Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- You know the journal policy as open access (OA) which allows unlimited access to the published papers.
Your manuscript adheres to the stylistic requirements ('Author Guidelines' - https://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/about/submissions).
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- In the submission process, you must include three documents: 1) The manuscript as a Word file; 2) 'Cover letter' as a Word file and 3) 'Author statement', as provided in the journal instructions. Please include the figures and tables in the manuscript, and the supplementary files should be used only if necessary.
- Submitted articles will not be considered without 'Author Statement', completed, signed with a blue pen, scanned and uploaded along with manuscript in the submission process, see https://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/about/submissions
- I agree to the terms and conditions of publication, and in case of acceptance of the manuscript, I assume payment of Article Processing Charges (APC=500 Euro) as described on the journal webpage - https://www.notulaebotanicae.ro/index.php/nbha/fees
Editorials published in the journal are usually presented as ‘Introduction pages’ of the current issue from the editors. Editorials can be authored by possible contributors addressing different opinions, considerations and perspectives on an issue of specific interest; critical review of some presented ideas or proposals for future studies; a thorough coverage of a pre-existing topics etc.
Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of research and a perspective on a certain topic of the journal. Usually, are written by recognised scientists in a particular discipline after invitation from the editors of the journal. Except standard review on the specific subjects, can be publish 'short reviews' based on a topic considered by the interest of the authors (generally invited by the editors, or accepted subjects proposed by the authors in a pre-submission enquiry letter).
Research Articles is a generic term for a full-length paper that can be named also ‘Original Article’ and are detailed studies reporting original research conducted by the author(s). This is the most common type of journal manuscript used to publish full reports of original finding data from research. It is structured in the order: Title, Abstract, Key-words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References.
Notes are shorter versions of 'Original Articles', whose methods, discussion of the results and findings are not so detailed as to be presented as full length papers. They contain original findings, but are general much more straightforward and are considered similar with short articles, short reports or brief communications. Depending on the manuscripts’ peculiarities, they can be published also as 'Short Original Articles'.
Letters can include short original findings, case studies or considerations of the authors in the topics of the journal (e.g. as 'letter to the editor'), which involve either opinion pieces or snippets of contradictory or supporting research. Like other types of articles ('Review Articles', 'Original Articles', 'Notes'), these types of letters are subject to peer review.
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This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.
Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.
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