Initial submission

The accepted formats are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or a combination of Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) for text and tables with JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) for figures. The quality of figures for review may be reduced but authors should be ready to comply with the requirements for quality at final submission after review (see below).

Submitting only a printed (‘hard’) copy is not possible. The text should be typed with double-spacing with line numbering.

Authors are encouraged to provide us with lists of competent reviewers and/or those who might constitute a conflict of interest. This information may facilitate peer-review process.

Revision of manuscripts

With revised version, authors should enclose cover letter, detailing how the manuscript has been revised. A point-by-point statement on what has been improved and/or a response to comments not addressed in the revised version should be provided. All comments of reviewers and editor must be addressed individually.

Final submission

The final text for print should be supplied as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Users of Apple computers should submit the text either in a format directly transferable to PC, or as a plain text file.

Figures will always be required for best printing quality. Unsuitable figures, typically because of wrong format and/or unacceptable low resolution of electronic files, are a serious shortcoming which will disqualify papers from the publication even after successful review.

Figures should be provided in an electronic form; Tagged Image File Format (.tif), Adobe Photoshop (.psd), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) or simple bitmap (.bmp) are acceptable. Of common and popular formats, NOT ACCEPTED are, e.g. PowerPoint (.ppt) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf); also NOT ACCEPTED are figures embedded in text. The modes and resolutions required: colour photographs – RGB mode, black-and-white photographs – grey scale mode, both at least 400 dpi at print size; line drawings or graphs – black-and-white mode, 1200 dpi at print size. If you have problems understanding computer graphics formats, you might like to read a basic guide at here (courtesy of European Journal of Entomology).