Guidelines for Authors

Submitting abstract/paper

Please direct all new submissions (abstracts, papers) to

Authors of submissions uploaded to Takeplace do not need to resend their work.


General guidelines

  • Format of article – in electronic form in text editor Microsoft Word, 12-point font (Times New Roman recommended), 1.5 spacing, indent each new paragraph 5 spaces, arrangement into blocks, do not include page numbers
  • Length of article –maximum length should be 8 pages of A4 format with margins of 2.5 cm
  • Article headline should be written in font size 16 bold capital letters and aligned to the left margin
  • The author’s name should be written without titles or degrees and in font size 12 bold
  • The text of the article should be divided into chapters – titles of chapters must be numbered (with the exception of the introduction and conclusion), written in bold type, and arranged from the left margin.

Introductory page:

  • Title – short, appropriate text expressing the main idea behind the submitted article
  • Abstract – short and appropriate text which characterizes the content of the document, such as an overview of the methodology used, a summary of the results and a brief conclusion. The recommended length of the abstract is 10 – 20 lines. The information in the abstract must correspond to the information contained in the text of the contribution. Avoid general formulations.
  • Key words – recommended maximum of 5 words which clearly and appropriately identify the document. Please avoid general concepts. Key words are divided by a comma and are in lower case

Main (core) text:

  • Introduction, theoretical basis and hypotheses

The introduction should contain the aim of the work and a short introduction to the issue under research. The introduction presents the theoretical section of the work, where it is necessary to acquaint the reader with the theoretical aspects of the work. Hypotheses are formulated on the basis of the theoretical element.

  • Methodology

In this section the reader is introduced to the research methods the author used for verifying the hypotheses put forward. The technical data used in the analysis and interpretation of the results attained should also be presented.

  • Results

In this section the results of the research should be clearly and concisely formulated.

  • Discussion, limitations and conclusions

Here the author primarily sets out the importance of the findings from the research and their impact on the area under research. It is also appropriate to present the limitations of the research and suggest possible further areas of study. Conclusions are also reached on the issue under investigation.

  • Bibliography

Only list sources used in the text. Use the Harvard style for bibliographical citations – see attached instructions (see below).

Instructions for writing a bibliography using Harvard-style referencing:


Author, year. Publication title. Subtitle. Edition. Other authors. City: publisher. Number of pages. Series, series number. ISBN.

Book chapter:

Author of chapter, year. Title of chapter. In: Author of book (only where different from author of chapter). Book title. Edition. Other authors. City: publisher, number of pages. ISBN.


Journal title, year. Subtitle. Other authors. City: publisher, numbering. ISSN.

Journal article:

Author, year. Article title. Journal title. Subtitle. City: publisher, numbering, pages. ISSN.


Author, year. Series title. Subtitle. Other authors. City: publisher. ISBN (or ISSN).

Article in a series:

Author, year. Article title. In: Series title. Subtitle. City: publisher, number of pages. ISBN (or ISSN).

Electronic monographs, books:

Author, year. Publication title. Subtitle [type of data carrier]. Edition. Other authors. City: publisher, publication date [cit. date of citation]. Series, series number. ISBN. Available from: DOI or address.

Electronic journals:

Journal title, year [type of data carrier]. City: publisher, numbering [cit. date of citation]. ISSN. Available from: DOI or address.

Articles in electronic journals:

Author, year. Article title. Other article information. Journal title. Subtitle [type of data carrier]. City: publisher, numbering, pages [cit. date of citation]. ISSN. Available from: DOI or address.

Articles on websites:

Author, year. Article title. Other article information. In: Website name / web domain. [type of data carrier]. City: publisher, publication date. Updated [cit. date of citation]. Available from: DOI or address. Path.


Dividing the text

The text should be divided into clearly identifiable chapters. Each chapter and sub chapter should be numbered (the abstract does not require numbering). Each chapter should have a heading which is on a separate line.

Text format

Font – the entire text must be written in the same font (preferably Times New Roman) size 12. To distinguish chapter titles use only bold lettering or italics (Do not use colored lettering and underlining). Please avoid the use of footnotes and end notes.

Formatting – upload the text onto the system without using any special type of formatting, page numbering, page breaks, etc.

Pictures, graphs and tables – for pictures and graphs use the title Figure (Fig.) and a number, for tables use the title Table (Tab.) and a number

Mathematical formulations:

m = 1,
k ≤ 0,
a1 + b1 + c1 + d1 = 0,
2(p + 1)
k = 1, 2, …, n

Publication ethics

The following text sets out the standards which are applicable to all parties involved in the publication of articles in ISCOBEMM proceeding . This material is based on the general standards set out by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) and the methodological guide “Publishing Ethics Resource Kit” (PERK) as used by the Elsevier company.

Responsibilities of the authors

Authors who wish to publish in ISCOBEMM proceeding must observe the following regulations.

Originality and plagiarism:

Only original works, which have never been published before or sent to another journal for publication, are accepted for publication. The author guarantees that the information contained in the article for publication in ISCOBEMM proceeding has not been published before in any journal or publication and contains only accurate and authentic information. If an author makes use of another author’s work it must be properly cited. All sources used must be listed in the bibliography in accordance with the Harvard citation style (see instructions for authors). Illustrative material which is not the original work of the author and has been taken from another source must have a reference to the original source and the written agreement of the holder of the publishing copyright. Plagiarism or the use of false information, as with the publishing of one work in several publications, represents unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Authorship of the article:

Authorship should only apply to those who have significantly contributed to the creation of the submitted article and should be listed as authors or co-authors. Those who contributed to more minor aspects of the project (study, article) should be listed as contributors. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all of the co-authors named in the article have agreed upon the final version and have approved it for publication. The authors also have to ensure that the file containing the article, which is submitted to the journal’s content management system, from where it will be sent on to the review proceeding, does not contain the names and contact information of the authors, or any other information which will lead to their identification. All information containing the contact details and identification of the authors is stored separately in the content management system. The authors must also ensure the accuracy of all names and contact information given during the registration process and subsequent entering of publications into the content management system.

Conflict of interests:

In their work the authors must cite any financial or other important conflicts of interest which could in any way affect the results or the interpretation of their article. All sources of financial support must be properly disclosed. If the author discovers any mistakes in his published work, it is his duty to immediately inform the journal’s editorial board and cooperate over the correction or withdrawal of the article.

Duties of the reviewers

Reviewers for the ISCOBEMM proceeding agree to adhere to the following regulations:

Reviewer’s assessment:

Each article submitted for publication to the ISCOBEMM proceeding undergoes a reciprocal, anonymous review procedure. On the basis of the review procedure the article is either accepted without changes and forwarded for publication or rejected.

Reviewer’s qualifications, conflict of interests:

The person reviewing the article must be suitably qualified in order to objectively evaluate the issue in question. The reviewer must ensure that his evaluation of the article does not lead to a conflict of interest as regards the author’s research or the investors of the research. The reviewer has to be capable of supporting his opinion with suitable arguments. The reviewer is obliged to point out any relevant publications which are not listed in the bibliography.


Any publications submitted to the review procedure are considered to be confidential and cannot be shown to or discussed with non-participating individuals. Any misuse of information from the review procedure is considered to be unethical and unacceptable.

Publication decisions:

The editors have full responsibility for the acceptance of any articles and they also have the power to reject them. Only articles of which the editors are reasonably certain are accepted for publication. Editors cannot be in a conflict of interests with any articles which are accepted or rejected.