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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.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text and vice versa
  • Referee suggestions with contact details are provided. Authors are obligated to suggest at least two reviewers with names and e-mails provided. However, editors are by no means required or obliged to choose the reviewers that authors suggest.
  • Spelling and grammar have been checked in the manuscript
  • Figures are submitted as separated files in jpg. or png. format
  • Manuscript is prepared as recommended in section Article Types
  • Cover Letter which contain permission for use of copyrighted material and declaration that there is no conflict of interest has been provided

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be prepared using a standard word processing program and presented in a clear readable format with easily identified sections and headings.

Manuscript layout directions

  • Typed with 1.5 line spacing (A4 format) with numbered pages;
  • Font Times New Roman 12 should be used for the text and Times New Roman 11 for tables and references;
  • The sections should typically be assembled in the following order: Title, Authors, Authors' full affiliations including department and post/zip codes, Corresponding author, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, Conflict of Interest, References, Tables, List of figure captions;
  • Footnotes in the main text are to be avoided.


The title needs to be concise and informative. It should: (i) arrest the attention of a potential reader scanning a journal or a list of titles; (ii) provide sufficient information to allow the reader to judge the relevance of a paper to his/her interests; (iii) contain no more than 170 characters including spaces.

Authors and affiliations

The names and affiliations of the authors should be presented as follows:

Mirjana Beribaka1*, Selma Hafizović2, Amela Pilav3, Mirela Džehverović3, Damir Marjanović2,4,5, Jasmina Čakar3
1University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Technology, Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
4International Burch University (IBU), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia
*Correspondence: E-mail:


Abstract should contain up to 250 words. It should be complete and understandable with no references. It is important to attract the attention of potential readers. The context and the rationale of the study are presented succinctly to support the objectives. The experimental methods and main results are summarized but should not be overburdened by numerical or probability values. The abstract ends with a short and clear conclusion.


Keywords (3 to 5 words) should be short and specific separated with commas.


The introduction briefly outlines the context of the work, presents the current issues that the authors are addressing and the rationale to support the objectives and clearly defines the objectives. This section should include references relevant to the research. For hypothesis driven research, the hypothesis under test should be clearly stated.

Materials and methods

Materials and methods should be described in sufficient details so that it is possible for others to repeat the experiment. This section can contain subtitles if necessary.

Results and discussion

This section should present only the author's own results and observations on the results, their significance for the subject-matter in question and a comparison with the results of other authors in the same field. The discussion section should avoid extensive repetition of the results.


In conclusions section summarize main points of your research.


In this section, the authors may acknowledge (max two sentences) their support staff, their funding sources (with research funder and/or grant number), their credits to companies or copyrighted material, etc.

Conflict Of Interest

Authors should declare any conflict of interest.


References should be cited in the text as follows: "The procedure used has been described elsewhere (Green, 1978), "or "Our observations are in agreement with those of Brown and Black (1979) and of White et al. (1980),"or with multiple references, in chronological order: "Earlier reports (Brown and Black, 1979, 1981; White et al., 1980; Smith, 1982, 1984).... ".

In the list of references papers should be given in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author.

Journal article

Hodgkin AL, Huxley AF (1952a) The components of membrane conductance in the giant axon of Loligo. J Physiol (Lond) 116:473-496.  

Hodgkin AL, Huxley AF (1952b) The dual effect of membrane potential on sodium conductance in the giant axon of Loligo. J Physiol (Lond) 116:497-506.


Shibamoto T, Bjeldanes LF (1993) Introduction to food toxicology. Academic Press Inc, San Diego.

Chapter in a book 

Rodricks JV (2009) Food. In: Lippmann M. (ed) Environmental toxicants: Human exposures and their health effects. John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, pp. 197-239.


Tables with title should be submitted within manuscript file after the Reference section.


Figures (including graphs) should be submitted as separated jpg. or png. files, named by “Figure 1”. Figure title for each figure should be listed in main document after Tables or References section. A legend must be provided for each illustration.


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