Instructions for Authors

We appreciate your interest in submitting your manuscript to our journal. Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your manuscript.

Lampyrid Journal publishes original research articles, reviews, and short communications in all areas of biology, with a particular emphasis on ecology, evolution, and behavior. We welcome submissions from researchers worldwide.

Manuscript Preparation:
Manuscripts should be prepared according to our guidelines, which can be found on our website. Manuscripts should be written in English and should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Please also include a list of keywords that best describe your research.

All manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) using our online submission system. Figures and tables should be included within the manuscript where they are first mentioned, and should be of high quality.

Manuscript Style:
Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and should use 12-point Times New Roman font. The title page should include the title of the manuscript, the names and affiliations of all authors, and the corresponding author's contact information. The main text should be organized into sections, such as Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Citations and References:
All references should be cited within the text using the author-date citation system. The reference list should be arranged alphabetically by the first author's surname and should include all authors' names, the full title of the article, the name of the journal or book, the volume number, and the page numbers. Please ensure that all references cited in the text are included in the reference list and that all references in the reference list are cited in the text.

Peer Review Process:
All manuscripts submitted to Lampyrid Journal undergo a rigorous peer review process. Please see our Peer Review Process page for more information.

Publication Fees:
There are no fees for submitting a manuscript to Lampyrid Journal. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, we may charge a publication fee to cover the costs of production and distribution.

Open Access:
Lampyrid Journal is an open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available online to readers without subscription or paywall barriers.

We encourage authors to carefully read and follow our Instructions for Authors to ensure a smooth and efficient review process. We look forward to receiving your submissions and to publishing high-quality research in Lampyrid Journal.