When you revise your manuscript based on the comments from the editor and the reviewers, you are expected to modify the files in accordance with our "Instructions for Authors (IFA)".
Strict adherence to the rules makes our copyediting-processes easier and quicker, and consequently shorten the time until your paper will be published.
Responses to the reviewers' comments
The Editor(s) of Ecological Research check and confirm the modifications one by one. Please verify the following points.
A list of responses to all the comments in the previous decision letter has been made.
Changes to the previous version are indicated clearly (e.g. by highlights and/or track changes).
Note: We cannot accept any 'Rejected' manuscripts once they have already been rejected. (Regarding rejected manuscripts which are 'Rejected but encouraged resubmission', we will review them only if the appropriate revisions are made.)
Are citations in the text aligned by their published year?
Are all citations in the text listed in References?
Are all literatures in References cited in the text at least once?
In References, are the journal's issue numbers excluded? (Issue numbers are not necessary)
In References, are journal's names abbreviated appropriately? (Please follow the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations)
Are hyphens, minus, and en-dashes used appropriately?
-- hyphens (unicode = U+002D or U+2010): for connecting words
-- minus (unicode = U+2212): for negative values, negative exponents, and subtraction signs
-- en-dash (unicode = U+2013): for representing range of values and time periods.
Is a multiplication sign used as we direct?
-- Please use ×(unicode = U+00D7), rather than asterisk, dot, or mid-point
Do you understand that the color charge (EUR 950/USD 1150 per article) will be required to print colored figures? (If you do not agree with this, you should make one file that will be used for both color and monochrome printing)