Author Guidelines

1. SCOPE AND PRIMARY VERSION OF THE JOURNAL

 

The journal Scientific and Didactic Equipment (Aparatura Badawcza i Dydaktyczna, ABiD) publishes original research papers and review articles concerning instrumentation along with its properties and applications in research laboratories, including industrial and educational units. The journal deals with topics and issues from a number of areas of study and knowledge, while their common feature is the use of instrumentation for determining various properties of matter and living organisms.

Since 2015 the journal has been published only on-line, thereby this is its primary version, published in Polish or English.

 

2. PREPARATION OF PAPERS FOR PUBLISHING

 

2.1 General information:

 

- Authors should send their papers to: abid@cobrabid.pl.

- A note is required, including the name, e-mail, and phone number of the Author with whom the Editorial Board should contact regarding the paper.

 

2.2. Technical requirements (Polish version):

 

- Word processor, font

The paper should be prepared with MS Word. The text should be justified with double-line spacing, and the font should be 12 pt. Calibri or Arial. Margins of 2.5 cm are required. Calibri (or Arial) should also be used in tables, formulas and labels in figures (X and Y axes, key, etc.).

- Title page

The following information should be provided in the centre of the page:

* Title of the paper

* Name(s) of the author(s)

* Name of the institution employing the author(s)

* Up to five keywords related to the paper’s content

* Subheading ABSTRACT and the abstract body (up to 250 words)

* Title of the paper in English

* Up to five English keywords related to the paper’s content

* Subheading ABSTRACT and the abstract body in English

* Structure of the paper

Original research papers should use common names of sections: introduction, experiment, results and discussion, and conclusions.

- Figures

Diagrams, photographs, and drawings must be referred to as Figures and given consecutive numbers; the name and key to the figure should be placed under the figure. In addition to inserting figures in the body of the paper, they should be provided as separate files. Graphics files of the highest possible resolution, preferably 300 dpi, are required in one of the following formats: CDR, TIFF, JPG, BMP, or EPS.

- Tables

Tables should be given consecutive numbers; the title should be placed above a table; in addition to inserting tables in the body of the paper, they should be provided as separate files.

- Formulas

Formulas should be centred and given consecutive numbers in round brackets on the right-hand side, right-aligned.

- References

Documents listed as references should be numbered in the order of citation in the body of the paper.

The following notation is required:

[1] Books – surname and first name initials of the author(s), title of the book, place of publishing, publisher, year of publishing, page numbers

[2] Papers in journals – surname and first name initials of the author(s), title of the paper, abbreviated title of the journal, volume number, year of publishing in brackets, issue number if any, page numbers

[3] Conference proceedings – surname and first name initials of the author(s), title of the paper or report, name of the conference or the conference proceedings, place of the conference, month, year, page numbers

 

The total length of the paper, including figures, tables and references, should not exceed 15 pages. Authors are obliged to provide their proof of their papers which should be returned to the Editorial Board within five days.

 

2.3. Technical requirements (English version)

 

The English version should meet the same requirements as the Polish one. Providing the title, keywords and abstract in Polish is mandatory.

 

3. FORMAL REQUIREMENTS

 

- Cost of publishing

Authors cover the cost of publishing their papers at the rate of 200.00 zł (net). Invoices shall be issued upon the acceptance of the paper for publishing.

- Declaration

Authors are requested to submit a declaration containing a provision that the paper intended for publishing was not sent to any other journal nor does it reiterate any previously published paper or part thereof. The declaration must also provide for the copyright transfer and include a statement confirming no conflict of interests. The Editorial Board reserves the right to verify any such declaration.

In addition, in order to avoid any violations of scientific honesty (ghostwriting and quest authorship), the Editorial Board requests authors to attach the following information to the paper:

– contribution of each co-author to the work, and

– sources of financial support for the paper.

The declaration must be signed by all the co-authors and submitted together with the manuscript. According to current rules, the Editorial Board will document any violations or breaches of ethical standards observed in science.

 

Declaration form (.doc)

Invoicing details (.doc)