Submission Details

Acta morphologica et anthropologica is published twice a year as one volume with 4 issues. For the first two issues (1-2) the deadline for manuscript submission is March 15th and for the next two issues (3-4), the deadline is September 15th. Electronic version for issues 1-2 is uploaded on the website till June 30th and for issues 3-4 – till December 30th.

Manuscript submission is electronic only.

The manuscripts should be sent to the Managing Editor email address ygluhcheva@hotmail.com  with copy to iempam@bas.bg

All correspondence, including notification for Editor’s decision, requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Submission declaration

Submission of the manuscript implies that the work described has not been published previously, is not considered under publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors, and that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically, without the informed consent of the copyright-holder.

Contributors

The statement that all authors approve the final article should be included in the disclosure.

Copyright

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Upon acceptance of an article, the authors will be asked to complete a “Copyright Transfer Agreement”.

http://www.iempam.bas.bg/journals/acta/Copyright_Transfer_Agreement_Form_AMA.doc

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Guidelines

Acta morphologica et anthropologica is an open access peer review journal and publishes original articles, short communications, case reports, reviews, Editorial and letters to the Editors. The aim of the journal is to provide a forum for cytological, histological, anatomical and anthropological research community in life sciences, including experimental morphology, cell biology and pathology (neurobiology, immunobiology, tumor biology, environmental biology, reproductive biology, etc.), new methods, anatomy and pathological anatomy, anthropology and paleoanthropology, medical anthropology and physical development.

Acta morphologica et anthropologica is published twice a year as one volume with 4 issues. For the first two issues (1-2) the deadline for manuscript submission is March 15th and for the next two issues (3-4), the deadline is September 15th. Electronic version for issues 1-2 is uploaded on the website till June 30th and for issues 3-4 – till December 30th.

 

 

Contact details and submission

Manuscripts should be in English with total length not exceeding 10 standard pages, line-spacing 1.5, justified with 2.5 cm margins. The authors are advised to use Microsoft Word 97-2003, Times New Roman, 12 pt throughout the text. Pages should be numbered at the bottom right corner of the page. Manuscript submission is electronic only.

The manuscripts should be sent to the Managing Editor email address ygluhcheva@hotmail.com  with copy to iempam@bas.bg

All correspondence, including notification for Editor’s decision, requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Article structure

The article should be arranged under the following headings: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References.

Title page – includes:

  • Title – concise and informative;
  • Author(s)’ names and affiliations – indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of all authors. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address information for each affiliation, including the country name.
  • Corresponding author –clearly indicate who will handle the correspondence for refereeing, publication and post-publication. An e-mail should be provided.
  • Abstract –state briefly the aim of the work, the principal results and major conclusions and should not exceed 150 words. References and uncommon, or non-standard abbreviations should be avoided.
  • Key words – provide up to 5 key words. Avoid general, plural and multiple concepts. The key words will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction – state the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or summary of the results.

Material and Methods – provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated as a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results – results should be clear and concise.

Discussion – should explore the significance of the results in the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citation and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions – the main conclusions of the study should be presented in a short section.

Acknowledgements–list here those individuals who provided help during the research and the funding sources.

Units – please use the International System of Units (SI).

Math formulae– please submit math equations as editable text, not as images.

Electronic artwork – number the tables and illustrations according to their sequence in the text. Provide captions for them on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. The proper place of each figure in the text should be indicated in the left margin of the corresponding page. All illustrations (photos, graphs and diagrams) should be referred to as “figures” and given in abbreviation “Fig.”, and numbered in Arabic numerals in order of its mentioning in the manuscript. They should be provided in grayscale as JPEG or TIFF format, minimum 300 dpi. The illustrations should be submitted as separate files.

References –they should be listed in alphabetical order, indicated in the text by giving the corresponding numbers in parentheses. The “References” should be typed on a separate sheet. The names of authors should be arranged alphabetically according to family names. In the reference list titles of works, published in languages other than English, should be translated, original language must be indicated at the end of reference (e.g., [in Bulgarian]). Articles should include the name(s) of author(s), followed by the full title of the article or book cited, the standard abbreviation of the journal (according to British Union Catalogue), the volume number, the year of publication and the pages cited,for books – the city of publication and publisher. In case of more than one author, the initials of the second, third, etc. authors precede their family names.

