Instructions to Authors
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research publishes
original research papers and review articles (scientific publications).
all countries are invited to publish ecological, environmental,
botanical, zoological or multidisciplinary agricultural research of
on its pages. There is no bias with regard to taxon or geographical
Manuscripts (of scientific publications) should present new scientific
that have not been published before and are not submitted for
Papers must be in English, but short
abstracts in other language(s) may be added. All manuscripts are
peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. Papers accepted for
publication by the editorial board are subject to editorial revision.
Public agreement for publishing.
- The authors declare that the submitted manuscript is their
own work, which has not been published before and that
they are not going to publish it anywhere else later.
- The authors take responsibility for the content of the
publication. Author can only be a person who participated in the
- It is the responsibility of the author to obtain written
permission for reproducing illustrations or tables from other published
- The authors and the journal agree that the journal publish
and accepted manuscript after technical construction in
- The authors and the journal agree not to lay any claim to
demand, except in the case of conditional acceptance, when the author
may bear the financial burdens of technical editing and publication
or other expert service as an expertise fee.
- The manuscript will be published only after the final
of the galley proof by the authors. The detailed final check of text,
figures, tables, references, list of authors and affiliations and final
correction of edited galley proof is the responsibility of authors.
After the final aproval of the galley proof, the paper is considered
„published”, and therefore it is unchangable.
- The authors can ask for amendment or errata related to the
which will be published in the subsequent edition of the journal or as
an electronic appendix in
one page. Other additions or remarks to the article after publication
be judged by the Editorial Board.
- The authors will transfer copyright to the publisher of
- This agreement for publication will become lawful on the
from submitting the manuscript, on the journal’s side from
of the publication’s acceptance. In the case this procedure
electronic channels, this agreement is valid without an additional
The full reviewing process is made up of the following
All submitted manuscripts are pre-reviewed within 1
months generally. During the pre-reviewing process they are classified
into 5 categories, as follows:
- Pre-review (selection and classification)
- Linguistic, structural and scientific methodological
review, plagiarism check (CrossCheck/iThenticate)
- Expert review
- Top Priority. Excellent scientific manuscripts with
practical and social importance from general international scientific
viewpoint, with outstanding expected citation in highly reputed
scientific journals, with perfect methodology, structure, wording and
format; the manuscripts are publishable in the submitted form without
any modification. Furthermore those acceptable manuscripts are
automatically included in the "top priority" category, whose author's
previous article in AEER received over 40 citations in the "Web of
Science Core Collection" database, within 2 years of publication. These
manuscripts are treated as priority
during the reviewing and publication processes. In this category
publication is absolutely free and the publisher pays a honorarium of
EUR 500 (official invoice is required).
- High Priority. Very good scientific manuscripts with
outstanding scientific and social
importance within a special discipline, with high expected citation,
with proper methodology, structure, wording and format, which are
presumably publishable in the submitted form without any modification.
These manuscripts are reviewed and published
in order of submission. In this category
publication is absolutely free.
- Medium Priority. Original and important scientific
manuscripts with significant expected citation, which are presumably
acceptable and publishable in the submitted form, without any
- Low Priority. Original and important scientific manuscripts
with low expected citation, or manuscripts which are presumably
acceptable only after minor revision.
- Basic Priority. Data communications or preliminary reports
of international interest with acceptable methodology, structure and
meaningful results but with low scientific importance, low expected
citation, or important manuscripts which are acceptable only after
reviewing process of manuscripts in the last three categories are
the pre-review. Authors are informed about the status of their
manuscript and they can decide whether they
want to continue the reviewing process with the open access publication
fee indicated in the below table. Authors are required to make
payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for
publication. Publication fee for this category is
shown in the below
table. A discount is valid if at least one of the authors are
developing country (countries outside the USA, Canada, European
Union, Australia, New Zealand, Japan or South Korea).
is valid if at least
one of the authors are
developing country (countries outside the USA, Canada, European
Union, Australia, New
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||Free of charge and the publisher pays
honorarium of EUR 500 (official invoice is required).
Zealand, Japan or South
Korea). In case of
Special Issues the fee of publication is 850 EUR/accepted manuscript.
All indicated values are
net amounts, therefore in case
Hungarian payers and EU payers with no EU VAT (value-added
number, a VAT of 27% will be added to the amount.
In all other cases VAT is 0%. Authors can pay by bank
transfer based on payment details sent by e-mail, or upon request
bank card based on a personal
internet-link sent by e-mail.
Manuscripts in this category do not fit our profile or do not meet the
requirements of our journal.
Confidentiality of the reviewing process.
All manuscripts are peer reviewed by
least two independent referees
in a secret way. During the reviewing process the names of the authors
referees are treated with strict confidence, these are only known by
the editor-in-chief, and the managing technical editor. The names of
authors and referees are unknown by each other or any other member of
the Editorial Board except for the acting editors. The names of
not revealed afterwards even in the case of acceptance or rejection.
The public information service of submitted manuscripts are managed
Submission of manuscripts.
We accept papers for review only with full author list (with correct
affiliations). It is ineviatable for referee appointments, and to keep
the authorship rules. Author could be only a person who significantly
contributed to the scientific research work. For financial or other
non-scientific reasons, an author may not be excluded from or added to
the author list.
To ensure rapid publication process,
manuscripts should be submitted in final,
"ready to publish" format (edited with the sample.dot file based on
the instructions, for detailed information please
visit Preparation of
Manuscipts) as an attached
document (preferably *.doc format), e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The originally submitted author list is not changeable. We do not
publish any paper with different author-list than the originally
submitted one, and we do not pay back any fee, in connection with this
problem or in connection with authorial side’s withdrawal. Please
double-chech the author list before submission!
We process the manuscripts in the order of the last e-mail’s
date, therefore we suggest not to send us any e-mail before you
received our answer to the previous one, because it will slow down very
much the process. We also suggest you do not use any other e-mail
address than the official one (email@example.com), because
different e-mails will extremly slow down the process (all such cases
require a special procedure with separate shedule and during these the
process is suspended).
We suggest to prepare your manuscript before submission strictly based
on the formatting instructions (http://aloki.hu/manuscr.htm) and the
downloadable sample.dot file, because every difference will slow down
the reviewing and publishing process, and may decrease the expected
prereview category of the submitted manuscript.