Instructions for authors
Please note that we accept manuscripts offered in Dutch and English, and potentially in other modern languages (contact the chief editor beforehand). Starting with volume 6 (2005) we publish in English only (additonal summaries in other languages are acceptable). The manuscript must not have been published or cannot be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
For information on style, please consult recent editions of POD@RCIS. The title should include the scientific name and may include the common name of the species. The name and address of the author(s) and a short introduction should follow the title. The rest of the text should be divided into sections, each with its own short heading. Do not use footnotes. Follow the article with a summary and list of referenced articles. This list should be in alphabetical order by the last name of the first author and should cover all articles referred to in the text. The citations should be in the style of the following examples for articles, books, and collective works:
- KOOIJ, J. VAN DER, 2000. The herpetofauna of Oman, part 2: the geckos. POD@RCIS 1: 105-120. http://www.podarcis.nl
- LEEUWEN, F. VAN, 1984. De Japanse vuurbuiksalamander (Cynops pyrrhogaster) (4). Voortplanting in gevangenschap. Lacerta 42: 230-237.
- MERTENS, R. & H. WERMUTH, 1960. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Europas. Kramer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.
- SCHNEIDER, B., 1981. Algyroides fitzingeri (Wiegmann, 1834) — Tyrrhenische Kieleidechse. In: BÖHME, W. (ed.). Handbuch der
Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Band 1. Echsen I: 392-401. Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Wiesbaden.
Consult the World List of Scientific Periodicals for standard journal abbreviations, e.g. PubMed`s
journal database. For help on more recent publications employ the word list from the ISSN `List of Title Word Abbreviations`. Use capital letters for the substantives, geographical, and proper nouns in the abbreviation (e.g. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. Lond., J. zool. Syst. evol. Res.). Cite authors in-text in small caps with a maximum of two authors and use `et al.` non-italicized when there are more than two authors, e.g. MERTENS
et al. (2006). For species names, the scientific name is italicized and the author name is written in normal typeface, e.g. Algyroides fitzingeri
Tables and illustrations should not be included in the text but should be numbered consecutively and submitted on seperate pages. Illustrations (.jpg or .tiff) should be at least 1500 pixels wide (12 cm at 300 dpi). Please be sure that all imported scanned material is scanned at the appropriate resolution: 1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color. Illustration legends should also be listed as a seperate file.
Send manuscripts in electronic form to the editor in chief, either by email
(max. 15 Mb), or WeTransfer
(max. 2 Gb).