New Requirements for Contributors to the Journal of Balkan Ecology

Contributions reporting original research or reviews and analyses dealing with some aspects of environmental quality in natural and agricultural ecosystems will be considered from all disciplines by the Editorial Board. Ecologi­cal problem under consideration must be clearly formulated.
MANUSCRIPTSTitle. A short title, being written in bold small letters, not exceeding 15 words is required. It must accurately identify the manuscript con­tent.

AUTHORS NAMES are written in LIGHT (not bold) CAPITAL LETTERS.

Affiliation(s) (if more than one must be marked with a, b… superscript together with the AUTHOR FAMILY NAME) and complete address must be in italic.

Abstract. An informative, self-explanatory abstract, not exceeding 250 words, must be supplied. It should include: a brief formulation of the problem considered; how it is solved using description material, methods, treatments theories, etc.; and the main result obtained.Key words: give 5 – 10 words, which are essential for the paper.






are required as subtitles of a research paper. APPROPRIATE SUBTITLES of a scientific survey paper are necessary.

Short communications are welcome.Tables. Each table must be on a separate sheet. Tables are numbered consecutively. Do not duplicate matter that is presented in figures.

Figures. Provide photographs glossy prints with good dark and light contrast. Prepare drawings with dark, heavy lines for quality printing. Write the abbreviation Fig. and Figs. only.

Avoid writing or printing equations and sentences in Figs. Label each Fig. with name of author, title of article and number of the Fig. Original Figs, will not be returned to authors.


The literature sources are arranged alpha­betically by senior authors. The author-year system is preferred.

Do not number the reference list. Citations should include names of all authors, year of publication,   complete   title,   publication   or journal title, volume, number, and inclusive pages.
Single-authored articles should precede multiple-authored articles, for which the individual is senior author.
Two or more articles by the same author(s) are listed chronologically; two or more in the same year are indicated by the letters a, b… located after the year.

All published works referred to in the text must be listed in the reference list and vice versa.

Only literature that is available through libraries can be cited. The reference list can include theses and abstract publications.

Material not available through libraries, such as personal communications or privileged data, should be cited in the text in parenthetical form.

Symposium proceedings should include editor, date and place of symposium, publisher and page numbers.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERTwo legible copies of each manuscript must be supplied. The entire manuscript must be typed 1.5 spaced not more 18 pages. The manuscript will not be returned to authors. 3.5″ Microdisk must be sent to the editor. Disks should be formatted for MSDOS or PC-DOS, running on IBM or compatible computers, with or without Windows. MACINTOSH files and disks are not acceptable.
REVISION OF MANUSCRIPTSAuthors have 1 month to make revisions and return their manuscripts following reviewer and editor comments. If not returned within 1 month, the manuscript will be released; it must then be resubmitted as a new paper.
STYLE GUIDELINESBoth the accepted common name and the chemical name of pesticides must be given when first mentioned in the text. Similarly, the Latin binomial or trinomial must be shown for all plants, insects, pathogens and animals as first listing the main text. No abbreviations are accepted if unexplained.
INCLUSION OF PAPERThe authors pay 80 EURO for publishing one accepted paper, if their organization is not subscribed to the Journal. All scientists, working at institutions subscribed to the Journal, can publish free of charge. The editor will supply the senior author with 3 reprints free of charge. A single copy of each issue of the Journal costs 50 EURO plus bank expenses and postage.