INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
All papers submitted to the Fragmenta Faunistica must reflect the author’s own research and analysis. It must not have been offered previously or simultaneously, to any other scientific magazine. Submission of a manuscript implies also that the publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.
As of 2014, Fragmenta Faunistica applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to works. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for the content, but agree for anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers in this case.
Fragmenta Faunistica publishes in English. Papers should be concise and linguistically correct. Authors who are not native users of English are advised to have the manuscript linguistically reviewed before submitting it to the editor. Poorly written manuscripts will be returned without further review.
Manuscripts must conform to the following requirements:
Title should be concise and relevant to its contents. Abstract should explain the idea of the research and summarize the the results, not to exceed 200 words and should not contain any references. Key words numbering 3 to 7 should not be repeated in the title. Text should have a standard layout (introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, possible conclusions, acknowledgements), references and a brief but comprehensive summary, which will be translated into Polish. Names of genera and species must be italicised. The author’s name must be added to each species (genus) names first appearing in the text or be incorporated into one of the tables in the paper. Tables should be as simple as possible, should contain captions and be numbered (cited as ‘Table 1’ or ‘Tables 1 & 2’). Illustrations should be submitted separately as graphic files (>300 dpi) and be numbered as successive figures (cited as ‘Fig. 1’ or ‘Figs 1 & 2’). Numerical data should be attached to plots. All captions should be enclosed to the manuscript. Picture credits should be given as ‘Photo by J. Bean’. Colour illustrations may be accepted by the editor. Dates should be given as follows, e.g. 1−2 Feb 2014. References should be listed in alphabetical order and conform to the format used in published issues of Fragmenta Faunistica; book and journal titles must be given in full. It is advisable to use codes DOI in the reference list. Non-Latin names of journals should be given according the BIOSIS Base Source The titles of the publications should be given directly in English according to its editorial data or in transliteration and with author’s own translation put in square brackets directly after the title. The indication of the original language should be put in square brackets at the end of the referenced item. Publications with more than two authors should be cited in the text with the first author and the annotation ‘et al’. References in the text should be sorted out chronologically. The authors’ names should be separated by coma or by semicolon if a citation is more than one work of one author. If data have no reference it should be cited as ‘D. Spiller, pers. comm.’ or ‘pers. obs.’ or ‘unpubl. data’. Summaries of papers are published in Polish. Non-Polish authors should prepare an English summary.
Principles of reviewing procedure. The Editor-in-Chief may optionally make a quick assessment on the suitability of the paper for Fragmenta Faunistica. Papers can be rejected or returned for revision to the authors at this stage without full formal review. Each manuscript qualified for further assessment is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers from outside the institutions in which the author is affiliated. One reviewer must be of another nationality than the author. Reviewers declare no conflict of interest with author. Review is provided as a filled form with a clear statement on acceptance or rejection. In the case of two very different opinions, the Editor-in-Chief may obtained a review from the third reviewer. Manuscripts can only be accepted after two positive reviews. The Author receives anonymous reviews. The final version of the manuscript should include both the comments of reviewers and editors. Rejected papers are archived for three years in the Editorial Board.
Printed copies of papers are charged, they can be ordered in the editorial board during editorial process. Authors receive an e-version of their paper (.pdf file).
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