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Annales UMCS, Biologia

The Journal of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

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    Annales UMCS Sectio C publishes original research articles in English on biological sciences. All manuscripts are reviewed by editors and independent experts.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • Important source of information from different branches of biological sciences such as botany, zoology biochemistry and ecology,
    • Good publishing quality available in both forms, electronic and printed
      Over 60 years history of publishing.

    Why submit

    • Fair and constructive peer review by experts in the field
    • High quality editing and language revision services

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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscript preparation

    General. Annales UMCS Sectio C - Biologia publishes original research papers and review articles on experimental biology, nature preservation, environmental protection, and taxonomical biology as well as reviews, discussions and biographic records. Articles are evaluated at first by the editor and next by a reviewer. When sending an article for publication its authors should declare that it has not been submitted elsewhere. Papers should be written in English and sent in two printed copies and in electronic version. The paper should not exceed 22 printed pages (one printed sheet) including tables, figures, formulae and pictures. Latin words should be written in italics. Use S.I. system only and standard abbreviations of units and symbols. The text of comments, discussion and biographic notes should not exceed 5 printed pages.

    Abstracts. Papers should include an abstract, not exceeding 200 words, in which the main points of the paper are summarized.

    Text. Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Authors, Affiliations, Title, Abstract in English and Polish, Keywords, List of abbreviations, The main text.
    The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers. The main text should be organized in the following order: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results together with discussion, Acknowledgements, References.

    References. References, given in alphabetical order, should be numbered successively with Arabic numbers. After the names of all authors, together with their initials, year of publication, title of the paper, abbreviated title of the journal, volume number, the first and last pages should be given. References to books should contain the editor’s name, publisher and location as well as the page numbers. The literature in the text is cited according to its number on the list of references.

    For periodicals:
    Rauser W.E. 1999. Structure and function of metal chelators produced by plants. Cell Biochem. Biophys. 31; 19-48.
    For the articles in a book:
    Woolhouse H.W., Walker S. 1981. The physiological basis of copper toxicity and copper tolerance in higher plants. [In:] Copper in Soil and Plants. J. F. Loneragan, A. D. Robson, R.D. Graham (eds), Academic Press, Sydney, 235-262
    For books:
    Stryer I. 1986. Biochemistry. PWN, Warszawa.

    Illustrations. Figures (schemes, formulae, diagrams, pictures) can be included in the text, but if their size is large they should be enclosed on separate sheets and their insertion place in the text should be indicated on the left margin. Subscriptions to figures numbered with Arabic numerals should be listed on a separate sheet. To group pictures a scheme with their numbered persons or objects should be attached on a separate sheet, explaining whom or what the particular numbers represent.

    Tables. Tables should be numbered consecutively and imported into text. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. graphs).

    For information please contact: wanda.malek@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl

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    Editorial Information

    Annales UMCS

    Ryszard Szczygieł, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 

    Annales UMCS, Sectio C: Biologia

    Wanda Malek , Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Bożenna Czarnecka, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
    Antoni Gawron, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
    Wiesław Mułenko, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
    Anna Kwaśniewska, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
    Anna Tukiendorf, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 

    Language Editor (English)
    Jadwiga Branicka, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 

    Language Editor (Polish)
    Teresa Dunin, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 

    Technical Editor
    Antoni Dudek, Lublin, Poland

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