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VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

Publisher Instructions to authors


Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Institute: Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany

Editor-in-Chief
Vertebrate Zoology (formerly Zoologische Abhandlungen) is a scientific journal published by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für
Axel Zarske, Museum für Tierkunde, Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden
Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany
Natur­forschung. The of­fi­cial website of the journal is at www.senckenberg.de/vertebrate-zoology.
Phone: +49 351 795841-4343
Email: axel.zarske@senckenberg.de Papers submitted for publication should deal with vertebrates. Research fields covered by Vertebrate Zoology are the taxonomy,
morphology, anatomy, phylogeny (molecular or morphology-based), historical biogeography, and palaeontology of vertebrate taxa.
Editorial Board Original contributions as well as review papers are welcome. Descriptions of new taxa should be integrated into a proper context
Wilson J. E. M. Costa (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), William E. Duellman (Lawrence, USA), Jochen Martens (Mainz, Germany), Bernd Nicolai (Halberstadt, Germany), Olivier (e.g. complete revision of a taxon, phylogenetic or biogeographical framework). Only manuscripts in English and German language
Rieppel (Chicago, USA), Dimitry Serov (Moscow, Russia), Friederike Spitzenberger (Vienna, Austria), Miguel Venzes (Braunschweig, Germany), Yehudah L. Werner will be considered for publication.
(Jerusalem, Israel)
Submission of a manuscript implies that the same work has not been published or submitted elsewhere. We ask authors to carefully
Scope follow the “Instructions for authors” available online at www.senckenberg.de/vertebrate-zoology. For details of style going beyond
Vertebrate Zoology (formerly Zoologische Abhandlungen) is a scientific journal published by the Museum of Zoology Dresden, Germany. The official website of the explanations therein, please consult a recent issue of Vertebrate Zoology (vol. 57w or later). It is anticipated that prior to
the journal is at www.senckenberg.de/vertebrate-zoology. Research fields covered by Vertebrate Zoology are the systematics, taxonomy, phylo­genetics, genetics,
morphology/anatomy, ecology, biogeography, faunistics, and palaeontology of Vertebrates.
submission authors make every effort to make the text concise and linguistically correct. Manuscripts not conforming with the listed
We ask authors to carefully follow the “Instructions for authors”, available online at the journal’s website. All manuscripts will be reviewed by two referees. directives or requiring extensive linguistic improvement are liable to be returned to the author(s).
Manuscripts and all related correspondence should preferably be sent by email to axel.zarske@senckenberg.de or on a digital medium by normal mail to one of the
editor at the Museum of Zoology Dresden. The printing format of Vertebrate Zoology is A 4 (210 mm × 297 mm), the type area is 165 mm × 250 mm.

Indexed in All manuscripts will be reviewed by two referees. Mainly based on their reports the editors decide whether a manuscript will be
BIOSIS Previews, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Current Contents – Agriculture, Science Citation Index Expanded, Zoological Record accepted for publication. Members of the editorial board may also act as referees. When the review procedure is completed, the
review documents and the editors’ statement of (non-)acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author. If a manuscript requires
Front cover major revision, final acceptance may only be decided after a revised version of the manuscript has been received and checked by
Nematocharax costai — live holotype. Photo by W.J.E.M. Costa. the editors and/or the referees.

Layout By submission of a manuscript to Vertebrate Zoology, authors give permission to the publisher to publish their contribution and
Markward Herbert Fischer, Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany accept the copyright note of the journal. There are no page charges, and no royalties will be paid to authors.

Print Fifty reprints of each paper are free of charge. Additional reprints may be ordered during the editing procedure. Furthermore, authors
Druckhaus Dresden GmbH, Dresden, Germany will receive PDFs of their published papers free of charge and are welcome to further distribute them for non-commercial purposes.
The PDFs will also be freely accessible at www.senckenberg.de/vertebrate-zoology. It is anticipated that authors submitting a
Distributor manuscript to Vertebrate Zoology accept these rules.
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden — Library, Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany
Manuscripts and all related correspondence should preferably be sent by email to axel.zarske@senckenberg.de [up to 15 MB per
Subscription Information message].
3 issues are published per year. Annual subscription rate for the print edition: € 50.– plus carriage charge, single issue price: € 30.– plus carriage charge. The articles
published in Vertebrate Zoology are freely available and can be downloaded from the website. Alternatively, digital media can be sent by normal mail to
Website
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Axel Zarske

© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, 2013


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The scientific content of a paper is the sole responsibility of the author(s). 01109 Dresden
Germany

Editum
16.4.2013 the

ISSN
1864-5755

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