Zoolentia: Instructions for authors

The extension of the articles has no limit. Works in Spanish or English are accepted. The collection of samples in protected places must be accredited that the current legislation has been respected. The editors are not responsible for the violation of the regulations that may be unknown to them. Copyright is reserved to the authors, who authorize the journal to publish the article. The articles are published under a: Creative Commons Atribución 4.0 Internacional License: none of its parts may be reproduced or reused without citing the source.

Once the article is accepted, it will be published immediately. 

The electronic address for submitting the manuscripts can be any of the following:





The preferred text format is a Rich Text Format (RTF) or Word (DOC) document with 1.5 spacing. Figures and tables of analysis of the results will be included in the text file, and they may be presented in separate files in Excel (XLS), Access (MDB) or Open Office (ODS) formats. The font used will be Times New Roman. The titles of the general sections of the text of the article (Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and References), will go in with the first one in capital letters and without numbering. The Resumen or Abstract must not exceed 14 lines. Key words must also be included, a maximum of six. Mailing address of the author or authors, will be published as indicated in the received manuscript, of researcher identifiers (ORCID, ResearcherID, …), at least of the main researcher and of whoever assumes the subsequent correspondence. Works may not be cited in the press unless they have been accepted for publication.

Taxonomic descriptions in Zoolentia: The different sections must be taken into account: Diagnosis, Description, Comparisons or comments, Holotype: Place of origin. Indicate the recognized museum or scientific depository center, as well as the catalog number. Paratypes, number of paratypes (allotypes, if applicable). Indicate the recognized museum or deposit center, as well as the catalog number, also of these type specimens. Type locality. Material examined: describe whether it is living specimens, or remains of them. Measurements, number of samples, mean and range. Derivation of the name of the taxon. Habitat. Geographic range. In the case of fossils, stratigraphic indication and geological age.

The name of the taxa will appear complete the first time (name of the taxon and year), the rest being the contracted form.

Acknowledgments: this section is optional and will precede the References section. Authors are invited to include a phrase of appreciation to the two external reviewers indicating their names (or indicating that both or one of them have been anonymous).

References: They will be listed in alphabetical order by authors and chronologically for the same author, adding the letters a, b, c, … to the works of the same year.


Martínez–Ortí A. 2002. First location of the invasive snail Xerolenta obvia (Menke, 1828) in the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Conchology, 46 (3): 613–620.

Martínez–Ortí A., Robles F. 2003. Moluscos continentales de la Comunidad Valenciana. Conselleria de Territori i Habitatge. Colección Biodiversidad, 11: 1–259. Valencia.

In the text the citations of more than two authors will be used “et al.”

Books: Bernard E.R., Cai Y.Y., Morton B. 1993. Catalog of the Living Marine Bivalve Molluscs of China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, l46pp.

In the text, the bibliographic references will be indicated as follows: Martínez–Ortí (2020); Martínez–Ortí et al. (2019) or (Martínez–Ortí, 1999; Martínez–Ortí & Robles, 2000).

Figures: They correspond to all kinds of illustrations (drawings, photographs, graphics, etc.) and will be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., in correlative order of appearance. Figures must always be outlined in the text as Fig. 1 etc. and when referring to several: (Figs 1–3) or (Figs 1, 5). In the figure captions they will appear as Figures.