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
There is no page charge for publishing in SAA. If the authors have
funds to publish, they are encouraged to pay US$20 per page to
enable their papers published for open access.
SAA encourages high quality non-taxonomic papers to address the
balance between taxonomic and non-taxonomic papers, and discourages
single species description (giving priority to high quality
systematic papers on comparative treatments and revisions of
multiple taxa). In addition to review papers and research articles
(over 4 printed pages), we welcome short correspondence (up to 4
printed pages) for condensed version of small papers, comments on
other papers, and short reviews or opinion pieces. The
correspondence format will save space by omitting the abstract, key
words, and major headings such as Introduction.
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.
Presentation of articles
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.
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., gen.nov.,
sp.nov., com. 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
Short manuscripts of no more than four printed pages should be
submitted as Correspondence without an abstract and major headings
such as "Introduction". The body of the paper can be a series of
paragraphs (the first may be a summary) followed by heading
"References" with a list of references cited in the manuscript.
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
||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 Press. 466 pp.
||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.
Manuscripts must be submitted using the online submission system (http://biotaxa.org/saa/).
Pre-submission questions should be sent to Prof. Tinghuan Wen
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Anne Baker (A.Baker@nhm.ac.uk), Dr. David
James (email@example.com), Dr. Qing-Hai Fan
(QingHai.Fan@mpi.govt.nz) or Dr. Zhi-Qiang Zhang
Authors of accepted papers must submit final manuscripts in two
types of files: RTF or MS Word for text
and tables, TIFF for line art drawings (600–1200 dpi, 1 bit) and
photographs (300–600 dpi, 8 bit).
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed before
acceptance. Rejected papers may be re-submitted once.
During the online submission process, the author is encouraged to
indicate to the Chief editor that (1) which of the editors listed
above this manuscript is intended if they have a preference and
(2) a list of potential reviewers. During the review
process, the figures may be inserted into ms word file if the size
of the file is not too big. If there are many plates, please
upload them as supplementary files.
information for authors who need instruction on using the
manuscript submission system (Open Journal System).
Information are reviewers is here
and that for section/subject editors
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