Additional Information for Authors

1. New zoological taxa
New zoological taxa at family-group level or below introduced by the papers published in Folia Malacologica are registered in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) New taxa are registered by the Publisher once the paper has been accepted for publication by the Editor-in-Chief.

For new species descriptions an integrative taxonomic approach is strongly recommended with the combination of morphological, anatomical and genetic information. Moreover systematic, phylogenetic, ecologic, or biogeographic context should be discussed. Description of a new species based on the morphological features of the shell should be avoided, except for fossil specimens or descriptions based on detailed morphometric analysis. The editors reserve the right of final decision in this regard.

2. Geographic coordinates
It is strongly recommended to list geographical coordinates as taken from GPS or online georeferencer. Geographical coordinates for the locality data should consist of a point represented by coordinate information in the form of latitude and longitude listed consistently throughout the manuscript in one of the possible forms: (i) Degrees, Minutes and Seconds (DMS) rounded off to the nearest second (52°27'57''N, 16°55'23''E), (ii) Decimal Degrees (DD) rounded off to four decimal places (52.4658°N, 16.9230°E), (iii) Degrees Decimal Minutes (DDM) rounded off to two decimal places (52°27.95N, 16°55.38'E).

3. Reprints
Authors may order reprints at extra cost at the proof stage. Reprints as pdf files may be downloaded from without any charge. Authors are allowed to post the different versions of their articles (Submitted version, Accepted version, Published version) on their own personal or institutional websites or other repository of their choice without embargo free of charge, provided the original source is credited.

4. Publication costs
There is no page charge in Folia Malacologica.

5. Archiving
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6. Copyright and licensing
Copyright assignment to the Association of Polish Malacologists is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a copyright agreement has been signed. The corresponding author will be required to assign the copyright of the paper on behalf of all co-authors.
Folia Malacologica articles are 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.

7. Initiative for Open Citation
Folia Malacologica complies with I4OC standards for open citations.

8. Advertising and marketing
Folia Malacologica does not publish advertisements nor conduct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts.
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