Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute


Instruction for authors


All manuscript must be in English, on standard A4 sized pages (21x29.7 cm).

Leave 2,5 cm on all sides of each pages (including head and bottom side).

Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute considers papers with pair number of pages, usually up to 10 printed pages long, including illustrations, annexes etc. In certain cases (e.g. monographical works) the Editorial Board authorises the publication of manuscripts that have more than 10 pages.

The whole text will be written with Arial CE fonts of 10 size. Manuscripts in PDF are not accepted.


Structure of the manuscript:


Title:Use Bold font style for article title, the paragraph will have left alignment. Titles should be informative and concise, not more than 20 words. Only scientific names will be highlighted with Bold Italic font style. The authority for taxonomic names should not be included in the title.


Example: Data on the reproduction of the Pike (Esox lucius) in the Danube Delta (Romania)


Author's names:The author's full name and full surname should be written below the title of the article, in a paragraph with left  alignment. The author's name will be written with capital letters. The academic, professional or other titles of the author should not be mentioned.




Affiliations:Full name of the institution, official address of the institution and e-mail address of the author should be written below the author's name and surname, in a paragraph with left alignment. In case that the authors have different addresses, there will be used signs shown in the example shown below.  In case the article has more than one author, please mention (in a separate row, below the names and addresses of the authors) the name and address of the person responsible for the correspondence, as it is shown below:


 IONESCU Adrian1 , POPESCU Gheorghe2

1Institutul de Ecologie Urbană, str. Dunării Nr. 1, Galaţi 800209, Romania; e-mail:

2Institutul de Biologie Terestră, str. Dobrogei Nr. 2, Galaţi 800314, Romania; e-mail:


Address of author responsible for correspondence: POPESCU Gheorghe, Institutul de Biologie Terestră, str. Dobrogei Nr. 2, Galaţi 800314, Romania; e-mail:


Abstract:the main purpose of an abstract is to inform the reader about the contentents and main results of the paper. Abstracts of 100 – 250 words are required for submitted papers. The heading „Abstract" will be highlighted with Bold font style. The paragraph will have „Justified" alignment. Only scientific names will be highlighted with Bold Italic font style.


Key words:Each paper should have up to 6 key words. The heading „Key words" will be highlighted with Bold font style. The paragraph will have „Justified" alignment. Only scientific names will be highlighted with Italic font style.


Body of the article: Organize your article in sections as follows: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussions and Conclusions.


The title of sections will be typed with UPERCASE and highlighted with Bold font style. The title and the text of the sections will be separated by a row. The text of the sections will be typed with single line spacing in paragraphs with „Justified" alignment. Only scientific names will be highlighted with Italic font style.


INTRODUCTION – include general aspects related to the subject, mentions on former studies in the respective field, exploring the importance of the subject. It should state research questions or hypotheses.


MATERIALS AND METHODS– Include detailed information on how the study was conducted, sampling procedures and statistical tests used for data analysis. Provide information about software you mentioned including version number. Give the name of the manufacturer and the model number for analytical devices used in your research. This section could include the description of the study area.


RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS[the author can divide this section in the following subsections: a). Results and b). Discussions]. This section includes the detailed description and interpretation of the results. Avoid footnotes; most footnote material can be incorporated in the text to the benefit of readers, editors and printers.


CONCLUSIONS- Short summary of the main achievements of the research.


Summary in Romanian language- optional section; includes a short overview on the subject, results and conclusions.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS– section that includes, first of all, information on the funding source supporting the research presented.


REFERENCES. The literature cited will be listed in alphabetical order. List references in alphabetical order of 1st, (2nd, 3rd) authors, regardless of date.

The list will include only the references cited in the text of various sections mentioned before. Do not list abstracts (e.g. of conference proceedings, posters etc.) or unpublished manuscripts.



In-text citations:

All citations in the text should refer to:

1.     Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;

2.     Two authors: both authors‟ names and the year of publication;

3.     Three or more authors: first author's name followed by ‘et al.' and the year of publication.

4.     Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

5.     Citation without authors (reports, laws, standards, strategies etc.) shall be quoted as text (*****, year),

Examples: "as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999). Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown ....", (*****, 2016a; *****, 2016b; *****, 2000; *****, 1989).


Citing a journal article:


Author's last name, first intial. Year of Publication. Title of article. Title of journal.  [Online] Volume number (issue number), Page numbers. Retrieved from URL of the article or name of database. [Access date].


Zabrodska K., & Kveton P., 2013. Prevalence and Forms of Workplace Bullying Among University Employees. Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal. [Online] 25 (2), pp. 89-108. Retrieved from Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost [accessed 31 August 2013].


Citing a book:


Author's last name, first intial. Year of Publication. Title of book. Place of publication, publisher, Page(s) used pp. 3-7 or No of book pages 350 p.



Mead M., 1943. Coming of age in Samoa: a study of adolescence and sex in primitive societies. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books.


Citing a chapter book

Author Surname, Author Initial., Year Published. 'Chapter Title', in Title. City: Publisher, p. Pages Used. Available at: http://Website URL (Accessed: Date Accessed).


Gensler H., 2010. 'Cultural Relatism', in Schafer- Landau, R. (ed.) The Ethical Life. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University, p. 203

Abbreviate a page numberrange (like a chapter in an edited book) as pp. Examples:  pp. 54-60 or pp. 90, 95-103. Use a single p. for a single page (for newspaper articles, etc.) pages.

Example: page used p.12; pp.23-75 or no of pages 350p.

URL: for ease of formatting, break a URL that goes to another line after a slash, or before a period.

Vol., issue, and pagesmay not always be available on Internet sources. If they are not used, the name of the journal is all that can be provided in the reference list.

Reference list: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a', ‘b', ‘c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

The bibliography will not be numbered, each citation will be a paragraph style hanging (hanging) to 1.27 cm, 1 row spacing, without spaces before or after paragraphs.


Tables and figuresshould be inserted in the text (usually there where there is referenced in the text). Illustrations (figures) and tables should not be of excessive dimensions. In case that the illustrations or tables are wider than the page width, they should be rotated with 90° to left. Never repeat the same material in figures (e.g. charts) and tables; when either is equally clear a figure is preferable. Illustrations should have sufficient contrast to be legible after it is photo reduced to an image width proper to the available space. Symbols and lettering of figures should be clearly legible (Arial CE font types of size 10 or similar sized symbols and letters should be used in figures). Number the figures and tables consecutively and provide a short title at the left side of the top of each figure or table. Before the title leave two rows without text.

Title should be typed with Bold style fonts. In case if it necessary explanatory note will follow the table or figure. Illustrations and tables should be referenced in the text by using their number, e.g.

Table 1 or Fig. 1 (in parenthesis or not).


Symbols, units, and abbreviations - If symbols are used add them using the Symbol menu of Word. Degree symbols (°) must be used from the Symbol menu, not superscripted letter o or number 0. Multiplication symbols must be used (×), not the letter x. Spaces must be inserted between numbers and units (e.g., 20 kg) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, –, ×, =, <, >), but not between numbers and percent symbols (e.g., 45%). Please use SI units. All abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention.



Submission, evaluation and correction of manuscripts


The electronic version of the manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor in Chief, Dr. Iuliana-Mihaela Tudor, attached to the following addresses: mihaela.tudor@ddni.roor;

Dead-line for submitting the manuscripts: 1st of February (each Year)