Types of contributions: Original
research papers, as well as short communications. Review articles
will be published following invitation or by the suggestion of
authors. “Journal of Plant Development” also publishes
book reviews, conference reports.
Publishing fees: For the articles
received for publication into Journal of Plant Development,
there are no submission charges, article processing charge (APCs)
or publishing fees.
Submission of a paper implies
that it has not been published previously (except in the form of
an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis),
that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that
its publication is approved by all authors, and that, if accepted,
will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or
in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.
Authors are requested to submit their original
paper and figures in digital format, to the Editor-in-Chief. The
corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk.
Manuscripts must be single-spaced,
with wide margins. A font as Times New Roman, normal, is required.
The mirror of the page would be
as follows: 13 x 20 cm (top 4,85 cm, bottom 4,85 cm, right 4 cm,
left 4 cm).
The papers will be published only in a foreign
language, structured as follows: title (the title would be also
in the romanian language), authors, affiliation of the authors (including
e-mails), abstract, keywords, introduction, material and method,
results & discussions, conclusions, acknowledgements, references,
tables, figure captions.
Titles would be written with bold,
capital letters, 12 points, centered.
Names of the authors will be written
with Times New Roman, 10 points, centered, capitals for surname
(family name) and no capitals for first name (except initial letter).
The names will not be abbreviated; each author name would be accompanied
by a complete address, as a footnote on the first page. The affiliation
should be provided in the following order: university (institution)
name; faculty/department name; number and street name; city; country
and email address.
Abstract: A concise and factual
abstract is required (about 100-150 words). The abstract should
state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results
and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately
from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References
should therefore be avoided, but if essential, they must be cited
in full, without reference to the reference list. Non-standard or
uncommon abbreviations should be avoided but, if essential, they
should be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Key Words: five to seven words,
the most important ones, in alphabetical order, after someone
could discover your paper on the internet engines. Key words should
not repeat the title of the manuscript.
Units: The SI system should be
used for all scientific and laboratory data. In certain instances,
it might be necessary to quote other units. These should be added
in parentheses. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius.
The main text would be written at a single space,
on A4 format page, Times New Roman, of 10 points.
The scientific names of plant species would be
Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance
with their appearance in the text and given suitable captions; each
table should begin on a new page. Be sparing in the use of tables
and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results
described elsewhere in the article.
Illustrations: photographs, charts and diagrams
are all to be referred to as “Figure(s)”, should be
numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the
text. The mentions at the drawings, figures, pictures and tables
will be placed inside the round brackets – for instance (Fig.
2); (Tab. 2); all illustrations should be clearly marked with the
figure number and the author’s name.
Obs.: all the schemes, drawings,
etc. would be accompanied by a scale; the pictures must be very
clear, being accompanied by the explanations. The diagrams should
be made in Excel; pictures, ink drawings must be saved in JPG, JPEG,
or BMP format, having a good resolution.
Do not import figures or tables into your text.
These would be placed on separate sheets, with indications of their
inserting place in the text.
Other than the cover page, every page of the manuscript, including
the title page, references, tables etc. should be numbered; however,
no reference should be made in the text to page numbers.
All publications cited in the text should be presented
in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In
the text, references are made using the author (s) name of a certain
paper (e.g.: other authors [GÉHU, 2006] mentioned that…).
The full reference should be given in a numerical list in the end
of the paper. References should be given inside the square brackets.
Obs.: if there are two authors only, there must
be written down both names (ex. [BOX & MANTHEY, 2006]); if there
are more authors, there would be written the first author followed
by “& al.” (ex. [AMORFINI & al. 2006]).
For scientific papers: the name
of the author (s) would be given in capital letters. The Christian
name (s) would be abbreviated. Before the last but one and the last
author you must insert the sign “&”. In the reference
list you must mention all the authors of a certain paper.
The year of a paper publication is put after the author (s).
Title: it should be fully written. The title of a book is written
in italics. Between the year and the title we recommend to be inserted
a point sign. Next to it is the town and the publishing house of
it (for books) or the periodical for papers. For periodicals, the
abbreviations would be according to the international standards
(BRIDSON & SMITH, 1991 or BROWN & STRATTON (eds), 1963-1965).
Each periodical name is to be written in italics. A certain volume
must be given in bolds. After it is placed the number of the periodical,
inserted between the round brackets; next to it would be inserted
the page numbers of the paper.
For books, after the title, is
placed the name of the town, the publishing house and the page numbers.
The chapter in books:
author (s), year, title, pages, a point sign, followed by “In”:
author (s) of the book, city, publishing house, number of pages.
Serial papers or chapters in serial papers: like
the previous, but with the specification of the serial volume.
Obs.: it is compulsory that all
the papers from the reference list are to be quoted in the manuscript.
The punctuation signs would not be in bold or italics. The references
should be written in alphabetic order only. If a certain author
has more papers with other contributors, the papers would be given
also in the alphabetic order (and not after the year of appearance).
The number of a volume, the issue etc. would be given with Arabian
Examples of papers quoting:
References for papers in periodicals
BOSCAIU N. 2001. Ecotonul si importanta functiilor sale ecoprotective.
Ocrot. Nat.,1998-1999. 42-43: 13-21.
MEHREGAN I. & KADEREIT J. W. 2008. Taxonomic revision of Cousinia
sect. Cynaroideae (Asteraceae, Cardueae). Willdenowia.
References for books
BOSCAIU N. 1971. Flora si Vegetatia Muntilor Tarcu, Godeanu
si Cernei. Bucuresti: Edit. Acad. Române, 494 pp.
HILLIER J. & COOMBES A. 2004. The Hillier Manual of Trees
& Shrubs. Newton Abbot, Devon, England: David & Charles,
JALAS J., SUOMINEN J., LAMPINEN R. & KURTTO A. (eds). 1999.
Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in
Europe. Vol. 12. Resedaceae to
Platanaceae. Helsinki: Committee for Mapping the Flora of
Europe and Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo. Maps 2928-3270,
250 pp., ill (maps), ISBN 951-9108.
TUTIN T. G., BURGES N. A., CHATER A. O., EDMONDSON J. R., HEYWOOD
V. H., MOORE D. M., VALENTINE D. H., WALTERS S. M. & WEBB
D. A. (eds, assist. by J. R. AKEROYD & M. E. NEWTON; appendices
ed. by R. R. MILL). 1996. Flora Europaea. 2nd ed., 1993,
reprinted 1996. Vol. 1. Psilotaceae to Platanaceae.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press xlvi, 581 pp., illus. ISBN
Chapters in books
TUTIN T. G. 1996. Helleborus L. Pp. 249-251. In: T. G. TUTIN et
al. (eds). Flora Europaea. 2nd ed., 1993, reprinted 1996.
Vol. 1. Psilotaceae to Platanaceae. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press xlvi, 581 pp., illus. ISBN 0-521-41007-X
Short Communications: follow the
same format as for the full papers, except that the Results and
Discussion section (these should be combined). Manuscripts should
not exceed 2000 words.
Special Issues: Proposals for Special Issues
of full research papers that focus on a specific topic or theme
will be considered.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding
author and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections
should be restricted to typesetting errors. All queries should
Manuscripts should be sent to:
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