Instructions for authors
Papers 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.
Papers 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 paper for publication 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 of acceptance of the manuscript 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 paper must be headed by a concise and informative title and the full name(s) of the author(s) and their address(es); if it has 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) 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 or http://kiki.huh.harvard.edu/databases/botanist_index.html).
Figures (Fig.), including drawings, photographs, graphs 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), or, if the page number is stated, Ehrendorfer & Guo (2006: 73); in case of more than two authors as 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 applies also to references quoted in an abbreviated way in the synonymy of taxa; in papers with a multitude of such references this rule should apply preferably to contemporary and those references citing a certain minimum number of names, to avoid an unacceptable extension 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 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-Appendix.htm).
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.
Keys for identification conform to the following example (other
formats, e.g. indented keys, are not accepted):
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: Spain, Castellón, Ares del Maestrat, 40°26'N, 00°08'W, 820 m, S. Castroviejo & al. 15016 (MA 628910).
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 400 dpi, or (2) line illustrations as bitmaps (black and white) with a resolution of 1200 dpi, in each case using a size at least equal to the printing size. Illustrations and tables including the space needed for the caption must, after reduction, fit into the type 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, but 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). Titles even if cited in full in the synonymy are generally also to be included in the References.
A single set of proofs is sent once and, except upon contrary instructions, to the author for correspondence. The authors are expected to correct them carefully and return them without delay.
The author for correspondence receives a PDF file of the paper. With
the PDF file the authors automatically receive the permission to make
the article freely available by self-archiving, individually,
institutionally, or in a subject-based open-access repository.
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