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IJCS publishes original research papers,
review articles, survey articles and books and projects reviews in all
areas dedicated to applied conservation of natural and cultural heritage
and other related areas, such as environmental science and engineering.
IJCS does not charge the publication process. We do not charge the submission or processing of the articles, neither the publication of journal articles (no APCs involved). The Editorial team work as volunteer. Authors are encouraged to support the journal's development as sponsorship if they can afford.
are requested to identify who provided financial support for the development
of the research and/or preparation of the article. This will be included
at the end of the paper.
write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted,
but not a mixture of these).
to this journal proceeds totally online. The main text is required in
DOC file (Word 97-2000) with the tables included. The figures are required
to be inserted with captions at the end of the manuscript (JPEG/TIFF)
with high resolution. The submitted paper will be transformed in PDF in
order to be reviewed.
submitting the manuscript, is mandatory to include, as first page,
a cover letter to the editor. The cover letter must state that:
all the authors aprooved that the paper to be submitted to IJCS;
the article is original and is the work of the authors;
the novelty or the significance of results.
correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests
for revision, will be done by e-mail.
file for the manuscript is required. This should have the tables included,
and the figures must me inserted with captions, after the References,
on separate pages.
Standard Page is B5 (ISO): 176 x 250 mm (6.929 x 9.843 inch), margins
of 2 cm (0.8 inch). Use paragraph spacing of 1.5 lines.
text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as
simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced
on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's
options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face,
italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. Do not put figures in the text,
instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic
text and on the manuscript.
use as fonts only: Times New Roman or Arial.
page must be the cover letter (presented above at Submission paragraph).
your article into clearly defined sections. Each heading should appear
on its own separate line.
order is: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction,
Experimental (Materials and Methods), Results and Discussions,
Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Appendices and Funding
text should be font size 10.
and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
all caps bold, size 12.
write full names; family name will be written in CAPS.
Author must be clearly indicated as corresponding author (* as footnote
on first page) and it is compulsory to indicate e-mail address, telephone
and fax numbers with country and area code.
the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below
the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript number
immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.
Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country
name, and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly
the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
Use no more than 200 words.
Abstract title: font bold italic, size 8; the abstract text
- font italic, size 8.
a maximum of 8 keywords, avoid general and plural terms and use only abbreviations
firmly established in the field. These keywords will be used for indexing
Keywords title: font bold italic, size 8; the keywords -
font italic, size 8.
the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background.
(or Materials and
experimental methods should be described after the introductory material.
Detailed experimental descriptions should be restricted to one section
of the paper. Sufficient detail should be given to allow any experienced
worker to implement the procedures described. Procedural steps should
not be numbered.
should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the
results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion
of published literature.
should include key findings of the research, quantitative analytical performance
figures (if appropriate) and their significance to real sample matrices.
all abbreviations at their first appearance in the text. Ensure consistency
of abbreviations throughout the article.
acknowledgements only in a separate section at the end of the article
before the references. List here those individuals who provided help during
there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.
simple formulae in the line of normal text wherever possible and use the
solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g.,
A/B. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately
from the text.
abbreviations and symbols
use L for liters. Always leave a space between units. Do not use abbreviations
in the title or keywords. Define abbreviations that are not standard in
this field at their first occurrence in both the abstract and the main
o Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
o Save text in illustrations as "graphics" or enclose the font.
o Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier,
o Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
o Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
o Provide captions to illustrations separately.
o Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
o Submit each figure as a separate file.
o Provide JPG/TIFF files, NOT lower than 300DPI.
If with your accepted article you submit color figures then we assure,
at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color on electronic
format, but not on the printed version. For color reproduction in print,
you have to contact the editor and you have to agree on costs.
figures must be imported, on separate pages, at the end of the manuscript
after references and indicate their approximate locations directly in
the manuscript (Fig. 1).
captions of the figures next to them.
of figure caption:
1. SEM image of the textile fibre: 500X.
tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.
Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in
tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please
use only orizontal visible lines.
of table caption:
1. The EDX composition
of the bronze coin.
make sure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the
reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications
are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the
provide for Journals: Authors, Title of the paper, Journal, volume,
issue, (year) and pages from to.
Article/Chapter title with Italic, Journal/Book/Conferences/Workshops
Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must
always be given.
"..... the research done by R. Donald , O. Michael and C. Ronald
. A. Pantiru et al  concluded that.... and other studies [4-6]".
Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the
order in which they appear in the text.
to a journal publication:
 M. Bernabei, J. Bontadi, G. Rossi Rognoni, A dendrochronological
investigation of stringed instruments from the collection of the Cherubini
Conservatory in Florence, Italy, Journal of Archaeological Science,
37(1), 2010, pp. 192-200.
to a paper in a proceeding:
 M. Lobefaro, I.C.A. Sandu, Authentic versus faked iconography:
a study on the behavior of painting materials, Proceedings of Science
Meets Archaeology and Art History - Balkan Symposium on Archaeometry,
18th -20th September 2008, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, p. 64.
to a book:
 Z. Goffer, Archaeological Chemistry (second edition), John Wiley & Sons
Inc., New Jersey, 2007, p. 155.
to a patent:
 C. Pascu, Procedure and devices for the controlled obtaining of dry saline aerosols with therapeutic effect, Patent US2009232895 (A1)/2009;
to a webpage:
 http://www.recycle.umich.edu/grounds/recycle/materials/ [accessed on 10.10.2010]
not write AND between the authors, please use comma (,).
corresponding author, free of charge, will be provided with a PDF file
of the article via e-mail. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the
published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image.