Manuscript submission - Manuscripts submitted to Contributions to Zoology should be sent by e-mail with attachments to the Managing Editor Ms. S.E.T. van der Meij at ContributionstoZoology@ncbnaturalis.nl. Preferably all documents should be attached as a single compressed file in ZIP format. For messages in excess of 10 Mb please contact the office. We will confirm the safe receipt of your work within three working days. If you are in doubt about the receipt of your work please contact the Managing Editor Ms. S.E.T. van der Meij at the office by e-mail, or fax number 00-31-71-5687666. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. Submitted manuscripts (in whole or in part) must not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. When accepted for publication in principle, manuscripts are still subject to the successful editing of contents and presentation, in collaboration with the office. Colour illustrations are supported when relevant. Authors will not be charged for publication costs. For the price of reprints - produced through a 'printing on demand' procedure - please contact the office.
Manuscript preparation - Articles for Contributions to Zoology should be written in the English language. For guidance, please refer to the volume 'Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers - sixth Edition, 1994'. Ensure that the document is in the following order: Title, Authors, Addresses including the e-mail address of the first or corresponding author, Keywords, Abstract, Body of the article, Acknowledgements, References, Appendices, Tables, Figures and on-line Supplementary information. The 'Body of the article' will normally be composed of an Introduction, Material and methods, Results, and Discussion. Taxonomic descriptions are placed in an Appendix. Digital formats to be used are text files in Word format with lines numbered, with Figures and Tables separate as TIFF, JPEG, AI (minimum 600 dpi) and Excel files, respectively. The first appearance of species names should be accompanied by the author and year. Inclusion of these in the references is supported.
Multiple in-text references are in temporal and then alphabetical order. References are to be arranged alphabetically by author. Journal names should be written out in full (i.e., not abbreviated). We encourage authors to include hyperlinks, including DOI addresses. For other formatting issues please consult papers in the most recently published issue at the Contributions to Zoology website www.ctoz.nl or at the Naturalis repository www.repository.naturalis.nl.