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Author Guidelines

Article structure

        The follow order should be kept in the manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be avoided.



        The abstract should be concise and factual. It should briefly state the problem to be solved, the purpose of the research, principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, therefore it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided in the abstract, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). The abstract length should be up to 200 words.



        State up to six keywords which are specifically related to your topic. The keywords would be used for indexing therefore their proper selection can improve the search of your manuscript.



        Provide a concise background information covering the topic of the manuscript. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. Lay out clear hypothesis and aim of the study.


Materials and Methods

        In this section all the materials and nonstandard methods should be mentioned and described with sufficient details. Standard methods or those already published elsewhere should be mentioned and indicated as a reference.



        Using the visual information (charts, tables, graphs, diagrams and photographs) you should present the precise data and findings from the research. All the results should be clear and sufficiently reasonable.



        In this section state your interpretation of your findings and your evaluation of the research. In particular, you gave your opinion as to whether the work supported and proved your hypothesis, or whether it did not. Combination of Results and Discussion sections is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and detail discussion of elsewhere published data.



        The clear and concise conclusions of above described study should be presented in a separate Conclusions section. It should follow the information stated in Results and Discussion sections.


Manuscript preparation

Main Body

        The manuscript should be prepared in A4 format page, leaving 2 cm margins. The maximum manuscript length should be up to 35 and 40 pages including text, references, figures and tables for original research paper and review paper respectively. The appropriate wordprocessor for manuscript submission is MS Word 2000 or later. The text should be in single-column format, Times New Roman font 11 pt. Lines should be double-spaced, and every page should be numbered. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. Do not use the wordprocessor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. The manuscript language is British English. To avoid errors we are recommending you to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your wordprocessor.



        The figures should be clear and have enough resolution. All the figures should be numbered as they appear in the text and should have clear and concise captions. Import the figures into the text where their approximate locations should be.



        Tables should be prepared using the wordprocessor's facility. Do not insert "graphically designed" tables. All the tables should be numbered as they appear in the text and should have clear and concise captions.



        Equations should be prepared using the wordprocessor's facility. Do not insert "graphically designed" equations. All equations should be numbered as they appear in the text.


References style

        Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be cited in the text by the next way:

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication;

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;

3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.

        References in the reference list should be arranged first alphabetically, then numbered numerically, and then further sorted chronologically. All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the “dio:” for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. References should be listed in the following style:

Reference to a Journal

Legisa, I., Picek, M., Nahal, K., 1997. Some experience with biodegradable lubricants. Journal of Synthetic Lubrication. 13(4), 347 - 360. DOI: 10.1002/jsl.3000130403.

Reference to a Book

Stachowiak, G.W., Batchelor, A.W., 2005. Engineering Tribology. USA. Butterworth – Heinemann.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, or it is not under consideration in another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is prepared in correct MSWord document file format indicated in Author Guidelines.
  3. The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'.

  4. The manuscript has all necessary parts including abstract and keywords.
  5. Reference list is in the correct format and all references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.

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Green Tribology ISSN 2351-521X / eISSN 2351-5228

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