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Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission

To speed up the refereeing and publication processes, all transactions and communications between the journal and the authors will be done electronically. All manuscripts should be in PDF format. Papers can be submitted at this site: Submit

All received submissions will be acknowledged.

Submission of Accepted Manuscripts

If a paper is accepted, the editorial office will ask the authors to send in the electronic files (the (La)TeX or Word files of the manuscript, the electronic files of the artwork and a postscript and/or pdf file of the whole paper) of the accepted paper via the online peer review system.

Upon receipt by the Editorial Office the files will be used for production purposes unless the authors are notified that their paper will be typeset and printed in the traditional manner.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted elsewhere.

It is required that authors provide a Transfer of Copyright to the Publisher. The signed Consent to Publish gives the Publisher the Author(s)' permission to publish the Work. The signed Transfer of Copyright empowers the Publisher on behalf of the Author(s) to protect the Work and its image against any unauthorized use, and to properly authorize dissemination of the work. This includes printed publications, offprints, reprints, electronic files, licensed photocopies, microform editions, translations, and document delivery. It also covers secondary information sources such as abstracting, reviewing and indexing services, including converting the Work into machine-readable form, and storing it in electronic databases. The Editors will supply the necessary forms for this transfer.