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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • It is assumed that all authors have read the manuscript and agreed to its content. The manuscript should be original, the data should not have been published in or be currently under consideration by another journal. It is also presumed that all authors accept the general journal policies.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (see below).
  • In case of publication, the authors agree to provide a short (half page) lay person’s summary of their paper.
  • Make sure to provide email adresses of three possible reviewers that can be entered in the "comments to editor" - section.

Author Guidelines

JPE does not charge authors for submission or processing of an article. NOTE: manuscripts submitted after 1 June 2022 will be asked a voluntary contribution of 250 € if accepted for publication.

Make sure in your online account that you are registered as "author". Manuscripts should be prepared as word-file (.doc or .rtf) and submitted using the online submission system.

Please refer to the instructions for authors for further details of how to format a manuscript. Manuscripts that do not correspond to these instructions can be returned without review.

Please prepare a cover letter with names and adresses (email) of three possible reviewers. Copy and paste this letter in the "comments to editor" - field during the submission process.

The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review. Additional authors will be informed by the corresponding author about the progress of the submission.

An automatic citation style for use with Zotero and other CSL 1.0–compatible clients can be downloaded from the Zotero Style Repository.

In case of publication, the authors agree to provide a short (half page) lay summary of their paper which will be published in the Pollination Magazine – in English as well as in the (or one official) language of the country where the study took place. This should be accompanied by at least one beautiful photograph, painting, sketch,… of the study object, region, experimental set up, etc. Please provide a simple text document including the photo.

!redo - reuse - recycle!

JPE offers the possiblity to submit previously rejected manuscripts and recycle reviews. This may help speed up publication time and releave scientists from doing redundant reviews.
Please enclose the original (rejected) manuscript, the reviews plus the comments from the editor (name journal and editor), and the revised version of your manuscripts. Please further include a letter with a point by point response to the concerns raised by the reviewer(s). Just as you would for a usual re-submission. Submit these files as supplementary material. Your manuscript may be accepted based on the previous reviews.


should report the results of original research.

Short Communications

are short publications (up to 3000 words excluding figures and tables) similar to original articles but with limited data.

Novel Ideas and Pilot Projects

are 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.


provide synthesis of important bodies of work.

Notes on Methodology

are papers that outline new approaches in the discipline.

Historical Notes

present 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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