Instructions for authors
Instructions for authors
Original papers in English from the entire fields of plant, algal and fungal taxonomy and systematics, also covering related fields such as floristics and plant geography, are eligible for publication in Willdenowia. Authors are encouraged to deposit vouchers of their material, in particular nomenclatural types, at the Berlin herbarium (B).
Manuscripts submitted for publication must be accompanied by a written and signed statement confirming that (1) neither the manuscript nor parts of it have been published before or submitted for publication elsewhere, and (2) it has been read and approved by all authors. Material, e.g. illustrations, already published elsewhere is not normally accepted for publication; exceptions are subject to prior agreement with and written permission from the copyright holder, to be procured by the author.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as a single RTF or DOC file by e-mail; illustrations are initially accepted as low-resolution images and may be embedded in the manuscript or sent as separate files. Manuscripts submitted must conform to the style and editorial standards of Willdenowia.
Manuscripts submitted for publication in Willdenowia are subject to peer review by experts in the field. The author for correspondence receives the decision on acceptance or otherwise of a manuscript from the editor immediately after the conclusion of the peer-review process. Authors may be asked to revise their manuscripts to accommodate suggestions of the reviewers and the Editor.
By submitting a manuscript for publication in Willdenowia an author tacitly agrees to transfer full copyright to the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, such transfer to become effective upon written confirmation from the Editor that the manuscript has been accepted for publication.
When preparing a manuscript, consult the most recent issues of Willdenowia and follow this format strictly. British (U.K.) English spelling is used. In particular, be sure to conform with the following standards:
The manuscript must be headed by a concise and informative title and the full name(s) of the author(s) and their address(es); if there is more than one author, identify the author for correspondence. An Abstract of up to 200 words and 5 – 7 Additional key words, supplementing (but not repeating) words in the title, precede the main text. The main text should be followed by Acknowledgements, References and captions for the figures and tables.
Scientific plant names used must be in accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code) and are, irrespective of rank, consistently printed in italic type, as recommended by the Code. Personal names are not written in (small) capitals. Authors of scientific plant names at genus rank and below are given at the first occurrence of such a name and abbreviated in conformity with Brummitt R. K. & Powell C. E., Authors of plant names, 1992, and its updates online (http://www.ipni.org/ipni/authorsearchpage.do; http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/botanist_index.html).
Figures (Fig.), including drawings, photographs, diagrams and maps, are numbered with a single run of Arabic numerals in each paper. The same applies to tables (Table).
Bibliographical references in the text are cited in the following form: Ehrendorfer & Guo (2006) or (Ehrendorfer & Guo 2006); if the page number is stated, Ehrendorfer & Guo (2006: 73); or, if there are more than two authors, Anderberg & al. (2002). All bibliographical references quoted in the text, and only those quoted, are listed at the end of the manuscript, under the heading References, in a format strictly analogous to that of the examples below. This also applies to references quoted in an abbreviated way in the synonymy of taxa; but in papers with very many such references, this should apply only to recent references and to those citing numerous names, in order to avoid an unacceptable expansion of the References section.
Titles of serials are abbreviated in conformity with Bridson G. D. R., Townsend S. T., Polen E. A. & Smith E. R.: BPH-2. Periodicals with botanical content. Constituting a second edition of Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum 1 – 2. Pittsburgh, 2004 (online at http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Departments/Databases.shtml). Titles of serials not listed in BPH-2 are abbreviated according to the abbreviation standards there defined (see the BPH-2 Appendix, online at http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Departments/Bibliography/BPH2-Appendi...).
All titles are cited according to the following examples in the original language and, in case of non-Latin script, either in that script or transliterated; additional translations, if appropriate, are enclosed in square brackets:
Engler A. 1911: Die Pflanzenwelt Afrikas. – In: Engler A. & Drude O. (ed.), Die Vegetation der Erde 9. – Leipzig: Engelmann.
Filipowicz N., Nee M. H. & Renner S. S: 2012: Description and molecular diagnosis of a new species of Brunfelsia (Solanaceae) from the Bolivian and Argentinean Andes. – PhytoKeys 10: 83 – 94 [online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.10.2558].
