Types of papers

Research Articles: these are limited to 6000 words including bibliography with a total of ten figures and/or tables.

Short Communications: new findings or results that would be of value to the international readership can besubmitted in a shorter format as a Short Communication. These must be no more than 3000 words including bibliography with a total of five figures and/or tables permitted. Except for the abstract, key words and references, a short report does not contain the specific sections of a research article (i.e. Introduction, Material and methods, etc.), the text being continuous.

Commentaries: The commentary should refer to a recent publication or a timely issue related to the general field of animal biology. Commentaries generally provide clarification or raise important questions about a recent publication or issue. It must be no more than 1500 words including references and it may contain one figure or table).

The submitted manuscripts will be written in English language, strictly respecting the following recommendations. Authors are highly recommended to have their manuscripts checked by a native English speaker or professional proofreading service.

Structure, format:

The manuscripts must contain: title, authors, authors’ address, Key words (maximum 10) and Abstract (maximum 200 words) (in English), Cuvinte cheie and Rezumat (in Romanian, including a translation of the title), Introduction, Material and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusions, References.
Page setup will be A4 (21x29.7 cm), margins: top 4.5 cm, bottom 4.5 cm, left 4.2 cm, right 4.0 cm;
Paper will be edited in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman font, single-spaced, with the following font size:
• two free lines (font size 12) above the title
- paper title – capitals, bold, font size 12, centred
• one free line (font size 12) between the title and authors’ names;
- authors – capitals, font size 10, centred; before last author’s name, the conjunction „and” will be added;
- authors’ full address (authors’ institution address and personal e-mail), font size 8, centred;
• two free lines, font size 10;
- Abstract, font size 8, starting from the head of the line, no paragraph
• one free line, font size 8
- Key words, font size 8, starting from the head of the line, no paragraph
• one free line, font size 8
- Abstract (in Romanian). The exact translation of the title (no capitals, excepting first letter in the title; font size 8, bold). Translation of the abstract in Romanian - font size 8, starting from the head of the line, no paragraph
• one free line, font size 8
- Key words (in Romanian), font size 8; starting from the head of the line, no paragraph
• two free lines (font size 10)
- Introduction – font size 10 (the enouncement only bolded)
• one free line (font size 10)
- Material and methods – font size 10 (the enouncement only bolded),
• one free line (font size 10)
- Results and discussion – font size 10 (the enouncement only bolded),
• one free line (font size 10)
- Conclusions – font size 10 (the enouncement only bolded),
• one free line (font size 10)
- References – font size 8 (the enouncement only bolded)

Bibliographical references

Bibliographical references in the text (citation) include the author/authors and publication year, ex. (Smith, 1992) or (Smith & Jones, 1992) in the case with two authors, or (Smith et al., 1992) in the case when authors’ number is higher than two. In the case when there are more papers cited with the same author/authors and the same publication year, the letters a, b, c, etc. must be used after the year.
References will only include the papers cited in the text, alphabetically ordered, without numbering, being specified: authors, publication year, paper title, journal or book title (italics), editors, publication place, journal number (bold), page number, according to the samples below. A bibliographical reference must be aligned as follows: first line from the head of the row, the second line at 1.27.
• Citation of a book:
Fuhn, I., 1963. Broaște, șerpi, șopârle. Ed. Știintifică, București.
• Citation of a paper in a periodic:
Manu, M.D., 2005. Biophotonics test implied in evidence of the fish cell differentiation. Analele Știintifice ale Universității „Al. I. Cuza” Iași, s. Biologie animală, LI: 267-278.
• Citation of a part of a joint work; volume (with editors) containing the proceedings of a conference:
Teichert, L., 1978. Ergebnisse zu Wildtierknochenfunden aus Siedlungen. In Clason, A. (ed.), Zoological Studies. Elsevier Pub. Comp., Oxford, 206-212.
• Papers presented at scientific sessions and published in volumes without editors:
Balow, H, 1991. Maintenance productivity – a case study. In IEEE Computer Society Proceedings: Conference on software maintenance, 1991, October 15-17, 1991, Sorrento, Italy. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos (California), 250-253.
• Official publications (laws, orders, official reports):
Ministerul Educației și Științei, 2000. Educație pentru toți: raport al comitetului pentru educația copiilor din grupuri etnice minoritare. 9453 / 20 May 2000, București, p. 52-53.
• Doctoral theses:
Ursescu, M., 2006. Exercise – induced damage to the human skeletal muscle. Ph.D. Thesis, Facultatea de Biologie, Universitatea București (România).
• Web page:
University of Wolverhampton, Department of learning Resources, Learning centres (online). Wolverhampton: University of Wolverhampton, cited 6th May 2003.
• Full electronic document or service (text, e-book, soft, CD-Rom, data base):
Department for Education and Employment, 1996. General national vocational qualification: a brief guide (online). London: DFEE, 1996. Updated 20 March 1996 (accessed 25 April 1997). Available from:
• E-books:
Carroll, L., 1994. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (online).Texinfo ed. 2.1. (Dortmund, Germany): Wind Spiel, November 1994 (cited 30 March 1995). Chapter VII: A Mad Tea-Party. Available from the World Wide Web:
• Electronic publications (papers):
Cane, A., 2002. 3D display points to holograms at home. Financial time (online). 22 Oct 2002 (cited 28 May 2003), Surveys edition, p.11. Accessed via Proquest at:

Tables and illustration
Images (black & white or colour) will be inserted in the manuscript, but the original variants will be separately sent as well: original draws realized in China ink, photographs with a good contrast, electronic images provided in a TIFF format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Tables and graphs will be inserted in the manuscript, but the original variants will be separately sent as well. They will be realized with the same text editor mentioned above, font size 8.
Text references of the illustration (tables, images) will be as follows:
• (Fig. 1), (Fig. 1a, c), (Figs. 3; 6), (Figs. 3-5)
• (Table 1)
Figure title will be positioned below the figure, while for the table above it, both with font size 9.
Recommendation: Species’ names or an abbreviation are preferred to appear beside the percentages (the eventual abbreviations are explained after figure’s title); diagrams are not published in colours (white, black, grey, diverse tons and textures may be used) while species’ names identification is difficult if the species only appear within a legend with symbols of colours and texture.


The paper will only be accepted for publication if:
 respects the preparation norms presented above;
 receives a favourable recommendation, consequent to the scientific analysis realized by a referee from the editorial board.
Text correction is the responsibility of the author.


All papers must be submitted to Executive Editor (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luminița Bejenaru, in electronic version only.
For every single submitted article, the authors must write an Agreement Letter. The authors are entirely responsible for the content of their article.

The Editorial Board