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Illiesia, the International Journal of Stonefly Research, accepts manuscripts dealing with any aspect of plecopteran research. There are no page or reprint charges for publishing in the Journal, and color figures, large data sets and computerized sequences are acceptable as are traditional forms of data presentation. Please submit your manuscript, preferably in Microsoft Word, as an attachment to an e-mail message. Submit manuscripts to either of the Editors:

Alternatively, documents and accompanying media too large to be effectively e-mailed may be shared through Dropbox or other cloud-based file sharing system.

A letter of submission should accompany the manuscript and this must indicate the manuscript is not being considered for publication by another journal.

The manuscript should be single spaced in Times New Roman font (excluding special characters). Most manuscripts should include a Title, an Abstract, an Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Literature Cited sections, but a more relaxed format without these designated sections is acceptable for some taxonomic studies and biotic surveys. Papers should be headed by a title, initials, names and addresses of authors, and up to five key words that are not already in the title. Manuscripts should be in English but, when appropriate, an alternate language may be used for a second version of the abstract. A list of abbreviations including museum codens and state or provincial codes should be included in the text of the paper.

The establishment of new taxa must be consistent with requirements of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature including designation of type specimens and citation of the institution where types are deposited.

Questions regarding format should be referred to the Editors. Please consult the format of recent issues.

Binomials or trinomials are to be spelled out and provided with author names and year of description for each first instance in both the Abstract and elsewhere in the manuscript. Author names are to be separated from year of description by a comma, e.g. Rhopalopsole bulbifera Sivec & Shimizu, 2008 or Rhopalopsole spiniplatta (Wu, 1949). After first instance, genus names are to be abbreviated.

Figures may be separate or arranged as a plate. To speed the review process, figures should initially be submitted as a single pdf document with all images in sequential order. Once the manuscript has been accepted, authors will be directed to send graphs and line drawings as PNG, GIF, or TIFF files and photographs and micrographs as JPEG or TIFF files. Number figure files consecutively in Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 1, Figs. 2-4). Cloud-based file sharing may be the best option for sharing these potentially large files.

Tables should be submitted in separate files using either Microsoft Excel or other compatible software. Number tables consecutively in Arabic numerals. Maintain the table heading as a row atop the table.

Literature citations in the manuscript may be in either of two formats: "Ricker (1952) states…" or "A large larval mentum covering the base of the lacinia is indicative of the family Leuctridae (Zwick 2006)." No punctuation is to be used within a citation; a series of citations may be separated by a comma. Link two author citations using an ampersand (&), not "and".

References should appear in alphabetical order in the Literature Cited section. Please provide digital object identifiers (DOIs) or uniform resource locators (URLs) with each reference if available. Follow the general reference style of these examples:

Stewart, K.W. & B.P. Stark. 2002. Nymphs of North American Stonefly Genera (Plecoptera). 2nd edition. The Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio.

Teslenko, V. 2003. Zoogeography of the stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the Kuril Archipelago. Pages 421-427. In E. Gaino [editor]. Research Update on Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera. Universitá di Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Zwick, P. & V.A. Teslenko. 2002. Development and life history of Far Eastern Russian Pteronarcys spp. (Plecoptera, Pteronarcyidae). Archives für Hydrobiologie, 153:503-528.

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