Before submitting your manuscript, please read the instructions for authors to ensure that your manuscript meets the requirements.

1) General information

Authors are responsible for formatting their own manuscripts as a condition for acceptance. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to the guidelines.

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All manuscripts accepted for publication will undergo copyediting. In order to guarantee its quality standards IVES asks the authors to pay attention to the instructions and to the quality of the English language in particular. As has been the case all articles will be proofread by a native English copy-editor. Starting in 2021, fees due to the English correction exceeding 200 Euros will be charged to the authors.

2) Format and language

  • Document format: word (.docx) with line numbers.
  • Language: English (UK) only.

3) Sections

When submitting you are asked to classify your contribution according to the types of submissions accepted.

Categories of articles and maximum of words, figures and tables combined + references:

  • Original papers: 9,000 words, 10 tables and figures combined + 60 references.
  • Research notes: 5,000 words, 6 tables and figures combined + 40 references.
  • Reviews: 12,000 words, 10 tables and figures combined + 80 references.
  • Mini-reviews: 5,000 words, 4 tables and figures combined + 50 references.
  • Short communications: 3,000 words, 6 tables and figures combined, describing work that may be of a preliminary nature but which merits immediate publication.
  • Opinions: viewpoints of about 1,200 words on any subject covered by the Aims and Scope, 4 figures and tables combined.
  • Letters: published from time to time on matters of topical interest or for response, 800 words, 2 figures and tables combined.
  • During submission, upload a cover letter (you can list preferred and non-preferred referees - not mandatory).

4) Chapters and keywords

  • Articles should be divided into 8 clearly defined sections
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Materials and methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
  • Abstract must be presented in one paragraph with a maximum of 350 words. Do not structure the abstract in "aims, methods, results etc."
  • 7 keywords maximum, separated with commas.

5) Formatting and guidelines:

a) Headings

  • It is critical that you keep the same styles as defined in the guidelines.
  • The title of the article should have Title as style.
  • The titles of main chapters (Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References) should have Heading 1 as style. (without number).
  • The subtitles should have Heading 2 as style. (e.g: 1. Heading 1 – with number).
  • The sub-subtitles should have Heading 3 as style. (e.g: 1.1. Heading 1.1 – with number).
  • The Figures and the Tables titles should have Heading 5 as style. (above figures, under tables).
  • The Figures and the Tables legends/footnotes should have Heading 7 as style (above figures and tables).
  • Everything else should have Normal as style.

b) Figures and tables

  • Figures should be high quality images (.JPG, .PNG) (minimum width 1400 pixels / 300 dpi).
  • Tables should not be images and should respect the template (at the end of the template).
  • Figures and Tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  • Refer to them in the text of your article (e.g: Table 1, or Figure 1, or Figure 1A)
  • Figures and tables (excel file) can also be uploaded separately.

c) Symbols and Italics

  • Latin words must be written in italics. (e.g: Vitis vinifera)
  • For special signs, do not use Symbol or Wingding (etc.) fonts: only Times New Roman (also for tables).
  • A non-breaking space is needed before % and units or = or any symbol. (eg: n = 8 110 %, 10 gL-1, p-value > 0,1)

d) Equations

  • Mathematical formulas can be inserted using the equation editor anywhere in the body of the article. They can also be inserted as images, but only in the cells of a table.

e) Bibliography

  • Authors are responsible for crosschecking their citations against their bibliographies.
  • Include a bibliographical list of all cited references labelled “References” starting on a new page after the main text.

f) How to format your references?

  • APA Style is mandatory (7th edition)
  • In the body of the text, bibliographic references should be listed like this:
    • (Name1 et al., 2019; Name2 et al., 2019)
    • (Name1 and Name2, 2017a; Name1 and Name2, 2017b)
    • If 2 authors only: (Name1 and Name2, 2019) – do not use &
    • According to Name et al. (2019)
  • In References, bibliographic references should be listed alphabetically and APA style is mandatory (with doi when available).

