Guidelines

Both GET (Gruppo Entomologico Toscano) associates and non associates can publish on Onychium journal. Publishing is free for G.E.T. members, apart from papers longer than 50 pages for which the Editorial Staff could require an additional fee. A 5 € fee per page is required for non members and defaulters.
A digital copy (pdf) of the paper will be sent to the Authors, while no printed copies will be furnished. The volume is printed in colour too.


GUIDELINES

Aims and scopes
The journal publishes original research articles, as well as review articles concerning entomology (but also Arachnida, Myriapoda, and non-marine "Crustacea"), book reviews and biographies. The works must be unpublished and not submitted to other journals, and they must not violate any copyright or other personal proprietary right of any person or entity; they must not contain any abusive, defamatory, obscene or fraudulent statements, nor any other statements that are unlawful in any way.

Peer-review process
All of a journal’s content is subjected to a double-blind peer-review by two reviewers expert in the field. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process providing retractions or corrections of mistakes.

Language
The contributions should be written preferably in English or Italian. Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to have the papers read by a native English-speaking colleague before submission.
At least two abstracts (Italian and English) including the translated title are required. The translation in Italian could be made by the Editorial Staff. For non Anglophone countries, further abstracts (with title) in the local languages are accepted (read by a native speakear).

Layout
The papers should be arranged as follows: title (for taxonomic papers the taxa dealt with must be included in the title), authors, address/affiliations, abstract, key-words (in English only), main text, acknowledgements, references. The main text should be subdivided into the following sections: Introduction, Material & Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion. For short notes (including faunistic records) is not strictly necessary to adhere to this layout.
When cited for the first time in the text, the names of animal species (or subspecies) or genera (or subgenera) must be followed by the author’s name and the year of description 
(es. Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758); for plants and fungi, only the author’s name is required (es. Cardamine bulbifera (L.) Crantz).

Deadline
The papers for the next issue of the journal (No. 15) must be submitted within the 30th November 2018. Manuscripts received after the deadline might be postponed to the next issue (No. 16).

Format
The text must be saved in .rtf, .doc or .docx format; figures and tables need a separate file. Figures, photos, and colour or B/W drawings are accepted. The figures (max. 13 x 20 cm) must be numbered and sent in TIFF format (line drawings scanned at 600 dpi and half-tone at 300 dpi); figure captions must be sent as a separate file. Multiple images must be combined to a plate, numbered, and scaled, and must be presented with a homogenous graphic style. Pages should be numbered.

Citations
The names of the authors, in the text and in the bibliography, must be written in Small capitals followed by the year of publication. In the text the references must be indicated as follows: Abbazzi (1992); Bordoni (1998a, 1998b); Rocchi & Terzani (2010); (Mascagni, 1996; Cianferoni, 2009); to indicate the names of three or more Authors, the first name must be followed by “et al.” and the year "et al." and the year (Bartolozzi et al., 2008).
In the bibliography, the names of genera and species must be typed in Italic, as well as the journal titles (extended) and the publisher. The bibliographic citations must be written in alphabetical and chronological order as follows:
-   surname and initial of the other names (penultimate and last Authors must be linked by “&”);
-   year of publication;
-   title;
-   journal;
-   publisher’s place (only for books);
-   number of volume, issue, and pages.

If the year of publication does not coincide with the year of the volume, the latter should be put in brackets after the number of the volume.

Examples:
Magrini P., 2003. Cinque nuove specie di Typhloreicheia della Sardegna (Coleoptera Carabidae). Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana, 135 (3): 129-152.
Mascagni A. & Monte C., 2010. Three new species and new records of Heteroceridae from the Neotropical Region (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). Koleopterologische Rundschau, 80: 159-166.
Battiston R., Picciau L., Fontana P. & Marshall J., 2010. Mantids of the Euro-Mediterranean Area. World Biodiversity Association, Verona, 239 pp.
Bartolozzi L. & Maggini L., 2007. Insecta Coleoptera Lucanidae (pp. 191-192). In: Ruffo S. & Stoch F. (ed.). Checklist and distribution of the Italian fauna. Memorie del Museo civico di Storia naturale di Verona, 2. Serie, Sezione Scienze della Vita, 16 [2006]: 303 pp. + CD-ROM.
Moreira F.F.F., 2014. Water Bugs Distributional Database. Available from https://sites.google.com/site/distributionaldatabase (accessed 3 January 2014).
Moreira F.F.F., 2014. Water Bugs Distributional Database. Disponibile all'indirizzo https://sites.google.com/site/distributionaldatabase (ultimo accesso 3 gennaio 2014).

Copyright
All papers are open access and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Authors hold the copyright and retained publishing rights on their works without restrictions.

Archiving
Journal issues are archived and preserved in the National Central Library of Florence (Italy). Each article is identified by DOI and deposited in the data repository Zenodo. The articles including nomenclatural acts are also registered on the Official Registry of Zoological Nomenclature - ZooBank and provided of LSID.

Open Access
Digital copies of all contents are freely downloadable from the official website and from the open access repository Zenodo.

Periodicity
An issue per year (April) is published.

Supplementary material
A dataset of the studied material can be added as a .csv, .xls or .xlsx file that will be available on the official website of the journal as supplementary material to the published contribution.

Additional notes
In the description of new taxa, types can be stored in a public structure or, if mainteined in a private collection, the Author/s must ensures that the type material (including the holotype) will be made accessible for others to study. Descriptions of new taxa based only on photographs without preserved specimen/s are not allowed.
The collection/s where the material is stored must always be indicated. 
As the identification of the material should be verifiable, a photographic or phonographic documentation is required if specimens have not been collected. These documents should be sent first to a specialist (whose confirmation should be inserted in the text) then to the journal. When possible, the material should be georeferenced.