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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Please ensure you had read our Information for Authors (

  2. Please register as Author (not just Reader).  If you combine images with text as a single file, then just upload that file. If text and images are not combined, then upload the main text and upload plates as supplements.

  3. It will help us and avoid delay if you can suggest which of our subject editors is the best person to process your manuscript.  This can be done by adding the order name for the taxon concerned in meta data entry Indexing: subject classification, or you can indicate in a note or cover letter to the editor.  It may also help if you suggest a list of potential reviewers.

Copyright Notice

Authors need to complete and return an Assignment of Copyright form when a paper is accepted for publication. Authors from institutions that do not allow transfer of copyrights to publishers (e.g. government institutions such as USDA, CSIRO) should attach a copyright waiver or similar document.


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