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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in the intellectual content, conception and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor.
  • I/we believe the manuscript represents valid work. Each author confirms they meet the criteria for authorship as established by the NAJFNR. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except (an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (docx) format.
  • The references have been checked accordng to APA 7th edition (see below the Reference Citing Guide).

    The list of references must not contain any references belonging to predatory journal or publisher

    The list of predatory journals and publishers is available here:
  • I/we followed the Manuscript template file of the journal (Manuscript.docx)

    The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses);
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.



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Necessary files for submission. (click with the right mouse button on the link to save the files) 

  1. Title page: Download
  2. Manuscript: Download

EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) is the preferred format for vector graphics (charts, graphs, technical drawings, annotated images).

Adobe Acrobat PDF format (PDF) is an increasingly common file format used for distribution of files intended primarily for printing, this format can also be used for the submission of any artwork type to Elsevier.

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is the recommended file format for bitmap (line art), grayscale and color halftone images that are solely using pixels.

JPEG files are accepted for grayscale and color halftone images (photographs, micrographs, etc.).

MS Office¬†files (Word, Excel and PowerPoint): Microsoft Office¬ģ is essentially a family of applications that can be used to produce a variety of document types, including written documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Although we prefer artwork files in EPS, PDF, TIFF or JPEG format, we are also aware that a number of authors already (for convenience) submit their artwork in MS Office formats. Therefore, we will continue to support these submission types, now and in the future.

- Authors can also upload any supplementary data (if applicable) within the file "Supplementary data".