Senckenberg Publications

Instructions for authors

General Information

Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny is the successor of Entomologische Abhandlungen, a scientific journal formerly published by the Museum of Zoology Dresden (Museum für Tierkunde Dresden, MTD). There are three issues per year. Individual papers may be published electronically prior to the print version.

Papers submitted for publication should deal with insects, crustaceans, myriapods, chelicerates, or onychophorans. Research fields covered by Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny are the taxonomy, morphology/anatomy, phylogeny (molecular or morphology-based), historical biogeography, and palaeontology of arthropod taxa. Original contributions as well as review papers are welcome. Descriptions of new taxa should be integrated into a proper context (e.g. complete revision of a taxon, phylogenetic or biogeographical framework). Only manuscripts in English language will be considered for publication.

Submission of a manuscript implies that the same work has not been published or submitted elsewhere. We ask authors to carefully follow the directives given below. For details of style going beyond the explanations therein, please consult a recent issue of Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny (vol. 64 or later). It is anticipated that prior to submission authors make every effort to make the text concise and linguistically correct. Manuscripts not conforming with the directives listed below or requiring extensive linguistic improvement are liable to be returned to the author(s). The printing format of Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny is A4 (210 mm × 297 mm), the type area is 165 mm × 250 mm.

All manuscripts will be reviewed by two referees.Both the author(s) and the referees will be kept anonymous. Mainly based on their reports the editors-inchief and/or other members of the editorial board decide whether a manuscript will be accepted for publication. Members of the editorial board may also act as referees. When the review procedure is completed, the review documents and the editors’ statement of (non-)acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author. If a manuscript requires major revision, final acceptance may only be decided after a revised version of
the manuscript has been received and checked by the editors and/or the referees.

By submission of a manuscript to Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, authors give permission to the publisher to publish their contribution and accept the copyright note of the journal. There are no page charges, and no royalties will be paid to authors. Fifty reprints of each paper are free of charge. Additional reprints may be ordered during the editing procedure.
Furthermore, authors will receive PDFs of their published papers free of charge and are welcome to further distribute them for non-commercial purposes. The PDFs will also be accessible (open access) and if the author agrees may be published online prior to the printed version(usually soon after the changes from the page proof stage have been incorporated). Authors are permitted to post a PDF of their own articles, as provided by the publisher, on their personal web pages or the web page of their institution. Any commercial use is excluded.

Instructions for authors (extended version)

It is anticipated that authors submitting a manuscript to Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny accept these rules.
Manuscripts and all related correspondence should preferably be sent by
e-mail (up to max. 15 MB per message)
Alternatively, digital media can be sent by mail to
Klaus-Dieter Klass or Christian Schmidt Museum für Tierkunde
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden
Koenigsbruecker Landstrasse 159
D-01109 Dresden