Guide for Authors

What articles can be submitted?

Original papers of high scientific quality in any of the forms of a research paper, a review paper or a short communication on the relevant topics as defined in the journal’s scope can be submitted for evaluation.

How should I submit my manuscript?

Manuscript submission to Studies of Architecture, Urbanism and Environmental Sciences is possible only electronically via our website. To submit a manuscript, you should first create a new account. After registration is complete, you will have to login to your account, go to the Author tab and click on ‘Submit a New Manuscript’.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our style and format guidelines.

A) Attached documents

Please upload each of the following files separately:

1. Identifying information

Please upload a separate MS Word document containing the following information:

  • Title (limited to 18 words)
  • Authors’ names and their affiliations
  • The corresponding author’s e-mail address
  • A running (short) title (limited to 50 characters including spaces)

2. Manuscript body

Please include the following sections in a separate file called ‘main file’:

  • Abstract and keywords: The maximum size of the abstract is 250 words, including spaces. After the abstract of your article, you should provide 4 to 6 keywords, written in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.  Please try to provide a text-only abstract and minimize the use of mathematical symbols and accented variables.
  • Introduction: Provide an adequate background and a brief survey of the existing literature on the previous similar works, the hypotheses and the significance of your research. It is recommended that you limit the number of citations to the literature older than 10 years and cite recent works.
  • Materials and methods: Include sufficient information about the specific equipment and materials used for conducting the study to allow the readers and independent academics to replicate and verify your results.
  • Results and discussion: Present the results of the research in a logical fashion in this section. Discuss the importance of the obtained results and provide a comprehensive analysis.
  • Conclusions: The main outcomes and conclusions of the research should be presented in this section.
  • Acknowledgements: You can express your gratitude to individuals or organizations that assisted you, but were not directly involved, in the completion of the work.
  • Conflicts of interest: Include a statement, extracted from the conflicts of interest disclosure form, disclosing possible conflicts of interest that may have potentially influenced the publication of your work.
  • References: Cite the relevant works you have used to conduct the study in accordance with the Vancouver referencing style.

3. Figures

Please include all figures in one separate MS Word document.

Figure numbers should be placed within the body text to determine the positions of the figures in the final document. Appropriate formats for figures are JPEG and TIFF with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Please submit editable, un-flattened pictures whenever possible. Charts should be inserted using Microsoft Word and related raw data of graphs and charts should be provided in separate Excel files.

4. Tables

Data in tables should not duplicate the data already presented in the body text. Tables should be numbered and should be accordingly mentioned in parenthesis (as in Table 1) in the text for at least once. Each table should include a concise and concrete caption, written above it.

5. Supplementary data

Supplementary data should be provided in appropriate formats to be edited according to the journal’s editing and typesetting requirements.

B) Page layout and setup

Manuscripts should be typed in a single MS Word file. Page setup should be A4 paper with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides of the page. The body text should be double-spaced, typed in single column pages.

Body of the manuscript should be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. The title of the paper should be centered at the top of the page, typed in bold 18 pt. Times New Roman font.

The number of pages of a manuscript (excluding spaces) should not exceed the usual page limit depending on the type of the manuscript (original research article, review article, short communication, letter to the editor). An even number of pages is highly preferred and strongly recommended by the editorial office.

C) References

References should be cited according to the Vancouver reference style (author-number system). Please use Endnote or similar reference managing software to insert the references. Using MS Word References tab to insert the references in the main document is highly preferred and recommended.

 Examples for citation of journal articles:

1. Xie, W., Qiu, P. and Mao, C. J., Mater. Chem., 2011, 21 (14), 5190-5202.

2. Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Nowak, J., et al., Eur. Polym. J., 2011, 47 (7), 1402-1409.

D) Graphical abstract

A Graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.

E) Abbreviations

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

F) Units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

G) Math formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if explicitly referred to within the text).

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the submitted work has not been published previously (except 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 tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article will be checked by the plagiarism detection software iThenticate.

Changes to authorship

Addition, deletion, or rearrangement of the authors’ names in accepted manuscripts before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue must be sent to the journal’s executive manager by the corresponding author of the manuscript and must include all the following information:

(a) The reason(s) that justify why a name should be added or removed, or why the authors’ names should be rearranged

(b) Written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the changes.

In the case of addition or removal of authors, the corresponding author will have to submit the confirmation of the authors being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above.

Note that: (1) The executive manager will inform the editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue, any requests to add, delete, or rearrange authors’ names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and will result in a corrigendum.

Conflicts of interest disclosure

Studies of Architecture, Urbanism and Environmental Sciences requires authors to fill and submit the conflicts of interest disclosure form at the time of submitting their manuscript. The disclosure form will ask you to reveal your financial interest relevant to the submitted work or any other possible sources of conflicting interest that may have directly or indirectly influenced your research. If no conflicting interests are known to you, simply state: “The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding this article.”

Copyright transfer

Studies of Architecture, Urbanism and Environmental Sciences requires authors to transfer and assign all rights existing to the submitted work under copyright laws to the journal’s publisher to enable the publication and dissemination of your work. After your manuscript has been accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign and submit the copyright transfer agreement to the journal’s office. Please note that publishing your work without receipt of the copyright transfer agreement is not possible.

Author inquiry system

Authors can track and view the status of their submitted manuscript by logging in to their account on our website. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office at info@sauesjournal.net.