Scientiae radices amarae, fructus dulces
Journal in the process of organisation
Aims and scope
Scientiae Radices (or SciRad) (ISSN xxxxx) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original and review articles in every aspect in the fields of: chemistry, chemical engineering and technology, physics, materials engineering and materials sciences, urban planning and civil engineering, geology, biotechnology, medical sciences and related. Articles are published quarterly online by Radom Scientific Society (Radomskie Towarzystwo Naukowe – RTN). This journal is dedicated to serve all academic and industrial researchers and scientists who are experts in all major fields of modern research study. The journal aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in these fields. The emphasis will be on publishing quality articles instantly and openly available to researchers worldwide. Please note that readers are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles published in this journal.
Correspondence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luis Ramon Domingo, University of Valencia (Spain) – chemistry
Przemysław Jodłowski, Cracow University of Technology (Poland) – chemical engineering and technology
Tomasz Wasilewski, University of Radom (Poland) – materials sciences
Editorial Board Members
Anna Boguszewska-Czubara, Medical University of Lublin (Poland)
Krzysztof Bolejko, University of Tasmania (Australia)
Vladimir Cablik, Technical University of Ostrava (Czechia)
Eduardo Chamorro, Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile)
Oleg M. Demchuk, Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
Ewa Dresler, Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis (Poland)
Maksym Fizer, Uzhhorod National University (Ukraine)
Katarzyna Gorazda, Cracow University of Technology (Poland)
Michael Hambuchen, Marshall University, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia (USA)
Jolanta Jaśkowska, Cracow University of Technology (Poland)
Paweł Kapusta, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow (Poland)
Yuriy Khalavka, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine)
Dariusz A. Kosior, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw (Poland)
Jolanta Liesiene, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Carlos Marmolejo Duarte, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
Anna Mazur, Marshall University, West Virginia (USA)
Demetrio Muñoz Gielen, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Paweł Ocłoń, Cracow University of Technology (Poland)
Damian Paliwoda, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)
Paulina Płochocka, Laboratoire national des champs magnetiques intenses (France)
Nikodem Popławski, University of New Haven (USA)
Mar Rios-Gutierrez, University of Valencia (Spain)
Seyyed Amir Siadati, Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Branch (Iran)
Yong-Qiang Sun, China Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry (China)
Michał Vieth, Lilly Biotechnology Center, California (USA)
Zbigniew Wzorek, Cracow University of Technology (Poland)
Łukasz Zaborowski, Sobieski Institute (Poland)
Tomasz Zaborowski, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Abdellah Zeroual, Université Chouaib Doukkali (Morocco)
Ewelina Ziemlińska, Warsaw University (Poland)
Conflict of interest
All authors are asked to reveal any actual or potential conflict of interest with other individuals or organizations within 3 years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Please note we are serious about illegal actions such as copyright violation. The authors are normally asked to complete an agreement to transfer all the rights to the published paper to RTN when they submit their work.
Types of papers
Original articles, critical reviews, communications, laboratory notes.
Please prepare your manuscript in Microsoft Word format using template and submit it to us through our online submission system. Please declare that the work is original, has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Also in order to promote the reviewing process, we recommend introducing 3 or more possible referees by yourself, however not from your institution. Referees from countries different than of the author’s are preferred. In addition, please note that it is responsibility of the authors to check their manuscripts for possible plagiarism. Authors should enclose a declaration regarding potential conflicts of interests, according to the respective template.
Articles should contain the following sections:
+ Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) (institutional email is necessary for the corresponding author).
+ Abstract (essential information of the work in maximum 150 words: technical details and scientific background should not be specified at this point).
+ Keywords (5-10 keywords need to be added: in particular, reasonably common keywords within the given discipline).
+ Introduction (in the introduction part authors must carefully analyse the literature and provide the reasons as to why they are undertaking this research. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Authors must also clearly state the novelty of the paper in this part and specify the differences between this work and previously published works. Key goals of the work should be precisely specified. This part should be prepared in the reasonable way for the broad range of readers).
+ Results and discussion (In the case of experimental works).
+ Discussion (in the case of review works).
+ Materials and methods (in the case of experimental works: commercial sources and / or methods of obtaining all materials for research should be precisely described. The research methodology should be described in such a way as to ensure full reproducibility of the experiments).
+ Conclusions (the short summary of the results obtained: citation of extended works within this sections is forbidden. Technical details should not be specified at this point).
+ Acknowledgements (if necessary).
+ References (reference styles are presented within the template).
Address for the submission: email@example.com
Peer review process
In the first stage of the review process, the submitted article is processed for the originality and the content of the paper. This part of the process is accomplished within the Journal’s board and we check for similar articles to make sure the work is not published under similar titles with possibly other notations. Additionally, figures should be original and must not be copied from other papers and they must be characterised by good quality and resolution. All equations must be typeset properly and they should not be in figure format. In addition, all tables must be in table format. The problems within this area can determine the return of the article to authors. Low level of originality or detection of plagiarism can cause rejection of the article without possibility of resubmission.
In the next stage, the article is examined via peer-review process, involving two or more reviewers recruited from specialists of respective scientific disciplines. The following recommendations are possible:
+ rejection without the possibility of resubmission (low originality, plagiarism, low scientific value),
+ rejection with the possibility of resubmission (after fundamental rewriting the manuscript and/or additional experiments),
+ major revision required (additional experiments are necessary, or important edition of the interpretation of results etc. – after this recommendation, re-review process is preferred),
+ minor revision required (technical details must be improved, additional description of the results, language standard – after this recommendation, re-review process is not necessary and depends on the editor’s decision),
+ acceptance (paper should be accepted in the current form).
Article processing fee
Scientiae Radices does not charge any fee for either reviewing the paper or article processing charges (APCs).
Scientiae Radices only accepts papers which are written professionally. In case a paper needs edition before peer review, authors are directed to agencies who could help to correct papers. In such a case, authors may need to bear some costs of this service directly.