Guidelines for Authors

Rules Regarding Preparation and Typesetting of Manuscripts.

Manuscripts are only peer-reviewed if a request to that effect is received from the author. The author of a peer-reviewed article must suggest people as potential peer-reviewers. The editorial committee then selects at least two reviewers, who must be among leading experts in the relevant field, to review the article according to the procedures listed below.

The presentation of the material should be in accordance with practices followed by reputable foreign scientific journals. The APA style should be used in the presentation of the material, such as in preparing the bibliography, references, tables and pictures, chapter headings, and regarding the length of citations. The style and format of the article must be exemplary.

The title of the article shall be listed at the top. It must be short and descriptive of the article's content. Below the title, please list the authors' names, their workplace, including address, as well as the email address of the author who is to be contacted regarding the article's content. All sections and sub-sections shall be numbered. When symbols and abbreviations are used, they must be explained as soon as they appear. Symbols for physical properties shall be in accordance with the Commission for Symbols, Units, and Nomenclature of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. Numbers must be expressed in SI units — the International System of Units — and decimal commas should be used.

The article must be either in Icelandic or English. An excerpt of the article, no more than 300 words, should be at the top. It should be in Icelandic as well as English (each version no more than 300 words).

The manuscript must initially be submitted in a single document, containing all the required information — the text of the article, images, captions, tables and their captions, and bibliography. As a general rule, the maximum length should be 20 pages, including pictures and tables. The font to be used is a 12-point Times Roman, with double spacing.

Excellent quality of images, accompanying the article, is important. Pictures and tables should be presented in clear format, including explanatory notes.

Once an article has been approved, the author must submit a final manuscript, as well as images in printable resolution.

For further information, see Guidelines for Reviewers and the Journal's Code of Conduct.

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The presentation of the material should be in accordance with practices followed by reputable foreign scientific journals. The APA style should be used in the presentation of the material, such as in preparing the bibliography, references, tables and pictures, chapter headings, and regarding the length of citations. The style and format of the article must be exemplary.

The title of the article shall be listed at the top. It must be short and descriptive of the article's content. Below the title, please list the authors' names, their workplace, including address, as well as the email address of the author who is to be contacted regarding the article's content. All sections and sub-sections shall be numbered. When symbols and abbreviations are used, they must be explained as soon as they appear. Symbols for physical properties shall be in accordance with the Commission for Symbols, Units, and Nomenclature of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. Numbers must be expressed in SI units — the International System of Units — and decimal commas should be used.

The article must be either in Icelandic or English. An excerpt of the article, no more than 300 words, should be at the top. It should be in Icelandic as well as English (each version no more than 300 words). Keywords must be provided at the end of the abstract.

The manuscript must initially be submitted in a single document, containing all the required information — the text of the article, images, captions, tables and their captions, and bibliography. As a general rule, the maximum length should be 20 pages, including pictures and tables. The font to be used is a 12-point Times Roman, with double spacing.

Excellent quality of images, accompanying the article, is important. Pictures and tables should be presented in clear format, including explanatory notes.

Once an article has been approved, the author must submit a final manuscript, as well as images in printable resolution.