About OBP

IAPC Open Book and Monograph Platform (OBP) is a part of IAPC publishing which provides a common ground for researchers, academics and engineers for the dissemination of their research results, scholary articles, opinions and reviews in the broad disciplines of Life, Health, Physical and Social sciences.

IAPC OBP follows the highest standards in publishing scholary articles. The books, chapters and articles are subject to rigorous peer review and only important and high quality contributions are accepted for publication.

Open access (OA) publishing means that books are available freely at the point of use. In other words, OA literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. IAPC OBP publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License. This means that all articles published by IAPC OBP, including data, graphics tables and supplement materials, are freely available for unrestricted use by other authors, linked on websites, crawled by search engines, or reused by blogs... , free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source and the original Publisher. IAPC OBP believes that open access publishing can foster the exchange of research results amongst scientists world-wide, including those from developing countries, as well as to an interested general public. We believe that open access is an enriching part of the science communication that could and should co-exist with all other forms of communication and publication.

Note: Some articles (especially Reviews) may contain data taken from other publications, for which IAPC does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder, if this material could be further re-used.

Author guidelines: Articles should be submitted only through the OnLine Submission system. Potential authors are encouraged to register at the Sign up page. The articles has to be uploaded as a single Word.doc or .rtf file. OBP Microsoft Word template file should be used (font CALIBRI can be replaced by ARIAL), which allows you to prepare the articles fast and easy. Please, do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult. Figures and/or Schemes should be prepared according to the Artwork Instructions. For Regional specific, non-standard save documents with Embed fonts Word option: Save as -> (Tools) -> Save Options… -> Embed fonts in the text. All manuscript should be written in correct English grammar, syntax and style. The organization of the article should be clear and consist of INTRODUCTION section followed by several headings and/or subheadings.

REFERENCES should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation. In the reference list, they should be in normal position following the corresponding number in square brackets. Reference entry must not be formatted using Carriage returns (enter key) or multiple space key. The formatting of references to published work should be as follows:


Journals:          [1] A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2, Journal Abbreviation Vol (Year) first-last page number
Books:              [2] A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2, Name of Book, Publisher, City, Country, Year, p. 100
Monographs:    [3] A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2, in Name of Compilation, A. B. Editor1, C. D. Editor2, Ed(s)., Publisher, City, Country, Year, p. 100
Proceedings:     [4] A. B. Surname1, C. D. Surname2, Name of the Conference or Symposium, Title of the Proceeding, Place of the Conference, Country, Year, p. 100 (or abstract No.)
Websites:         [5] Title of the website, URL in full (date accessed)
Patents:            [6] A. B. Inventor1, C. D. Inventor2, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year)
Standards         [7] EN ISO 250: Name of the Standard (Year)

Mathematical and chemical equations must be numbered, Arabic numbers, consecutively in parenthesis at the end of the line. All equations should be embedded in the text and prepared with the aid of the WORD Equation editor or MathType.