Author guidelines

General information

The submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Open access

Licencia de Creative CommonsFlamma by FUEGORED is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


Type of contributions

Contributions may be of different types:

Research articles

Manuscripts covering any area concerning wildfires effects in soils, addressing innovative topics on emerging issues. Manuscripts should be up to 10,000 words long (including the abstract and references) and occupy between 6 and 20 pages (according to the format of the template for the preparation of manuscripts).

Reports on congresses and meetings

Reports on congresses and meetings on areas related to the scope of FLAMMA will be accepted. They should not exceed 4 pages (according to the format of the template for the preparation of manuscripts), and optionally include pictures/figures, tables and references.

Research projects

Reports on research projects on areas related to the scope of FLAMMA will be accepted. They should not exceed 4 pages (according to the format of the template for the preparation of manuscripts), and optionally include pictures/figures, tables and references.

Theses

Young authors are encouraged to send notes of PhD and master theses on areas related to the scope of FLAMMA.

They should not exceed 4 pages (according to the format of the template for the preparation of manuscripts), and optionally include pictures/figures, tables and references.

Notes must include:

  1. Title in original language (and English, if different).
  2. Place and date of dissertation.
  3. Full names and affiliationsof supervisor/s.
  4. Full names and affiliations of the members of the thesis committee.
  5. Verdict
  6. Brief abstract  in original languafe(and English, if different; 100-500 words).

Notes/letters on the activity of the network and opinion

Brief notes on the activity of FUEGORED and related societies/groups are welcome, as well as brief opinion articles. They should not exceed 4 pages (according to the format of the template for the preparation of manuscripts), and optionally include pictures/figures, tables and references.

Graphical abstracts

Is frequent actually that some journals ask us for Graphical abstract and highlights when we submit a manuscript, but in Flamma want to use this useful tool of summary to make easier the understanding of scientific articles to the "no scientific readers". So, wring all your imagination out of your mind, use pictures, graphs,  diagrams, and all you need to extract the essential information about one topic using 1-3 manuscript related to the subject. You can see some examples follow the link. They should not exceed 1 page and include pictures/figures, tables and references.

Language

Contributions may be written in Spanish, English or Portuguese. If the main text is not in English, and abstract in English (100-600 words) must be included.

Structure

Divide the manuscript into clearly defined and numbered sections (1, 2, …). Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc. The abstract, acknowledgements and references will not be included in section numbering.

  1. Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  2. Material and methods: Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
  3. Results: Results should be clear and concise.
  4. Discussion: This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  5. Conclusions: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short section.

Optionally, Results and discussion may be grouped in one section.

Nomenclature and units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (IS). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in IS.

Figures and tables

Tables and figures (color or black and white) may be inserted (supplied "as is") in the text or submitted independently. All figures will be compressed if necessary on the final published article if accepted. If figures are submitted independently, the format of figures should be:

  • TIFF or JPEG: Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
  • TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimised for screen use (e.g., GIF, PNG, BMP, PICT, WPG).
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution.
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Tables and figures will be numbered consecutively (Table 1, Table 2, …; Figure 1, Figure 2, …).

All tables and figures must be cited in the text and explained in captions. Captions (centered) must allow full comprehension independently of the rest of the manuscript. Figures, tables and captions will be separated from text by one line of space before and after.

Use text processor facilities to design tables.

References

When several references are cited in one sentence, they must be ordered first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Articles (1 author)

García-Ruiz JM. 2010. The effects of land uses on soil erosion in Spain: A review. Catena 81:1-11.

Citation in text: “García-Ruiz (2010)”, “(García-Ruiz, 2010)”.

Articles (2 authors)

Poesen JWA, Hooke JM. 1997. Erosion flooding and channel management in Mediterranean environments of southern Europe. Progress in Physical Geography 21:157–199.

Citation in text: “Poesen & Hook (1997)”, “(Poesen & Hook, 1997)”.

Articles (3 or more authors)

Arnáez J, Lasanta T, Ruiz Flaño P, Ortigosa L. 2007. Factors affecting runoff and erosion under simulated rainfall in Mediterranean vineyards. Soil & Tillage Research 93:324-334.

Citation in text: “Arnáez et al. (2007)”, “(Arnáez et al., 2007)”.

Book chapters or conference proceedings

Darby HC. 1956. The clearing of woodland in Europe. In: Thomas WL (Ed.), Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 183–216.

Citation in text: “Darby (1956)”, “(Darby , 1957)”.

Books

Vermeulen F, De Dapper M (Eds.). 2000. Geoarchaeology of the landscapes of Classical Antiquity, Babesch, London.

Citation in text: “Vermeulen & De Dapper (2000)”, “(Vermeulen & De Dapper, 2000)”.

Theses

Del Carmen X. 2005. Evaluation of the effects of hydrological properties and management systems on the susceptibility on surface and mass erosion of stony soils in dryland vineyards of the Priorat region. PhD Thesis, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida.

Citation in text: “Del Carmen (2005)”, “(Del Carmen, 2005)”.

On line references

On line references will usually be avoided. If completely necessary, they will be listed at the end of the reference list.

FUEGORED 2012. http://grupo.us.es/fuegored. Accessed 15/January/2012.

Citation in text: "FUEGORED (2012)", "(FUEGORED, 2012)".


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