5th International Conference Water resources and wetlands 2020 Tulcea Romania Water resources and wetlands 9-13 September 2020 Tulcea ROmania Romanian Limnogeographical Association German Limnological Society Polish Limnological Society


Instructions for authors

- Instructions for Authors (.pdf)

- Copyright Agreement (.pdf)

Page setup

Margins: up, down - 20 mm; left, right - 20 mm

Paper: A4 (210 / 297 mm)

Header, Footer: 10 mm (do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list)

Text on the single column (must not be shorter than 6 pages and must not exceed 8 pages)

Indents and Spacing

              Spacing: before, after 0 pt.

              Line spacing: single


Deadline for paper submission May 1st, 2020


To  avoid  any  form  of  plagiarism,  each  manuscript  newly  submitted  will  be  checked  regarding plagiarism using Anti-plagiat software.


The manuscripts/ Copyright Agreement should be saved with the name of the abstract number and name of the first author (ex. “A1Gastescu” see the abstract section).


All full papers are subject to review by the Scientific Committee.


All text will be in English, in .doc or .docx format (please do not use other format) and submitted electronically to: Authors for whom English is not their mother tongue should have their manuscripts wrw_conference@limnology.rochecked by a competent linguist or native English speaker before submission (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).


The structure of a paper should be as follows (those marked in red are essential):

- The paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, address and email contact;

- Abstract;

- Keywords;

- Introduction

- Methods

- Section(s) of the main text

- Results and Discussion

- Conclusions

- Acknowledgements (if applicable)

- References

- Appendices (if applicable).




[Arial 12 point, bold, centered, and Upper Case]


University / Company Affiliation(s) (full name) [10 point, normal]

Address(es), City, Country (full address including phone number of university/company) [10 point, normal]

Abstract [Times new Roman, 10 point, alignment left]

There is a maximum of 400 words for the abstract. It is necessary that the paper starts with an abstract.

Abstracts must be clear (may not be vague) should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions, written in English and must follow standard grammar and punctuation rules. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Please do not insert figures, graphs, tables in the abstract section.


Keywords: first, second, third, max. 8 [Times New Roman, 10-point, normal, upper and lower case and alignment left].



1 SECTION [Arial, 11-point, bold, upper case and alignment left]


The titles  of  sections  and subsections  should  be  marked  with  ordinal  numbers  (e.g.  1  Introduction,  2 Methodology). It is recommended that the article includes Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion sections.

The text must be in one column format and Times New Roman must be used, including in figures and tables. Leave two blank lines before Sections [Times new Roman, 11-point, normal, alignment justify]




1.1 Subsections [Arial, 11-point, bold, alignment left and capitalize the first letter]


The text (11-point, Times New Roman) included in the section or subsection must begin one line after the section or subsection title. Leave two blank lines before the section title and one line before the subsection title.



Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images.



Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.




Figures, tables and graphics should be centered, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and accompanied by their own titles (Figure 1. Title, Table 1. Title - alignment justify). No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the title. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). Figures, tables, photos … should be placed inside the text right after they are first mentioned (as close as possible).

All figures, tables, photos … etc. must be in digital form as inserted in the manuscript (the maximum size 170 mm × 257 mm and >600 dpi).

All illustrations must have self-explanatory legends should not repeat one another.

All figures, tables, photos … should be submitted color or black and white. If any magnification is used in the figures, graphics or photos, indicate this by using scale bars within the figures themselves.

Do not include the figure captions inside the figure and do not put the figure captions in text boxes.

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images.

Footnotes to figures or tables should be placed beneath them and indicated by superscript lowercase letters.



If the manuscript contains extracts from other works (including figures, photos, tables), you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format, then cite the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption. Previously published material should be identified by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (if applicable)

Acknowledgments as well as information regarding peoples, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before References. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.





Any manipulation of citations (e.g., citations not contributing to a manuscript's scientific content) is perceived as scientific malpractice.

