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 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 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. Polish summary is required. Non-Polish authors should prepare an English summary.
Citations in the text should be written as follows: Thayer (1992), Gamarra & Outerelo (2008) or (Thayer 1992, Assing 2009), where the order is chronological. The authors’ names should be separated by coma or by semicolon if citation includes more than one work of one author, i.e.: (Disney 1989, 1990, 1997; Liu 2001; Disney & Bänziger 2009). Publications with more than two authors should be cited in the text with the first author and the annotation ‘et al.’ i.e. Mossakowski et al. (2003). In exceptional cases, if data have no reference, it should be cited as: ‘D. Spiller, pers. comm.’ or ‘pers. obs.’ or ‘unpubl. data’.
References should be listed in alphabetical order; book and journal titles must be given in full. If available, please always include DOIs as full DOI links in reference list. Non-Latin names of journals should be given according the BIOSIS Base Source. The title of the publication should be given in English according to their edition details and if it is impossible - transliterate; in the latter case, the author provides his own translation of the title, placing it immediately after it in square brackets. The indication of the original language should be put in square brackets at the end of the referenced item. A few examples of references you find here.
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 five years in the Editorial Board.
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