For Authors

Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis Studia Naturae contains only original, previously unpublished research papers in the field of botany, zoology, experimental biology, ecology and review articles, short communications, book reviews and a variety of publications, reports from conferences, biographical notes and events of the past year. The journal is published once a year. Articles, before print accepting, are assessed by the Editor and reviewed by experts in the field, outside the scientific unit Author(s) work. The papers are printed in the English with a summary in Polish. The Polish Authors are obliged to submit abstracts in English and Polish and from other countries in English only. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via OJS Platform.
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Particular requirements
The main text length of the article is 10–20 standard pages (with graphics, tables, etc.), i.e. 18000–36000 characters with spaces. It should be written by the normal font type: Times New Roman, font size: 12 points, line spacing: 1.5 lines, paragraph: 1.25 cm, in Word .DOC or .RTF format, for margins of A4 page: upper 2 cm, lower 2 cm, left 3.5 cm, right 1.5 cm, no word hyphenation, no automatic highlights or listings. Please, do not use marking in the text.

Abstract text - 1200–1800 characters with spaces, font type: Times New Roman, font size: 10 points. Biographical note about the Author(s), 300–1000 characters, should be in English.

Tables should be prepared on separate pages, numbered in Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). The text in the tables should be written in Times New Roman 10, spacing 1.

Figures (diagrams and photographs) should be numbered in Arabic numerals and done in Excel (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.), and summarised on a separate page. Photographs or figures should be saved as .JPG or .TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi. Numbering of figures and tables should correspond to the order of their citation in the text. The text should be indicated in burglary illustrations and tables.

References should be cited in alphabetical order in the following manner:
Erfmeier, A., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H. (2011). Secondary invasion of Acer negundo: therole of phenotypic responses versus local adaptation. Biological Invasions, 13(7), 1599–1614. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9917-2
books (monographs):
Schwarze, F.W.M.R., Engels, J., Mattheck, C. (2004). Fungal strategies of wood decay in trees. Heidelberg: Springer.
part of collective work (chapter, article):
Aleksandrova, V.D. (1964). The study of changes of vegetation cover. In: E.M. Lavrenko, A.A. Korchagina (eds.), Field geobotany. Moscow, Leningrad: Nauka, 399–447. [In Russian]
on–line (electronic) publications:
Barragán, S. (2013). Mercado negro hace negocio con las orquídeas.
negocio-con-las-orquideas. [In Spanish]

In case of the various concerns Editors recommend to take pattern on the last issue of the journal.

Each article is evaluated by at least two Reviewers.

The procedure for securing the originality of publication (ie. ghostwriting)

According to the standards set for scientific journals for Higher Education, the Editors asked authors of disclosure regarding the participation of individuals in the preparation of publications (i.e. ghostwriting).

The Editors reserve the right to make minor corrections. Authors of the articles are responsible for the linguistic quality of publications. The Editors provide free printing of submit manuscripts, prepare according to guidelines.