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    Acta Biologica
    Faculty of Biology
    University of Szczecin

    e-ISSN 1230-3976

    e-ISSN 1640-6818

    e-ISSN 2353-3013

    Acta Biologica is an international journal publishing original or review papers of all biological areas.. It is published by the Faculty of Biology, University of Szczecin.

    Acta Biologica established in 2001, was formerly published in Polish language (until 2009) now in English. The journal was published as a hard copies till 2009, for 2010 is published on line.

  • Editorial board


    Andrzej Zawal
    Chair of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology
    Faculty of Biology
    University of Szczecin
    71-415 Szczecin
    Wąska 13

    Managing Editor

    dr hab. Agnieszka Grinn-Gofroń, prof. US
    Plant Taxonomy and Phytogeography
    Faculty of Biology
    University of Szczecin
    71-415 Szczecin
    Wąska 13

    Language Editor

    Warren Whitmore

    Go! Languages. Kursy Języków Obcych
    70-440 Szczecin
    Ks. Bogusława 48/3

    Statistic Editor

    Przemysław Śmietana

    Faculty of Biology
    University of Szczecin
    71-415 Szczecin
    Wąska 13

    Editorial Board

    Vladimir Pešić
    (invertebrate zoology without insects)
    Department of Biology
    University of Montenegro
    Cetinjski put b.b.
    81000 Podgorica

    Andreas Martens
    Department of Biology
    Karlsruhe University of Education
    Bismarckstraße 10
    76133 Karlsruhe

    Stojmir Stojanovski
    Hydrobiological Institute
    Naum Ohridski Str. 50
    6000 Ohrid
    R. Macedonia

    Clémentine Fritsch
    (ecotoxicology, ecology)
    Department of Biology
    University of Antwerp
    Campus Drie Eiken
    D.C.126 Universiteitsplein
    12610 Wilrijk

    Leszek Jerzak
    (vertebrate zoology)
    Chair of Nature Conservation
    Faculty of Biological Sciences
    University of Zielona Góra
    65-516 Zielona Góra
    Prof. Z. Szafrana 1

    Maria Zając
    (botany, phytogeography)
    Department of Plant Taxonomy and Phytogeography
    Istitute of Botany
    Jagiellonian University
    31-512 Kraków
    Kopernika 27

    Francesco Spada
    University of Rome „La Sapienza”Department of Plant Biology
    Largo Cristina di Svezia
    24 00165 Rome

    Barbara Płytycz
    (physiology & genetics of animals)
    Prof. dr hab. Barbara Płytycz
    Zakład Immunologii Ewolucyjnej
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński
    30-060 Kraków
    R. Ingardena 6

    Prof. Joana Abrantes
    CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos
    Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão
    4485-661, Vairão

    Prof. Pedro J. Esteves
    Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências
    Universidade do Porto, R. Campo Alegre s/n
    4169-007, Porto

  • Instructions for authors

    Manuscripts will be considered only on the understanding that they have not been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail as an attached both pdf and doc files to the address of the proper of Editorial Board members. To shorten the review process, authors are asked to indicate 3 or 4 names of specialists working in the same scientific discipline (including their institution and e-mail addresses). The manuscript should be 1,5-spaced, with at least 2,5 cm left margin. It should not exceed 25 typed pages (including references, figures and tables), for bigger manuscripts former settlements are necessary. On all points of style regarding text and tables, follow a current copy of the journal. Words to be italicized (scientific names of genus and species only) should be typed in italics.

    The manuscript should be started with a title page presenting the title of the paper, full forenames and surnames of author(s) and the full postal address of their work. Please provide a running title of not more than 60 characters (including spaces). Next the paper should contain a short abstract limited to 250 words, a list of key words and the text divided into standard chapters: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and references. Abstract should be informative not descriptive (specify the most important findings of your paper). Avoid using words from title as key words.

    References in the text should be cited in the following form: Gerecke (2003) or Gerecke and Smit (2000) or (Smit 2001; Smit & Martin 1999). For three or more authors, use the form: Gerecke et al. (1991).

    Examples of style for references:

    1. citations of journal papers:

    Pešić V. 2003. Three water mite species of the genus Protzia Piersig (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Balkan, with the description of one new species. Zootaxa, 216, 1–7

    Di Sabatino A., Gerecke R., Smit H., Pešić V., Panesar A. 2003. Water mites of the family Torrenticolidae (Acari, Actinedida, Hydrachnidia) from the Eastern Mediterranean region. Archiv für Hydrobiologie Suppl., 139 (3), 1–39.

    2. citations of chapter from books, monographs, congress proceedings:

    Davids C., Di Sabatino A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T., Smit H., Van der Hammen H. 2007. Acari: Hydrachnidia I. In Gerecke R. (ed.) Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 7, 2-1, Elsevier GmbN, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, München, pp. 241–376.

    3. citations of books and monographs:

    Błaszak C. 2009. Zoologia. Bezkręgowce. Tom 1. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

    Figures and tables

    All illustrations should be referred as „Fig.” and numbered consecutively, e.g. Fig. 1, or Figs. 3-5. They must be submitted separately from the text at the end of the paper. They should be suitable for double reduction of size in reproduction (it is specially important when the size of symbols, inscriptions, descriptions of plots, line thickness, etc. are selected). The captions to the figures should be compiled separately.

    Tables should be as simple as possible and understandable without reference to the text.

    All tables with their captions should also be prepared separately from the text at the end of the paper. The supplementary descriptions should be added under the table. Use Arabic numerals to number Tables. Give extra information as a footnote below the table.

    Before submitting a manuscript for publication, the authors must complete and sign the „Statement of form” and after scanning sent it to the Editor.

  • Rules of reviewing

    1. The reviewing procedure is subject to the guidelines of the Polish Ministry of Science and National Education.

    2. Each scientific paper shall be reviewed by two independent reviewers.

    3. Scientific papers submitted for a review shall not feature the names and affiliations of their authors.

    4. The list of reviewers shall be published in every issue of Acta Biologica.

    5. Only the academics who obtained the qualification of habilitation or the rank of a professor may be appointed as reviewers.

    6. Reviewers cannot be affiliated to the same research centre which the authors of the submitted scientific paper are affiliated to or the research centre responsible for publishing the journal (University of Szczecin); reviewers from outside Poland are preferable.

    7. Reviewers shall be selected by topical editors who shall take into account the renown of a reviewer and the concurrence of the reviewer’s field of research with the subject of the scientific paper to be reviewed.

    8. A potential reviewer shall receive a request for a review together with the title and abstract of a scientific paper. Having agreed to write a review, the reviewer shall receive a review form and the scientific paper in the form of a Word document file.

    9. Both reviews shall be submitted to the topical editor who shall transfer them to the author(s) of the scientific paper together with the reviewers’ notes.

    10. The authors shall send to the topical editor their answer to the reviewers’ notes.

    11. The topical editor shall decide whether the scientific paper is to be published or re-reviewed.

    12. If two negative reviews are submitted, the scientific paper shall not be published. In exceptional cases, well justified by the author(s) of the paper, the topical editor, having consulted the managing editor, may request for a re-review of the paper by other reviewers.

    13. If one negative review is submitted, the topical editor, having consulted the managing editor, shall decide whether the article shall be published or re-reviewed by yet another reviewer.

  • Scope

    Acta Biologica (Acta Biol.) publish papers on all topics of biology. We welcome submissions of original articles, review articles, short communications, and commentaries on any level of biological organization. Acta Biologica especially welcomes manuscripts linking some aspects of the taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, behavior, physiology and molecular biology. We also encourages submission of research related to conservation biology and wildlife management.

    We guarantee rapid reviewing process. Because of electronic submission we can guarantee within four months authors will be informed about acceptation or rejection of the manuscript. The journal-print-looking electronic version (in PDF format) of accepted manuscripts should be available in three months after final acceptation.

    Submissions are accepted only in electronic submission.

    Acta Biologica is open to all scientists and no page charges apply.

  • Archive

    Archives on the new website

    Acta Biologica 22

    Maciej Arciszewski

    Migration of Amphibians and Their Mortality on the Road of Knyszyn Forest Landscape Park

    Aleksandra Bańkowska et al.

    New and rare water mite (Hydrachnidia) species in Polish fauna found in the Krąpiel River and valley water bodies in Ińskie Lake District

    Łukasz Baran & Mieczysław Stachowiak

    New of Philorhizus Melanocephalus (Dejean, 1825) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) NW Polan

    Grzegorz Bukowski & Bogusław Chachaj

    The Effect of Mowing on Moss Mites (Acari, Oribatida) of Xerothermic Reserve Gruczno

    Grzegorz Bukowski & Bogusław Chachaj

    Soil Oribatid Mites (Acari, Oribatida) in the Plots of Grass Collection in IHAR Bydgoszcz

    Tapas Chatterjee

    Scanning Electron microscopic observations of Copidognathus balakrishnani Chatterjee (Acari: Halacaridae) with notes on species of the Copidognathus balakrishnani group

    Natalia Chmielewska & Marta Wańkowska

    The impact of the mother on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal, hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal and somatotropic axes activity of offspring during postnatal ontogeny

    Gabriela Gołębiowska-Pikania & Elżbieta Golemiec

    Cold-Enhanced Gene Expression of the Foliar Thiol-Specific Antioxidant Protein in Triticale (x Triticosecale Wittm.) Seedlings Resistant to Microdochium Nivale (Samuels & I.C. Hallett) Infection

    Aleksandra Kruczek & Alina Stacewicz

    Botanical Origin of West Pomeranian Honeys

    Tymoteusz Miller et al.

    Changes of water quality of the Osówka Stream flowing through ponds Syrenie Stawy in Szczecin (NW-Poland) in selected periods in the years 1994–2014

    Tran Thi Hong Phuong et al.

    Selective acceptance of brassicaceous plants by the peach potato aphid Myzus persicae: a case study of Aurinia saxatilis

    Brygida Radawiec et al.

    A contribution to knowledge of the ground beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Wolin Island

    Ewa Rębacz-Maron & Natalia Nitecka

    External Ear Anthroposcopy in Female Students of the University Of Szczecin

    Elżbieta Roland et al.

    New data on Trombidia (Acari: Prostigmata: Parasitengona) in protected areas in Lubuskie Province (Western Poland)

    Edyta Stępień et al.

    Changes in The Vegetation of a Small Lowland River Valley (Krąpiel, NW Poland) After Dredging

    Anna Wróblewska-Kurdyk et al.

    In search of biopesticides: the effect of caraway Carum carvi essential oil and its major constituents on peach potato aphid Myzus persicae probing behavior

    Acta Biologica 21


    Mateusz Antczak

    Palaeoecological significance of Late Glacial and Holocene molluscs

    Anna Bucior et al.

    Applying of seasonal ARIMA model for hydrochemical measuring missing data complementation

    Edyta Buczyńska & Paweł Buczyński

    Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Polish part of the Lithuanian Lake District: new data, state of knowledge and research perspectiv

    Łukasz Dawidowicz et al.

    Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera, Heterocera) of the Polish part of the Lithuanian Lake District (NE Poland) – results of preliminary research

    Witold Kowalik et al.

    Water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) of the River Szum and Stream Krupiec in the Roztocze Region

    Tymoteusz Miller et al.

    Stream Osówka in Szczecin – chemometric analysis of water quality indices in winter season

    Elżbieta Roland et al.

    New data about Trombidia (Acari, Prostigmata) of the Neisse Valley in Görlitz (Saxony, SE Germany) area

    Michał Szlis & Anna Wójcik-Gładysz

    Neuromodulatory action of obestatin on the secretory activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis

    Ewa Rębacz-Maron & Radosław Zarzyck

    Body build in young men and pedometer-measured daily physical activity

    Jan Cichocki et al.

    Occurrence of lesser white-toothed shrew Crocidura suaveolens (pallas, 1811) in Poland

    Grzegorz Gabryś et al.

    Expansion of the raccoon Procyon lotor in Poland

    Acta Biologica 20


    Grzegorz Michoński

    A new location of dytiscus Latissimus linnaeus, 1758 (coleoptera: dytiscidae) in the west pomeranian lakeland

    Helena Wojcieszak et al.

    Analysis of mallard’s (Anas platyrhynchos) behaviour depending on phenology period and the size of the flock on water basins in Szczecin

    Piotr Cuber

    Contribution to the knowledge on panorpid scorpionflies (Mecoptera: Panorpidae) in Southern Poland

    Monika Wachowicz-Olszak  & Grzegorz Michoński 

    Dragonflies (Odonata) of the Staw Goślicki pond in the forest of Puszcza Wkrzańska (NW Poland)

    Tapas Chatterjee  et al.

    Report of Acarothrix palustris bartsch (Acari: Halacaridae) from the Indian Ocean

    Sayed Mosayeb Mahdavi et al.

    Species diversity and new host records of Tetranychidae and Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Tetranychoidae) on medicinal plant Artemisia spp. (Asteraceae) in southeast of Iran

    Andrzej Zawal et al.

    Water mites (Hydrachnidia) of kettle holes in Rostock surroundings (northern Germany)

    Magdalena Kłosowska et al.

    Water mites (Hydrachnidia) of the lobelian Kąpka Lake (NW Poland)

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