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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Fungal Territory (FT) (ISSN:xxxx-xxxx) is an open access journal that provides publication (six times per year) of scientific articles in all areas of the subject.

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers can be published approximately two month after acceptance.

Submit your manuscript using the electronic submission system www.office.scicell.org. Max 7 days after submission, your manuscript will have a number assigned and pre-reviewed.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times new roman font). Here is a template by which you should write articles.

FT Manuscript Template

Cover Letter: A cover letter must be uploaded with the manuscript in a separate WORD file that should include the name, mailing address, contact information (affiliation, phone number and e-mail address) and research interest of four (4) experts in the field as potential reviewers for the manuscript. The cover letter should also include the name and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Here is Cover letter template.

Requirements for reviewers: 

1. only one reviewer can be from the same university as authors,

2. reviewers must be a professional from research study field,

3. reviewers must publish in the world scientific journal which is included in world scientific databases,

4. reviewers can not be a co-authors in submitted research study.

The cover mail should include the corresponding first author full address and telephone numbers and should be in an e-mail message sent to the Editor, with the file, whose name should begin with the first author’s surname, as an attachment.

Fungal Territory journal will accept manuscripts submitted using the electronic submission system only.

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

Regular Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are non-limited in length.

Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcomed and encouraged. Reviews should be concise, non-limited in length, but it must contain minimal 8000 words except references. Reviews are also peer-reviewed.

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by a qualified home and outside reviewers, also members of the editorial office. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers comments to authors within 10 weeks. The editorial board with reviewers cooperation will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the FT to publish manuscripts within 2 or 4 months after submission. Single-blind review is using for consideration.

Regular Articles

All portions of the manuscript must be typed one-half. The pages may not be numbered, those assigned Editorial office.

The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding first author along with e-mail and phone number.

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 100 to 250 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Following the abstract, about 3 to 7 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed. A list of non-standard Abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and used often. Each abbreviation should be spelt out and introduced in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used. Authors should use the solidus presentation (mg.ml-1). Standard abbreviations (such as ATP and DNA) need not be defined.

The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)’s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.

Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Conclusion. The conclusion should include the most important idea of the experiment, the author’s own findings, possible solutions to the problem, recommendations for further research, etc.

The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed one-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Each table should be included directly in text and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.

Figures should be numbered and are included directly in text. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.  Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.

Examples: Davis (2007), Nijsten et al. (2008), (Hleba, 2011), (Ka?ániová and Haš?ík, 2006), (Bu?ka, 2003; Bu?ková, 2008a,b; Kme?, 2004,2006), (?ubo? et al., 2009)

We respected APA style for references. Google scholar generates APA style automatically. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

NECESSARY point: If article has DOI number, it must be included to references part after cited article in original form. You can find some examples prepared by CrossRef.

Doi number example: https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2017.6.4.1098-1106

Examples of APA style:

Article: Saiki, R. K., Gelfand, D. H., Stoffel, S., Scharf, S. J., Higuchi, R., Horn, G. T., … & Erlich, H. A. (1988). Primer-directed enzymatic amplification of DNA with a thermostable DNA polymerase. Science239(4839), 487-491.

Book: Nunnally, J. C., Bernstein, I. H., & Berge, J. M. T. (1967). Psychometric theory(Vol. 226). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Html: Beringer, J., Arguin, J. F., Barnett, R. M., Copic, K., Dahl, O., Groom, D. E., … & Eidelman, S. (2012). Review of particle physics. Physical Review D86(1).

Conference article: Pliszka, S. R., Greenhill, L. L., Crismon, M. L., Sedillo, A., Carlson, C., Conners, C. K., … & DISORDER, H. (2000). The Texas Children’s Medication Algorithm Project: Report of the Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Part I. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,39(7), 908-919.

Guidelines from internet: European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. (2013). EUCAST guidelines for detection of resistance mechanisms and specific resistances of clinical and/or epidemiological importance. EUCAST, Basel, Switzerland: http://www. eucast. org/fileadmin/src/media/PDFs/EUCAST_files/Resistance_mechanisms/EUCAST_detection_of_resistance_mechanisms_v1. 0_20131211. pdf.

We accept also journal abbreviations. Please follow dots, lines, spacing and italics type of journal titles.

Short Communications

Short Communications are not limited in lenght. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. Short Communications has the following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 150 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs about the printing will be publish at the FT website like the PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because the JMBFS will be published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors and others visitors will have free electronic access to the full text (in PDF) of the article. Authors and others visitors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies; that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The originality and uniqueness of the article authors are responsible. All copyrights remain the author of the article.

Fees and Charges: Authors are not required to pay handling fee. Publication of articles in Fungal Territory is free.

Privacy Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Fungal Territory (FT) is committed to the academic community and therefore seeks to publish original work in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards.

Articles subbmitted for publication are single-blind peer-reviewed. That is mean: Reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least three or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.

It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, peer reviewers, publisher). The FT ethic statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (http://publicationethics.org/).

Open Access (OA) Policy

Articles published in the Fungal Territory are freely available for anyone to access and view under an open access publishing model.

FT offers  Green Open Access way of publishing, without  payment or embargo period. Author may voluntarily re-use his own version of the article submitted to the journal (pre-print) or the version accepted for publishing (post-print) on his own personal website or institutional repository.

Licensing  & Rights

All papers published in the Fungal Territory  are published under a CC-BY licence (CC-BY 4.0). Published materials can be shared (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapted (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) with specifying the author(s).

Plagiarism Policy

All articles in the FT are supposed to be original. Authors submitting manuscript declared  that submitted  manuscript is original and has not previously been published in thereof  and that no part of the article has been prepared from other published material.

SciCell publishing company in Slovak republic, as a publisher of scholarly/scientific publications, is a member of the Crossref – Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation.

As a member of Crossref, the University participate on publishers plagiarism prevention initiative and used service Similarity Check (Turnitin – database iThenticate), which helps editors compare of own submitted content/articles for originality/similarity to other published academic and non-academic content on the web.

Screening software is applicate by editors of the Fungal Territory (FT), too. Plagiarism control is a part of last evaluation process of manuscripts after paper submit and before the acceptance. Results this act are important for manuscript acceptation, or not. When plagiarism from 0 to 50 % has been detected, manuscript will be sent to author for content revision. In case of plagiarism detection >50 %, the manuscript will be rejected.

Types of plagiarism:

  • plagiarism in the sense of the „use another person’s ideas or work and pretend that it is your own“(Cambridge Dictionary) or „the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own“ (Oxford Dictionaries),
  • self-plagiarism (re-use of significant parts of one’s own copyrighted work without citing the original source).

Peer Review Process

All articles in the FT are fully peer reviewed by qualified, independed reviewers, and by the Editorial Board members, too.  Single-blind review is using for consideration.

Peer review process will be made as soon as possible, and review report/conclusion with comments should be return to author(s) until to 10 weeks. Paper will be published possibly in the next issue.

Editors

  • The FT editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • The FT editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
  • Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
  • Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editors own research.
  • All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.

Authors

  • Authors attest that paper is their own, original and unpublished work.
  • Authors guarantee that  the manuscript it has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, …)  must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content. All those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors
  • Affiliation (all authors/co-authors) and corresponding adress  (main author) must be clearly stated.
  • When an authors discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Reviewers

  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Privileged information/ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively.
  • All suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.

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