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- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (see below).
- Make sure to provide email adresses of three possible reviewers that can be entered in the "comments to editor" - section.
- JPE strongly encourages that all datasets on which the conclusions of the paper rely should be available to readers. We encourage authors to ensure that their datasets are either deposited in publicly available repositories (e.g. repository of the author's affiliation or repositories such as https://zenodo.org/) or presented in the main manuscript or additional supporting files whenever possible.
- In case of publication, the authors agree to provide a short (half page) lay person’s summary of their paper.
- In case of publication, please be aware that JPE asks for an Article Processing Charge of 250€. This is a voluntary fee. Nevertheless, being an independent, open-access journal, we highly depend on this contribution to ensure the journal's viability in the long term.
Articlesshould report the results of original research.
Short Communicationsare short publications (up to 3000 words excluding figures and tables) similar to original articles but with limited data.
Novel Ideas and Pilot Projectsare short papers (up to 3500 words excluding figures and tables) that introduce new ideas or concepts that may be supported by preliminary findings to stimulate innovation and new discussions in pollination ecology.
Reviewsprovide synthesis of important bodies of work.
Notes on Methodologyare papers that outline new approaches in the discipline.
Historical Notespresent short overviews or biographies on important individuals that contributed to the discipline.
Noteworthy Data Sets
This section gives opportunity to publish extensive data sets, that, for exceptional reasons, lack proper statistical analyses or profound discussion. Long term data or data covering large geographical areas have a special, intrinsic value, particularly in the light of pollinator declines.
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