Beiträge zur Entomologie - Autorenrichtlinien

Instructions for Authors

Structure of the manuscript

  • title of the paper (please submit also a running title up to 45 characters)
  • higher systematic category, e.g.: ([order: family{: further taxon}], {other taxon})
  • number and kind of illustrations, tables, etc., e.g.: With [number] figures{, plates, tables, maps, etc.}
  • the author's full name, e.g.: [first name surname{, ..., and first name surname}]
  • author's address, e.g.: [first name surname, street number, zip code place, state, {email address}], indication of the corresponding author
  • concise summaries in the language of the paper and in English
  • keywords, e.g.: [keyword{,_keyword, ... ,_keyword}]
  • new taxa, e.g.: [taxon sp. n.{, ..., taxon sp. n.}]
  • text of the work, usually structured in Introduction, Material and Methods, Results or Descriptions, Discussion or Conclusions and Acknowledgements
  • references
  • appendix (lists of taxa, locations, characters etc. that might disturb the fluency of the text)

Manuscript preparation

Papers should normally not exceed 40 printed pages. The text should be submitted as continuous text (preferably Microsoft Word, RTF, or ANSI). Generally keep formatting at a minimum. The text must be left-aligned and without indentations. Paragraphs must be closed with a forced line break. Chapters must be introduced as well as closed with a forced line break.

Manuscript elements

Scientific names of genera and species (including plant names) are in italics, names of authors in large and small CAPITALS. Species should be named completely (e.g.: [taxon] [Author], [year]) at least once in the paper. Text citations of collection labels (locality, collector, identification) and personal names are in normal type.

Authors should strictly follow provisions of the current edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

Nomenclatural alterations should be abbreviated as gen. n., sp. n., syn. n., comb. n. etc. and collections according to the codens from "Abbreviations for Insect and Spider Collections of the World". Several special characters are to be substituted with e.g.: #w for one female, #w#w for females, #m for one male, and #m#m for males.

Geographic names from languages where other than Latin characters are used should be given in a generally accepted transliteration/transcription (not translation!) system (you may use The Times Atlas of the World for geographical names).

Illustrations should be submitted as original line drawings or photographs (size up to A3) or as separate files (drawings 1200 dpi, monochrome photos 300 dpi, colour photos 300 dpi) and in loss-free formats. Do not integrate illustrations into the text file. Figures should match the width of one column (80 mm) or the width of the type area (165 mm). Figures showing morphological structures or entire animals should bear scale bars. The placement of text-figures should be indicated on the manuscript as #fig.[number]. It is recommended that coloured illustrations are arranged as plates of 165 mm width and 249 mm height less the space of the legend, generally 15 mm. The position of these plates depend on the printed sheet and will be defined by the editor. Colour plates can be provided at authors’ expense; on request the editor will advise on the cost. Figure legends must be submitted on a separate sheet.
All figures must be referred to in the text.

Please design tables as simply as possible, because we have to reset them. A Table should either match the width of one column, or the width of the type area. It is usually structured in table title (e.g. Tab. 1 [title]), table body, and legend.
All tables must be referred to in the text.

The list of references must be arranged in alphabetical order. List all and only those sources that are cited in the text or legends. Journal titles should not be abbreviated in the references if at all possible. Use for guidance the online database "Zeitschriftendatenbank des Deutschen Bibliotheksinstituts". Please use the following formats:

  • Papers from journals and series: [Author {, Author & Author}] [year]: [title] — [journal, place] [volume]([number]) : [pages] {, [figures]}.
  • Monographs: [Author {(ed.)}] [year]: [title] — {[edition etc.], }[publisher, place] : [pages] {, [figures]}.
  • Chapters in books: [Author] [year]: [title] In: [Author] [year]: [title] — {[edition etc.], }[publisher, place] : [pages] {, [figures]}.
  • Electronical documents: [Author] [year]: [title] — URL [web page], [date of publication or date of last access] {, [version], [organisation], [email of administrtor]}.
  • Degree, dissertation etc: [Author] [year]: [title] — [place], [school or college or university], [graduation] {, [addendum]}.

References in the text are to be cited as ... ([Author year]) ..., ... ([Author et al. year]) ... or ... as [Author] ([year]) mentioned ...

Measurements should be given in the metric system. Exceptions are citations, where, however, a conversion into a metric unit should be provided. Please use the form 2.3 mm, 2.5 min, 15 ºC, 20 %. Dates should be given in the intenational format, e.g., 2013-06-14. In German manuscripts 14.05.2013 is also allowed. Write geographical coordinates in the form, e.g., 11º22'33"N or 22º33'44"E. Do not use quotation marks nor spaces. Fractions should be written as 2/3, 1/10, etc.

Legend: [ ] = insert data, { } = optional data.



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