Instructions for authors

Length of paper
Our goal is to encourage original research articles of 10–20 published pages – including all text, references, figures and tables, Manuscripts should have between 3'000 and 6'000 words. Submitted manuscripts excessively over the limit will be returned to the authors before review.

General formatting rules (page setup, text and figures)
Please send your manuscript as MS doc file (not docx). A LaTeX template will be available in the future.
Page setup: A4 format. Margins: 4 cm on all sides.
Text: Times New Roman 12.
Article title and section title should be in Bold.
Please keep formatting to a minimum.
Figures have to be "in line with text" (option available in the menu Format/Picture in the Layout tab) and shall not be over 13 cm width.

We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article.

Manuscript text
Title page
The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s);
  • A concise and informative title;
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s);
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
Please provide an abstract of 150–300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Please provide 4 to 10 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Footnotes / Endnotes
Footnotes are not allowed. Endnotes are discouraged, but they may be used if neccessary.

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
  • There is a general warming signal over Romania (Dumitrescu et al. 2014).
  • Sparks and Menzel (2002) stated that the growing season length is a valuable agrometeorological indicator.
  • Several studies investigated the air temperature variability and changes in thermal extremes, in different areas of the Carpathian Region (e.g., Cheval et al. 2004, 2014; Pribullová et al. 2013; Bokwa et al. 2013).
Reference list
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text, if necessary.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. For multiple references having the same first author, the references should also be ordered chronologically. The reference style contains no points after name initials and abbreviations. Some examples are listed below.
Journal article
Bojariu R (1997) Climate variability modes due to ocean-atmosphere interaction in the central Atlantic. Tellus 49A: 362-370.
Rimbu N, Dima M, Lohmann G, Stefan S (2004) Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation and the El Niño Southern Oscillation on Danube river flow variability. Geophys Res Lett 31: L23203.
Article by DOI
Busuioc A, Dobrinescu A, Birsan MV, Dumitrescu A, Orzan A (2014) Spatial and temporal variability of climate extremes in Romania and associated large-scale mechanisms. Int J Climatol. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4054
Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists (seven or more authors) is also accepted:
Spinoni J et al (2014) Climate of the Carpathian Region in 1961-2010: Climatologies and Trends of Ten Variables. Int J Climatol. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4059
Busuioc A, Caian M, Cheval S, Bojariu R, Boroneant C, Baciu M, Dumitrescu A (2010) Variabilitatea si schimbarea climei în România (Climate variability and change in Romania). Pro Universitaria, Bucharest (in Romanian).
Micu DM, Dumitrescu A, Cheval S, Birsan MV (2014) Climate of the Romanian Carpathians. Variability and trends. Springer Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-319-02885-9.
Stefan S (2004) Fizica atmosferei, vremea si clima (Atmospheric Physics, Weather and Climate). Publishing House of the University of Bucharest (in Romanian).
Book chapter
Bojariu R, Paliu D (2001) North Atlantic Oscillation projection on Romanian climate fluctuations in the cold season. In Brunet M, Lopez D (Eds) Detecting and Modelling Regional ClimateChange and Associated Impacts. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 345-356.
Online document
Helsel DR, Hirsch RM (2002) Statistical methods in water resources. Techniques of Water Resources Investigations, Book 4, chapter A3. U.S. Geological Survey. 522 pages. Accessed 23 March 2014.
Sandu I, Mateescu E (2009) Monitoring soil drought in Romania and the impact on Agriculture. Inter-regional workshop on indices and yearly warning systems for drought. Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 8-11 December 2009. Accessed 15 September 2014.
Stefanescu SE (2009) Modelarea covariantelor erorilor de prognoza in asimilarea variationala tridimensionala de date intr-un model atmosferic pe arie limitata (Modelling of forecast error covariances in three-dimensional variational data assimilation using a limited area model). Phd Thesis. University of Bucharest (in Romanian).

Please use the standard abbreviation of a journal's name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations:

All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Please mention any previously published material by providing the original source at the end of the table caption.


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