Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- We ask authors to submit the names and email addresses of two or more potential independent reviewers that are specialists in the field the article is submitted.
- The author(s) confirm that the content of the submitted article complies with the rules of good scientific practice (according to COPE, see https://publicationethics.org/ and “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice – Code of Conduct” of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, www.dfg.de), does not contain any plagiarism, all data were collected and analysed legally (including CITES, Access & Benefit Sharing), and investigations were conducted in compliance with all legal requirements and regulations.
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