An International Journal of Collection-based Research
Offizielle Webseite: evolsyst.pensoft.net
- Matthias Glaubrecht
- Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa (Invertebrates) (email@example.com)(andreas.schmidt-rhaesa"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
- Martin Husemann (Insects) (Martin.Husemann@uni-hamburg.de)(Martin.Husemann"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
- Danilo Harms (Arthropods other than insects) (firstname.lastname@example.org)(danilo.harms"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
- Alexander Haas (Vertebrates) (email@example.com)(alexander.haas"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
Evolutionary Systematics (formerly Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institut) edited by the Centrum für Naturkunde at the Universität Hamburg is an international, peer-reviewed, life science journal, devoted to whole-organism biology. It mainly publishes original research and review articles in the field of metazoan taxonomy, biosystematics, evolution, morphology, development and biogeography at all taxonomic levels. Its scope encompasses primary information from collection-related research, for example taxonomic descriptions and discoveries, revisions, annotated type catalogues, aspects of the history of science, and contributions on new methods and principles of systematics. Articles whose main topic is ecology, functional anatomy, physiology, or ethology are only acceptable when of clear systematic or evolutionary relevance and perspective. Review articles and contributions to a discussion forum are welcome, but authors are asked to contact the editors beforehand.
The language of publication is English. There is no general limitation on the length of manuscripts, but please contact the editor before submitting papers exceeding 30 printed pages (approximately 60 manuscript pages including figures). Manuscripts should be written in a clear, straightforward style.
The text should be 12 pt, double-spaced, one-sided, left justified and with a margin of at least 3 cm. Use a standard typeface, e.g. Times New Roman as little formatted as possible (without tabulators, several blank spaces, etc.). Avoid footnotes. Divide the text into sections using headlines and sub-headlines. Do not number the headlines. Inline headers should be set in italics and followed by a full stop.
The names of genera and species must be in italics. Taxonomic descriptions must comply with the rules of the 4th edition of the ICZN (see: www.iczn.org).
Enter the page number on every page.
General manuscript structure
If appropriate, the manuscript should be structured using headlines and sub-headlines, but without numbering, according to the following sections:
- Title page
- Materials and Methods
- Tables with captions
- Figure captions
Manuscripts are subject to peer review. All manuscripts submitted will be reviewed by at least two experts. Authors are welcome to make suggestions for competent reviewers.
Prior to publication of your manuscript you will receive proofs in PDF format. Please correct and return the proofs within two weeks to the editorial office. We recommend using the standard proofreading marks or – in the case of a few corrections – using page and line numbers. Do not change the contents of your article. Corrections extending beyond production errors will be carried out at the expense of the author. The editorial office reserves the right to publish your article with only the editor’s corrections, if your corrections do not reach us in time. Send us your copyright form and order for offprints (if desired) when you return the corrections.
You must sign and return the copyright transfer form you receive with the proofs either by fax or together with the proofs.
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