Submit a manuscript

Please be sure you have two files ready for submission:

  1. Text of the manuscript – please include also the figure legends and tables (when present) at the end of this file.
  2. A single PDF file with all figure plates, with the legend embedded below each plate (you may prepare this file in MS Word and save it as PDF, please use JPEG files for creating the PDF to reduce its size).

Please send both files to

The cover letter is not required. You may also suggest 2–4 potential reviewers, if you wish.

You will be contacted back by the editors within 1–2 weeks after submission, to confirm that your manuscript is being processed and to inform you which editor is responsible for its processing.

Manuscripts not following the instructions for authors and not submitted in two files as specified above may be rejected without further reasons.