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Submission of manuscripts

Remark   The submission system is located in the new web page of the Journal. The submission system is fully operational and is used for submitting new papers.

Submission of a paper for publication in MG&V is taken to imply that the paper was not previously published, and neither has been or is being submitted for publication elsewhere. In addition, it is also taken to imply that permission for publication, if needed, has been granted by the appropriate sources. If the manuscript contains any copyrighted material, the task of obtaining the necessary permissions from the copyright owner(s) is the author(s)'s responsibility.

See also the section on Publication ethics.

No short communications are accepted, as MG&V publishes full papers only.

The author actually submitting the manuscript must enclose a note (cover letter) saying that the paper is submitted together with the listed co-authors. Such note is taken to imply that the submitting author has obtained their consent for submitting the paper. One of the authors (e.g., the submitting one) should be indicated as the contact person. Otherwise, all correspondence will be sent to the author who sent the submission or in case of ambiguity to the author listed as the first one.

The language of the journal is English. The British or American English must be used consequently in a single paper.

As a standard, the papers should be submitted in one of commonly used file formats (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT), through the submission system of the Journal.

Preparation of manuscripts

The layout of the text should contain sufficient spacing and margins. Figures and photos should be included in the text. Colour figures and photos are admissible, provided that colour is essential for the presentation.

The number of pages is limited to 25. The Editorial Office may relax the limit in justified cases.

The paper's title, the authors' names, affiliations and addresses, as well as possible thanks and information about funding, should be placed on a separate page, and the text proper should not contain any such elements in page headers or footers. All the necessary additional elements will be added to the paper's final version following its acceptance.

Refereeing process

All papers will be evaluated by one of the Editors, and refereed by at least two specialists in the given area. An example of the report form can be seen here. The refereeing process ensures anonymity of both referees and authors. Suitability for publication will be judged on the basis of the paper's relevance to the overall aims and scope of MG&V, as well as its quality: originality, technical quality, importance and readability. See also the section on Publication ethics.

Acceptance for publication

The authors are informed about the evaluation results and the Editors' decision by e-mail. The acceptance is conditional on fulfilling further requirements concerning preparation of the final version.

Preparation of the final version

The authors informed about the conditional acceptance are asked to submit the final version of the paper prepared with LaTeX according to the instructions provided below. If the text requires nonstandard LaTeX macro definitions, they should be provided too. Nonstandard fonts should not be used. The images for the figures should be sent in separate files, without lossy compression, in any format directly read by the LaTeX system (with thegraphicx package). Please provide a separate image for each subfigure, if any. Do not include captions, or denotations of subfigures (like letters or numbers) in the images – such elements should be typeset as text, outside the images. It is important that black and white, grey-level and colour images are prepared in their respective formats, so that no ambiguity arises whether a given image should be printed in colour or not. In addition, the authors should include a hardcopy-equivalent version of the paper in the .PDF format for reference purposes.

Together with the final version of the paper, the authors should also send their short scientific CVs and photographs (300*400 pixels at a minimum) – or declare explicitly that they do not wish to publish the above.

When the paper is accepted, then the corresponding Author is asked to upload the final set of files through the submission system of the Journal. Together with the files, the Authors' declaration supplied by MG&V should be uploaded. It contains, among others, the copyright transfer statement and the confirmation that the paper has not been published elsewhere. It should be signed on paper, scanned and uploaded together with the set of files prepared for final publication.

Each paper undergoes a final correction of English to a limited extent. However, it is the authors' responsibility to make sure that each manuscript is written in clear, correct English. As written before, the British or American English must be used consequently in a single paper. In case of a very low standard of the language, the paper will be sent back to the author(s) for correction, which will considerably delay its publication.

The Editorial Office reserves the right to introduce certain changes aimed at preserving a uniform style of the journal's contents.

The LaTeX template

For writing the final version of the paper for MG&V please use the MG&V LaTeX template and the MG&V LaTeX class file. The compiled template can be downloaded from here. The complete compilable package together with the example image files in a compressed package can be downloaded from here. The particular version of LaTeX we use is MiKTeX.

We strongly do not recommend automatic transformation of the text produced by your text editor into LaTeX. The software for such automatic transformation usually generates text with many artificially introduced formatting instructions which are intended to mimic the original view of the paper, while totally ignoring its structure. So, please avoid manually changing the formatting settled by the MG&V class. LaTeX is designed to keep the good structure of the text, so please use it according to the intentions of its creators. Consult the excellent and concise manual:
Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna and Elisabeth Schlegl
The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX
Online: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/.

Published MG&V issue

The list of contents of the issue with abstracts and contents of all papers is placed on the MG&V website. The papers are published as open access. At present, there is no fee for the publication. See also the Accepted Papers Online policy.


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Last updated December 08, 2021