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Transitional Waters Bulletin uses an online electronic submission system at the journal website http://siba2.unile.it/transwatersbull. When submitting a manuscript, authors are required first of all to specify the category designation for the manuscript (Perspectives, Reports & Article Special Feature & Forum); main text of the manuscript and figures have to be submitted in separate files. As regards the manuscript text, original source files, not PDF files, are preferred; we are able to process most processing packages but prefer Word. As regard figures, authors should save each figure as a separate file. Regardless of the application used, when an electronic artwork is finalised, it should be saved as EPS or TIFF formats. Please do not submit figures files that are optimised for screen use since the resolution is too low. Once the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic PDF manuscript which is then used for reviewing. All correspondence, including the Editor’s decision and request for revisions, will be by e-mail.
Alternatively, authors can submit their papers through e-mail to one of the Editors in Chief, either
Submitted manuscript should not have been previously published and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere while they are under consideration by Transitional Water Bulletin Submission of a manuscript also imply that, if accepted, it will be not published in the same form elsewhere, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
The language of the journal is English; American of British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these. Minimum formatting requirements for submitted manuscript are the following:
- The entire manuscript must be double spaced (text, quotations, figure legends, literature cited etc.) and have a margin of 3cm all round.
- All pages of the text must be numbered, starting with the title page and all pages should have line numbers as well.
- Typically a manuscript should be organised as follows: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgement, References, Table legends, Figure legends, Appendices.
The title page must list the full title, names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the corresponding author. Titles must be concise and informative. A running title (max 40 characters) has to be included.
The abstract page. A concise abstract of up to 350 words, according to the selected category of manuscript, is required. The abstract should state the purpose of the research, the methods used, the principal results and the main result(s) and it must be able to stand as alone, without reference to the rest of the paper. It should consist of a series of short, numbered statements.
The keywords. On the bottom of the abstract page up to eight keywords must be included, one of which has to indicate the geographical region. Keyword describe the paper for indexing purposes; therefore keywords selected from international indexes, such as the Aquatic Science & Fisheries Thesaurus (available at the website http://www4.fao.org/asfa/asfa.htm) should be preferentially used.
The manuscript sections. A manuscript main text should be divided into five clearly defined sections, unless the nature of the paper justifies an alternative format: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. Authors can achieve more concise and effective manuscripts by shortening and focusing the Introduction and Discussion sections and by reducing the numbers of tables, figures, citations, and/or secondary parts of methods. The Acknowledgement section of the manuscript must incluse at least the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with the grant number(s).
|Papers:||Lindeman RL 1942. The trophic dynamic aspect of ecology. Ecology 23: 399-418.|
|Ricklefs RE, Cox GW 1972. Taxon cycles in the West Indian avifauna. American Naturalist 106: 195-219.|
|Books:||Margalef R 1968. Perspectives in ecological theory. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.|
|MacArthur RH, Wilson EO 1967. The theory of island biogeography. Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA.|
|UNESCO 1977. Atlas of world water balance. UNESCO, Paris, France.|
|Contributed books:||Whittaker RH, Woodwell GM 1971. Evolution of natural communities. In Weins JA (ed) Ecosystem structure and function. Oregon State University Press, Corwallis, USA, 137-139.|
|Technical reports:||Vollenweider RA 1969. The scientific basis of lake and stream eutrophication with particular reference to phosphorus and nitrogen as eutrophication factors. Technical Report OECD DAS/DSI/68, Paris, France.|
|Theses:||Author, title, (MSc) (PhD) Thesis, University, town, country.|
|Conference proceedings:||(refer to the paper category)|
|Websites:||Author(s), year, website|
For any further indication we suggest to refer to papers published on the last issue of TWB.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced in the production process. A PDF file of the published article will be send automatically to all authors as soon as the paper will be published on the journal website.