Instructions for Authors
The requirements listed below are given to improve your manuscript and to avoid extra work in editing it.
In composition clarity, a high level of professionalism, correct language usage are preferred. We maintain the rights to make corrections in manuscripts, for correct usage as well as to adapt the style to our standard. This, of course, does not affect the content of the article, which is solely the author's responsibility.
The length of manuscripts submitted is not limited, but each article should be a minimum of 6 pages long. We publish articles longer than 30 pages in two or more parts in subsequent issues, after consulting the author.
The manuscripts created using a word processor should be submitted preferably in Rich Text format (.rtf), both in the form of a hard copy (lines should be in 1.5 spacing) and on a 3 1/2" diskette or by e-mail as an attachment. The text pages should be numbered continuously.
The name of the author is to be given without the title, and is followed by the name of the company. The title of the article should be short, a maximum of 60 characters long. Subtitles may be used when needed. The introduction (or „lead-in”) follows, in a few sentences, to draw attention to the topic. Then comes the article itself, logically articulated by paragraphs and subtitles. Please do not hierarchize subtitles by underlining, capitalization or italicization. (The hierarchy of subtitles, if there are several, can be indicated by numbering them.) The layout of the article is the responsibility of the editors. The author can indicate important sections of the text by underlining them using lead-pencil marks on the hard copy; the editors will take these into consideration.
Abbreviations and acronyms should be explained when they first appear in the text. Illustrations are welcome. These should be copy-ready or in case of e-mail attachment in .jpg format. If this is not possible, please give precise instructions for the illustrator (e.g. for line length and highlighting). Photographs should be clear pictures. However, the authors should note that the print version is b/w.
You do not need to leave space for illustrations, figures and tables; these are enclosures. However, you should refer to them at the respective line in the text, and indicate their planned locations on the margin. Figures are numbered continuously, in Arabic numerals. Figure titles and legends as well as tables should be attached on separate pages. The tables should also be numbered (from 1 on), and their titles should be given on the same page, above the table.
The bibliography is an organic part of the manuscript. Please list the titles consulted. In the case of monographs, give the author(s), title, the number of edition (or print), the location and name of the publisher, the date of publication, the number of pages and the ISBN (if the book has one). Example: GILLY, Daniel: UNIX in a Nutshell. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. Sebastopol, USA, 1996. If it is a journal article, please give the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the article, the title of the journal, volume and issue, the date of publication and the page numbers. Example: EDOLS, Liz: Gale Virtual Reference Library: a review. = Online Currents, 19. vol. no. 2. 2004. p. 15–17. If you want to refer to the sources, please list them in the order of their appearance in the text. If you do not refer to them in the text, then give them in the bibliography in alphabetic order of authors. Please put these reference numbers in brackets, both in the text and in the bibliography.
If you want to use footnotes, please indicate them by asterisks (*), in the bottom of the page. Should the number of these footnotes exceed three, please give these notes on a separate sheet, with continuous numbering.
For the abstract, please summarize the main points of your article in brief and clear sentences, in a maximum of 15 lines.
Lastly, please date and sign your manuscript. Please give your address, telephone number, and e-mail address to contact you.