Scientific journal
European Journal of Natural History
ISSN 2073-4972

Short version of guide to authors

Contributors not used to EJNH format requirements are strongly advised to read some papers in published issues before submission, to familiarize themselves with EJNH style. EJNH main formats for original research are Articles and Letters to EJNH. It also publishes a very few Brief Communications.

Articles are original reports whose conclusions represent a substantial advance in understanding of an important problem and have immediate, far-reaching implications. They do not normally exceed 5 pages of EJNH and have no more than 50 references. (One page of undiluted text is about 1,300 words.) Articles have a summary for readers outside the discipline, separate from the main text and containing no references, of up to 150 words. The summary does not contain numbers, abbreviations, acronyms or measurements unless essential. It contains a brief account of the background and rationale of the work, followed by a statement of the main conclusions, introduced by the phrase ‘Here we show’ or its equivalent. The Article itself typically has about 3,000 words of text, beginning with up to 500 words of referenced text expanding on the background to the work (some overlap with the summary is acceptable), followed by a concise, focused account of the findings, and ending with one or two short paragraphs of discussion. The text can contain a few short subheadings consisting of about 20 but no more than 40 characters each. Figures are as small as possible: Articles typically have 5 or 6 figures. Legends and/or methods are additional to the main text. Methods sections are no more than 800 words long and ideally shorter; legends should not exceed 100 words each and start with a one-sentence title for the figure, followed by a brief explanation of the parts and symbols.

Letters to EJNH are short reports of original research focused on an outstanding finding whose importance means that it will be of interest to scientists in other fields. They do not normally exceed 3 pages of JEANH, and have no more than 30 references. They begin with a fully referenced paragraph of not more than 180 words, aimed at readers in other disciplines. This paragraph contains a summary of the background and rationale for the work, followed by a one-sentence statement of the main conclusions introduced by the phrase ‘Here we show’ or its equivalent, and ending with a sentence or two describing the implications in context. The main text which follows is typically up to 1,500 words long. This text can, if the author requires, start with a further brief paragraph of introductory material, not repeating information in the summary paragraph. A description of the research then follows. Any discussion at the end of the text should be as succinct as possible. Figures are as small as possible: Letters to EJNH typically have 3 or 4 figures. Legends and/or methods are additional to the main text. Methods sections are no more than 800 words long and ideally shorter; legends should not exceed 100 words each and start with a one-sentence title for the figure, followed by a brief explanation of the parts and symbols.

The magazine is issued in English.

Articles in the Journal of up to 10 pages - 30 euro. Review articles of more than 10 pages and 30 pages - 80 euro. Brief reports of no more than 2 pages - 15 euro.

Materials of articles we ask to send on e-mail: edition@rae.ru