Aim of the
"Journaal van Syrphidae"
Aim and scope
Journaal van Syrphidae (JvS) publishes papers on all aspects including systematics, faunistics, ecology, phylogenetics, nomenclature, checklists, keys and short communications on Syrphidae (Insects: Diptera). The scope of JvS is worldwide, so papers dealing with Syrphidae from all biogeographical regions are accepted. Papers on presentations given at the International Symposium on Syrphidae may be published in a special issue of JvS if not covered by a special volume organized by the host of the Symposium. Publication of special issues on particular subjects should be discussed with the editorial board beforehand.
The language used is English: abstracts in other languages may be provided by the authors, but will not be checked by JvS and are therefore fully the author’s responsibility. Non-native speakers are advised to have the English language checked before submitting the paper.
The journal follows the rules of the zoological nomenclature as found on the website of the ICZN (https://www.iczn.org/the-code/the-code-online/).
Descriptions of single species are best placed in full revisions of genera or species-groups in one of the faunistic regions or realms ((Europe; Mediterranean subregion; West-, East- or Holo-Palaearctic; Holarctic; Afrotropical; Oriental; Austral-Asian; Nearctic; Neotropical, and to some extent archipelagos such as Madagascar; Japan; Taiwan etc.). Descriptions of single species will only be accepted when accompanied by a concise description, including all the diagnostic features in relation to related or similar species, and an updated key (or additional key couplet to a published key).
In the case of a well-known genus within which a new species is unexpectedly found, this single-species description will be accepted if compared with all other representatives of the genus in the biogeographical region and put into a key and the other requirements as given in the previous section.
The sections of JvS are the following:
Open Access and copyright
JvS publishes papers through free open access and no payment is required for either subscription or publication. The journal is part of SiT (syrphidaeintrees.com) and gets its finances through the Syrphidae Foundation hosted on the SiT website with a separate page for JvS.
The papers are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant to the journal the right of first publication and permanent storage on the JvS page and other open access directories or libraries; they also simultaneously allow others to share the work as long as the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal is acknowledged.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in JvS.
Indexing and archiving
All papers are given a DOI (https://www.doi.org/) and JvS is further indexed and/or archived in:
Registration of papers and newly described species in JvS are arranged by the journal and recorded in:
Prior to submission and during the peer-review process, authors are NOT ALLOWED to post nomenclatural aspects in any way (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website), because this can lead to taxonomic issues and rejection of the nomenclatural acts in it.
No preprints are distributed and only the final paper will be published online. After publication, authors are allowed to archive the final version of their manuscript and are given a link to send out to other researchers for downloading the paper from the JvS website.
The Journal is supported by the Syrphidae Foundation and donations are welcome.
Donators contributing on an annual basis will be listed on the cover page of each paper and on the website of JvS.