Guidelines for authors & Copyright Notice

Before submitting your manuscript, please read the instructions for authors to ensure that your manuscript meets the requirements. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to the guidelines and to the OENO One template.

1. Initial submission

1.1. Documents, format and language

During the submission process, you must provide:

  • Your manuscript (submission format: text document (.docx) with line numbers. PDF are not accepted). The OENO One template must be used

    ➔ DOWNLOAD the TEMPLATE HERE (New! Latest update: March 2023).

  • A cover letter (submission format: PDF). The cover letter should present a summary of the work. It should highlight the main points and major implications of the submitted manuscript. It sums up the context, the results and the importance of your study. In this letter, you can also list preferred and non-preferred referees (if so, please provide: the first name, the family name and the email of the reviewers).

  • Supplementary materials can be provided, but are not mandatory (submission format: text documents (.docx) or tables (.xls)).They are materials that cannot be included in the final article but whose content is relevant to the conclusion of the 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'). 

Language: British English (UK) only. 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 quality of the English language in particular. All articles are proofread by a native English copyeditor. Fees due to the English correction exceeding 200 Euros are charged to the authors.

1.2. Required number of words, figures and tables and references

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

The categories of articles and maximum of words, figures and tables combined and references are the following ones:

  • Original papers: 9,000 words, 10 tables and figures combined + 60 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 + 50 references 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.

1.3. Chapters and keywords

  • Articles should be divided into 8 clearly defined chapters:
    • Abstract and keywords*
    • Introduction
    • Materials and methods
    • Results**
    • Discussion**
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
    • References

* The abstract must be presented in one paragraph with a maximum of 350 words. Do not structure the abstract in "aims, methods, results etc.". The author can provide a maximum of 7 keywords, separated with commas.
** Results and discussion can be merged into one section.

For reviews and other types of articles, authors can adapt the titles of the chapters. However, they must provide the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion, Acknowledgements and References.

1.4. 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. (under figures, above tables).
  • The Figures and the Tables legends/footnotes should have Heading 7 as style (under figures and tables).
  • Everything else should have Normal as style.

1.5. 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 must be placed within the text at the appropriate points. Do not insert them at the end of the manuscript.
  • Figures and tables can also be uploaded separately.
  • Refer to them in the text of your article (e.g: Table 1, or Figure 1, or Figure 1A)

1.6. 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) 

1.7. Equations

  • Mathematical formulas can be inserted using the equation editor anywhere in the body of the article.

1.8. References

Authors are responsible for crosschecking their citations against their bibliographie and must respect the style requested by OENO One.

  • APA Style is mandatory (APA 7thedition)
  • 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 with doi 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.
    • Name, F. (2013a). Title of the document. Journal , 31(3), 466–467.
    • Name, F. (2013b). Title of the document. Journal, 16, 491-498.

2. Submission of a revised version

  • Authors must underline major modifications and send a revised manuscript within 3 months. This timeline may be shorter in case of minor corrections.
  • 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.

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