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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORSHELMINTHOLOGIA
Journal Helminthologia publishes peer-reviewed original scientifi c articles, review articles, case reports and research notes on differ-ent helminthology topics. Particularly on helminths in human and animal hosts as well as plant nematodes affecting the environ-ment, have an effect on health or are of veterinary importance. In addition any article studying combined infection or relationship between helminths and endo (protozoan) or exo-parasites is ap-propriate and would be considered. Book reviews, Editorials and Letters to the Editor presenting comments on material published in this journal are also welcome.
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication in any other journal. Submitted manu-scripts must be approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible institutional authorities where the study and/or exper-iments has been carried out. The publisher and journal owner will not be held legally responsible for any claims or compensations.
The authors transfer the copyright of the paper to the Helminth-ologia by completing the OPEN ACCESS LICENCE form. Form is available at https://www.editorialmanager.com/helminthologiaor at https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/helm (See Supplementary Information). Submission of a fi lled and signed form to the Edito-rial Offi ce e-mail address at helm[email protected] in an attachment completes the copyright transfer.
Online Manuscript Submission
Helminthologia offers authors and reviewers the option of on-line manuscript submission and peer-review system available at https://www.editorialmanager.com/helminthologia/. Authors should register themselves fi rst as new users and then upload their man-uscripts following the on-screen instructions. Should you encoun-ter any diffi culties while submitting your manuscript online and/or wish to submit it via e-mail, please contact Dr. Zuzana Vasilková (Managing Editor) at [email protected]. For quicker and more effi cient processing the authors are strongly encouraged to use journal online submission editorial system.Upon successful initial review and compliance with all required journal instructions for the authors submitted manuscripts are sub-ject of single-blind peer review process with at least two reviewers involved.
Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial process-ing and reviewing times and shortens the overall publication times.
Paper Writing Guide
Manuscripts, written in English, should be submitted in MS Word (97 or higher) either as a standard DOCUMENT (.doc or .docx) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.rtf). For writing use a normal plain font (e.g. Times New Roman). All references should be written in a format as requested and described in journal guidelines, and with DOI-s provided. Any manuscript not following these basic rules will not pass preliminary review and will be returned for revision and correction.
Arrangement of the Manuscript
Title page should contain a concise info what must include title, name of author(s) without titles, author(s) affiliations and institu-tional addresses as well as personal e-mail addresses.Authors are asked to ensure that line and page numbering is in-cluded in the main text file of their manuscript at the time of sub-mission to facilitate peer-review.
Elements of the Manuscript
Please arrange the elements in this order: y Summary
reviewed and approved by an appropriate institutional committee. ● Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee
approval and informed consent, which should be provided within submitted manuscript.
● When reporting experiments on animals, authors should in-dicate whether the international, national and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research com-mittee at the institution at which the studies were performed. Add ethical statement and approved animal or study protocol number at the end of material and methods section.
Violations of this policy may result in delay of publication, retrac-tion of the article, or notification of your institution.
The following statements regarding ethical approval policy are suggested to be included in the text:
9 All procedures performed in studies involving human partici-pants were in accordance with ethical standards of the insti-tutional ethical committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declara-tion and its later amendments. 9 Research related to human use has been complied with all the relevant national regulations, institutional policies and in accordance the tenets of the Helsinki Declaration, and has been approved by the authors’ institutional review board or equivalent committee. 9 For this study formal consent is not required. 9 Informed consent has been obtained and signed by from all individuals in this study. 9 This article does not contain any studies with human partici-pants or animals by any of the authors. 9 The study protocol No.... was approved by ethical/IACUC committee at the (add name of the institution). 9 All applicable national and institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed 9 ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experi-ments) guidelines for the use of animals were followed. 9 Animal care and handling were carried out in accordance with institutional guidelines 9 Mice were housed and maintained in a pathogen-free envi-ronment at the Department of Comparative Medicine. All ex-periments were performed according to the protocol No.… approved by (add name of the institution) IACUC. 9 The research related to animals complied with all the relevant national regulations and institutional policies for the care and use of animals.
Conflict of Interest
● All articles must have Conflict of Interest statements at the end of manuscript. A competing interest is anything that in-terferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of research or non-research
y Text: o Introduction o Material and Methodso Ethical Approval and/or Informed Consento Resultso Discussion (Results and Discussion may
be combined in one section)o Conflict of Interesto Acknowledgemento References
y Tables, Figures, Illustrations, Legends
Summary must accompany every manuscript. It should present the most important results and conclusions in no more than 300 words. Following the abstract body 3 to 6 key words, separated by semi-colons, should be listed for indexing.
