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Instructions to authors
Original studies concerning all aspects of mollusc research
are published in Malacologica Bohemoslovaca. Manuscripts in
Czech, Slovak, English, and German languages can be submitted.
All language mutations should be completed with English
translations of: title, table and figure captions. English abstract
(max. 15 lines) and keywords
(max. 10 words) are necessary. English summary on the
end of the text is acceptable, but not compulsory.
Authors are required to ensure that they do not infringe any
existing copyright or any other third party rights. Authors
who publish in Malacologica Bohemoslovaca retain copyright to
their work. The authors (of manuscripts submitted since June
2010) must to agree to the following license agreement: Anyone
is free to copy, distribute, transmit and to adapt the work
under the following conditions: You must attribute the work in
the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any
way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the
work). This is identical to the Creative
Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
As Malacologica Bohemoslovaca is published only online and
not printed on paper, the journal is not competent to publish
any nomenclatorial acts, including descriptions of new taxa,
new substitute names, and new synonyms, in the sense of ICZN
(1999: Art. 8,9). For this reason, manuscripts including any
nomenclatorial acts must be rejected.
Studies typed in MS Word or Rich Text Format will be submitted, tables in the same format, figures in form which can be inserted into the Word. Text should be typed in Times New Roman, font-size 12, title in font-size 14, authors addresses, captions to the tables and figures, acknowledgements, and list of references font-size 10. Maximum amount of the paper is 25 pages (spacing 2). Longer studies can be published as supplementum after agreement with editors.
Title should be written in brief, bold type
Full Names of
authors in small caps, addresses and e-mails of all authors as
Institute of Zoology, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-84506 Bratislava, Slovakia, e-mail: email@example.com
Text should contain standard division to Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion and must be completed with References, cited in the text.
Citation of references in the text. Authors in small caps as: Beran 2003, Dvořák & Horsák 2001, Juřičková et al. 2001.
References. See examples bellow. Journals can be cited by established shortcuts, other wise type full names. Storage place type for unpublished reports and diploma thesis. For papers in conferential languages, all non-conferential citations in references must be translated in brackets into English.
Beran L., 2003: Točenka veleústá (Valvata macrostoma) [Large-mouthed valve snail (Valvata macrostoma)]. – Ochrana přírody, 58: 80–81.
Dvořák L. & Horsák M., 2001: Vitrea transsylvanica – the new species of a Carpathian snail in the Bohemian Forest. – Silva Gabreta, 6: 165–170.
Juřičková L., Horsák M. & Beran L., 2001: Checklist of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic. – Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemiae, 65: 25–40.
Pfleger V., 1999: České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca) [Czech terms of animals III. Molluscs (Mollusca)]. – Národní muzeum, Praha, 108 pp.
Contribution published in a book:
Petersen A., Peel J. & Sidon B., 1982: Snails of the genus Anisus. – In: Molluscan fauna of the Czech Republic, Buček J. & Winston L. (eds) Academia, Praha, pp. 145–158.
Article published in a collection:
Dvořák L., 2004: Vodní měkkýši Lipna [Freshwater molluscs of the Lipno Reservoir]. – In: Aktuality šumavského výzkumu II, Dvořák L. & Šustr P. (eds) sborník z konference, Srní 4.–7. října 2004: 176–179.
References on all figures and tables must be mentioned in the text. In Czech and Slovak: Obr. 1, Tab. 2–3 etc., in German Abb. 1, Tab. 2–3, in English Fig. 1, Tables 2–3.
Table captions will be printed above tables, figure captions under figures. All tables and figures must be prepared in suitable quality, unsuitable ones will be returned to the author to re-adjustment.
Examples of captions:
Obr. 1. Pohled na zkoumanou lokalitu.
Fig. 1. View on a locality under study.
Tab. 1. Přehled zaznamenaných druhů.
Table 1. List of recorded species.
Manuscripts in electronic version (on disc or by e-mail) can
be send to address of the editor in chief:
All papers are peer-reviewed. Authors have got a possibility
to make a proof.
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