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[Annelida] Systematics and Biodiversity

Adrian Glover via annelida%40net.bio.net (by a.glover from nhm.ac.uk)
Mon Feb 17 05:36:06 EST 2014

Dear colleagues

Please consider submitting your annelid papers to Systematics and Biodiversity, the journal for life sciences from the Natural History Museum in London. I am one of the Associate Editors responsible for handling annelid papers, but recently I have been called upon to handle manuscripts on nematodes, gastropods and various other things, as not many annelid manuscripts have been sent in. Fascinating as these papers are, please rescue me from this situation by sending in your top-quality annelid manuscripts, such as this one: http://goo.gl/ge0Ft3

I am attending an editorial board meeting tomorrow and would be happy to feedback any comments on the journal.

The scope of the journal is pasted below. Submission instructions here:

regards, Adrian Glover
Natural History Museum, London

Systematics and Biodiversity is devoted to whole-organism biology. It is a quarterly, international, peer-reviewed, life science journal, without page charges, which is published by Taylor & Francis for The Natural History Museum , London. The criterion for publication is scientific merit. Systematics and Biodiversity documents the diversity of organisms in all natural phyla, through taxonomic papers that have a broad context (not single species descriptions), while also addressing topical issues relating to biological collections, and the principles of systematics. It particularly emphasises the importance and multi-disciplinary significance of systematics, with contributions which address the implications of other fields for systematics, or which advance our understanding of other fields through taxonomic knowledge, especially in relation to the nature, origins, and conservation of biodiversity, at all taxonomic levels.

Each issue contains a main section devoted to formal peer-reviewed original research papers, and a shorter, more informal 'Perspective' section. As well as taxonomic discovery, description, revision and recording, the research section carries studies of adaptation, anatomy, biodiversity patterns in time and space (including response to environmental and human factors, and to global change), biogeography, coevolution, conservation biology, development, evolutionary biology, functional morphology, growth and form, molecular science, phylogenetics, cladistics, speciation, and systematic ecology. State-of-knowledge reviews and papers on the theory and practice of systematics are also welcome. There are no restrictions on the geographical location of authors, their material and study areas, or on the institutional locations of their studied collections. The 'Perspective' section covers a similar range of subjects to the main section, but gives scope for debate and comment as well as reviews of books.

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