Zoosymposia ISSN 1178-9905 (print);   ISSN 1178-9913 (online)

 A rapid series for special topics in all branches of zoology

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Zoosymposia is a rapid series for peer-reviewed collected papers (reviews or original papers) on special topics/themes in zoology.  It is a sister series of Zootaxa and is designed to allow volumes of collected papers covering a wide range of topics (e.g. ecology, conservation ...) outside the scope of Zootaxa Each volume should compose a special topic/theme or the result of a symposium and is edited by its own guest editors, who are responsible for individual manuscript peer review.  Accepted volumes are published within two months after the final files are received.  Each volume is separately issued and bound, and is published both online and in print at the same time. ISBNs are assigned to each title.

Editors of proposed volumes should submit a proposal to the series editor for approval.  Guest editors of each volume must follow the editorial standard of the series and ensure strict peer review of each manuscripts collected in the volume.  Each manuscript must have a brief abstract that summarizes the principal conclusions of the paper. This should be followed by the main text and ended with a list of References cited in the paper. There should be a maximum of three levels of headings. References should be cited in the text as Smith (1999), Smith and Smith (2000) or Smith et al. 2001 (3 or more authors), or alternatively in a parenthesis (Smith 2000; Smith & Smith 2000; Smith et al. 2001). All literature cited in the text must be listed alphabetically in the references in the following format.

A) Journal paper:

Smith, A.X. (1999) Title of the paper. Title of the journal in full, 51, 412. 

B) Book chapter:

Smith, A.X.  & Smith, B.X. (2000) Title of the Chapter. In: Smith, A, Smith, B. & Smith, C. (Eds.), Title of Book. Publisher name, publisher location, pp. 102123.

C) Book:

Smith, A.X, Smith, B.Y. & Smith, C.Z. (2001) Title of Book. Publisher name, publisher location,  254 pp.  

C) Internet resources

Author (2002) Title of website, database or other resources, Publisher name and location (if indicated), number of pages (if known). Available from: http://xxx.xxx.xxx/  (Date of access).

Dissertations resulting from graduate studies and non-serial proceedings of conferences/symposia are to be treated as books and cited as such. Papers not cited must not be listed in the references.

Please note that (1) journal titles must be written in full (not abbreviated); (2) journal titles and volume numbers are followed by a ","; (3) page ranges are connected by "n dash", not hyphen "-". For websites, it is important to include the last date when you see that site, as it can be moved or deleted from that address in the future.

Legends of illustrations should be listed after the list of references.  When preparing illustrations, authors should bear in mind that the journal has a matter size of 17 cm by 24 cm, with the online edition of A4 size and print edition A5 size. Image files should be saved in TIFF, 600 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for grey scale or colour artwork. Charts may be submitted in Microsoft excel or word.

Tables, if any, should be given at the end of the manuscript. Please use the table function in your word processor to build tables so that the cells, rows and columns can remain aligned when font size and width of the table are changed. Please do not use Tab key or space bar to type tables. 

If possible, please use the common font Times New Romans. Formatting should be restricted to bold, italics and indentation.

Order information:

Free online access of your paper can be arranged if you can
pay US$20 per page, which partially offset the production cost of the paper. This option will increase the rate of citation of your paper and is a great service to colleagues in the developing world who may not be able afford to subscribe to the journal.

If you want the colour plates to be printed in colour in the print edition, then the printer fee is US$300 the first page and US$200 for each additional  page. Inclusion of colour plates in the online edition is free of charge.

* PARER REPRINTS (black and white; delivery included):

 Cost in US$ for papers of different number of pages and number of copies
                   No of copies of reprints
                   25           50             100
1-4pp         28            50             96
5-8pp         50            96            186
9-12pp       75           144           264
13-16pp     96           186           338
17-20pp    120          225           412
21-24pp    144          264           484

Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail or ftp to the editor.  Submissions of printer-ready pdfs are encouraged if editors have the skills or funding to do so.


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