Instructions to authors
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Regular papersRegular papers (of 20 printed pages max.) must describe original work, but from time to time review articles on selected topics are published.
Short commentsShort comments (letters) on current (most likely controversial) issues are invited to make the journal a forum of lively scientific discourse.
Fundamental and Applied Limnology publishes original contributions containing important new scientiﬁc ﬁndings in the ﬁelds of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, including Brackish Water Biology or related ﬁelds of (Marine) Biology. The following types of manuscripts are published:
Standard papers: Should be as concise as possible, less than 20 printed pages in the published issue. Longer manuscripts will be accepted for publication in the Main Volumes of the FAL in exceptional cases only. Shorter submissions take precedence when space is limited.
Notes: These should be structured like standard papers and contain short original contributions presenting new methods or other results of general interest.
Comments: Very short papers (max. 2 pages) containing opinions, contributions to current scientiﬁc debate or responses to published articles.
Invited reviews: Articles summarizing the state of the art of particular topics of general interest. Authors planning a review article must contact the editors before preparing the manuscript.
All manuscripts are subject to peer review.
Please submit manuscripts via the electronic Manuscript Management System on
(see the menu button "Submit manuscript online"). First time users please register as author, then follow the submission process.
Submission of a manuscript to the electronic Manuscript Management System for publication in the FAL is considered binding assurance that this work has not been and will not be published elsewhere in this form and length.
3. Manuscript preparation
Manuscripts must be written in English, preferably in Microsoft Word. To avoid confusion with spacing, right-hand justification should be switched off. Do not use style sheets or templates. Number all pages, starting with 1 on the title page. If the software used to prepare the manuscript can do so, number all lines of text.
Following the title and the author(s) please indicate the address of the institution where your contribution was produced. A short Abstract without paragraphs and some key words should be given on the ﬁrst page of the work. A summary may be given before the references at the end of more comprehensive works.
The references list should include references to the relating pages respectively tables or ﬁgures which contain the supporting material for the results attained. All publications referred to in the text must include the name of the author(s) or the name of the ﬁrst author with the addition et al. and the publication date in parentheses. All publications referred to in the text must be included in the reference list and vice versa.Figure legends and tables are to be included on separate pages.
Accentuation Typefaces: Word-processor generated manuscripts should only use boldface and italics.
Please do not use capitals for titles and headlines.
Units: Use the International System of Units (SI). Use negative exponents.
4. IllustrationsAll illustrations must be labelled with the authors' names and the ﬁgure numbers. They must be numbered consecutively as they are referred to in the paper. Labelling should be done using the font "Times" or "Helvetica (Arial)" and must be large enough to allow necessary reductions in size. The font of the illustrations has to be consistent throughout the paper.
Halftone ﬁgures should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (.tif, .eps, .jpeg), line drawings (only .tif or .eps!) should have a resolution of at least 600 dpi, preferably 1200 dpi.
For publishing colour figures online and in print an extra charge will be applied. Please contact the publishers for details.
5. Corrections in proofOnly corrections of typesetting errors are accepted. All other changes to ms. can only be made at the expense of the author.
6. Reprints50 reprints or alternatively a pdf-file for personal use free of charge will be supplied of each published paper; additional reprints may be ordered at cost.
7. CopyrightWith acceptance and publication of a manuscript the exclusive copyright for every language and country is transferred to the publishers. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article including reprints, microﬁlm or any other reproductions and translations.
8. Online AccessSince 2002 Archiv für Hydrobiologie, now Fundamental and Applied Limnology, is available online through Ingenta. It is part of the CrossRef Service which allows direct access to referenced papers (published in this or other journals) which are available online. Conversely, papers in other journals are now able to link to papers published in FAL by placing direct reference links.
9. Publication FrequencyFundamental and Applied Limnology is published by numbers (issues), 4 issues form a volume. Invoicing per volume. Approximately 12 issues of the FAL are published per year, currently that is one issue per month.
Authors are encouraged to place all species distribution records in a publicly accessible database such as the national Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) nodes (www.gbif.org) or data centers endorsed by GBIF, including BioFresh (www.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu).