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Author Guidelines

Publication of papers in ECOCYCLES requires strict conformance to the manuscript template. (Please note that initial submissions do not need to be template-compliant!). The template is downloadable at http://www.ecocycles.eu/MS-Templates/ECOCYCLES-template_W_INSTRUCTIONS.doc.

Public Interest Statement (optional but recommended) - in order to increase the impact of their research authors may give a description (up to 150 words in length) of their work in a language that is easily understandable for the general public.

 

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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, DOI numbers and 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

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The original submitted version of the manuscript (the version that has not undergone peer review) may be posted at any time.  Authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI, upon submission of the manuscript to ECOCYCLES.

 

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