Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation

in Wallacea and New Guinea

Ethics, Terms & Conditions



Each chapter published in our peer-reviewed book series, as well each series' volume is a part of respected network of scientific knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of your author's work and the institutions that support your work. When submitting your manuscript to publication in "Biodiversity, biogeography and nature conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea" book series, you agree upon high standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the process of manuscript assessment and publishing: the author(s), the main editor, the peer reviewer(s), and the publisher (the Entomological Society of Latvia).

Duties of authors

Duties of reviewers

Duties of main editor

Duties of the publisher
Authorship of the paperHigh standards of objectivityPublication decisionWe are committed to ensuring that any commercial revenue or personal preferences has no impact or influence on editorial decisions
Data access and retentionDisclosure and conflicts of interestConfidentiality
Fundamental errors in published worksConfidentialityDisclosure and conflicts of interestWe are working closely with other publishers to apply newest standards for best practices,  publication ethics, and to provide legal review
Originality and plagiarismPromptnessCommunication canal  with all involved
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publicationAcknowledgement and citation of sourcesRespecting all involved
Responsible management of biological resources (incl. collecting of material, depositing type specimens in public collactions) Fair playWe ensure prompt communication between the editor and the publisher
Acknowledgement and citation of sources
Following scientific standards & guidelines (e.g. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature,  International Code of Zoological Nomenclature etc.)

Terms & Conditions

By submitting your manuscript, you agree to follow Instructions to authors, publication ethics (above) and these conditions.

All manuscripts are subject of peer review. Two independent reviews are mandatory for each manuscript. Reviewers will be selected by the Chief Editor depending on the subject of the manuscript. Those reviewers decided not to remain anonymous are listed and their contribution acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section of each volume.

All book series' copyrights will be retained by the Entomological Society of Latvia. (Co)authors retain copyrights to particular (co)authored chapters.

Each (co)author will get single free hardcopy of the volume she/he contributed to, incl. free postage. Additional hard copies being provided for full price upon request.

No physical reprints will be offered to authors, but PDF (incl. high resolution) only.

All volumes will be given Open Access on

The Entomological Society of Latvia does not guarantee any kind of satisfaction to the contributors, reviewers or readers of the book.

By accepting manuscripts for publication, the Entomological Society of Latvia does not offering any kind of financial refund to author(s) in case of any dissatisfaction.