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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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

for papers elaboration


The papers will be elaborated only in English, UK, with a Word text editor (minimum 6.0 version) single-spaced in B5 format, 17 cm wide and 24 cm high.

Page setup (File/Page Setup) will be done with the margins (Margins): top 2 cm; bottom 2 cm; left 2 cm; right 2 cm. The final text form will comprise:

  1. Header: In the left corner, in Georgia 10, identification data for publications:

Hop and Medicinal Plants, Year XXX, No. 1-2, 2023

ISSN 2360-0179 for print and ISSN 2360-0187 for electronic

  1. The English title of the paper, in Georgia 14 Bold, is centered; capitalize the first letter of the words (with the exception of prepositions that must be written in small letters).
  2. The names of the authors are centred aligned, Georgia 11 Bold, with no capitals for the first name (except the initial letter) and capitals for the surname (family name), leaving one row from the title (12 font size). The first author will have the surname before the first name.
  3. The name of the institution and its postal address will be edited, without space, row down, in Georgia 10, not bolded and center-aligned. The affiliation should include: university (institution); faculty/department; address; city; country. The next row will comprise the email of the correspondence author.
  4. The word Abstract will be edited in Georgia 11 bold, leaving two rows of space from the address. The text will be edited, not bolded. The summary (abstract) should be clear, descriptive, and self-explanatory; it should count 200–250 words and have a structured form, i.e., reflect the structure of the article (background, material, and methods; results; conclusion).
  5. One row down from the Abstract, the words Keywords should be written in Georgia 11 Bold. A maximum of eight words (not bolded) shall be mentioned in alphabetical order, separated by a comma, edited in Georgia 11.
  6. The paper text will be edited in Georgia 12, two rows down from the keywords. The text (paragraphs) will have a 1.25 cm tab and will be edited wholly in Justify alignment. The scientific contents of the paper will be elaborated so as to be structured (if possible) as follows: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusions, acknowledgement, and references. All these subtitles will be aligned, centered, and typed in Georgia 12, bolded. There will be a row space above and under each subtitle (12 font size). The papers will be written in an impersonal style.
  7. If tables or figures are included, the text of the title and the explanations will be edited in Georgia 11 (see details presented in Model).
  8. The references should be typed after a one-row space and will comprise only the quoted authors in alphabetical and chronological order (using the font Georgia 10). The first author will have his surname followed by the initial(s) of their first name, and the other authors will have the same. All authors of a reference must be listed. Following the name(s) of the author(s), give the year of publication. Titles should be lowercase except for the first word and proper names. Give the volume number in Arabic numerals, then put the issue number (if available) in parentheses. The pagination of the publication follows, connected to the volume number and/or issue number by a colon, and all closed up (no spaces): 22(1):235-239. All the references in the bibliographic list must correspond to in-text references, and vice versa.

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