See also the section on Publication ethics.
No short communications are accepted, as MG&V publishes full papers only.
The author actually submitting the manuscript must enclose a note (cover letter) saying that the paper is submitted together with the listed co-authors. Such note is taken to imply that the submitting author has obtained their consent for submitting the paper. One of the authors (e.g., the submitting one) should be indicated as the contact person. Otherwise, all correspondence will be sent to the author who sent the submission or in case of ambiguity to the author listed as the first one.
The language of the journal is English. The British or American English must be used consequently in a single paper.
As a standard, the papers should be submitted in electronic form in one of commonly used file formats (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT), directly to the Editorial Office e-mail address given below.
The number of pages is limited to 25. The Editorial Office may relax the limit in justified cases.
The paper's title, the authors' names, affiliations and addresses, as well as possible thanks and information about funding, should be placed on a separate page, and the text proper should not contain any such elements in page headers or footers. All the necessary additional elements will be added to the paper's final version following its acceptance.
Together with the final version of the paper, the authors should also send their short scientific CVs and photographs (300*400 pixels at a minimum) – or declare explicitly that they do not wish to publish the above.
All the files are to be sent by e-mail to the address given below. In addition, a filled-in and signed copyright transfer form supplied by MG&V (containing the confirmation that the paper has not been published elsewhere) should be signed on paper and sent back by ordinary mail. It is also admissible that this document is signed on paper, scanned and sent back by e-mail.
Each paper undergoes a final correction of English in a limited extent. However, it is the authors' responsibility to make sure that each manuscript is written in clear, correct English. As written before, the British or American English must be used consequently in a single paper. In case of a very low standard of the language, the paper will be sent back to the author(s) for correction, which will considerably delay its publication.
The Editorial Office reserves the right to introduce certain changes aimed at preserving a uniform style of the journal's contents.
For writing the final version of the paper for MG&V please use the MG&V LaTeX template and the MG&V LaTeX class file. The compiled template can be downloaded from here. The complete compilable package together with the example image files in a compressed package can be downloaded from here. The particular version of LaTeX we use is MiKTeX.
We strongly do not recommend automatic transformation of the text produced by your text editor into LaTeX. The software for such automatic transformation usually generates text with many artificially introduced formatting instructions which are intended to mimic the original view of the paper, while totally ignoring its structure. So, please avoid manually changing the formatting settled by the MG&V class. LaTeX is designed to keep the good structure of the text, so please use it according to the intentions of its creators. Consult the excellent and concise manual:
Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna and Elisabeth Schlegl
The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX