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.