Guidelines for writing for TUEXENIA
Instructions to authors
Instructions to Authors (Version May 2012)<//span>
Tuexenia publishes original articles, reviews, and reports on geobotany / vegetation ecology and related sciences such as population biology, biodiversity, biocenology, restoration ecology and their applications, particularly with regard to nature conservation. The geographic area includes Central Europe and adjacent regions.
Tuexenia is published annually and will be completed in early summer. 20 reprints of each paper and a pdf-file will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding authors; additional reprints may be ordered from the publisher for a fee.
Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to the editor firstname.lastname@example.org. An electronic system on the FlorSoz homepage (www.Tuexenia.de) is still under construction. Manuscripts should be submittedas early as possible, by the end of September of the previous year at the latest. At the moment and later only in special cases submission on CD and with two printed copies to the Managing Editor is possible. Manuscripts which are presented later will only be accepted if they have been announced in time stating the expected length, and if there is space left.
All manuscripts are edited by an Associate Editor and are subject to peer review by at least two experts who decide together with the Managing Editor on acceptance, corrections and amendments if necessary, or rejection. Should there be more accepted manuscripts than can be published, the date of receipt will be decisive for the actual volume.
The text (without tables and figures) should be submitted unformatted (without underlines, boldface, indentations, etc.) as left-justified continuous text without hyphenation (1 ˝-line spacing, font size 12, preferably Times New Roman; pages and lines should be numbered and have a margin of 4 cm on the left side). Footnotes should be avoided. Authors are encouraged to consult recent copies of the journal on all points of style concerning text, figures and tables. The text should be concise and not exceed 25-35 pages.
English manuscripts must be reviewed by a native speaker and this is also strongly encouraged for English abstracts.
The following cases of formatting are an exception: All Latin names of plants up to the genus and plant communities are to be written in italics, e. g. Viola tricolor subsp. alpestris, Stellario-Alnetum typicum, Aegopodium-variant, Acer platanoides-community.
All names of authors stated in the list of literature are to be written in Small Capitals (see below).
Only quotation marks ("...") are allowed.
The MANUSCRIPT should be divided into the following sections:
1. Title (short and concise; only the first word and proper names are to be capitalised).
Complete first names and last names of the authors.
2. Abstract: Each article should be accompanied by both an English and a German abstract (max. 400 words), preferably reviewed by a native speaker of each language. Abstract includes the title, a brief statement of the aim of the study and summary of the most important results.
Keywords: should include max. six English words that would be useful when conducting database searches, and which do not already appear in the title.
3. Separate sections: e.g., introduction, study area, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, literature.
Titles must be numbered and structured according to the decimal system (e.g., 1., 1.1, 1.2.1).
When quoting references in the text, the author and year of publication should be mentioned; "&" should be used in the case of two authors; in the case of more than two authors only the first author should be quoted followed by ‘et al.’, but not in the list of Literature [e.g., Ellenberg (1988), Oberdorfer & Müller (1984), Tüxen et al. (1972)].
Names of authors of syntaxa should be accompanied by the complete date and not given in small capitals (e. g. Crepido-Juncetum acutiflori Oberdorfer 1957).
The nomenclature of plant species and/or plant communities should follow standard floras and checklists (e.g., Wisskirchen & Haeupler 1998, Buttler & Hand 2008, ["GermanSL", Jansen & Dengler 2008], Rennwald 2000 for Germany) and must be cited. Any exceptions should be clearly stated and explained.
4. Literature cited: References must be arranged alphabetically according to author names, and chronologically within the same author's list.
In the case of journals and series, volume number and pages should be given. Journal and series titles should be abbreviated according to the ISSN standard (see LTWA; list on www.tuexenia.de). Note that you find the standardised abbreviations for some frequent second parts of German compound nouns under "-", e.g. -kd. for -kunde (e.g. Pflanzenkd.). In the case of books and series, the publisher, (primary) place of publication, and number of pages are to be stated.
The presentation should be as in the following examples:
Deil, U. (2005): Vegetation and ecology of ephemeral wetlands. – Phytocoenologia 35 (2-3): 171–175.
Ellenberg, H. (1988): Vegetation ecology of central Europe. – Ulmer, Stuttgart: 731 pp.
Feoli, E. & Lausi, D. (1981): The logical basis of syntaxonomy in vegetation science. – In: Dierschke, H. (Ed.): Syntaxonomy. Ber. Int. Symp. Int. Ver. Vegetationskd. Rinteln 1980: 35–42. J. Cramer, Vaduz.
Randlane, T., Saag, A. & Suija, A. (2006): Lichenized, lichenicolous and allied fungi of Estonia. – URL: www.ut.ee/lichens/fce.html [accessed 2009-08-23].
5. Name and postal and e-mail addresses of the authors must be provided at the end of the text.
Additional parts of the manuscripts (separate from the text)
6. Tables should be supplied in a space-saving order, preferably in the same Word document, numbered, provided with German and English captions, or if submitted on paper, completely printed on a separate sheet. Large tables as well as all relevé tables must also be provided as Excel-files (Arial, not in italics). Fonts should be large enough to permit (readable) reduction on one or several pages (lengthwise or crosswise). If necessary, oversized tables (more than 12.5 x 20 cm) will be printed and added as loose inserts at the back of the volume. In this case the name of the author as well as a short title is to be given in the top left-hand corner of the sheet (e.g.: Table 1 for H. Meyer: Beech forests). The number of relevés in a table should not exceed ca. 100.
Relevé tables must include at least the following data (either as header or separate from the table): plot size (if applicable for all data, it is to be stated in ‘methods’), cover values of each layer, number of species (possibly separated into shrubs, herbs and graminoids, bryophytes and lichens), altitude (in meters), slope in degrees, aspect/exposition, and precise locational information at least for German study areas (topographic map quadrant, Gauss-Krüger coordinates or latitude/longitude coordinates).
Original relevés from Germany will be included in the German Phytosociological Data Bank VegetWeb (see Ewald et al. in Tuexenia 25, 27, 28, 30).
7. Figures: black-and-white or coloured drafts or photos should be preferably presented in the same Word document, provided with German and English captions. If submitted on paper, they have to be completely printed on a separate sheet. Figures must be large enough to permit reduction to the typing area (12.5 x 20 cm). All figures also have to be submitted as as jpg- or tiff-files of sufficient quality. Legends should be adjusted accordingly and integrated into the figures (not into captions!). All maps must be provided with scale bars. Legends should be sufficiently detailed to enable the reader to understand the figure without reference to the text.
Manuscripts which do not correspond to these instructions will be returned.
- Titles that consist of only one word, such as Tuexenia, Phytocoenologia or Ecology, are not abbreviated.
- In the abbreviated title, all conjunctions (and), prepositions (for, of), and articles (the) are omitted.
- All remaining words are capitalised.
- The remaining words are abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations following ISO standards (LTWA; available at www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php), provided they are listed there.