The GEA (Geo Eco-Eco Agro) International journal publishes original scientific papers, review papers, short communications on Geo sciences Ecology-Economy and Agriculture (including forestry, veterinary medicine, biology and other natural sciences). It is the endeavour of the Journal to give place to papers of high scientific quality and international interest, authored by all the scientists worldwide, as well as other international scientist in order to stimulate contacts and exchange of knowledge fostering scientific productivity.
Manuscripts sent to the editorial board (e-mail address: email@example.com) should be prepared in Microsoft Word (Times New Roman font, 11 pt) and submitted in format 17 x 24 cm (File / Page setup / Paper / Width = 17 cm; Height = 24 cm), with single line spacing (Format / Paragraph / Line spacing = Single), 2 cm margins all around (File / Page setup / Margins / Top = 2 cm; Bottom = 2 cm; Left = 2 cm; Right = 2 cm), that is approximately 44 lines per page in this format.
Manuscripts are published in English. Papers that have been published elsewhere, in whole or extracts (excerpts) of their important findings, will not be accepted. A manuscript should not exceed 10 pages. Exceptions can be made if the content and quality of the paper justify it (at the discretion of the Editor).
Full research papers should include the following sections:
- Author/s name/s, Title with Doi number
The author's name should be placed above the title and with the author's appellation and affiliation in a footnote at the bottom of the front page. Author(s) affiliation should indicated name and address of institution, including the e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Title should provide a concise but also an informative synthesis of the study (recommended not more than 100 characters including spaces).
- ABSTRACT (in English)
The Abstract, in English language, should provide basic data on the problem that was treated and the results obtained. It should be brief, preferably one paragraph only, up to 250 words, but sufficient to inform the reader of the character of the work, its results and its conclusions.
- Key words
Keywords should provide 5-6 words or compound words, suitable for an information retrieval system.
Main text of the manuscript includes the following sections:
The introduction should answer the questions what was studied, why was it an important question, what was known about it before and how the study will advance our knowledge.
- MATERIAL AND METHODS
Material and methods explain how the study was carried: the organism(s) studied; description of the study site, including the significant physical and biological features, and the precise location (latitude and longitude, map, etc); the experimental or sampling design; the protocol for collecting data; how the data were analyzed. In this section also should be provided a clear description of instruments and equipment, machines, devices, chemicals, diagnostic kits, plants/animals studied, technology of growing/housing, sampling sites, software used etc.
- RESULTS followed by DISCUSSION
Results and Discussion may be combined into a single section (if appropriate) or it can be a separate section.
The results objectively present key results, without interpretation, in an orderly and logical sequence using both text and illustrative materials (tables and figures).
The discussion interpret results in light of what was already known about the subject of the investigation, and explain new understanding of the problem after taking results into consideration.
The International System of Units (SI) should be used.
The conclusion should present a clear and concise review of experiments and results obtained, with possible reference to the enclosures.
If received significant help in designing, or carrying out the work, or received materials from someone who did a favour by supplying them, their assistance must be acknowledged. Acknowledgments are always brief and never flowery.
- REFERENCES (LITERATURE)
References should cover all papers cited in the text. The in-text citation format should be as follows: for one author (Smith, 2021), for two authors (Garcia and Rodriguez, 2020) and for more than two authors (Johnson et al. 2017). Use commas to separate multiple citations. Multiple citations should be ordered chronologically. In the case of publications in any language other than English, the original title should be retained. The titles of publications in non-Latin alphabets should be translated and annotation given, e.g. "(in Russian with English abstract)".
More details in the Annex to the INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS / Bibliographic style.
The literature section gives an alphabetical listing (by first author's last name) of the references.
See also: Citation style
Short communication should include the following sections:
- Key words,
- Main text,
- Tables and Figures with captions.
SUPPLY OF ARTWORK, PHOTOS: Diagrams and graphs should be provided as finished black and white line artwork or colour images. Electronic graphics included in your manuscript should be either inserted in the word document or as .gif or .jpg formats. Please check with the editor if you wish to submit any other type of graphic for conversion suitability. Photos should be supplied un-screened in original form or in electronic form. All illustration (diagrams, graphs, tables, photos) must be fully captioned. When there are a number of illustrations, the author should endeavour to reduce the amount of text to accommodate the illustrations in the limited space available for any article.
THE REVIEW PROCESS: Submitted manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by 2-3 international referees (duble blind reviews). All tracking of manuscripts and reviewers is done by the Editor. All attempts will be made to ensure submissions will be reviewed within three months after e-mail submission to the Editor. Manuscripts will be returned to the lead authors when each review is completed.
More details provided in the Annex to the Instructions to authors.
Make Your Article Discoverable Online
1. Make sure you have an SEO-friendly title for your article
The title needs to be descriptive and must incorporate a key phrase related to your topic. Put your keywords within the first 65 characters of the title.
2. Carefully craft your abstract using keywords, keywords, keywords
a. Choose the appropriate keywords and phrases for your article. Think of a phrase of 2-4 words that a researcher might search on to find your article.
b. Consider looking up specific keywords on Google Trends or the Google Adwords keywords tool to find out which search terms are popular
c. Repeat your keywords and phrases 3-4 times throughout the abstract in a natural, contextual way.
d. BUT don’t go overboard with repetition as search engines may un-index your article as a result.
3. Provide at least five keywords or phrases in the keywords field
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Cite your previous work as appropriate because citations of your past work factors into how search engines rank your current and future work.
Important Points to Remember:
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- Ensure that the title contains the most important words that relate to the topic.
- Key phrases need to make sense within the title and abstract and flow well.
- It is best to focus on a maximum of three or four different keyword phrases in an abstract rather than try to get across too many points.
- Finally, always check that the abstract reads well, remember the primary audience is still the researcher not a search engine, so write for readers not robots.
Annex to the INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Spelling and terminology
Italic is used for: