Instructions for Authors
Presentation of Papers
The scientific papers should be presented for publishing in English only. The text of the article should be clear and precise, as short as possible to make it understandable. As a rule, the paper should not exceed fifteen pages, including figures, drawings and tables. The paper should be divided into heads and chapters in a logical sequence. Manuscripts must meet high scientific and technical standards. All manuscripts must be typewritten using MS Office facilities, single spaced on white A4 standard paper (210 x 297 mm) in 11-point Times New Roman (TNR) font.
Title (Centered, 12 pt. TNR font) should be short and informative. It should describe the contents fully but concisely without the use of abbreviations.
Authors The complete, unabbreviated names should be given (Centered, 10 pt. TNR font), along with the affiliation (institution), city, country and email address (Centered, 9 pt. TNR font). The author to whom the correspondence should be addressed should be indicated, as well as email and full postal address.
Abstract: A short abstract in a single paragraph of no more than 200-250 words must accompany each manuscript (8 pt. TNR font). The abstract should briefly describe the content and results of the paper and should not contain any references.
Keywords: Authors should give 3-5 keywords.
Should include the aims of the study and results from previous notable studies.
Materials and Methods. Experimental methods should be described clearly and briefly.
Results and Discussions. This section may be separated into two parts. Unnecessary repetition should be avoided.
Conclusions. The general results of the research are discussed in this section.
Acknowledgements. Should be as short as possible.
References. Must be numbered in the paper, and listed in the order in which they appear.
Diagrams, Figures and Photographs should be constructed so as to be easy to understand and should be named "Figures"; their titles should be given below the Figure itself. The figures should be placed immediately near (after or before) the reference that is being made to them in the text. Figures should be referred to by numbers, and not by the expressions "below" or "above". The number of figures should be kept to minimum (maximum 10 figures per paper).
Tables. Should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Their titles must be centered at the top of the tables (12 pt. TNR font). The tables text should be 9 pt. TNR font. Their dimensions should correspond to the format of the Journal page. Tables will hold only the horizontal lines defining the row heading and the final table line. The tables should be placed immediately near (after or before) the reference that is being made to them in the text. Tables should be referred to by numbers, and not by the expressions "below" or "above". The measure units (expressed in International Measuring Systems) must be explicitly presented.
Formulas, Equations and Chemical Reactions should be numbered by Arabic numbers in round brackets, in order of appearance, and should be centered. The literal part of formulas should be in Italics. Formulas should be referred to by Arabic numbers in round brackets.
Nomenclature. Should be adequate and consistent throughout the paper, should conform as much as possible to the rules for Chemistry nomenclature. It is preferable to use the name of the substances instead of the chemical formulas in the text.
References should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper in order of citation in square brackets; the references should list recent literature also. Footnotes are not allowed. If the cited literature is in other language than English, the English translation of the title should be provided, followed by the original language in round brackets. Example: Handbook of Chemical Engineer (in Romanian), vol. 2, Technical Press, Bucharest, 1951, 87.
We strongly recommend that authors cite references using DOIs where possible. DOIs are persistent links to an object/entity and can be used to cite and link to any article existing online, even if full citation information is not yet available. DOIs should always be displayed as full links. Example: Onem, E., Cin, G., Alankus, A., Pehlivan, H., Mutlu, M.M., Utilization of Chestnut Shell Wastes as a Dyeing Agent for Leather Industry, Leather and Footwear Journal, 2016, 16, 4, 257-264, https://doi.org/10.24264/lfj.16.4.1.
Citation of Journal Articles: all authors' names (surname, name initials)), article title, abbreviated journal title, year, volume number, issue number, full page reference, DOI (where available) e.g.: Onem, E., Cin, G., Alankus, A., Pehlivan, H., Mutlu, M.M., Utilization of Chestnut Shell Wastes as a Dyeing Agent for Leather Industry, Leather and Footwear Journal, 2016, 16, 4, 257-264, https://doi.org/10.24264/lfj.16.4.1. In case the reference is not cited in original, the author(s) should also list the original paper that has been consulted.
Citation of Books: authors' full name and name (initials), title of the book, issue number in Arabic numbers, publishing house, editors' names (if present), city where the book has been published, year of publication, the page(s) containing the text that has been cited.
Citation of Patents: all authors' names (surname, name initials), or company's name, country and patent number, date of issuance.
Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format by email to the following address:
Dana GURĂU, Editor-in-chief
INCDTP - Leather and Footwear Research Institute (ICPI)
93 Ion Minulescu St., code 030215, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +4021-323.50.60; Fax: +4021-323.52.80.
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