Instruction for authors

Author Guidelines

Acta Matej Bel Universitas, series Environmental Management is the scientific journal with focusing corresponding to the inter-disciplinary character of Department of Environmental Management.

Authors may to publish overviews studies, research studies, case studies, synthesizing the research works of the natural sciences, social sciences and reviews of books.
All papers are reviewed by two independent reviewers.
Maximal numbers of papers is 20 pages including tables and figures, format A4.

Papers should be written in Slovak or English.
Page margins: 2.5 cm (top, bottom, left, right), without page numbering.
For paper writing authors should use Times  New Roman, size 12, single spacing and the margins aligned (justified alignment).
Full papers have to be submitted only in doc. or docx. formats.

Structures of paper

Papers should be structured as follows:

Title (clear and simple) use font Arial, size 14, bold, centered
Author(s) use font Calibri, size 12, italic, bold, centered
Affiliation (s) (titles, addres, including e-mail) Calibri, 12, normal, centered on both sides
Abstract: extent of at least 10 lines: Times New Roman, size 10, normal, centered on both sides)
Keywords: more than 7 words (phrases), Times New Roman, size 10, normal, centered on both sides
For these headings (Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusion)  use font Times New Roman, size 12, bold, both sides flush without numbering. For any subtitles use the same design, except bold option (regular).
Acknowledgement: Times New Roman, size 10, bold title, normal, centered on both sides. Acknowledgement, if any, should be put between the conclusion and references.
Literature: Times New Roman, size 10, normal, centered on both sides
Nomenclature, abbreviations, symbols and units of measure have to comply with the SI. Scientific names of genera and species have to be in the mission allowance mentioned once in full and in italics with an author classification, respectively. with reference to the source, where the data are presented.
Line spacing in the text is simple. Do not use indentation. Separate paragraphs are 3 pt.
Figures, Graphs, Maps, Schemes, Photos uniformly marked in the text as Fig 1). The name and the image text Times New Roman, size 10, normal, centered on both sides). Figures can be submitted in color.
Example: Fig 1 Zone of hope in teacher - pupil relationship
Tables: uniformly marked in the text as Tab 1. The name and the image text Times New Roman, size 10, normal, centered on both sides)
Example: Tab 1 Overview of precursors, metabolic ways and secondary metabolites

Sources of literature have to be cited in the bibliography according to the following example:

Journal: Surname, first letter of the author’s name/co-authors' name. year of publication. Paper title, name of journal, Vol. (No.), No., pages (from-to).
Zapletal, L. 1968. Geneticko-morfologická klasifikace antropogénních forem reliéfu. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomoucensis, Gaographica - Geologia, roč. 23, č. 1., s. 239-426.
Urban, P., Krištín, A. 1993. Faktory ovplyvňujúce diverzitu stavovcov v horských chránených územiach Slovenska. Životné prostredie, roč. 27, č. 4., s. 188-192. ISSN 0044-4863.

Book: Last name, first letter of the author ‘s name/co-authors‘ names. year of publication. Title of book, publisher, place of publicatio

Wachtel, P. L. 2001. Integrativní a biopsychosociální přístupy v současné klinické psychologii, s. 93-114-. In Plante, T. G. (ed.): Současná klinická psychologie. Praha : Grada, 2001. 432 s. ISBN 80-7169-963-2.

Contribution in Procceding: Proceedings: Surname, first letter of the author’s name/co-authors' names. year of publication. Proceedings title, publisher, place of publication, page (from-to).
Urban, P., Krištín A. 1994. Faktory ovplyvňujúce diverzitu stavovcov v oblati Poľany. In Baláž, D. (ed.): Ochrana biodiverzity na Slovensku. Zborník referátov zo seminára v Záhorskej Bystrici 6.-8. apríla 1993. Bratislava : PriF UK, Slovenská riečna sieť, s. 251-259.  

Citation without autors (norms, laws, instructions): 
Metodické pokyny pre prácu učiteliek materských škôl. Bratislava : Ministerstvo školstva, 1972. 57s.

Web Site, http files: Please indicate the full adress and date of access to teh website, e. g.
Drdoš, J., Hrnčiarová, T. 2003. Hodnotenie únosnosti krajiny na Slovensk. Medzinárodný workshop o posudzovaní vplyvov na životné prostredie. Teplý Vrch, 2003, s. 27. [online]. [cit. 2013-03-08]. Dostupné na internete:

Papers should be submitted to the following e-mail address: 31th March and 30th September of the year.
For more information about instructions addressed to the above mentioned email address.


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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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