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:: Instruction for Authors ::
 | Post date: 2019/02/1 | 
Online Submission System
Publishing your research article in Journal of Animal Diversity is simple and efficient. Lorestan University Publishing journals use online submission system:

Word Processing Formats
Before submission, please ensure that your articles are only in the form of Microsoft Office Word Document (doc).
All papers must be in English language. Author(s) whose native language is not English are encouraged to have their manuscripts read by a native English-speaking colleague before submission. Nomenclature of animal creatures must be in agreement with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th edition 1999), which came into force on 1 January 2000. Author(s) of species name must be provided when the scientific name of any animal species is first mentioned (the year of publication needs not be given; if you give it, then provide a full reference of this in the reference list). Authors of plant species names need not be given. Metric systems should be used. If possible, use the common font New Times Roman and use as little formatting as possible (use only bold and italics where necessary and indentions of paragraphs except the first). Special symbols (e.g. male or female sign) should be avoided because they are likely to be altered when files are read on different machines (Mac versus PC with different language systems). You can code them as m# and f#, which can be replaced during page setting. The style of each author is generally respected but they must follow the following general guidelines.

Manuscript Preparation
All submitted manuscripts must include the following items:

The title should be concise, informative, and in the sentence case: e.g., Description of a new species of the genus Microgecko from Iran. The higher taxa containing the taxa dealt with in the paper should be indicated in parentheses: e.g., Geographic distribution of the genus Chondrostoma (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).

List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses
Provide the full names and affiliations of all the authors. The name of author(s) should be typed in the Capitalize case (e.g. Steven Clement Anderon, Alan Edward Leviton and Ulrich Joger). The address of each author should be given in Italics, each starting a separate line. Affiliations should include department, university or organization, city, and country. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and their email address needs to be included. The corresponding author should be clearly identified in non-Italic: e.g., Corresponding author: gholamifard.aligmail.com

The abstract should be concise, informative and summarizes only the significant findings of the paper and provide clear information about the research and the results obtained. The abstract should not contain any citations. Any new names or new combinations proposed in the paper should be mentioned. Abstracts in other languages may also be included in addition to English abstract.

Key words
The abstract should be followed by a list of key words (at least 3 words), separated by a comma that are not present in the title. Acronyms should be avoided. Abstract and key words are not needed in short correspondence.

The introduction section should provide a context for your manuscript. This should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, and should not include the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed (aims or objectives).

Main text
The arrangement of the main text varies with different types of papers (a taxonomic revision, description of a new taxa, a checklist, etc.), but should usually start with an Introduction and end with a list of References. The main body part should include the main proposed ideas, Results and Discussion.

A conclusion is where you summarize the paper's findings and generalize their importance, discuss ambiguous data, and recommend further research. An effective conclusion should provide closure for a paper, leaving the reader feeling satisfied that the concepts have been fully explained.

You as the author are free to decide whether to include acknowledgments or not. Usually, the acknowledgments section includes the names of people who in some way contributed to the work, but do not fit the criteria to be listed as the authors. This section of your manuscript can also include information about funding sources.

References should be cited in the text as Anderson (1999), Esmaeili and Gholamifard (2011) or Rastegar-Pouyani et al. (2015) (three or more authors), or alternatively in a parenthesis (Anderson, 1999; Esmaeili and Gholamifard, 2011; Rastegar-Pouyani et al., 2015). All literature cited in the text must be listed in the references in the following format:
  • Journal paper
Esmaeili, H. R. and Gholamifard, A. (2011). Range extension and translocation for Hemiculter leucisculus (Basilewsky, 1855) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) in west and northwest Iran. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 27 (6): 1394–1395. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2011.01813.x  (Doi if present).

Please Note:
(1) Journal titles must be written in full (not abbreviated).
(2) Journal titles and volume numbers are followed by a ","
(3) Page ranges are connected by "n dash", not hyphen "-", which is used to connect two words.
  • Book
Anderson, S. C. (1999). The Lizards of Iran. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Oxford, Ohio. 442 pp.
  • Book chapter
Nilson, G., Tuniyev, B. S., Andrén, C. and Orlov, N. L. (1999). Vipers of Caucasus: taxonomic considerations, In: Joger, U. (Ed.), Phylogeny and Systematics of the Viperidae. Kaupia, Darmstadt. 8: pp. 103–106.
  • Theses
Armantrout, N. B. (1980). The freshwater fishes of Iran. Ph.D. thesis. Department of Fisheries, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
  • Internet resources
Coad, B. W. (2019). Freshwater fishes of Iran. www.briancoad.com (Accessed 26 January 2019).
Please Note: For websites, it is important to include the last date when you see that site, as it can be moved or deleted from that address in the future.

Figures and Tables
Figures, including photographs, should be referred to in the article text as Fig. 1; Figs. 1, 4; Figs. 2–4; Figs. 1a, 3b and in the legends, i.e. Figure 1:
References to tables should not be abbreviated, i.e. Table 1, and in the legends, i.e. Table 1:
All lettering and symbols must be clear and easy to read. Legends should provide enough details for the figure or table to be understood without reference to the main text. Information (e.g. keys) that appear in the figure should not be duplicated in the legend. Figures and Tables should be presented in the manuscript file with their legends and should be placed at the end of the document.


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