Preslia publishes original research papers on plant systematics, phytogeography, ecology, vegetation science and Quaternary palaebotany of vascular and non-vascular plants. The geographical focus is on central Europe, with exception of papers invited to special issues. Also of interest are critical reviews evaluating progress in particular fields. Papers are published in English.
Manuscripts intended for publication should be sent to Editor-in-Chief (Petr Pyšek, Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, CZ-252 43 Průhonice, Czech Republic, e-mail: pysekibot [dot] cas [dot] cz).
The paper should consist of title, authors name and address including e-mail, abstract (max. 300 words), keywords and main text (usually consisting of Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion), followed by references, tables, and figures. MANUSCRIPTS are submitted as one MS-Word file with text, tables and figure captions and one PDF file with a complete paper including figures at the end of the manuscript. Lines should be numbered continuously throughout. For other details on format, authors should consult a recent issue of Preslia. Scientific names of plant species, higher taxa and phytosociological units are written in italics.
TABLES and FIGURES are numbered according to their sequence in the text, where they are referred to as Table and Fig., and placed at the end of the manuscript, each on a separate page. Make the titles for Tables and captions for Figures self-explanatory. The width of drawings and size of fonts should be proportional to the journal’s page (126 × 188 mm).
For LITERATURE citation consult the current issue of Preslia. Arrange references cited together in the text chronologically.
SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL should be labelled with the prefix “S”. In the text refer to Supplementary Table S1, Supplementary Fig. S1, Suplementary Data S1, and number each category according to their sequence in the text.
NOMENCLATURE: Cite flora or check list, which may be consulted for authorities instead of listing them in the text. Give authorities for species names only if it is not possible to adopt the only source of nomenclature.
PHYTOSOCIOLOGICAL RECORDS: Preslia has a partnership with the Czech National Phytosociological Database (CNPD) concerning archivation of vegetation-plot data related to the papers published in the journal. To ensure that valuable field data are not lost, authors are encouraged to archive their original records from vegetation plots analysed in the paper in CNPD.
Starting with issue 1 of 2022, Preslia will be published in the Gold Open Access regime. The papers will no longer be printed in an issue but published electronically as PDF files. The authors will cover the publication fee CZK 15.000 / € 600.