publishes articles containing original insight into various aspects of vertebrate zoology that are not published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal welcomes significant papers presenting new and original data of more than regional significance. Studies testing explicitly formulated hypotheses are preferred to those presenting primarily descriptive results. Review papers are particularly welcomed and should deal with topics of general interest or of current importance, being synthetic rather than comprehensive in emphasis.
Folia Zoologica is a continuation of the periodical Entomologické Listy (Folia Entomologica, 1938-1951, volumes 1‑14), Zoologické a Entomologické Listy (Folia Zoologica and Entomologica, 1952-1955, volumes 1-4, n.s.) and Zoologické Listy (Folia Zoologica, 1956-1976, volumes 5-25).
Full papers published in Folia Zoologica are available on http://www.ivb.cz/pubser_en.htm one year after publishing articles. Folia Zoologica is indexed by CAB Abstracts, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases incl. Scopus, Web of Knowledge by Thomson Reuters and NISC Bibliographic databases. Contents are distributed by EBSCO Publishing.
Publishers and Address of Editorial Office
Submission of manuscripts
All manuscripts must conform to the present "Instructions" presented herein (a shortened version is printed at the back of each issue) and must be prepared in grammatically correct British English. Authors should also consult the most recent published papers for current format and style. All manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/folia_zool. Full upload instructions and support are available online from the submission site. Please submit your covering letter or comments to the editor when prompted online.
General: Manuscript can be published as original research papers
or reviews. Full original papers or reviews must not exceed 30 manuscript
pages including the list of references, figures, and tables. Review papers
are invited or consulted with editors before submitting.
All the manuscripts should be divided into: Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Literature. In addition to the text, original investigations should include illustrations and tables.
Title: Provide a concise but informative synthesis of the study. Where appropriate, include mention of the family or higher taxon (e.g. Rhinolophidae, Chiroptera). Authors of scientific taxa should be omitted. If both the vernacular and scientific names are used in the title, then the latter may be separated by comma (but not placed in parentheses). Papers in numbered series will not be accepted.
Author(s): Give full first name(s), middle initials and surname(s) in capital letters. The names of two authors are connected by “and”; the names of three or more authors are separated by commas, with the last two separated by “and”. Transliteration of the names of authors from the Cyrillic alphabet should by made according to the British National System of Transliteration, e.g. Sergei Yu. Ushakovich. When a paper has joint authorship, one of the authors is appointed to accept responsibility for all correspondence.
Address(es): The name and address of institution (preferably in English) where study was carried out should be given for each of authors and as complete as possible, including e-mail addresses. Superscript Arabic numerals are used to link the authors’ names with their affiliations. Each affiliation should be on separate line.
Abstract: Provide one paragraph only, of up to 200 words, in which the main results and conclusions are described briefly, with no description of methods, discussion or abbreviations. References should not be included unless they are absolutely essential. Mention of the studied organism(s) must comply with instructions given above.
Key words: Provide 3-6 words, or compound words, suitable for an information-retrieval system, but do not repeat words already contained in the title.
Introduction: Provide a concise description of the background, rationale, aims and specific objectives of the research presented in the paper. First mention of the studied organism(s) must comply with instructions given above.
(Study Area): A description of the study area may be included as a separate section if the description requires more than one full paragraph of text.
Material and Methods: Provide a brief but thorough explanation of the field and laboratory methods used. For laboratory-based studies, information on organisms studied should be given first, followed by the methods and techniques used. Sufficient detail of the procedures and experimental protocol used must be provided to enable other researchers to repeat the work. However, do not give excessive detail of the procedures and leave out the type and make of instruments or chemicals used unless they are not widely available. A brief description should also be given on the statistical analysis of the data, with mention of the statistical tests used to assess data associated with each of the stated objectives.
