * in superscript. Authors from different institutions must be labeled with numbers in superscript after the names. Addresses of the authors, or at least the corresponding author, phone and fax number and e-mail should be also given.
Abstract: Required for all manuscripts in which the problem, the principal results and conclusions are summarized. The abstract must be self-explanatory, preferably typed in one paragraph and limited to max. 300words. It should not contain formulas, references or abbreviations. Size 10, only the word Abstract, bold, justify.
Later, also the Acknowledgements (if any) should be written in this format.
Keywords: Keywords should not exceed five, not including items appearing in the title. The keywords should be supplied indicating the scope of the paper. Size 10, italic, justify, only the word Keywords must be bold.
Authors should include Abbreviations and Nomenclature listings when necessary.
Introduction: The introduction must clearly state the problem, the reason for doing the work, the hypotheses or theoretical predictions under consideration and the essential background. It should not contain equations or mathematical notation. Section numbering and headings begin here.
Review of Literature: A brief survey of the relevant literature, so that a non-specialist reader could understand the significance of the presented results.
Materials and Methods: Provide sufficient details to permit repetition of the experimental work. The technical description of methods should be given when such methods are new.
Results: Results should be presented concisely. Only in exceptional cases will it be permissible to present the same set of results in both table and figure. The results section should not be used for discussion.
Discussion: Point out the significance of the results, and place the results in the context of other work and theoretical background.
Acknowledgements: (if any) These should be placed in a separate paragraph at the end of the text, immediately before the list of references. It may include funding information too.
References: In the text references should be cited in Harvard style (Author, year). Alternatively, the author’s surname may be integrated into the text, followed by the year of publication in parentheses. Cite only essential resources, avoid citing unpublished material. References to papers “in press” must mean that the article has been accepted for publication.
At the end of the paper list references alphabetically by the last name of the first author. Please, list only those references that are cited in the text and prepare. The list should contain names and initials of all of the authors.
For book references give the author(s), year of publication, title, publisher, city and page numbers; Podani, J. (1994). Multivariate Data Analysis in Ecology and Systematics. – SPB Publishing, The Hague. 110pp or Thompson, J.N. (1984). Insect Diversity and the Trophic Structure of Communities. – In: Huffaker, C. B. (ed.) Ecological Entomology, Wiley-Interscience, New York. 208pp
For journal references indicate the author(s), year of publication, the title of the paper, title of the journal, volume number, first and last page. Bryant, C.L. and Proctor, J. (1970). Rainfall distribution of a growth indicator for Pterocarpus angolensis in Tanzania. Commonwealth Forestry Review. 46:180-184.
Tóthmérész, B. (1995). Comparison of different methods for diversity ordering. Journal of Vegetation Science. 6: 283–290. For references to working papers or dissertations cite the author, title, type of document, department, university, location and page numbers.
Figures: All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be numbered consecutively (e.g. Figure 1) in the order in which they are referred in the text. Caption must appear below the figure (size 12, italic) and should be sufficiently.
Explanation of lettering and symbols should be given also in the caption and only exceptionally in the figures. Figures should be of good quality and preferably in black and white. (Color figures will appear in the downloadable files, but all papers will be printed in black and white.) Figures should be designed to fit to the text area and must be embedded. In addition authors are requested to submit each figure also as an image file in one of the following formats: pcx, bmp, tif, wmf, jpg or eps.
Tables: Tables should be self-explanatory. They should be mentioned in the text, numbered consecutively (e.g. Table 1) and accompanied by title at the top (size 12). For the title of Tables use: Table 1. Each column should carry a brief, appropriate heading. Tables will be reproduced in the journal in the format presented in the final submission. Please insert all the tables in the text, do not enclose huge tables which cannot be fit within the page margins.
Mathematical expressions: In general minimize unusual typographical requirements, use solidus, built-up fractions. Avoid lengthy equations that will take several lines (possibly by defining terms of the equation in separate displays). For drawing equations please use the Equation Editor of Word. Make subscripts and superscripts clear. The letter l and the number 1, the letter O and the number 0, which are identical on most keyboards, should be identified clearly. The meaning of the symbols and the difference between upper and lower case letters should be defined. Display only those mathematical expressions that must be numbered for later reference or that need to be emphasized. Number displayed equations consecutively throughout the paper. The numbers should be placed in parentheses to the right of the equation e.g. (Eq. 1), etc.