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Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales

The Journal of Silesian Museum in Opava

3 Issues per year


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    ISSN 2336-3193 (Print)
    ISSN 2336-3207 (Online)

    Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales is an English-language international journal publishing original papers on various aspects of biology, biodiversity, biosystematics, phytogeography, molecular biology, evolution and ecology. The journal was established in 1951 and is published continuously - tree times a year - until today.

    Aims and Scope

    Why submit

    The journal publishes news from the biological researches carried out (not only) in Central Europe. It is printed 3 times a year. Manuscripts that are positively evaluated are within 3-4 months published (online and in paper version). Color photographs and other graphic attachments are welcome.

    Rejection Rate

    • about 45%

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    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    The Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales publishes peer-reviewed, innovative, significant research of interest to a wide audience of biological scientists in all areas of biology, all levels of organization, and all groups of organisms. The journal requires authors to frame their research questions and discuss their results in terms of major questions of biology. All manuscripts are evaluated by members of the Editorial board to determine whether the paper should go forward for peer review. Papers sent out for review will, typically, be sent to two independent referees. After a successful review process that does not take longer than 3-4 weeks, the manuscript is accepted and printed within a maximum period of 3 months. Authors always receive PDF file, printed version of the journal and 40 reprints of the article. The main scientific articles (written in English) are published in both print and online versions. Short notes (in English or Czech language) are printed only in paper form. Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail: vitezslav.plasek@osu.cz. The journal Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

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    Editorial Information

    Steve Marshall, University of Guelph, Canada

    Deputy/ Managing Editor
    Vitezslav Plasek, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

    Peter Adamík, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
    Šárka Cimalová, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Pavel Drozd, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Michal Hájek, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
    Vladimír Hrazdil, Moravian Museum in Brno, Czech Republic
    Wiesław Fałtynowicz, University of Wroclaw, Poland
    Lenka Jarošová, Silesian Museum in Opava, Czech Republic
    Jan Kučera, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
    Jindřich Roháček, Silesian Museum in Opava, Czech Republic
    Blanka Shaw, Durham University, North Carolina, U.S.A
    Adam Stebel, Medical Academy, Katowice, Poland
    Vladimír Uvíra, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
    Michael von Tschirnhaus, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Jan Zapletal, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
    Jan Żarnowiec, ATH in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

    Technical Editors
    Vitezslav Plasek, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

    CZ- 746 01,
    TEL: +420 603 346 600

    Managing Editor

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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