Results: The Results section should be concise and contain only enough explanation and interpretation to allow reader to understand what information the observations and experiments provided. The results of statistical tests should be presented in parentheses in support of descriptions in the sentence of the patterns observed (name of test, number of observations or degree of freedom, and probability level). When reporting basic population statistics, provide the standard error associated with mean (not average) values unless all samples in the comparison are of equal sample size. When providing the minimum and maximum values observed, avoid using the term ‘range’, which has a well-defined statistical meaning. Explanations of why and how the results were obtained or analyzed should be given in the Introduction and Methods sections, respectively, and should not be repeated in the Results section. Nor should the results be discussed in the Results section. All tables and figures must be referred to in the text (e.g. Table 1, Fig. 2), and sentences such as ‘Figure 1 illustrates…’ should be avoided. The approximate position of each figure and table should be indicated in pencil in the margins of the manuscript and repeated on proofs.
Discussion: Provide an interpretation of the results obtained in light of past and current research relevant to the study, and ensure that the outcome of each stated objective is provided and interpreted within the context of published knowledge. No new results may be presented in the Discussion, though in some instances the Results and Discussion sections may be combined together as‘Results and Discussion’ section.
Acknowledgements: Give a very concise but full acknowledgement of institutions or persons (initials and full family name, but without mention of academic or other titles) who provided financial, collaborative or other support to the study, linguistic assistance, including reference to grant project numbers when appropriate.
Citations in the text should provide the author’s name and the year of
publication, but without punctuation, e.g. Black (1990) or (Black 1990),
Black & White (1990) or (Black & White 1990), except in the case of multiple
citations, when a comma should be used between the citations, e.g. (Black
1990, Black & White 1990). In citations of three or more authors, the first
author’s name plus “et al.” is given, e.g. Black et al. (1990) or
(Black et al. 1990). For multiple references cite in chronological order,
e.g. (Black et. al. 1988, 1991, White et al. 1990, White & Black 1991, Black
& White 1992). Where two or more papers abbreviate to the same citation
(i.e. two or more papers produced by the same authors in the same year), use
“a”, “b”, “c”, etc. in the order of their first appearance, e.g. (Black
1990a, b). Personal communications and unpublished results should be
referred to in the body of the text only, e.g. (A. Black, pers. comm.).
Use the following formats and examples if citing different literary sources
Articles in books or
Tables: Tabular information must not be repeated in figures or in the text, and vice-versa. Each table should be typed double-spaced, without vertical lines, on a separate sheet of paper (A4 page size), with the caption given at the top. Tables must be self-explanatory and as simple as possible. Ensure that all numerical data are given aligned to the decimal point (never decimal comma), even if a decimal point is not used (i.e. whole numbers). All text information should be aligned range left. No foldouts are accepted. Tables often require the use of abbreviations; these should be defined in the caption or as footnotes indicated by superscripts placed at the bottom of the table. Example: Table 1. The number of specimens, the mean standard length (SL), the standard error (SE) and the range of chub at sites on the River Morava. Every column must be provided by explanatory heading. Explanations given at the bottom of tables should be in the following format: Explanations: n, number of observations; SL, standard length in mm. “Appendices” are acceptable only exceptionally.
Illustrations: Figures must be submitted in digital format: half-tones and photographs as TIFF or JPG formats at resolution yielding 300 dpi. All internal structures, letters, graphic symbols must be fully legible (at least 1.5 mm high) after size reduction. Indicate ’top‘ where this is not obvious. Captions to figures should be typed as a separate section of the manuscript. Each caption to a figure should start with the number of the figure, e.g. Fig. 2. All tables and illustrations must be referred to in the text.
Procedure for submitted
Proofs: One galley proof will be sent to the first (or corresponding) author. Extensive alterations are not allowed and will be charged to the author. Corrected proofs must be returned within two days of receipt. If the proof has not been received in time by the Editors, then publication may be postponed or the article may be published without author’s revision.
Offprints: Following publication, the first (or corresponding) author will be provided with an electronic pdf copy of the published paper. Paper reprints may be purchased using the order form sent out along with the proofs. Please, contact the Editorial Office for further information.
Appendix I – Symbols and Abbreviation
Appendix II — Abbreviations of journals