Text – General Rules
We suggest that the English language is proofread, edited for its correctness before submission of the manuscript.
Genus and species names should be in italics. The common names of animals should not be capitalized. When describing a new species (and/or other new taxa) please provide exact address where the specimens are deposited, including the collection num-bers of holotypes, paratypes, etc. The rules governing biological nomenclature laid down by the International Code for Zoological Nomenclature should be strictly followed.Please use symbols of the International System of Units (SI) and those recommended by the International Nomenclature. Abbrevi-ations should be defined in brackets after their first mention in the text. Standard SI units may be used without definition in the body of the paper.
Ethical Approval and/or Informed Consent
The articles such as original research articles, review articles, case reports or clinical studies must contain ethical statements. State-ments are required if the work involves the use of animal or human subjects. The authors should ensure that all research has been
articles submitted to Helminthologia. Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Decla-ration of all potential competing interests is a requirement for the successful manuscript submission.
The following statements regarding conflict of interest are suggested to be included in the text:
9 Authors state no conflict of interest. 9 Authors have no potential conflict of interest pertaining to this submission to Helminthologia. 9 Authors have following potential conflict of interest to disclose (please describe).
For more details please see https://www.degruyter.com/view/ supplement/s23915463_Author_s_Statement.pdf
Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be listed in a separate section before the References.
References citation in text
Please cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses as follows:
“...and with those of Gutiérrez-Galindo et al. (2010) which ob-served...” “A checklist of helminths in N. vison from Montana was reported by Barber and Lockard (1973).“ “...important waterborne pathogens, causing in some cases se-vere gastrointestinal disease (Baldursson & Karanis, 2011; Kumar et al., 2014).”“...causes of economic losses to pig industry (Roesel et al., 2017).”
All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list of references. The authors should provide complete, correct and properly structured references in alphabetical order of authors. If the article or book has DOI number, the authors are required to provide it in the references section. This will allow automatic cre-ation of active links, thus adding a greater value to a particular publication.
Please use the following system for arranging each reference in the list:
BookAnderson, r.C. (2000): Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates, their Development and Transmission. 2nd Edition, Walingford, UK, CABI Publishing, 650 pp.
Book chapteroverstreet, r.M., CurrAn, s.s. (2005): Family Haploporidae Nicoll, 1914. In: Jones, A., BrAy, r.A., GiBson, d.i. (Eds) Keys to the Trematoda. Volume 2. London, UK: CABI Publishing and The Natural History Museum, pp. 29 – 165
Proceedings from a conferenceZurAwski, t., Mouousley, A., MAir, G., BrennAn, A., MAule, A., Gel-nAr, M., HAlton, d. (2001): Immuno-microscopical studies of the neuromuscular system of the monogenean Eudiplozoon nipponi-cum. In Abstracts of Spring Meeting of the British Society for Parasi-tology, British Society for Parasitology, April 17-20, 2001. Keele, UK: University of Keele, Keele, UK, 2001, pp.18 – 19
ebookdArt, r.k. (1996): Microbiology for the analytical chemist. RSCPub-lishing. Retrieved March, 2006 from http://www.rsc.org/ publishing/ebooks/1996/9780854045242.asp. DOI: 10.1039/9781847551443
Journal articleMorAveC, F., MAnoHArAn, J. (2013): Gonad-infecting philometrids (Nematoda: Philometridae) including four new species from ma-rine fishes off the eastern coast of India. Folia Parasitol., 60(2): 105 – 122. DOI: 10.14411/fp.2013.012
Journal article from an online database CAJGuCki, Z., ZiMeCky, M., AndrusZkiewiCZ, r. (2006, December). The immunoregulatory effects of edeine analogues in mice [Ab-stract]. Cell. Mol. Biol. Lett., 12(3): 149 – 161. Retrieved Janu-ary 6, 2007 from PubMed database http://www.pubmed.gov. DOI: 10.2478/s11658-006-0061-z
Web pageAustralasian Marsupial & Monotreme Specialist Group (1996): Zaglossus bruijni. In: IUCN2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threa tened Species. Retrieved March 21, 2008 from http//www.iucnredlist.orgComputer software swoFFord, d.l. (2001): PAuP*-Phylogenetic analysis using parsi-mony (and other methods), Version 4.0b10 [computer software]. Sunderlan, MA: Sinauer Associates
