Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Research Articles

Not exceeding 4000 words. Report research results of major significance. They should include an abstract,an introductory paragraph, and brief subheads.

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General Articles

Not exceeding 4000 words, discuss current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. These include interdisciplinary topics, science policy and science administration, some aspects of the application of science and technology to human needs or the impact of science and technology on natural resource management. The articles should include an abstract, introductory paragraph, brief subheads at appropriate places, illustrations that will help a general reader, and references.

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Review Articles

Not exceeding 6000 words, cited references to be limited to about 100 in number are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. They should be well focused.

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Research Communications

Research communications, not exceeding 2000 words, contain important new findings that are novel and of fairly broad interest. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph. 

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Obituary

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Open Access Policy

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.