 They should be formatted like this:

    • Name, A. A, Name, B. B, & Name, C. C. (2010). Title of the document. Journal, 21(1), 57‑75. https://doi.org/xxxxxxxxxxx
    • Name, F. (2013a). Title of the document. Journal , 31(3), 466–467. https://doi.org/xxxxxxxxxxx
    • Name, F. (2013b). Title of the document. Journal, 16, 491-498. https://doi.org/xxxxxxxxxxx

6) Submission of a revised version

  • Authors must underline the modifications and send a revised manuscript within 3 months.
  • To submit a revised manuscript, upload your revised submission to the submission system and include the following items (revisions section):
    • Response to reviewers: Address the specific points made by each reviewer. Include your responses to all the reviewers’ and editors’ comments. Upload this document as a “Response to reviewers” file.
    • Revised manuscript (marked-up copy): Include a copy of your manuscript file showing the changes you have made since the original submission. The best way to show these changes is the “Track Changes” option in Microsoft Word. Upload this as a "Revised article (with changes highlighted)” file.
    • Revised manuscript (clean copy): Upload a clean copy of your revised manuscript that does not show your changes. Upload this as “Article" file.

7) Supplementary data

Supplementary data are material relevant to the conclusion of an article that cannot be included in the final article. Supplementary data are peer-reviewed but not subedited. Authors are responsible for formatting them and must ensure that the style of terms conforms with the rest of the paper. Supplementary information must have a separate numbering system from the main article (e.g: 'Supplementary Table 1').

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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • I certify that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • I certify there are no potential conflict of interest within the submission.
  • I certify that the submission adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author guidelines and that the template has been used. (Warning: submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to the guidelines)
  • For the References, I certify the consistency between the text and the bibliography. I also certify that APA style has been used and that doi have been provided, when available. (Warning: submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to the guidelines)
  • After the review process, I certify to underline the modifications and send a revised manuscript within 3 months.
  • I undertake to pay for the copyediting of my article if the English language correction fees exceed 200 Euros. (Warning: All manuscripts accepted for publication will undergo copyediting. In order to guarantee its quality standards IVES asks the authors to pay attention to the instructions and to the quality of the English language in particular. As has been the case all articles will be proofread by a native English copy-editor. Starting in 2021, fees due to the English correction exceeding 200 Euros will be charged to the authors.)

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

➔ Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the International Viticulture and Enolgy Society (IVES) and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

OENO One publishes seven  types of articles: original papers, research notes, reviews, mini-reviews, short communications, opinions and letters. 

  1. Original papers report and interpret findings related to all fields of grape and wine research: ecophysiology (soil-vine interactions, climate-vine interactions) and climate change; grapevine genetics and biotechnologies; vine protection, sustainability and modelling; management and innovation of viticultural techniques; plant physiology and genomics; table grapes, dried grapes and unfermented grape products; technology, processes, oenological products and winemaking; microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry and genomics of yeast and bacteria; chemistry of macromolecules and volatile compounds (polyphenols, aromas, etc); analytical methods for grape and wine control; wine ageing, stabilisation and conservation; additives and processing aids; sensory analysis; distilled beverages from grapes; and food safety, consumption, nutrition and health.
  2. Research notes are short reports of narrowly focused studies. They undergo the same review process as original papers and should meet all the standards of scientific reporting, especially in terms of statistical analysis and data interpretation.
  3. Reviews provide a comprehensive assessment of a broad topic of research and may express the authors’ own opinion. Before writing/submitting a review, it is recommended to contact the journal to determine the relevance of the topic.
  4. Mini-reviews focus on a clearly defined topic and may typically be issued from the introductory part of Ph.D. manuscripts, provided they meet the journal’s standards of scientific quality and originality.
  5. Short communications : 3000 words, 6 tables and figures combined, describing work that may be of a preliminary nature but which merits immediate publication.
  6. Opinions : viewpoints of about 1200 words on any subject covered by the Aims and Scope, 4 figures-Tables combined.
  7. Letters : published from time to time on matters of topical interest or for response, 800 words, 2 figures-Tables combined.

A rigorous review process (i) ensures that authors meet the highest standards of experimental design, data analysis and reporting and (ii) establishes that articles published in OENO One are reliable. For agronomy papers, experiments/observations should cover at least 2 years. Under particular circumstances (no possible replication, clear-cut data and cautious conclusions), some manuscripts may be accepted with only one-year observations.

The following summarizes the main obligations for referees.

