We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions. You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your article.
To find out more, please visit the Preparation section below.

Types of Paper

Scope of the PONTE Journal:
Types of papers accepted by PONTE currently are Original Research Articles, Review articles, Short Communications and Case Studies.
PONTE as a multidisciplinary journal is intended for the entire fields of sciences, from social sciences to engineering and applied sciences.

Journals Language

PONTE is an English language journal, so please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted).
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.


PONTE can now accept manuscripts prepared in the following template format through the online system named Manuscript Submit System.
Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files with PDF format in any layout that it used in the peer-review process. You can track your manuscript by clicking hear (Online Tracking System). Please note that, after opening this link, you can track your manuscript using Username and Password.

NEW SUBMISSIONS (before acceptance)

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files.
As part of our journal service, you may choose to submit your manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a PDF file, in any format or lay-out that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. It should contain high enough quality figures for refereeing.

Formatting requirements
There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions.

FINAL SUBMISSIONS (after acceptance)

For final submission, authors may download a MS Word template by clicking here and send their paper after preparing it based on following structure.


 Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

  • Be sure you have cited each table within the text.
  • Enter a short descriptive caption at the top of each table, preceded by an identifying Arabic numeral.
  • Columns and their headings are normally used to display the dependent variable(s) being presented in the table.
  • Footnotes should be identified by lowercase letters or numbers (e.g., a, b, c; 1, 2, 3) appearing as superscripts in the body of the table and preceding the footnote below the table. The same data should not appear in both tables and figures.

  • Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed separately, not on the figure area; If figures have parts (for example, A and B), make sure all parts are explained in the caption.
  • All figures are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.

Equation Format 
  • Please use earlier versions of Microsoft Word or the legacy equation editor in Word to create equations.
  • Long equations should be set apart from the text and numbered sequentially. After an equation is introduced, refer to it by number (e.g., "Eq. 1," "Eqs. 3 and 4").
  • If some or all of your equations are simple (on a single baseline), use normal text and fonts.
  • Complex equations should be embedded using standard plug-ins like Math type or the Word Equation Editor contained in versions of Microsoft Word up to 2003 or the legacy equation editor in Word 2007, 2008 for Mac, or 2010.
  • If the paper includes many equations or schemes, these can be collected in a table of equations.


References can be listed in any standard referencing style as long as it is consistent with references within a given article. However, key points include:

  • Only articles, datasets and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers/data repositories, may be cited. Unpublished abstracts, papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted, and personal communications should instead be included in the text, and should be referred to as ‘personal communications’ or ‘unpublished reports’ and the researchers involved should be named. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure they obtain permission to quote any personal communications from the cited individuals.
  •  The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names and chronologically per author. If the author's name is also mentioned with co-authors the following order should be used: publications of the single author, arranged chronologically - publications of the same author with one co-author, arranged chronologically - publications of the author with more than one co-author, arranged chronologically. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 2004a, 2004b, etc. Reference lists not conforming to this format will be returned for revision. 
  • Web links, URLs, and links to the authors’ own websites should be included as hyperlinks within the authors' manuscript, and not as references.