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Instructions to authors
Original studies concerning all aspects of mollusc research
are published in Malacologica Bohemoslovaca. Manuscripts in
Czech, Slovak, and English 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.
Submissions and proofs
Manuscripts in electronic version (on disc or by e-mail) can
be send to address of the editor in chief:
Malacologica Bohemoslovaca is open access and open content
journal. 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
Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
Under certain conditions, Malacologica Bohemoslovaca can
publish nomenclatorial acts, including descriptions of new
taxa, new substitute names, and new synonyms, in the sense of
ICZN (1999: Art. 8,9). However, because the journal is
published online only, the manuscript that includes
nomenclatorial acts has to be registered in Zoobank. This will
be done by the managing editor Michal Maňas before the final
version of the manuscript is released on the journal website.
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, 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. ORCID is optional. Addresses and
e-mails of all authors as follows:
Institute of Zoology, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-84506 Bratislava, Slovakia, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Text should contain standard division to Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion 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. Romanize names in non-roman alphabets (Cyrillic,
Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, or character-based languages).
Use BGN/PCGN system for romanization of Russian. Use official
system for romanization of Bulgarian. Article titles and other
parts in references should be romanized and translated.
Examples of references
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.
Images and tables
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:
Fig. 1. View on a locality under study.
Table 1. List of recorded species.
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