A list of the references should be given at the end of the paper. Please make sure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation.


When quoting from source material, authors should state the author’s last name and the year, and separate individual sources with semicolons like (Gastescu 2006; Gastescu and Popescu 2006; Gastescu et al., 2006) or like Gastescu (2006) …, Gastescu and Popescu (2006) …, Gastescu et al. (2006) … .

[Times new Roman, 11-point, normal, alignment justify]. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.




The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

For single author article - chronologically, beginning with the oldest. Where more than one reference is given for the same authors, the publications should be listed chronologically and differentiated by adding a letter (a, b, c, etc.) to the year.

The original titles in the Roman alphabet are to be retained. If a work is in a language that uses the Roman alphabet but is little used outside its country of origin, the English translation should be given in brackets immediately after the original title and the language should be indicated at the end (e.g. [in Romanian]).



[Times New Roman, 11-point, bold, alignment justify]

Gastescu,  P.  (1971).  Lacurile  din  România.  Limnologie  regională  [The  lakes  of  Romania.  Regional limnology], Edit. Academiei Române, Bucureşti, 360p. [in Romanian]


In case of 8 or more authors:

Fehér, J., Gáspár, J., Szurdine Veres, K., Kiss, A., Kristensen, P., Peterlin, M., … Heiskanen, A. – S. (2012). Hydromorphological Alterations and Pressures in European Rivers, Lakes, Transitional and Coastal Waters. ETC/ICM, Prague.


Chapters in books

Zaharia, L. and  Ioana-Toroimac, G. (2013). Romanian Danube River Management: Impacts and Perspectives. In G. Arnaud-Fassetta, E. Masson, & E. Reynard (Eds.), European Continental Hydrosystems under Changing Water Policy (pp. 159-170). München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil.



Gastescu, P. (1996). The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR). Present State and Management, Rev.Roum. Geogr., 40, 28-42.

Włodzimierz, M. and Rajmund, S. (2006). Ice cover as an indicator of winter air temperature changes: case study of the Polish Lowland lakes, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 51(2), 336-349, DOI: 10.1623/hysj.51.2.336.


Conference proceeding papers

Gastescu, P. and Tuchiu, E. (2012), The Danube River in the pontic sector -hydrological regime, pp.13-26. In: Gastescu, P., Lewis, W., Bretcan, P. (Eds.) Conference Proceedings Water resources and wetlands, 14-16 September 2012, Tulcea Romania, 648p.


Online resource

Romanian Waters National Administration (2015). Planul de Management al Spațiului Hidrografic Buzău-Ialomița. Retrieved from Romanian Waters National Administration website: http://www.rowater.ro/dabuzau/SCAR/Planul%20de%20management.aspx.  Accessed 15 January 2016




Please, avoid using page numbers, headers and footnotes.

Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Footnotes should also not contain any weblinks. Weblinks should be included in the reference list.


Approvals and Copyright Transfer

It is the author's responsibility to obtain all necessary approvals from the author's employer, etc., prior to submission of the paper. Author(s) are responsible for obtaining, from the copyright holder, written permission to reproduce previously published (copyrighted) figures, photos, tables. The form for transfer of copyright must be completed by the author(s) and submitted together with the manuscript. By Copyright Transfer Agreement, the author(s) warrants that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and the manuscript is the original work of the author(s).

The contents and ideas presented in conference proceedings are responsibility of the authors only.

No paper will be published in the Proceedings unless a transfer of copyright form and payment of the registration fee.


Copyright Agreement

The form for transfer of copyright must be completed by the author(s) in ink !

The completed and signed form should be scanned (color) and sent together with article at wrw_conference@limnology.ro The form must be signed by at least one of the authors.


The Copyright Agreement of the manuscripts should be saved with the name of the abstract number and

Name of the first author (ex. “A1Gastescu” see the abstract section)




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