NOTES FOR AUTHORS

Computational Methods in Science and Technology (CMST) is an open access interdisciplinary quarterly journal publishing original papers from all areas of computational sciences. All articles submitted for publication are reviewed. There are no page charges.

Paper submission

Submission of an article to Computational Methods in Science and Technology is under­stood to imply that the article is original, unpublished and not being considered for publica­tion elsewhere. Each submission should be accompanied by the filled and signed

Manuscript Submission Form.

The contributions should be addressed to one of the Editors:

EDITORS

(editors@cmst.eu)

MACIEJ STROIŃSKI JAN WĘGLARZ KRZYSZTOF W.

WOJCIECHOWSKI

Institute

of Bioorganic Chemistry

Poznań Supercomputing

& Networking Center

61-704 Poznań,

ul. Noskowskiego 12/14

Institute

of Computing Science

Poznań University

of Technology

60-965 Poznań,

ul. Piotrowo 3a

Institute of Molecular Physics

Polish Academy

of Sciences

60-179 Poznań,

ul. Smoluchowskiego 17

Requirements for preparation of articles

The articles , should be written in English and be prepared using a standard word processor (WORD, TeX, LaTeX or equivalent) according to the following instructions. The manuscript (in PDF) should include a title page with a title of the article, name(s) of author(s) and address(es) of establishment(s) where the work was carried out, email of (at least) the corresponding author, a short title of not more than 50 characters, an abstract, a text with figures and tables, acknowledgements (if any), and a list of references. A separate file should contain a compressed directory containing files with high quality figures in standard formats (preferably vector graphics: PS, EPS, PDF, SVG), a list of captions for tables and illustrations, a biographical note of each author, and a high resolution (best 600dpi or more) photo of each author.

Title page:

The title of the article should be concise yet informative. The short title, used in the header, should not exceed 50 characters. If there are more authors, their names should be given first and followed by affiliation, the full postal addresses and e-mails. If an author’s present address is different from the address where the work was carried out, this should be given as a footnote.

Abstract:

The abstract should be informative, not only indicating the general scope of the article, but also stating the main results and conclusions. The abstract should be complete in itself and should not exceed 200 words.

Key words:

A list of 3-6 key words has to be given just after the abstract.

Text:

The pages must be numbered consecutively. Articles should be divided into sections and, if necessary, subsections, preferably: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Summary and Conclusions, Acknowledgements, and References.

Footnotes should be avoided; if required, they should be used only for brief notes which do not fit well into the text. Tables may be included into the text. If a table is typed on a separate page its position in the text should be marked. The desired position of each illustration should also be marked in the typescript. Metric, SI units and the Celsius measurements should be used throughout. Abbreviations should be explained when they first appear in the text.

References:

References in the text must be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals placed in square brackets. All references should conform to the style of the examples given below:

Journal articles:

[1] W.G. Hoover, C.G. Hoover, O. Kum, V.M. Castillo, H. A. Posch, S. Hess, Smooth particle applied mechanics, CMST 2, 65–72 (1996).

[2] K.W. Wojciechowski, Two-Dimensional isotropic system with a negative Poisson ratio, Physics Letters A 137, 60–64 (1989).

Books:

[3] D.M. Heyes, The Liguid State – Applications of Molecular Simulations, J. Wiley&Sons, Chichester 1998.

[4] W. G. Hoover and C. G. Hoover, Simulation and Control of Chaotic Nonequilibrium Systems, Volume 27 of the Advanced Series in Nonlinear Dynamics, World Scientific, Singapore 2015. 

Articles in books:

[5] J. Weglarz, Modelling and control of dynamics resource allocation project scheduling systems, in: S.G. Tzafestas (ed.) Optimization and Control of Dynamic Operational Research Models, North Holland, pp. 105–140, 1982.

[6] K. W. Wojciechowski, Simple models of unusual elastic properties, in M. Tokuyama, I. Oppenheim (eds.) Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems, AIP Conference Proceedings 708, pp. 735–738, 2004.