ThesisnAGy, S. (1996): Time dependent clinical decision support systems for laboratory routine work. Applications for screening of infection with Toxoplasma gondii. PhD thesis, Austria, Vienna: Vienna Uni-versity of Technology
The titles of references published in languages other than Eng-lish should be handled in the following way:
Author name(s) (year): Title in original language (if possible) [Title translated into English]. Abbreviation of Journal, vol.(no.): page in-formation (according to type of publication) (In ‘language’)
see example below:
GUÉGAN, J.F., LAMBERT, A., EUZET, L. (1988): Étude des Monogénes des Cyprinidae du genre Labeo en Afrique de l´Ouest, I. Genre Dactylogyrus Diesing, 1850. [Monogeneans from Cyprinid fi shes of the genus Labeo in West African rivers systems. I. Genus Dactylogyrus Diesing, 1850.] Rev. Hydrobiol. Trop., 21 (2):135 – 151 (In French)
If you are citing a work written in a non-Latin script (e.g., Chi-nese, Greek, Japanese, Russian), the original title of the reference must be transliterated into the English alphabet or only translated into English followed by indicating the original language.
BYKHOVSKAYA-PAVLOVSKAYA, I. (1985): Parazity ryb: rukovodstvo po izucheniyu [Parasites of fish: Manual on study], Nauka, Leningrad, 121 pp. (In Russian)
BykHovskAyA-PAvlovskAyA, i.e., kulAkovA, A.P. (1987): Class Trema-toda Rudolphi, 1808. In: BAuer, o.n. (Ed) Key to the parasites of freshwater fish fauna of the USSR. Volume 3. Parasitic Metazoans (part two). Leningrad, USSR: Nauka Publishing Leningrad branch, pp. 77 – 198 (In Russian)
● Titles of references should be given in English. Abbre-viation of journal titles should follow the rules of the ISO Journal Title Abbreviations: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals
● Please provide all authors’ names. Do not use et al. in the referen ce list unless there are more than ten authors.
Tables and Figures
We encourage authors to submit tables and figures SEPARATELY. Do not insert tables or figures in the text.
Each table should be numbered consecutively using Arabic nu-merals and referred to in the text by its number. Please provide a caption to each table, refer to a table in the text. The number of lines should be limited using two horizontal lines thus separating headings from data columns properly. Add one horizontal line be-low to limit the table. Vertical lines should be avoided. Please, do not present the same data in both the Tables and Fig-ures. In general, Figures are preferable to Tables.
All photographs, graphs, illustrations and diagrams should be re-ferred to as a “Figure” and numbered consecutively. Please insert keys and scale bars directly into figures. Relatively small text and
great variation in text sized should be avoided. Please provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure and refer to each figure in the text.
For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for graphs MsEx- cel and MsWord files are also acceptable.
Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.
Halftone art – photographs, drawings, or paintings with fine shad-ing, etc. should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Please use TIFF format for them.Combination artwork should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
The legends should be listed in a separate file.
Authors are informed by an e-mail that a temporary URL has been created from which they can obtain their proofs. Proofreading is the solely responsibility of the author. Authors should make their proof corrections (formal corrections only) on a printout of the pdf file supplied by journal editorial office. Please re-check that text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. After the online publication, corrections can only be made in exceptional cases and only in the form of an Erratum which will be hyperlinked to the article. In a case of final check prior manuscript acceptation and upon the corresponding author request a scientific proofreading and language editing may be performed by journal editorial office. This kind of service price tag is 100 EUR/per article.
PDF copy for personal use is provided free of charge.
Journal does not have any article submission charges associated with manuscript submission or peer-review. However, upon successful completion of peer review process all accepted papers are subject to the Article Processing Charges (200 EUR/per article). For a detailed info, please visit the journal owner website at http://pau.saske.sk/helm/ or contact journal Edi-torial Office at [email protected].
Ahead of Print (AOP)
Accepted and proofread papers will be published online as Ahead of Print papers prior the availability of particular issue in open ac-cess online and print formats. AOP papers can be cited by their assigned DOI. After release of the open access and printed ver-sions, the paper can also be cited by its volume, issue and page numbers.