NOTICE TO AUTHORS
Aims and scope
Systematic and Applied Acarology (SAA) is an international journal of the
Systematic and Applied Acarology Society (SAAS). The journal is intended as a
publication outlet for all acarologists in the world. There is no page charge for
publishing in SAA.
SAA publishes papers reporting results
of original research on any aspects of mites and ticks. Submission
of a manuscript implies that the results have not been published and are
not being considered for publication elsewhere. The journal assumes that
all authors of a multi-authored manuscript agree to its submission. All
papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance for publication.
All manuscripts must be in English. Authors should make sure that the manuscript
is written in good and concise English. A manuscript must start with a
concise title followed by the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s).
An abstract of no more than 500 words should be included before the text.
Up to 6 key words should be provided. Headings such as Introduction, Materials
and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References may
be used. The text is followed by tables, appendices (if any), figure captions,
and figures, all of which must be numbered consecutively. Scientific names
with authors should be given when names of any animals are first mentioned.
Manuscripts should be double spaced with at least 2 cm margins.
Taxonomic revisions and phylogenetic studies are preferred, although manuscripts
that simply describe a single new species are also considered for publication.
New taxa, new combinations and new synonyms should be indicated as fam.nov.,
nov. and syn. nov. The data for holotype and paratype(s) and
their depositories must be provided in the original descriptions. All material
examined should also be listed.
Illustrations should have author(s') name(s) and the figure numbers on
the back. When preparing the illustrations, authors should bear in mind
that the journal has a matter size of 22 cm x 14 cm and is printed on 26
cm x 19 cm paper. Photographs should be used only when necessary and the
original prints should be submitted.
References are cited in the text in the format: Xin (1988) or (Xin 1988),
Shih and Huang (1991) or (Shih & Huang 1991); Zhu et al.
(1995) or (Zhu et al. 1995). All dated references cited in the text
should be listed in alphabetical order and the ones not cited should not
be listed. The names of all authors should be given and the titles of the
journals should be in full and not abbreviated. The
references are arranged alphabetically in the following format for book
chapters (A), books (B) and journal articles (C).
||Shih, C.I.T. & Huang, J.S. (1991) Functional responses of Amblyseius
womersleyi preying on the kanzawa spider mites. In: Dusbabek, F. &
Bukva, V. (eds.) Modern Acarology Vol. 2 . Prague, Academia and
The Hague, SPB Academic Publishing bv. pp. 481-484.
||Xin, J.-L. (1988) Agricultural Acarology . Shanghai, Fudan University
||Zhu, X.X., Zhang, W.Y. & Oliver, J.H. Jr. (1995) Immunocytochemical
mapping of FMRFamide-like peptides in the argasid tick Ornithodoros
parkeri and the ixodid tick Dermacentor variabilis . Experimental
& Applied Acarology, 19, 1-9.
If the text and illustrattions of the manuscript are all available in the
e-format, please submit the ms by e-mail.
Manucripts on ticks should be sent to
Richard G. ROBBINS, DPMIAC/AFPMB,
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307-5001, USA
Manucripts on chiggers and other medical mss by authors in China should be
WEN, Shanghai Medical College,
Fudan University, Shanghai, CHINA
All other manuscripts should be submitted to one of the three listed below:
Anne S. BAKER, Department of
Entomology, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
Owen SEEMAN, The
Queensland Museum, PO Box 3300, South Brisbane 4101, AUSTRALIA
Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Landcare
Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand; FAX: 64 9 849 7093
The text file should be in RTF format. Figures are best in TIFF format
(halftone images may be saved in jpg). Line drawings should be scanned
at 600 dpi. Halftone images should be scanned at 300 dpi. If printed
version is submited, please send three copies to the above address.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed before acceptance. Rejected
papers may be re-submitted once.
Authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit an electronic version
of the manuscript for publication.
Authors of each paper receive receive a gratis e-reprint. Paper
reprints may be ordered at cost to authors.
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