Scope and policy
| The Asociación
Paleontológica Argentina (APA) publishes the quarterly journal Ameghiniana.
Original articles and notes on all aspects of palaeontology are considered
for publication. Papers on living organisms may be published if their
conclusions have palaeontological relevance.
Manuscripts conforming precisely to the instructions below will receive immediate editorial processing, whereas manuscripts which do not follow the prescribed format will be returned to authors for correction before entering the editorial process. Manuscripts are received on the understanding that they are original works, not previously published and not simultaneously submitted to another publisher. All authors must be members of the APA to publish free of charge; non-members are required to pay proportional page costs.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
articles and palaeontological notes. Notes should not exceed 3000 words,
whilst articles may be up to 12000 words. Longer manuscripts are considered
for publication only if authors pay the excess page costs. Only papers
written in Spanish, English or Portuguese will be accepted. Text should
be double-spaced throughout, with ample margins and no right justification.
All pages should be numbered.
Include here all papers mentioned in text, figures, tables and appendices. Particular care should be given to reference order and format, please refer to the following example:
size is 17 x 24 cm (one column width is 8.2 cm). One full page of figures
will be published without charge for each 2500 text words. Individual
elements of figures should be identified with capital letters. Figures
should be numbered in the sequence of their first appearance in the
text. All illustrations must be submitted as near to publication size
as possible, reductions of more than 50% are not possible. Make sure
that the final magnification of the figure, as stated in the figure
caption, takes account of any reduction that the printer will have
to make. Specimens figured should be duly identified in the figure
captions. Each figure should be clearly labelled with its number, author's
name and paper title; if not obvious also indicate orientation of figure
with an arrow. Digital figures should be printed on good quality paper
with a laser printer and also submitted in diskette (PC formatted),
CD-ROM or Zip as EPS or TIFF files (600 dpi).
The editors will provide 25 free reprints of each article. Authors can order 25 or 75 extra reprints when they return the corrected proofs.
Sending of manuscripts
All correspondence should be sent to:
Director de Ameghiniana, Asociación Paleontológica Argentina, Maipú 645, 1er. Piso, C1006ACG Buenos Aires, Argentina.
All manuscripts will be subject to at least two peer reviews. Submit three copies, including all illustrations (high quality laser photocopies of photographs are acceptable at this stage). Send also a diskette or CD-ROM containing the original version of the whole manuscript (text and figures). Do not include original illustrations, which should be retained by the authors until acceptance of manuscript for publication. Figures may be returned to authors for correction if their quality does not meet the journal standards. One complete copy of revised version of manuscript should be submitted, together with originals of all illustrations and a diskette or CD-ROM containing only the last version. Following satisfactory review, one hard copy of each figure, reduced to final publication size, should also be included. Original illustrations will be sent back to authors at their request within three months of publication.
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