Proceedings out!

Dear participants of the 16th European Carabidologists Meeting,

the conference proceedings have just been printed out. We will immediately proceed to distribution so you can expect them to be delivered within a week or two.


16 ECM Proceedings

Dear all,

the work on the proceedings from the 16th ECM continues well. Some papers are still under review but currently you can see some of the articles published on-line in the “ahead of print” section on the web of the European Journal of Entomology: The paper version of the proceedings will be published as Issue 5, vol. 111 by the end of this year. So, you shall find it under your Christmas tree (if you have any in your country).


ECM – Conference Proceedings and echos of the meeting

Dear participants,

thank you for your assistance in creating nice and successful meeting in Prague. The meeting will however remain unfinished before we publish the conference proceedings. As already announced the proceedings will be published in the European Journal of Entomology (, Czech entomological journal with current IF = 1. We decided to extend the deadline for submission your manuscripts to December 15, 2013, to make sure that the special issue with our proceedings will be out in 2014. Please use the online editorial system of the journal ( for your submissions. Participants who presented both oral and poster contributions may submit their papers to the proceedings. Please follow the instructions for authors when creating your manuscripts, do not forget to number all lines in the MS. Please indicate in the cover letter that you MS should be placed in the 16th ECM Proceedings, which will assure special treatment to your MS, which includes some influence of the meeting organizers on the review process. The review process and the final decission will be otherwise standard for the journal, i.e. articles of insufficient quality or out of the journal’s scope will be rejected. Only original work which has not been published before can be considered. After publication each of the student and regular participants will receive one free copy of the proceedings. I hope in reading many high quality papers soon.

John Holland also asked me to distribute the information about the meeting that he organizes next year. I am a bit delayed (excuse me, John) but I hope registration is still possible. You can find more information here:  

Considering the photo-sharing, I hope I will arrange this soon. Please be patient.

At the end I would like to thank you for your nice e-mails we received after the meeting.

Cheers, Pavel

ECM – deadlines extended

Dear colleagues,

the deadlines for registration, payment and abstract submission have been extended until July 18, 2013. Please let me remind you that we accept your abstracts only after we receive your payment, so time your registration and payment to keep this final deadline. When we receive your payment, you will get an automated message with a link to abstract submission page, where you can submit your abstract. You can submit more that one abstract.

See you soon,

Pavel Saska

ECM – Important deadlines

Dear colleagues,

please let me remind you some important dates for the ECM organization.

The regular and student registration fee will be closed on June 30, 2013. If you have intended to register for the meeting, please visit the registration page in the main menu as soon as possible before it will be deactivated.

Please remember that you can submit you abstracts only after we receive your payment. Once we identify your payment, you should get an automated message with a link to abstract submission page. If you have paid already but have not received this e-mail, please check the spam folder in your mailbox or contact the organizers. We will accept your abstracts not later then on July 10, 2013. Please time your registration, payment and abstract submission in line with this deadline. Please note that July 5 and 6 are bank holidays in the Czech Republic.

Abstracts for posters and oral presentation are both welcome. One person can submit more than one abstract. Guidelines for abstracts can be found in the “Instructions to authors” page in the main menu or in the second circular in the “Latest news”, posted January 31, 2013.

Cheers, Pavel