For articles: Davidoff, M. S., R. Middendorff, G. Enikolopov, D. Riethmacher, A. F. Holstein, D. Muller. Progenitor cells of the testosterone-producing Leydig cells revealed. – J. Cell Biol.,167, 2004, 935-944.

Book article or chapter: Rodriguez, C. M., J. L. Kirby, B. T. Hinton. The development of the epididymis. – In: The Epididymis – from molecules to clinical practice (Eds. B. Robaire, B. T. Hinton), New York, Kluwer Academic Plenum Publisher, 2002, 251-269.

Electronic books: Gray, H. Anatomy of the human body (Ed. W.H.Lewis), 20th edition, NY, 2000. Available at http://www.Bartleby.com.

PhD thesis: Padberg, G. Facioscapulohumeral diseases. PhD thesis, Leiden University, 1982, 130 p.

Website: National survey schoolchildren report. National Centre of Public Health and Analyses, 2014. Available at http://ncphp.government.bg/files

Ethics in publishing

Before sending the manuscript the authors must make sure that it meets the Ethical guidelines for journal publicationof Actamorphologicaetanthropologica.

Human and animal rights

If the work involves the use of human subjects, the authors should ensure that work has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinski). The authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific procedures) Act, 1986 and the associated guidelines EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments, or the National Institutes of Health guide for the care and use of Laboratory animals (NIH Publications No. 8023, revised 1978) and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed.

Submission declaration

Submission of the manuscript implies that the work described has not been published previously, is not considered under publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors, 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 informed consent of the copyright-holder.

Contributors

The statement that all authors approve the final article should be included in the disclosure.

Copyright

http://www.iempam.bas.bg/journals/acta/Author%20Copyright%20Agreement_last.pdf

 

Upon acceptance of an article, the authors will be asked to complete a “Copyright Transfer Agreement”.

http://www.iempam.bas.bg/journals/acta/Copyright_Transfer_Agreement_Form_AMA.doc

 

Peer review

Once a manuscript is submitted, the Managing Editor (or the Editor-in-Chief) briefly checks the manuscript for conformance with the journal’s aim, scope, policies and style requirements and decide whether it is potentially suitable for publication and can be processed for review, or rejected immediately, or returned to the author for improvement and re-submission.

Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Editors, Editorial Board members, and/or external experts before final decisions regarding publication are made. The entire editorial workflow is performed in the following steps:

  1. The submitted manuscript is checked in the editorial office whether it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process.
  2. The manuscript is sent to 2 reviewers for peer-review. The choice of reviewers depends on the subject of the manuscript, the areas of expertise of the reviewers, and their availability.
  3. Each reviewer will have 2 weeks to provide evaluation of the manuscript. The editor may recommend publication, request minor, moderate or major revision, or provide a written critique of why the manuscript should not be published (rejected).
  4. In case only one reviewer suggest rejection of the manuscript, the latter is subjected to additional evaluation by the third reviewer.
  5. The manuscript will be published in a revised form provided that the authors successfully answer the critics received. The Editor-in-Chief is the final authority on all editorial decisions.

Following aspects of the manuscript are considered during review process

  • Originality
  • Contribution to the field
  • Methodological approach
  • Organization of the manuscript
  • Depth and quality of research
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Relevance of discussion
  • Technical quality
  • Quality of figures/Illustrations
  • Appropriate literature citations
  • Language quality
  • Length

Open Access

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge

Article Processing Charges

manuscript publication is free of charges

After acceptance

Proof correction

The corresponding author will receive proofs by e-mail in PDF format and will be requested to return it with any corrections within two weeks.

 

 

 

Copyright

http://www.iempam.bas.bg/journals/acta/Author%20Copyright%20Agreement_last.pdf

 

Upon acceptance of an article, the authors will be asked to complete a “Copyright Transfer Agreement”.

http://www.iempam.bas.bg/journals/acta/Copyright_Transfer_Agreement_Form_AMA.doc