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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

You can download and using submiision template.  download 

Quick Checklist for Initial SubmissionTo simplify the process for authors we now differentiate between initial and revised submissions. Initial submissions can be submitted in any file type providing they adhere to the following requirements:

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Article typesResearch Article:  Should not exceed 15000~20000 words(include all). See Manuscript specifications below.
Manuscript specificationsManuscripts must be written in English or Chinese. Authors for whom English or chinese is not their first language may wish to consider using a professional editing service before submission.
All submissions should be written in English or Chinese, However, we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their native language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted. The second abstract will be published with the online version of the article and will not be included in the PDF or in print. Please note that second abstracts will not be copyedited and will be published as provided by the authors. Authors who wish to take advantage of this option should provide the second abstract in the main document below the English or Chinese language version.

Submissions should be divided into the following sections:

1. Title page

2. Abstract : The abstract must not exceed 300 words(500 han-character) and should list the main results and conclusions, using simple, factual, numbered statements. The abstract should outline the purpose of the paper and the main results, conclusions and recommendations, using clear, factual, numbered statements. Abstract must be English and mother tongue version. When you submit only need English abstract, after decision need add one more mother language abstract.

3. Keywords : A list in alphabetical order not exceeding 3~5 words or short phrases. More advice on selecting good keywords can be found here.

4. Results : State the results and draw attention in the text to important details shown in tables and figures.

5. Discussion :This should point out the significance of the results in relation to the reasons for doing the work, and place them in the context of other work.

6. Conclusions (optional)

7. References : In text citations should follow rule. Please note that a DOI should be provided for all references where available.

8. Romanization (Guide for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Languages)

The pinyin system has replaced the Wade-Giles system as the standard in the U.S. libraries for creating Latin script readings for Chinese characters. This means, as a general rule, library users must search in pinyin to find Chinese-language materials, regardless of publishing locations. The place names in Taiwan used as subject or as headings for government or geographical entities mostly remain in Wade-Giles, although they are in pinyin when appearing in title, imprint, and other areas of the record. For example, 台中市 as a subject heading is "T'ai-chung shih", but "Taizhong Shi" in the title of a Chinese-language book. In terms of personal names,  those Chinese names in Wade-Giles that have been well established are not converted to pinyin, such as 蒋经国 Chiang Ching-kuo and 李登辉 Lee Teng-hui. We accept all of romanization, like pinyin, wade-giles, and jyutping system.

Continue to follow the McCune-Reischauer system to romanize Korean with the exceptions noted in this document. See: Romanization of the Korean Language: Based upon its Phonetic Structure by G.M. McCune and E.O. Reischauer, reprinted from the Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. the Korean Romanization Converter may be helpful. 

The basic Japanese romanization system used in North America is the Modified Hepburn System. Become familiar with the Romanization Table to convert the pronunciation of scripts into Roman characters. Also, transliteration of Japanese words requires the correct pronunciation (reading) of Japanese words. 

Useful link 
Chinese (Putonghua) https://www.chinesetools.eu/tools/chinese-to-pinyin/ Chinese (Taiwan) https://www.chineseconverter.com/en/convert/wade-giles-to-chineseChinese(Hongkong) https://www.chineseconverter.com/cantonesetools/en/cantonese-to-jyutpingKorean : http://roman.cs.pusan.ac.kr/input_eng.aspxJapanese : https://nihongodera.com/tools/romaji-converter 

9. Style (if you have any problem see http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/chicago-turabian/)

Manuscript submission

The journal has a fully web-based system for the submission and review of manuscripts.
All correspondence should be routed via the Assistant Editor.
During submission, authors will be asked to confirm that:
The work as submitted has not been published or accepted for publication, nor is being considered for publication elsewhere, either in whole or substantial part.All authors and relevant institutions have read the submitted version of the manuscript and approve its submission.All persons entitled to authorship have been so included.The work is original and all necessary acknowledgements have been made.The work conforms to the legal requirements of the country in which it was carried out, including those relating to conservation and welfare, and to the journal’s policy on these matters.All co-authors will receive confirmation of submission.
Covering letters are optional and should be used to provide additional information not present in the manuscript which is relevant for the editorial office or editors.
Editorial processThe journal operates a single-blind confidential peer-review process. Author names are not concealed. Editors and reviewers are expected to handle the manuscripts confidentially and must not disclose any details to anyone outside of the review process. Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality and their names are not revealed to authors unless they choose to sign their review. Peer review comments should remain confidential even after a manuscript receives a final decision. Manuscripts are normally reviewed by two independent experts in the relevant area. All correspondence between an author, editor, and peer reviewer should remain in confidence unless explicit consent has been given by all parties, including the journal, or unless there are exceptional ethical or legal circumstances that require identities or details of the correspondence to be revealed. Reviewers are acknowledged through a list of contributing reviewers published each year on the journal website. Reviewers are welcome to claim reviews for the journal on third party sites (such as Publons), but review comments and details of specific papers should not be published.

Types of decisions

1)Accept: 接納 - In the present form 直接刊出 or With minor revisions 須稍作修訂

2)Major revision subject to reviews須作重大修訂再作審核

3)Reject 退稿

Accepted articles

After an article has been accepted for publication, it will be uploaded online within 2 week working days, BEFORE copyediting, typesetting and proofing (the article will be assigned its DOI (digital object identifier) at this stage, and so can be read and cited as normal). Any final, minor corrections can still be made to the article at the following proofing stage.

Author services

Upon acceptance, authors will receive an e-mail from Wiley's 'Author Services' with a unique link that enables them to register and track their article through the various stages of the production process. Visit Wiley Author Services for more details.
Licence to publishAuthors of accepted manuscripts will be required to grant Wiley an exclusive licence to publish the article on behalf of the British Ecological Society. Signing an Exclusive Licence Agreement (ELA) is a condition of publication and papers will not be published until a signed form is received. (Papers subject to government or Crown copyright are exempt from this requirement.) Once a paper is accepted, the corresponding author will receive an email from Wiley prompting them to login to Author Services, where, via the This Journal Site, they will be able to complete the licence agreement on behalf of all co-authors. Please note that the article may appear on Accepted articles (see above) before the licence agreement is completed. The terms and conditions of the ELA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs here. Do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to do so by Author Services. Please read the licence form carefully before signing: conditions are changed from time to time and may not be the same as the last time you completed one of these forms.

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