Journal Tichodroma welcomes all submissions on general ornithological topics, regardless of studied taxon and geographic location. In the case of works of regional importance (faunistics, first findings etc.) the relevance of the presented results for the avifauna of Central Europe is a condition for acceptance. Contributions from other regions will also be considered if the authors properly justify their relevance in the cover letter.  

Manuscript contents
The manuscript should consist of: 1) the title (with Slovak or Czech translation), 2) full name(-s) of author(-s) with addresses (including e-mail of the corresponding author), 3) abstract (in original papers up to 250 words, in short communications up to 100 words) with key words (3–6), 4) main text (in original papers with sections: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion), 5) cited references, 6) Slovak or Czech summary.
For more details see example article and example of manuscript format.

An abstract of original articles should comprise the objectives, methods, major results and the main conclusion of the study. An abstract has to be concise, factual and well-arranged. The conclusions have to be entirely justified by the information provided in the article. The key words should express the highlights of the article. Introduction must summarize existing knowledge on the topic and explain what the paper will address, why, and how. The Materials and Methods section describes exactly what was done how the study was conducted. The purpose of the Results section is to present only the results relevant to research objectives. In Discussion author(s) state(s) interpretations and implications of their results addressing how the results relate to expectations and existing knowledge.

Extent of manuscript
Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages in original papers and 10 pages in short communications and personal notes. Extensive manuscripts should be discussed with the editorial office in advance.

Manuscript (types of files .doc, .rtf or .txt) should be typed as double spaced, with Times New Roman font, size 12 pt. Scientific names should be typed in italics. If used for the first time in the text, type it as a full name, further as abbreviated. Other formatting of the text is not required! Tables and figures with legends (continuously numbered as referred in the text) should be on separate sheets of paper or labelled and attached in separate files, respectively (e.g. in .xls). Titles for tables and captions for figures should be translated also in Slovak or Czech. All used abbreviations must be explained for the first time in text. When referring for more papers at the same site, alignment is by the year and then by the alphabet (e.g. Matoušek 1963, Karaska 1995, Danko et al. 2002, Demko 2002, Kerestúr & Mojžiš 2008).
Examples of references:
[an article from a journal]
Brandl R., Krištín A. & Leisler B. 1994: Dietary niche breadth in a local community of passerine birds: an analysis using phylogenetic contrasts. — Oecologia 98: 109–116.
Kloubec B. 1992: Metody zjišťování výskytu kulíška nejmenšího (Glaucidium passerinum L.). — Tichodroma 4: 43–52.
Matoušek B. 1963: Faunistický prehľad slovenského vtáctva III. — Acta Rerum Naturalium Musei Nationalis Slovaci, Bratislava 9: 68–139.
[book monograph]
Ferianc O. 1979: Vtáky Slovenska 2. — Veda, Bratislava. 
[a chapter from a book]
Demko M. 2002: Prepelica poľná (Coturnix coturnix). — Pp.: 227–229. In: Danko Š., Darolová A. & Krištín A. (eds.): Rozšírenie vtákov na Slovensku. Veda, Bratislava. 
[an article from a proceedings]
Karaska D. 1995: Vtáctvo rieky Oravy. — Pp.: 57–68. In: Belanský P. & Removčíková O. (eds.): Rieka Orava a jej prírodné hodnoty. OÚ ŽP a SZOPK, Dolný Kubín.
[online document]
BirdLife International 2020: Species factsheet: Cygnus cygnus. — Accessed 1 January 2020.

Manuscript submission
Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail to

Submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed. Corresponding author will usually receive two opinions of referees as well as editorial statement about the manuscript improvement. After authors' manuscript improvement and replying to all referees suggestions, author will receive final decision of the editorial office about acceptance for print.

Publication is free-of-charge. Before publication corresponding author will receive proofs for corrections. Articles will be published online on the journal web page in the current issue soon after acceptance. After printing (usually at the end of calendar year) the first or corresponding author will receive one hard copy of volume for free and the .pdf file as a reprint. Some extra copies is possible to buy (members of SOS/BirdLife Slovakia with discount price).

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