Guidelines for authors

The Moldavian Journal of the Physical Sciences publishes papers concerning original scientific research in physics and related fields, in particular, applications in electronics, technology, material engineering, and device physics in English. A review paper for every issue is planned and short communications with hot news are encouraged.

Papers should be prefaced by a brief abstract in English up to 100 words. Single space of the rows in the manuscript is required.

Keywords: Insert a maximum of 5 keywords separated by a comma. These keywords will facilitate database searching. Avoid general, plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”).

Authors are invited to send their papers by e-mail, in English. The manuscripts will be edited by using WORD for Windows. Chapters should be numbered by using Arabic figures, as follows:

  • 3. Experimental Results
  • 3.1. Results analysis
  • 3.2. Methods of calculus

Formulas should be written clearly and easy-to-read. Do not use non-explained abbreviations. Illustrations and diagrams should be realized on computer drafts (images). All graphic and text objects should be of a very high quality and easy to read. Figures included in the text are preferable.

Free-standing mathematical formulas (on a separate line) should be typed in the MathType frame as a whole. It is not permitted to type formulas from constituent elements (a part of a formula as a table, a part as text, and a part in the introduced frame).

The settings of types, size of symbols, and their placement used for formulas typed in MathType should be general. Their forced manual change for separate symbols and elements of formulas is not allowed.

Reference citations should be presented as follows: for journals: author’s forename initial and last name, journal name, volume, page number, year (in parentheses), for example: F.A. Moldovan, S.P. Russu, Phys. Rev. Let. 85, 357 (2000); for books: author’s forename initial and last name, complete title, publisher, city, and year, for example: M. Teodorescu, Cooperation in Science and Technology with Eastern and European Countries, Editura Tehnica, Bucuresti, vol. 1, 1992. References in the text should be presented within square brackets, for example [7]; reference citation numbers should be successive, as they appear in the text.

Manuscripts of regular papers should be limited to 15 pages and will be signed by authors; they also should be marked by “Ready to print”. Reviews are limited to 30 pages. Maximum 4 pages are admitted for short communications. One full page of the journal (size A4) contains 54 rows with 95 characters/row; the font size is 12. The page setup is as follows: top, left, right, 2.5 cm; bottom, 3.5 cm. The manuscript marked by “Ready to print” will be published within 6 months from the date of receipt.

Proofs will be sent to authors for checking. Corrections should be restricted to errors, since modifications to the text may be charged to the author. The publishers reserve the right to adapt the presentation of a manuscript to conform to the journal's style. After publishing in the journal, the manuscripts and respective illustrations become the property of the Editorial Board and will not be returned to the authors. The same is true for papers that have not been admitted for publication. Publishing in the journal is free of charge.

All rights are reserved by the journal. Any reproduction or dissemination of the information herein, even as excerpts of any extent, is permitted only by a written consent of the Editorial Board.

The papers sent for publishing are considered to be not secret. Authors are responsible for this to their institutes or employers. Authors should provide information on their complete address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail.

The Moldavian Journal of the Physical Sciences follows a single blind peer-review procedure for all submitted manuscripts. The single blind procedure is the most common type of peer-reviewing in which the identity of the reviewers is not disclosed to the authors of the submitted manuscript. The anonymity of reviewers provides an objective assessment of the manuscript by reviewers and is free from any influence by the authors on the reviewer comments. 

Plagiarism Prevention:  The Moldavian Journal of the Physical Sciences uses a software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. The software checks the content against a database of periodicals, the Internet, and a comprehensive article database. It generates a similarity report, highlighting the percentage overlap between the uploaded manuscript and the published data. Any instance of content overlap is further scrutinized for suspected plagiarism according to the publisher's Editorial Policy. The Moldavian Journal of the Physical Sciences allows an overall similarity of 10% for a manuscript to be considered for publication.

Types of Plagiarism: It is known that scholarly manuscripts are written after a thorough review of previously published papers. Therefore, it is not easy to draw a clear boundary between a legitimate representation and plagiarism. However, the following important features can assist in identifying different kinds of plagiarized content:

  1. Reproduction of words, sentences, ideas, or findings of other authors as one’s own without a proper acknowledgement.
  2. Text recycling, which is also known as self-plagiarism, which is the use of data previously published by the authors in another paper without a proper citation and acknowledgement of the original source.
  3. Poor paraphrasing, i.e., copying complete paragraphs and modifying a few words without changing the structure of original sentences or changing the sentence structure but not the words.
  4. Verbatim copying of a text without putting quotation marks and acknowledging the work of the original author.
  5. Properly citing a work but poorly paraphrasing the original text is considered as unintentional plagiarism. Similarly, manuscripts with language somewhere between paraphrasing and quoting are not acceptable. Authors should either paraphrase properly or quote and in both cases, cite the original source.
  6. Higher similarity in the abstract, introduction, materials and methods, discussion, and conclusion sections indicates that the manuscript can contain a plagiarized text. Authors can easily explain these parts of the manuscript in many ways. However, technical terms and sometimes standard procedures cannot be rephrased; therefore, Editors should review these sections carefully before making a decision.

Plagiarism in Manuscripts: To detect plagiarism, we check the received manuscripts using the Plagiarism Checker X software. Submitted manuscripts containing a plagiarized text are rejected.

Papers from around the world can be sent to be published to the following address:
D.Ghitu Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies, str. Academiei 3/3, Chisinau, MD-2028 Republic of Moldova, tel. (00 37322) 73-90-60; E-mail:;;