All new submissions must:
- be agreed to by all co-authors;
- certify that research with vertebrate animals was performed in accordance with approved institutional guidelines;
- certify that any research involving endangered species was performed in accordance with all applicable laws;
- adhere to our code of ethics, including no plagiarism, fraud, or unauthorized use of data, as well as proper attribution for previously published research and intellectual property, and clearly stated conflicts of interest.
Types of Manuscripts
- Articles are succinct summaries of research in a traditional format.
- Conceptual Reviews summarize the research in a particular area of, and provide new syntheses of data and new directions for the research field.
- Monographs are longer works (typically greater than 20 typeset pages upon publication) that explore a topic in-depth.
- Title page
- Abstract (no longer than 300 words) and keywords
- Text (typically Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion)
- Literature cited
- Tables (one table per page),
- Figure legends (on separate page preceding the first figure)
- Figures (must be in files uploaded separately, which are then appended as one figure per page)
- Supplementary material (must be in files uploaded separately, which are then appended to the manuscript file)
Peer Review Process
Submission Preparation Checklist
All submissions must meet the following requirements.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
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