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Author Guidelines

Authentication and Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Research and Technique (ACCHRT) is now receiving submitted manuscripts online. If you are submitting for the first time, send us your details on CONTACT page.


Categories of Manuscripts Considered for Publication

Submit manuscript and all figures as separate files. You do not need to mail any paper copies of your manuscript.

1. Original Research Articles. An abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion sections are required. The literature review should be succinct. There are no restrictions on the number of pages or figures.

2. Review Articles in which a specific field is reviewed through an exhaustive literature survey. An abstract is required. A Materials and Methods section and a Results section are not required. There are no restrictions on the number of pages or figures. Review articles are usually invited, but submitted review articles will be considered.

3.  Letters section may be invited to submit a longer original research article. All manuscripts, whether invited or regular submissions, are peer reviewed. Articles intended for Special Issues should be designated as such during the submission process.


Manuscript Preparation

Number all manuscript pages consecutively, beginning with the title page. The manuscript should have a uniform style and be submitted in the correct journal format, carefully proofed for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. It should consist of subdivisions in the following sequence:
1. Title page -> 2. Abstract -> 3. Text -> 4. Acknowledgments -> 5. References -> 6. Footnotes -> 7. Tables -> 8. Figure legends

Note: Start each subdivision on a new page.

Title Page.
The first page of the manuscript should include:
Title of paper Font: regular, size 12.
Full name of author(s) Font: all caps bold, size 12.
Institutional affiliation and complete mailing address  Font size 8.
Individual, address, and telephone number to whom correspondence concerning the manuscript should be sent.

Key Words.
Key words (not used in the title) should be included and should not exceed 100 characters and spaces. Font: regular, size 12.

Abstract.
Submit an abstract of 300 words or less that will serve in lieu of a concluding summary. The abstract must be written in complete sentences and succinctly state the objectives, experimental design of the paper, principal observations, and conclusions; and be intelligible without reference to the rest of the paper.

Research Highlights.
Research Highlights are the most important findings and/or conclusions of the article (or review), stated concisely. Research Highlights will be displayed online immediately below the article's title (they will not appear in the printed version of the paper). Main Points should consist of 2 to 3 short sentences and should not exceed 300 characters (including spaces). These are required for all papers published in the journal, and must be submitted at the time of the manuscript submission.

Graphical Abstract
The graphical abstract provides readers with a visual representation of the conclusions and an efficient way to appreciate the key finding and main message of the work. This feature is part of the online article format and will appear in the online Table of Contents of each issue of the journal but will not appear in the printed version of the paper. Please upload an illustration describing the context and significance of the findings for the broader journal readership to attract the attention of non-specialists. The image should be a single image not containing multiple panels. It is meant to represent one key aspect of the results.

Text.
The text should be presented in the following order: INTRODUCTION -> MATERIALS AND METHODS -> RESULTS -> DISCUSSION.

References.
References should be cited by superior numbers in square brackets and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text.

Footnotes.
Number footnotes to the text with consecutive arabic numerals. The corresponding reference numbers must be clearly indicated in the text. Additional references to the identical footnote must be numbered with the next consecutive number; for example:
1. Material used for this experiment was...
2. Provided by...
Type footnotes to a table directly beneath the table and number them 1, 2, 3, etc. They must not be numbered in sequence with text footnotes.

Tables.
All tables must be cited in the text and have titles. Number them consecutively with arabic numerals.

Digital Illustrations
Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations when the color conveys essential scientific information. All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Scaling, cropping, and rotating should be performed in the originating application. We recommend Adobe Photoshop for generating pixel-based graphics and either Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia's Freehand for generating vector-based graphics. Black and white (B/W) line art is either pixel based (typically generated by scanning the image) or vector based (generated using a drawing program such as Freehand or Illustrator). Pixel-based artwork should be supplied in TIFF format and at a resolution of not less than 1,000 dots per square inch (dpi). Vector-based artwork should be supplied as EPS files. B/W halftones should be supplied in TIFF format. The halftone should be provided at the proper resolution. The finished resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Color artwork should be provided as an EPS or TIFF file. Files should be converted from RGB to CMYK. The finished resolution should be at least 300 dpi.

Conflict of interest.
ACCHRT requires all authors to disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or indirectly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include but are not limited to patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and to collectively list in the cover letter (if applicable) to the Editor-in-Chief, in the manuscript (in the footnotes, Conflict of Interest or Acknowledgements section), and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.