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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS


Manuscripts and related correspondence should be addressed only via online submission page

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The corresponding author must provide email adresses of all co-authors.
Manuscripts should be submitted both as
1) a doc or docx file with text and tables and
2) a single pdf file containing all text, tables and figures.

After acceptance authors will have to provide separate files for the text, tables and figures as indicated below.



Acarologia is a diamond open-access journal. All the articles are open access and licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons-BY.
Publishing in Acrologia is free without any publication fee or article processing charge.

Please help us by submitting manuscripts in accordance with following instructions.
All manuscripts which do not conform to the instructions will be returned to authors without the benefit of review.

Acarologia publishes the results of original research on all aspects of Acarology.

The journal policy is that taxonomic descriptions should include several species within a same genus/family, when possible.
The editors reserve the right to refuse manuscripts when authors intentionally divide individual species descriptions of the same genus/family into distinct publications.
Single species descriptions should be clearly justified based on their scientific interest.

Acceptance of papers is at the discretion of the managing editors, advised by an international editorial board.


Acarologia aims and scope
Acarologia publishes the results of original researches on all aspects of Acarology.
Acarologia is also open minded and publish short notes when necessary, data paper but also long reviews.
Manuscripts considered

•  Original research on all aspects of Acarology.
•  Review articles.
•  Short notes. Short notes should not contain more than 2000 words. Sections within short notes can be combined, for example one section comprising the Results and Discussion. Short notes must contain abstract and keywords.
•  Data papers.
•  Book reviews. Authors are encouraged to submit reviews of fundamental interest books for Acarology. Book reviews should not contain more than 1000 words.
•  Opinion. We also welcome opinion manuscripts. Opinions should not contain more than 2000 words.

Peer review process
The peer review process involves 1 editor, 2+ reviewers and multiple rounds if necessary. Open review is encouraged and reviewer can sign their reviews.
Long-time traditions make anonymous reviews in life sciences. We think that this time is now revolved and we encourage reviewers to remove anonymity. We should also consider the publication of high quality reviewer works as a main part of the scientific publication. It is our belief that a journal is medium for scientific communication, and part of communication of scientific ideas is the open acceptance of the possibility for reasonable disputes about various aspects of the work.
The decision about publication is entirely the Editor’s responsibility. In most cases, the Editor will follow the will of the majority of the reviewers, but in some cases, that might not happen. In such cases, the Editor will be expected to provide substantive reasons for not accepting the recommendations of the majority of reviewers.
Acarologia is a PCI Friendly Journal
We agree to accept, without further peer review, any manuscript recommended by a PCI meeting any additional procedural requirements not requiring further scientific evaluation by the journal. Such additional requirements may include compatibility with a defined disciplinary scope. View details here
Presentation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be typed using a normal font, double-spaced throughout. Lines and pages must be numbered. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words (additional pages can be considered).
Articles must be written in English. The standard of English must be high and non-native English speaking authors are encouraged to have their manuscript read by a native English speaker before submission.
Please spell check and proofread your manuscript and carefully, including a crosscheck of citations and references.
Arrange the manuscript in the following sequence:

First page: Title, Author(s), Address(es), Abstract, Keywords
Text pages: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results or Taxonomy, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References
Captions: Tables captions, Figures captions.

All titles, subtitles and headers, and personal names must be in lower case.
Headers. Please do not use direct formatting for the headers.

Tables and figures must be cited in the text: (Figure 1) (Figures 2 and 3), (Table 1)...
Footnotes are not allowed. Descriptions and diagnoses of taxa should be written using the common taxonomic description format.

The abstract should be concise and not exceed 400 words. Keywords should be separated by semicolons.
Metric (SI) units should be used throughout. The number of decimal points must be consistent and significant (e.g. 65-78 µm, not 64.93-78.2 µm). Dates should be in the form 22 Jan. 1975 (not 22.1.75). Be economical with tables: data given in graphs rarely need to be repeated in tabular form.

Italics should only be used for genus and species names.

All publications cited in the text should be included in the reference section. Papers 'in press' can only be cited if they have been accepted for publication; do not cite manuscripts 'in preparation' or 'submitted'.

Authors are encouraged to provide a list of 2-3 potential reviewers.

References

Citations in text are to be set-up using the following format: Mironov and Dabert 1999, 2005; Mahunka et al. 1980. Works of different authors should be separated with semicolon and the various works of the same author with comma.
Citations of authorities for taxon names should use “&” instead of “and”.
References are to be set-up using the following format:

