Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The Style Guide has been followed.
The paper has been written in the passive voice unless an opinion needs to be clearly attributed to the authors.
Keywords have been selected from the approved list.
Abstract of no more than 400 words has been included, which gives information on the objectives, the principal results and the conclusions of the study.
Line numbers have been included to allow reviewers to refer to the text. [Line numbering in Microsoft Word can be incorporated by selecting File> Page Setup> Layout> Line Numbers> Add line numbering].
The author(s) have stated that all work conforms to the legal requirements of the country in which it was carried out (including holding necessary permits), including those relating to conservation and animal welfare.
Papers containing nucleic acid data must include full primary sequences as Appendices for reviewing purposes. In addition it is expected that new DNA sequences are submitted to GenBank, and accession numbers cross-referenced throughout the text.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- In submitting a paper to this Journal, authors agree that, upon publication, the paper may be promoted by the IWC. This might be via a range of means including the IWC website and Twitter feed. Authors are invited to provide their Twitter handles, web page links and any other information that may be useful in promoting their paper and the Journal.
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