Personal communications or manuscripts “in preparation” should not be included to referen­ces. Such materials, if necessary, can be included into the text and left unnumbered.

Figures (illustrations) and figure captions:
Illustrations (line diagrams, photographs) should be suitable for direct reproduction. It is recommended that figures be constructed either for the entire width of the type area (max 175 mm) or for one column width (max 85 mm). In both cases the height of the figure cannot exceed 200 mm. The lettering as well as the details should have proportional dimensions to maintain their legibility after the necessary reduction. Original let­tering, after the appropriate reduction, should appear at the size of about 8 to 11 points. The line thickness used for the line drawing should be related to the width of the diagram and the reduction that is likely to be used. Authors are advised that some computer-generated illustrations (e.g. screens) may not reproduce well. Photographs should be sharp and rich in contrast. The electronic version of illustrations should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Authors are encouraged to use colour graphics which is free of charge.

Biografical notes:
Each paper should include a biographical note and a photo of each author (about 180 words). The photo should have an appropriate resolution (best 600 dpi).

Proofs:
Authors will receive proofs for correction, which should be returned promptly. All joint communications must indicate the name and address of the authors to whom proofs should be sent.

Transfer of copyright:
Copyright assignment agreement, being a part of the Manuscript Submission Form, should be completed and signed.

When a manuscript is accepted the Corresponding Author should send the source code files. Additional material, mentioned in the manuscript (including movies), can be published as Supplementary Material.

Reviewing procedure

Each manuscript, which is within the scope of the journal, is reviewed by at least two referees from institutions different than those of its authors.
The referees, which remain anonymous to the authors, represent that they are not in a conflict of interest with the authors, i.e. they are neither the authors’ relatives nor in-laws, dependent on or have collaborated with the authors in at least the last two years.
The referees assess if the manuscript submitted presents clearly described, high quality results relevant to the fields in the scope of the journal. The referee reports end with clear conclusion about conditions of publishing the manuscript or its rejection.

Ghost and Guest Authorship
The Editors strongly disapprove of ghostwriting, and guest authorship which shall be treated as scientific dishonesty. Each time such practice is detected, information thereof shall be disclosed and relevant institutions (institutions employing authors, editors associations, scientific societies) notified.
Readers must be guaranteed objectivity, clarity and fairness of the presented results of own research work of the authors in the published material irrespective of whether the latter did carry the work on their own, or availed themselves of assistance provided by third party. If this is the case, full information on institutions or other entities who have contributed to the publication by way of offering scientific, financial or other assistance must be disclosed.
The authors must certify that all persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (e.g. data acquisition, analysis, writing or editing) but do not fulfil the authorship criteria are named with their specific contributions in the Acknowledgment section of the manuscript.
The authors must certify that all persons named in the Acknowledgment section have provided the authors with written permission to be named.
The authors must certify that if an Acknowledgment section is not included, no other persons have made substantial contribution to the manuscript.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Conflict of Interest
The authors must certify that all their affiliations or financial involvements within the past five years and foreseeable future (e.g. employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, royalties) with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript submitted to CMST have been fully disclosed in the Acknowledgment section of the manuscript.

All financial and material support for the research and the work should be clearly and completely identified in the Acknowledgment section. Grant or contract numbers should be included whenever possible. The complete name of the funding institution or agency should be given. If individual authors were the recipients of funds, their names should be listed parenthetically.

Confidentiality
The editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers and other editorial advisers.

Ethical and Legal Statements
Appropriate written consents, permissions, and releases must be obtained where the Author wish to include any case details, personal information, and/or images of patients or other individuals in order to comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy and/or security of personal information. Studies on patients or volunteers need approval from an ethics committee and informed consent from participants. Studies on animals also need approval from appropriate ethics committee. These should be documented in the manuscript.

Corrections
CMST has a duty to publish correction (or errata) following errors or important omissions made by authors or introduced by editors, production staff, or printers. The necessary correction should be made in a timely manner. Corrections should not be used for retractions of fraudulent articles resulting from fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism.

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