Manuscript requirements

How to Format your Manuscript - The Specifics Guidelines You Need

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted for consideration to SEA-Practical Application of Science must conform to the following requirements that will facilitate preparation of the article for publication.

1. Basic requirements

  • Single-spaced text, tables, and references.
  • 3.5 cm margins (top, bottom, left, and right).
  • 12-point Times Roman typeface.
  • No Line numbering on any pages.
  • No page numbers.
  • Manuscript length must not exceed 30 pages (including text and references).
  • Number of figures and tables combined must not exceed 20.
  • Manuscripts or committee reports that exceed these guidelines will be subject to reductions in length.

2. Title

  • Maximum length of title: 20 words.
  • List author names as they should appear in print.

3. Abstract

  • Maximum length: 200 words.
  • State the paper's purpose, methods or procedures, new results, and conclusions.

4. Text

  • Write in the third person ("the author concludes...").
  • Major headings should be uppercase and appear flush left on a separate line.
  • Subheadings should be indented and end with a period, with the text continued on the same line. Only the first word of subheadings should be capitalized.
  • Cite references in the text in parentheses. Style them according to the examples given in the "References" section below.
  • Refer to specific products or services by generic names in the text. Cite the trade name, the manufacturer or consultant, and the manufacturer's or consultant's location (city and state or country) in a numbered footnote. List all footnotes in numerical order at the end of the paper after the references.
  • Spell out all initialisms, acronyms, or abbreviations (not units of measure) at first use. Put the initialism or abbreviation in parentheses after the spelled-out version.
  • Place equations on separate lines, centered, and numbered in parentheses at the right margin.
  • Conclude the text with a summary or conclusion section.

5. Acknowledgments

The acknowledgment should give essential credits, but its length should be kept to a minimum; word count should be <100 words.

6. References

Cite references by the author name and date of publication. General examples of reference style are provided below:

For single authors of single studies: The findings of this study (Smith, 2000) showed that Cryptosporidium oocysts were resistant to chlorine disinfection.

For single authors of multiple studies in the same year: The findings of these studies (Smith, 2000a; Smith, 2000b; Smith, 2000c) showed that Cryptosporidium oocysts were resistant to chlorine disinfection.

For multiple authors of single studies: The findings of this study (Smith et al, 2000) showed that Cryptosporidium oocysts were resistant to chlorine disinfection.

For multiple authors of different studies, list the references in order of year, with the most recent one first: The findings of these studies (Smith et al, 2000; Doe, 1998; Jones et al, 1997) showed that Cryptosporidium oocysts were resistant to chlorine disinfection.

7. Transmission

Authors should submit manuscripts to the following e-mail address: editorial @ seaopenresearch.eu. The article also must be accompanied by a completed and signed original statement (scanned copy color).