  1. Objectivity : Only accept an invitation to review a manuscript if you can do so without bias. Conflict of interest includes, but is not limited to: (i) giving an author too little or too much respect, (ii) having a stake (financial, personal, or professional) in whether the manuscript is published, (iii) having recently co-authored an article with one of the authors (in the last 5 years), or (iv) collaborating with one of the authors at the time of the review (even on another topic).
  2. Timeliness : OENO One asks referees to complete their reviews within three weeks. If you feel that you cannot review a manuscript in a timely manner, please decline. Accepting the review means respecting the deadline.
  3. Expertise : Referees are selected based on expertise and act as advisors to the Associate-Editor. Referees are responsible for: (i) evaluating the rigour and originality of the science and the clarity of the writing, (ii) checking that the work meets the journal’s quality standards, and (iii) helping the authors make their work more rigorous, complete, and clearly presented. If you feel that you cannot provide an appropriate review, please decline.
  4. Confidentiality : Manuscripts sent for review should be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers shall not discuss or disclose information to anyone outside the review process.
  5. Originality/plagiarism : Special care should been taken to ensure originality. Manuscripts submitted to OENO One should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere and should report original research. Although the journal uses specific anti-plagiarism devices, referees may quickly check for plagiarism by comparing the submitted manuscript with previous publications by the same author(s). No duplication of previously published work, extensive copying of text, data (figure vs table and vice-versa) is allowed, except for meeting abstracts or when the data are re-used to conduct a completely different analysis (micro-arrays or RNA-seq data for example). « Submitted » or « in-press » papers cited in the manuscript may be requested from the referees. Finally, the role of the referees is also to assess whether previous data and relevant work from other groups are properly cited and recognized.
  6. Conflict of interest  statement : All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships  with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to  influence, their work.
  7. Ethics in publishing : Duties of authors are defined and concerns - Reporting standards - Data access and retention, originality and plagiarism, multiple, redundant or concurrent publication, acknowledgement of sources, authorship of the paper, hazards and human or animal subjects, disclosure and conflicts of interest, fundamental errors in published works. Ethical consent has been obtained in case of work on animals and/or humans.
  8. Writing the review : The main purpose of the review report is to help the Editor make a final decision about the manuscript. The report should start with a positive statement highlighting the authors’ research efforts and the main findings. It should include your overall impression of the manuscript and address both the positive (strengths) and negative (weaknesses) aspects. Comments to the authors should be organized into two distinct sections (see below), differentiating suggestions that you consider essential from those that could be part of a future study. Reviews should be written in a respectful and constructive, yet critical, manner.  OENO One encourages fair and rigorous peer-review process but does not approve unreasonable and obstructive reviews (for example, requesting additional experiments that are not necessary to support the study’s main conclusions).
    The second purpose of the review process is to provide constructive suggestions to authors on how to strengthen the manuscript and the research: clarity, readability, quality of writing, terminology, experimental details, figures, tables, overall presentation, length, references, etc. Referees are asked to provide clear, detailed suggestions without going into in-depth editing - keep in mind that all final revised OENO One manuscripts will go through the journal’s copy-editing process.
  9. Layout of the review : are asked to provide a “Comments to the author” report and a confidential “Comments to the Editor” report.

Your “Comments to the authors” report should be arranged as follows:

 General comments

  • Three introductory sentences:
  1. This manuscript addresses the TOPIC
  2. The authors focus on the QUESTION
  3. Their strategy/methods consist in…
  • Two sentences summarizing your general assessment:
  1. The strong points of the manuscript are…
  2. The weak points of the manuscript are…                                     

Your recommendation

  1. Reject (does not adhere to OENO One’s standards)
  2. Revise - major revisions (should address the following points before re-submission)
  3. Revise - minor revisions (should be re-organized/re-formatted before re-submission)
  4. Accept without revision (meets OENO One’s publication criteria based on the quality of research and writing)

Specific comments

Comments to authors should be numbered. Here are some examples of specific comments :

  1. p.XX, line Y, unclear, please rephrase
  2. p. ZZ, line W, this statement is not completely supported by experimental results
  3. fig.1, please improve the figure/legend

Your “Comments to the Editor” is a confidential report and should include:

Your recommendation (reviewers are asked to briefly explain their decision)

  1. Reject (does not adhere to OENO One’s standards)
  2. Revise - major revision (should address the following substantial points before re-submission)
  3. Revise - minor revision (should be re-organized/re-formatted before re-submission)
  4. Accept without revision (meets the OENO One publication criteria based on the quality of research and writing) 

Evaluation

 

 

A
Excellent

B
Fair

C
Standard

D

Poor

Originality

 

 

 

 

Relevance of methods to the objectives

 

 

 

 

Pertinence of discussion and conclusion with the results

 

 

 

 

Selection and use of references

 

 

 

 

Accuracy and precision of the title

 

 

 

 

Concision of the abstract in the language of the text

 

 

 

 

Grammar, language

 

 

 

 

Quality of tables and figures