Instructions for authors

Articles submitted for publication in Nematologia Mediterranea must be sent to the Editor:
Dr. Nicola Greco
C.N.R.- Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante Sez. di Bari
Via G. Amendola, 165/A 70126 BARI, Italy
Tel.:++39 080 5929224
Fax: ++39 080 5929230

[First page]

Nematol. medit. (year), vol.: ........


(Writing the Latin name in italics).


Address of author/s


In the same language of the article. If different from English, an English summary is also required.

Key words:

A few words, other than those appearing in the title, descibing the content of the paper.

Start text on the same page using 12 font throughout; type text at spacing and a half with good margins; indent each paragraph five spaces.
Original articles in the field of nematology are invited. They can be written in English, French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

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Latin phrases and taxonomic names of plants and animals should be italicised. Latin names of species should be spelled out in full on the first occasion and should be followed by the authority. Where there is more than one authority, use the conjunction et. Whenever the same binomial nomenclature is repeated in the text, only the initial letter of the genus name should be given and the authority omitted.
The first letter of current names of plants should be capitalized when they stand for the species as a whole. When individuals or groups of individuals within the species are considered, small letters should be used.. Names of cultivated varieties should be indicated by cv. following the current, or latin, name of the botanical species. When the abbreviation cv. is written first, no quotation marks should be used.
Tables and illustrations should be kept to the minimum necessary for clear presentation and each submitted on a separate sheet. They are referred to in the text as (Table I), (Fig. 1), etc.. Decimal points should be used to indicate decimal fractions, e.g. 0.8 g, eight decigrams. Groups of three figures are separated by commas (e.g. 1,000 one thousand). Measurement quantities should be expressed by figures, e.g. 10 kg/ha, 8 µg, etc.. Numbers up to twenty should be expressed in words, e.g. twelve paratype females, four pots, etc..

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Articles will be accepted, subject to approval by the Editorial Committee who will refer to specialists as required.
Articles must be submitted in duplicate and if accepted an electronic version should also be provided, which will go to the printer; no galley proofs will be sent to authors.

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Author/s should be listed in alphabetical order. Names of periodicals must be spelled out in full and italicized, e.g. Nematologia Mediterranea, 10: 5-12.
Papers by the same Author should be listed chronologically. Except for the first, those published in the same year should be distinguished by the letters a, b, c as for example: 1987, 1987a, 1987b, etc..
Lines following the first one should be indented some spaces.


(if in scientific periodical)

Lamberti F. and Golden A.M., 1986. On the identity of Xiphinema americanum sensu lato in the nematode collection of Gerald Thorne with description of X. thornei sp.n. Nematologia Mediterranea, 14: 163-171

(if books)

Author/s, year. Title. Publisher, City, pp.

(if contribution in a book)

Seinhorst J.W., 1986. The development of individuals and populations of cyst nematodes on plants. Pp. 101-117. In: Cyst Nematodes (F. Lamberti and C.E. Taylor, Eds.) Plenum Press, London.

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Each table should be typed on a separate page; i.e. Table I/II/III. Title.

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Legend to Figures

Illustrations, preferably black and white, and drawings, should be kept separate from the text and should be numbered consecutively; i.e. Fig.1/2/3.
We encourage authors to provide high definition figures in jpg or tiff format.
Separate parts of a composite figure should be identified by consecutive capital letters (i.e. Fig. 1A, B, C, D), while any points of special interest, in photos or drawings, should be identified by lower case letters and referred to in the descriptive legend. Descriptive legends should be typewritten on separate sheets. Maximum dimensions of unmounted photos 200 x 170 mm (glossy and with good contrast). Select font size of letters and figures and size of symbols and lines so that they will be easily readable after printing and adjustment to journal page size.

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