Visegrad Journal on Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development

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General information
Visegrad Journal on Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development is a scientific journal of the Visegrad University Association, in which original scientific papers are published. Only papers which have not been published or simultaneously submitted to other journals will be accepted, regardless the author's appurtenance to the University. Author is responsible for the scientific quality and formal correctness of the paper.

Paper structure
Title – short, brief, and concise information on the paper content.
Authors – the surnames and first names of all authors, who contributed to the paper , followed by the workplace address on the next line. Academic degrees should not be forwarded.

Abstract in English – it should clearly estimate goals of research and bring a brief description of experiment(s), the main observations, results and conclusions. Provide an abstract of not more than 200 and not less than 100 words. It should be clear, without reffering to the paper. Use complete sentences and limit the use of abbreviations. Each reference to the author should be written in capitals. Repeating the paper title at the beginning of the abstract is not recommended. The subject of the paper should be given at the beginning, new facts, data and methods should be presented herein.

Key words in English – up to a maximum of five key words starting with lower case letters should be listed at the end of Abstract.

Introduction – should offer  a review of the related works and the information concerning the state of the research of the relevant questions. Related references are recommended. The introduction should not be divided into subunits.

Material and Methods – this section should consist of subunits describing equipment, methods, and procedures. It is necessary to provide readers with enough details of methods and equipment to enable the described procedure to be repeated. When the methods are not original, the adequate references are recommended.

Results and Discussion – the results should be presented briefly in tables or figures. Provide enough data to give reason for the conclusions. The same information should not be given in different forms (tables, graphs, text). In the discussion, there is necessary to emphasize the importance of the findings and to compare the information obtained with existing knowledge, if possible. Tables and figures should be marked in an understandable way. Photos, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. should have a legend. English description  of the titles of tables and figures should be put right below the table or figure. Only drawings drafted on glossy paper or printed by a laser printer will be accepted. Using abbreviations which are not official is not allowed without explanation. Using ™  with products is necessary. Use SI units and the derivated ones.

References – references should be listed in alphabetical order. The references to information obtained through the internet should be provided with an URL address together with the date of the information acquiring.

Author's address – the full name (including scientific degrees) of the first author and complete address of the working place, including telephone, fax number, and e-mail.

Manuscripts for Publication

Visegrad University Association, Prof. Dr. Ing. Elena Horska,, Managing Editor, Slovak University of Agriculture, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic.

Dr.h.c. Prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD.
tel: +421376415518

Liaison Officer
Prof. Dr. Ing. Elena Horská
tel: +421376415522

Secretary General
Mgr. Vladislav Valach
tel: +421376415545

Postal address

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra                                                        
Visegrad University Association
Foreign Relations and International Programmes Office
Tr. Andreja Hlinku 2
949 76  Nitra