Call for Papers: Zoological Studies Homepage
Deadline for Paper:
Zoological Studies publishes original research papers in six major fields, including Behavioral biology,
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Biogeography, Comparative physiology and Animals/plants
interaction. Manuscripts are welcome from around the world, but must be written in English. Authors who
submit exceptionally long manuscripts may be asked to defray a portion of related printing cost. Color
photographs can be printed at the author,s expense. The journal will provide 25 free reprints of accepted
articles per publication; additional reprints are available for order at the author,s expense.
With the exception of invited review papers, submissions must include a cover letter containing the
basic information and stating that the manuscript is based on previously unpublished original research
and has not been submitted to another journal for publication. If the paper concerns the use of animals or
specimens in research, a statement to the effect that the author(s) has adhered to the legal requirements of
the country in which the work was carried out or to any institutional guidelines should be included. Authors
are encouraged to provide the names and e-mail addresses of four possible reviewers.
The Editorial Board has final authority concerning acceptance or rejection of any manuscript. As a
condition of publication, the authors, copyright automatically belongs to Zoological Studies. If the author(s)
does not have clear title to the copyright of any part of the manuscript, it is the sole responsibility of the
author(s) to obtain written permission from the copyright holder and present it to the editor of Zoological
The following format guidelines should be followed for all papers submitted.
I. Submission procedure
Manuscripts must be submitted via e-mail as electronic files to the Editorial Office: zoolstud@gate. sinica.edu.tw. The text should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file and a PDF file. The MS Word file will allow a timely review process by allowing reviewers to insert comments on the electronic copy. Figures should be included at the end of the PDF file containing the text, but for publication of accepted manuscripts, separate text and figure files are requested as described below. To reduce the PDF file size for more-efficient transmission, embed fonts, use the“optimize”function in Adobe Acrobat (or other program), and use no more than 300 dpi resolution for figures. To aid the Editor in file management, please begin all filenames with the surname of the first author; it would also be useful to include the date: e.g., Randall_et_al_4Sep02. doc (spell out month to avoid confusion). Important: Please place the date of submission in the top right corner of the title page and change the date on subsequent revisions. All corresponding authors will receive a confirmation of receipt of the manuscript via e-mail. Authors who have not received a confirmation within one week should check with the editorial office. After an electronic submission has been examined and determined to be appropriate for Zoological Studies, it will be sent electronically to reviewers, who will return it the same way.
Peer review involves the following steps:
1. Author submits manuscript; recommend 4 potential overseas referees;
2. Editorial Office checks formatting;
3. Chief Editor assigns a Subject Editor;
4. Subject Editor assigns Reviewers;
5. Reviewers submit review reports;
6. Subject Editor makes recommendation;
7. Chief Editor makes final decision; and
8. Author is informed of decision.
Reports: Reports are full-length papers and should not exceed 8000 words (including tables and figure legends).
Invited Reviews: The Chief Editor invites an author to write a review. Invited reviews should normally be the same length as a report.
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