Checklist for Authors
⇒ Use 1.5 lines spacing, Times, font size 12 pt
⇒ Use 2.5 cm space at all margins
⇒ Use British English only
⇒ Do not use syllabifications
⇒ Do not use double or more spacing between words and after sentences
⇒ Do not capitalize first letters of words in title, headings and subheadings
⇒ Use Small Captitals for authors' and person names– if you do not have an option for small capitals, use usual types only (NEVER use CAPITALS)
Θ Never use numbers or abbreviations in the beginning of a sentences: “Twenty”, not “20”; “Lacerta”, not “L.”.
⇒ If you use special characters (e.g. from other languages) or symbols, these shall be indicated on the first manuscript page
⇒ Do not use a comma between author(s) and year in citations, except when they are author(s) of a taxon
⇒ Do not use academic titles (e.g. Dr., Prof.) in Acknowledgements
⇒ Do not submit original figures unless they are necessary for review
⇒ Does the format of your reference list correspond with the style and standards you have identified from a current SALAMANDRA issue?
⇒ In References, spell out journal titles, no abbreviations please
⇒ Are no worldwide web sources listed in references?
⇒ Is all literature cited in the text listed in "References" and vice versa?
⇒ Do the key words provide additional information to the title, not a repetition of it?
⇒ Are collection numbers and localities of voucher specimens mentioned properly?
⇒ Are all scientific species and genus names in italics?
⇒ Are headings and subheadings properly indicated?
⇒ Do figures appear in order 1, 2, 3, 4… throughout the text (not 1, 2, 4, 3…)?
⇒ Is text within the figures and graphs large enough even when reduced to column width?
⇒ Do all figures have the required size and resolution (minimum 131 mm width at 300 dpi)?
⇒ Are figures and text files saved in the required format?