Author guidelines

Author guidelines (eng)

The journal Algologia publishes articles containing new, previously unpublished data. Every article that is submitted to the Journal is reviewed by the scientific editor for scientific merit and potential impact on the field, plus conformity to the editorial policy and to the style of the Journal. Papers meeting these requirements are then anonymously peer-reviewed. In contentious cases, two or more independent reviewers are envisaged. Papers that do not meet these requirements will be rejected-without-review.

Aims and Scope

Algologia is an international journal [OR an Open Access journal] covering various aspects of the scientific study of algae. Since 1991 the journal quarterly publishes peer reviewed original research and review articles on a wide range of issues in the field of phycology: floristics, systematics, taxonomy, ecology, geography, physiology, biochemistry, genetic studies of pro- and eukaryotic algae, as well as paleoalgology, algal biotechnology and conservation. Considerable attention is paid to studies of the interaction of algae with other organisms, their role as components of natural ecosystems. The journal also presents methodological and procedure articles, reviews, short communications, information about scientific forums and memorable articles about prominent phycologists. The international editorial board of the journal includes well-known experts in algae, each of whom is also a scientific editor of a certain section. The primary criterion for acceptance of the article is the originality of the material, scientific, technical validity and value for the development of phycology research.

The journal covers both fundamental and applied aspects in algology, including papers based on the results of wide range of field and experimental studies, as well as reviews and surveys and procedure papers. The journal is intended for specialists in theoretical, experimental, and applied algology, hydrobiology, microbiology, all scientists using algae as a model organisms for research, and all those interested in general problems of biology.

Licensing agreement

Submitted articles should be original and not considered in other journals. After accepting the manuscript, copyright is transferred to the editorial board of the journal Algologia. The Licensing (copyright) agreement with the publisher (Journal Algologia) must be signed by all authors. No part of journal publications may be reproduced, stored in a search engine, or transmitted in any form without prior permission of the publisher. Authors should treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential materials must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the Editors. We draw your attention to the fact that the copyright contract enters into force after the article has been accepted. If the Editorial Board rejects your article the contract automatically becomes invalid. Signing the contract by author/authors means they are acquainted and agree with the terms of agreement. Algologia is a royalty-free publication.

Preparation of the article

  • Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial office ( in a Word text editor (font Newton, size 14, line spacing 1.5). The title and the names of all authors (given below the title) should be typed in upper case. Below the names, the address(es) of professional affiliation for each author should be given each starting on a separate line. E-mail address(es) should be provided if available. Affiliation addresses are linked to the author names by numbers in superscript and are provided in corresponding order.
  • The volume of the manuscript, including literature, tables (up to 5) and figures (up to 6), should not exceed 14 pages, list of taxa – no more than 2-3 pages. In exceptional cases, submission of manuscripts up to 24 pages is possible. The presentation of voluminous materials in the form of electronic applications is welcome.
  • The article should have sections: "Abstract", "Introduction", "Materials and Methods", "Results and Discussion", "Conclusions" or "Conclusion", the purpose of the work is clearly identified.
  • The abstract should be presented in the language of the paper (up to 1900 characters) with a brief description of the contents of the article headings. No taxon author names are to be included in the abstract. Introductory information should not be included in the abstract, neither should be the citation of references.
  • Keywords (up to 10 words) should reflect the basic concepts discussed in the article and (if necessary) geographic data binding.
  • Citation. All literary references cited in the text of the article are given in brackets with the date of publication in chronological order (Geitler, 1925, 1932; Hindak, Lukeshova, 1991; Smith et al., 2007). All citations in the text must be included in the reference list and vice versa.
  • Illustrations should be sharp and contrasting (at least 300 pixels per inch, the recommended format is 12.6 cm wide, 21 cm high). They should also be sent in separate electronic files (jpg-format). On microphotographs indicate the scale using a ruler, in the figure captions – a transcript of all the symbols, in the graphs on the axes – the size and dimension.
  • Author(s) of taxon names (from the rank of genus or below) must be provided when the taxon is first mentioned in the text. In the case the taxon is the part of the title, author’s name(s) must be given as well.
  • Italicisation. Generic names and all ranks below are italicised. As well book titles and names of periodicals given in the References.
  • References. All authors should be listed in alphabetical order. If available, the article's DOI is to be added. References should appear as follows:

    Krammer K. Bacillariophyceae 1. Naviculaceae. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Stuttgart, New York: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1986. 876 p.
    Lukavsky J. Algal flora of lakes in the High Tatra Mountains (Slovakia). Hydrobiologia. 1994. 274(1): 65–74.
    Tsarenko P.M. Diversity of algae of the Ukrainian Carpathians. In: 11th Hungarian Algological Meeting (Salgobanya, May 15–19, 2000). Salgobanya, 2000. P. 32.