Journal article
Kreiter S., Tixier M.-S. 1900. A nice publication. Acarologia, 1: 3-15.
Kreiter S., Tixier M.-S. 1900. A publication. Exp. Appl. Acarol., 1: 3-15.
Electronic article
Migeon A., Auger P., Navajas M. 2000. An other nice publication. Periodical Title [Internet]. 99(99): 3-12. Available from: http://www1/montepllier.inra.fr/CBGP/acarologia
Book
Bertrand M. 2025. An encyclopedia of acarology. Montpellier: Publisher. pp. 1224.
Electronic book
Vial L. 2025. Ticks of the world [Internet]. Publisher. Available from: http://www1/montepllier.inra.fr/CBGP/acarologia
Book section - Edited book
McCoy K.D. 2025. Birds ticks. In: Kreiter S., McCoy K.D. (Eds). Birds of the world. Montpellier: Publisher. p. 600-700.
Thesis
Roy L. 2010. Ecologie évolutive d'un genre d'acariens hématophages [Phd Thesis]. Lyon: Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire. pp. 297.
Conference Proceedings
Migeon A., Dorkeld F. 2008. Spider Mites Web a comprehensive database . In: Bertrand M., Kreiter K., McCoy K.D. (Eds). Integrative acarology; Montpellier: Euraac. p. 208-215.
Report
Denmark H.A. 1973. Tetranychus evansi Baker and Pritchard in Florida. Miami: Florida Department of Agriculture. Division of Plant Industry. No. 99.
Electronic source
Migeon A., Dorkeld F.. Spider Mites Web: a comprehensive database for the Tetranychidae [Internet]. [15 June 2009]. Montpellier: INRA/CBGP; [25 Sept 2009]. Available from: http://www1.montpellier.inra.fr/CBGP/spmweb/

Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of serial title word Abbreviations (ISO 4).
Consult www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php

We prefer manuscript references constructed using Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote.
The Endnote style template can be downloaded here.
The Zotero/Mendeley style template can be downloaded here.
Please remove field codes before sending the manuscript.

Taxonomy

All papers with a taxonomic content must follow the provisions of the latest edition of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Types of new species or subspecies should be deposited in a responsible scientific institution, specified in the text. The first mention of a species or genus-group name should include the full citation with the author (e.g. Opilioacarus segmentatus With, 1903), and abbreviated thereafter (e.g. O. segmentatus). Authorities for taxon names should only be cited in the references if they are listed in a synonymy.

Collection permit

Authors are responsible for verifying whether collection permit is necessary in the country from which their specimens originate, and for timely acquisition of such a permit.


Sequences

DNA sequences must be deposited in a public database (e.g., Genbank) and accession numbers should be provided in the final version of the manuscript.

Tables

After acceptance authors will have to provide a unique spreadsheet file for all the tables in the requested format. Each sheet of the spreadsheet must be labelled Table1 to TableN (without blank). Spreadsheet file must be typed using Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice and should be ready for printing. Use Times Roman fonts size 9. Use only top, column title and bottom lines as table borders.

You can download a model of spreadsheet here .

Figures

Colour illustrations will be published online. The paper edition will be in black and white only.

After acceptance authors will have to provide separate files for thefigures in the requested format. Illustrations must be ready for printing and should be electronically submitted. Electronic drawings and scanned figures should be in tiff format with LZW compression and must have a 600 dpi resolution according to final size or in a vector graphic format (svg, ai) (one column 13 cm, two columns 18 cm, horizontal page 21.5 x 15 cm).
Photos should be in jpg or png formats with low or no compression and must have a 300 dpi resolution. Inadequate artwork will not be accepted.
All figures (including photographs and maps) must be labelled in successive order, using Arabic numerals. Figures files must be named Figure1, 2 ... . Sub-figures should be labelled (a), (b), etc. Magnifications should be indicated by scale bars on figures. Please use lower resolutions (300 and 150 dpi) and jpeg compression (80%) for manuscript submission.

Please refer to our guide for preparing artworks available here .

Page proofs and reprints

One set of page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be corrected and returned by e-mail. Excessive alterations will be charged to the authors.
Pdfs will be availabale and paper reprints can be ordered.

Copyright

Acarologia is a diamond open access journal. It is free for both authors and readers.
All the articles published by Acarologia are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons-BY
Licence Creative Commons
By submitting texts to Acarologia, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the authors are properly cited.
Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

Open access policy

Acarologia articles are deposited in HAL, the French open repository.

Printed edition archiving

The printed edition of Acarologia is deposited in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library), in the Bibliothèque Centrale du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris (MNHN) and in the library of the CBGP (Montpellier).



COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS


Comments and corrections

Acarologia publishes comments, corrections and expressions of concern as appropriate, and as quickly as possible. We follow the COPE guidelines where applicable.

Comments

Authors are encouraged to post comments to their articles to note typographical errors, and other problems that do not significantly affect the scientific integrity of the work. They should do it by sending their comments to the article editor.

Readers comments are also welcome. We require readers to identify themselves by sending their comments to the article editor (see Board page for information) or to Acarologia directly if no editor is mentionned. Comments are validated, should be constructive and relevant to the article. Authors should conform to ethic rules and include any pertinent competing interest. Comments will be published online and sent to authors for reply; replies will also be published and linked to the original article

Corrections

A notice of correction will be issued by Acarologia to document and correct substantial errors that appear in online articles when these errors significantly affect the content or understanding of the work reported (e.g., error in data presentation or analysis) or when the error affects the publication's metadata (e.g., misspelling of an author's name). In these cases, Acarologia will publish a correction that will be linked to the original article (see for example this article ).

Authors who wish to alert Acarologia to a situation where a correction may be warranted are requested to contact us with the relevant details (full citation of the article, and description of the error) at: acarologia@supagro.fr