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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 in another journal. It has to be declared in the Cover Letter.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf format).
  • The text is single-spaced, uses 12-point fonts, and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points. The lines are numbered.
  • The manuscript includes abstract and keywords.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author, providing (1) full postal address and (2) e-mail address.
  • At least four independent referees are provided (with their contact details).

Types of Paper

The Journal welcomes research articles and publishes peer-reviewed works. The articles must be written in good (American or British) English. Typically, the length of the manuscript is between 5000 and 10000 words. A plagiarism check will be done during the submission process.

Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form (in English or any other language), without the written consent of the copyright holder. The publication is approved by all authors and the responsible institute where the work was carried out.

Article structure

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word (.doc or .rtf format) and be limited to 10000 words. The text is single-spaced (12 pt) with 2.5 cm margins; it includes all figures and tables with references (Fig.1. or Table 1). The lines must be continuously numbered.
Use professional help for language editing if English is not your mother tongue. Figure and table titles should be provided. Do not use footnotes.
Please, use the following citation formats in the text:
Taylor (1998) demonstrated ...
Taylor et al. (1998) have recently shown...
The first results (Taylor, 1998) showed ...
The phenomenon has been widely studied (Taylor, 1998; Smith et al., 2000; Smith and Osterkamp, 2011)...
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also listed in the References and vice versa.

The manuscript must be divided into clearly defined sections (and subsections if needed) with numbering. The recommended structure is the following:

Title page

It includes the title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s), their affiliation(s) and OrcID number(s) (if possible).

One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and her/his e-mail address should be provided. 

Graphical Abstract: A figure that briefly summarises the results of the research. It should be in .jpg format (min. 350 dpi), and coloured figures are welcome.

Abstract: Summary of the article (max. 300 words), highlighting the purpose of the research, the principal results and the major conclusions (not containing any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references). Take care to make it stand alone since it will also be presented separately from the article.

Keywords: 3-6 keywords have to be provided.

Introduction: An adequate theoretical background of the study has to be given, focusing on the state-of-art of the field and scientific gaps in the given topic. The aims and objectives of the work should be listed.

Study Area: The location of the study area should be given, and the relevant background information on the site(s) should be described.

Methods: The details of the applied materials and methods should be provided, allowing the work to be reproduced.

Results: Clear and concise presentation of research results.

Discussion: Explanation of the results, and their comparison to findings of other research, emphasizing the significance of research results. (Combined Results and Discussion section is also appropriate).

Conclusions: Short section describing the study's main conclusions, including the most important “take-home-messages”.

Acknowledgement: Acknowledgements of people, funds etc.

References: The list of references should be written in alphabetical order according to the following samples. Please add doi numbers (https://doi.org/...) when possible.

Journal article:

Cortes, C., Vapnik, V. 1995. Support-vector networks. Machine Learning, 20, 273-297. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00994018

Baude, M., Meyer, B.C. 2010. Changes of landscape structure and soil production function since the 18th century in North-West Saxony. Journal of Environmental Geography 3(1–4), 11–23.


Kovács, E. 1998. Basics of Landscape Metrics. Blackwell, London, 356 p.

Book chapter:

Kovács, H. 2003. Historical floods. In: Szabó, Z. (ed.) Hungarian Rivers. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 345-367.

The title of the articles, written in any other languages than English, must be translated and the original language must be indicated in brackets:

Pálfai, I. 2000. Inland excess water hazard and drought-sensitiveness in the Great Hungarian Plain. In: Pálfai, I. (ed.) A víz szerepe és jelentősége az Alföldön. Nagyalföld Alapítvány, Békéscsaba, 85–96. (in Hungarian)

Tables and figures

Figures must be submitted electronically in JPG, EPS or TIFF format. Use a minimum of 350 dpi resolution. The fonts and numbers of the figures should be large enough to be seen. Colour figures are accepted. Number all figures and tables in the order of their appearance in the text (Fig. 1., Table 2). Ensure that each illustration has a caption that is not attached to the figure! If necessary, place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with uppercase letters.

Appendix/Supplementary material: optional, including data not provided in detail in the main text. 

Necessary files to upload

Cover letter (.doc file)

 Title page (.doc file)

 Manuscript text (.doc file)

 All these files have to be zipped and uploaded to the editorial system.

Peer review process

The Journal follows an anonymized review process. The Editor will initially assess submitted manuscripts for suitability for the Journal. Then, suitable papers are sent to a minimum of two independent reviewers to assess the paper's scientific quality. The Journal follows a Double anonymized review model when the reviewer and the author are anonymous. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.