INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS 2010
Submission of Manuscripts. Papers must be written in English. We encourage all non-native English speaking authors to have their manuscripts read by native English speaking colleagues. Your initial manuscript must be submitted as an electronic version by e-mail to the editor in Rich Text Format (rtf), 12 point Times New Roman preferred, double-spaced. Do not format the text and do not justify the right margin. Use only the regular and italic fonts, with the italic font only for the scientific names of the genus and species. Do not use boldface or vary type size for any sections or headers. Put returns only at the end of paragraphs, not at the end of each line. Use one tab to indent each paragraph. At the time of initial submission, all images (black and white or color) should be sent in digital form, preferably in medium quality JPEG format, for easy upload.
Address for submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon acceptance of a paper, high quality images will be requested. Files will be submitted by e-mail. Digital images must be TIFF or maximum quality JPEG files. Should you have further queries on this subject, please contact the technical editor.
Title material. All papers must include complete title, author’s name(s), institution(s), and addresses for correspondence and all e-mail addresses. A family citation must be given in parentheses (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) for referencing.
Abstract. Max. 300 words. No citations or figure references.
Key words. Max. 10 words in addition to those in the title.
Text. The text of a regular research paper should be clearly structured: e.g. introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, etc. with acknowledgements and literature cited at the end. Papers to be considered as Notes, Opinion pieces, or Book Reviews do not follow this structure. A note with four or fewer references should have these cited in the body of the text.
Name citations and Systematic works. The first mention of any organism should include the full scientific name with unabbreviated name of author(s) and year of description. Taxonomic descriptions must comply with the rules of the ICZN (4th edition).
Tables. Present tables in the simplest form possible. Tables must be numbered serially with Arabic numerals independent from illustrations. Tables should be provided at the end of the paper on separate pages and not embedded in the body of the text. Put the legends for tables on a separate page. When formulating tables, keep in mind that the final table will fill 1 column (width 8 cm) or 2 columns (16.5 cm).
Illustrations are numbered serially with Arabic numerals. References to figures in text and captions should be as fig. and Figure respectively. Figure captions should be listed on a separate page. Maps are considered figures and should be so captioned. Do not use plate designations; multiple figures in a single grouping may be individually numbered or subdivided alphabetically (e.g. fig 1a, 1b, etc). Line drawings in black and white should include a metric scale. When arranging your figures whether separately or grouped consider that they may appear either as 1 column (width 8 cm) or in 2 columns (16.5 cm). Please do not fail to consider that high quality photographs in black and white may be superior to the use of color for the reason of color itself.
References. All citations in the text must be alphabetically and chronologically listed under Literature Cited. In the text, references should be cited in the form “… Wilson (1998a)…”, (Wilson 1988a), (Southwood et al. 1979), or (Thomas & Thomas 1994). Please give full name of journals and conform to the following style:
Reprints. We provide authors with a high quality PDF file of their paper by e-mail. Authors can produce any number of reprints identical to the printed manuscripts using these files.
Page charges. We have no page charges nor charges for color plates. Your articles will be available online within a few days of receipt of typeset version. Print versions of systematic papers will be simultaneously mailed to appropriate libraries to comply with the ICZN. The printed hard copies of the Journal will be available at the end of each year to subscribers and life members. There are no charges to authors for any services. We are currently indexed by BIOSIS and Zoological Record and additional indexes are in process.
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