Instructions to authors
Preparation of Typescripts
‘Times-New-Roman’ types should be used throughout all parts of the typescript. Pages have to be numbered consecutively. In the text and in legends, but not so in the chapter ‘References’, Genus and species names must be set in ‘italics’,. Names of ‘Nomenclatorical Authors’ must be set in normal letters, and be put in round brackets, where necessary: (Linnaeus 1758). Names of other Scientific Authors must be set in ‘Small Capitals’, but not in ‘VERSALIA’, and when cited in the text, together with the publication year, be set in angle brackets: [Funke 2005]. Commas between Name and year, as well as superfluous abbreviation points have to be avoided with name initials and other to be abbreviated words. >>> eg - et al – etc. Sentences with personal reference to the authors (I, We, Our) should be avoided, but passive voice preferred instead.
Language: All contributions should be written in English language. The lingual correctness has to be proved by a colleague of the respective mother tongue.
Title: The title has to be short and informative and contain words useful for indexing; it may not be bipartite and not interrogatively. Names of order and family of the treated insect species or group must be added and put in round brackets. Main words should begin with a capital letter. >>> ‘Easy Bleeding’ Bearing Relations to special Cuticle Structures in Sawfly larvae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae).
Abstracts: There may be two abstracts, in which correspondingly the main targets and results are summarized. The German or English abstract should be followed by another one in English, French, German, Spanish or preferably in the author’s native language. Each abstract must be preceded again by the author’s name(s), abbreviated addresses in round brackets, and the full paper title in the relevant language.
Key words: Each abstract, should be followed by up to ten key words, preceded by the full scientific names (genus, species, author, year) of all treated species. They have to be listed alphabetically (excluding words used in the title); they also must indicate the scope of the paper.
The successive chapters should be numbered in the following manner: 1 2 3 4 5; all respective subordinate chapters (subchapters) have to be numbered hierarchically: 1.1 1.2 1.3 3.1 3.2 3.3
1 Introduction: The reason for doing the work, the hypotheses or theoretical predictions under consideration, and the essential background (hithertoo publications) must be clearly stated, but not yet any results be mentioned.
2 Material and methods: Sufficient details of the techniques should be provided to enable the work to be repeated or expanded.
3 Results: The results have to be stated drawing attention in the text to important details shown in tables and figures but not repeating them.
4 Discussion: The significance of the results have to be pointed out, placing them in context of other work published before.
5 References: In the text, references should be in chronological order and with the year in angle parentheses. In the first entry of each reference up to three authors may be listed. When there are four or more authors, the fourth and subsequent authors must be abbreviated as ‘et al’. In the second and following entries of the same reference, only the first author should be named and all co-authors abbreviated as ‘et al’. Excessive citations have to be avoided; only essential resources be cited.
In the Literature list, references should be arranged first alphabetically, and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, etc after the year of publication. Publication places (City / Country) must be written as Endonyms, not Exonymes: Nederland, not ‘Niederlande’ or ‘The Netherlands’. The following usage should be confirmed to:
Reference to a journal publication >>> Jander J P & Wendler G : Optomotor Responses and Descending Visual Interneurons in Stick Insects (Phasmida: Phasmatidae).- Entomol Gener 27(3/4): 239-248; Stuttgart / Deutschland. >>> Bernhard C G & Miller W H : A Corneal Nipple Pattern in Insect Compound Eyes.-Acta physiol scand 56: 385-386; Stockholm / Sverige.
Reference to a book >>> Berthier S : Iridescences, les couleurs physiques des insects.- Springer-Verlag, Paris-BerlinHeidelberg-NewYork-HongKong-London-Mailand-Tokio.
Reference to a book chapter and/or series volume >>> Dorn A : Arthropoda-Insecta: Embryology.- In: Dorn A (vol edit): Progress in Developmental Endocrinology.- In: Adiyodi K G & Adiyodi R G (series edit): Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates X(B): 071-116.- John Wiley & Sons, Chichester/ Britain.
Acknowledgements: These should be a brief statement following the Reference list. It may include funding information, and should refer eg to translation help and (anonymous) referees’ suggestions.
Authors’ Addresses: These must follow the ‘Acknowledgements’ and should list full addresses of all authors including their academic titles and institutions, using the relevant mother tongues.
Tables: Each table should be numbered, printed on a separate page, and accompanied by a title at the top. The full scientific name of the treated species (or species group) including nomenclatorical authors and publication year together with the relevant order and family name must be added.
Figure legends: Figure legends should be grouped and printed on a separate page. Legends should be sufficiently detailed to enable the reader to understand the figure without reference to the text. The full scientific name of the treated species (or species group) including nomenclatorical authors and publication year must be added; furthermore the relevant order and family name to be put in angle brackets.
Illustrations: Line drawings as well as halftone pictures (including the relevant legends) must be designed to fit into the type area of 12,6 cm width and 19,5 cm height, at a maximum. All figures should be ready for reproduction with clear lettering in suitable size. In those that consist of more than one part, the single parts are to be named with capital letters in round brackets, likewise to be repeated in the legends.
Submission requirements: In addition to the printed version, figures must be supplied in digital format (EPS or TIFF format, final resolution 300 dpi for halftones, 1270 dpi for black/white line drawings). Colour prints can be accepted if necessary for documentation, but will be charged according to size. The author will be informed about the cost after submitting the ready to print material. Each figure should be labelled with authors’ names and figure number. The same data should not be presented in both, graph and table form.
Submitted contributions will only be considered for publication and forwarded to the referees when they exactly meet with all above mentioned preconditions.
E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nägele & Obermiller)
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