Hackel E. 1882: Monographia Festucarum europaearum. – Kassel: Theodor Fischer.
Smith P. M. & Sales F. 1993: Bromus L. sect. Bromus: taxonomy and relationship of some species with small spikelets. – Edinburgh J. Bot. 50: 149 – 171.
Thiers B. 2008+ [continuously updated]: Index herbariorum: a global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. – New York Botanical Garden: published at http://sweetgum.nybg.org/ih/ [accessed 31 May 2013].
Webb D. A. & Camarasa J. M. 1972: Odontites Ludw. – Pp. 266 – 269 in: Tutin T. G., Heywood V. H., Burges N. A., Moore D. M., Valentine D. H., Walters S. M. & Webb D. A. (ed.), Flora europaea 3. – Cambridge: University Press.
Keys for identification conform to the following example (other formats, e.g. indented keys, are not accepted):
1. Petal limb with a dark spot at base; capsule membranous; basal leaves fleshy or succulent, subglabrous
................................................................................................................................ 1. S. sedoides
– Petal limb without a dark spot at base; capsule relatively firm and opaque, rarely submembranous; basal leaves fleshy, sparsely hairy ................................................................................................................. 2
2. Capsule 6 mm long or more, oblong; cauline leaves obovate to ovate; anthers lilac; hyaline margin of calyx teeth smooth or shortly and sparsely hairy .............................................................. 6. S. integripetala
– Capsule 6 mm long or less, ovoid or oblong; cauline leaves spatulate to obovate; anthers white or pale lilac; hyaline margin of calyx teeth ciliate-fringed and often glandular ............................................ 3
Label data of herbarium specimens, when standardized rather than cited literally, are given in the following sequence: Country, political subdivision or region, locality, [optionally also coordinates, altitude, habitat], date, collector(s) [and, if available] collection number (herbarium code [and, if available] barcode/accession number). Standard herbarium codes follow Thiers B. 2008+: Index herbariorum (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/ih/). For example: China, Yunnan, Gongshan Xian, Bingzhongluo, about 4 direct km S of Gawagapu mountain and c. 15.9 direct km WSW of Bingzhongluo, 27°58'29"N, 98°28'29"E, 3880 m, 25 Aug 2006, Gaoligong Shan Biodiversity Survey 31398 (CAS 1089187).
After acceptance of the manuscript, submit illustrations either as originals, mounted on individual sheets, or as graphic files (preferably in TIF format). Graphic files may be (1) greyscale or colour illustrations with a resolution higher than 300 pixels per inch, or (2) line illustrations as bitmaps (black and white) with a resolution of 1200 pixels per inch, in each case using a size at least equal to the size to be printed. Illustrations and tables including the space needed for the caption must, after reduction, fit into the available area (16.5 × 24 cm). Scale must be indicated; please draw in scale bars and give the corresponding measurements in the caption. Colour illustrations are reproduced in colour in the online edition, and in either colour or greyscale at the Editor’s discretion in the print edition.
The format of synonymies is standardized; please consult recent issues, in particular for the arrangement of heterotypic (taxonomic) and homotypic (nomenclatural) synonyms and their types. Titles of monographs in bibliographic citations in taxonomic names are separated from the author by a comma and are abbreviated in conformity with Stafleu F. A. & Cowan R. S., Taxonomic literature, ed. 2, 1–8, 1976–88; & successors, suppl. 1–8, 1992–2008 (online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/tl-2/index.cfm), except that all components start with capital letters. Titles of monographs not listed in TL-2 follow the version used in IPNI (http://www.ipni.org/ipni/publicationsearchpage.do). Titles of serials are separated from the author citation by “in” and abbreviated in conformity with BPH-2 (see above).
A single set of proofs is sent once and, except upon contrary instructions, to the author for correspondence. The author is expected to correct them carefully and return them without delay.
Printed reprints are not produced. Instead, the author for correspondence receives a PDF file of the paper. With the PDF file, authors automatically receive permission to make the paper freely available by self-archiving, individually, institutionally, or in a subject-based open-access repository.
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