ISSN 1851-3743
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ISSN 0327-9286
printed version

Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


Acta Toxicológica Argentina (Acta Toxicol. Argent.) (ISSN 03279286) is the official journal of the Asociación Toxicológica Argentina (Argentine Toxicological Association) for scientific diffusion.
Acta Toxicológica Argentina (herein below "Acta") is basically aimed at publishing original full-length papers, short communications, reports on research in progress or review papers, topics of interest to workers in Toxicology, book reviews, technical communications as well as letters to the Editor. News relevant to the different fields of Toxicology will also be published.
ATA will publish articles written in either Spanish, Portuguese or English. Every article will be evaluated by two examiners. Only the Editorial Board will be responsible for selecting articles with –that is, decisions about (a) rejected articles, (b)accepted articles with, however, changes to be introduced by authors, or (c) accepted articles with no changes whatsoever are a privilege of the Editor Board. In all cases, authors will receive an unsigned copy of the examiners’ evaluation.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Scientific original manuscripts submitted to the consideration of the Editorial Board should adhere to the following basic format:
• Page 1: Title, and subtitle of paper. Author’s full names; academic or professional affiliation, and complete name of the laboratory or institution where research was done.
Complete address (city, State or Province, zip code, country, e-mail, phone number and fax number).
Page 2: Title of paper in Spanish and English. A list of three or four key words in Spanish or Portuguese and English should be included.
• Page 3 onward: As a rule, full length papers should be divided into sections headed by a caption: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, caption of figures and caption of tables.
Full-length papers should not exceed eight pages. Text should be typed with PC, on A4 paper, in double-spaced typing with at least 4 cm upper lower, and left margin. Typescripts should be submitted in triplicate. Besides the 3 copies of the manuscript, authors are requested to submit the paper on diskette (3 1/2") made in one of the next word processing systems: Word for MS-DOS; Word for MACINTOSH;Word Perfect for DOS indicating the program and version used. Revised versions of the paper, because of referee’s recommendations should always be accompanied by a new diskette and 3 printouts of the manuscript.
Short communications should adhere to a similar format. However it should contain no section headings, but text is supposed to contain, in a concise way, every information relevant to the above mentioned headings (Introduction, Materials and Methods, etc.). Short communications should not exceed three pages.
Review papers, updating, and reports on research in progress should be as concise as can be. Such articles should not exceed three pages. Their wording should address a scientifically educated reader- ship that, however, can be unfamiliar with topics involved. Review papers, updating, and reports on research in progress previously requested to authors by the Editorial Board will be privileged.
Book review should have been requested to authors by the Editor. Authors should sustain their contention on the book submitted to their attention. Besides, authors of any book review should submit the following information: Title of the book in its original language, full names of authors or editors of the book, edition number of the book, translator’s name if any, publisher’s full name, city, volume number if any, number of pages and publishing years. The full name and academic or professional affiliation of the author of any book review should be stated clearly. Book review should not exceed two pages.
Technical communications should refer exclusively to modifications in scientific methods, determinations or errors committed in scientific methods, etc.
Technical communications should not exceed two pages. At the end of a communication, authors full name and particulars should be clearly identified.
When submitting a full-length paper, authors should take the following recommendation into account:
• On the upper right angle of every page, the last name (surname) of author (or the first author) should be typed next to the corresponding page number. Pages should also be paginated.
-When referring to chemicals, IUPAC standards should be preferred.
Organisms should be denominated according to internationals standards. Gender and species should be stated unabridged. When using a computer word processor, authors should use italics. When using a typewriter, authors should underline.
-Illustrations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) should be made on top quality materials, the technique of which should allow illustration to be reproduced without special treatments whatsoever. It is advisable that illustrations be the same size as in Acta page. As regards illustrations that must be reduced, authors should see to it that letters, figures, and/or any other element in illustration be bigger- sized on the original so that such letters, figures or elements be still clearly readable once illustration has been reduced. Illustrations should also be sent in triplicate (one original and two copies).
On the reverse of illustration the following elements should be written with a soft lead pencil: Figure corresponding to illustration, last name (surname) of author (or first author). An arrow should point out the upper pan of illustration. Captions to illustration should be typed on a separated sheet.
Authors should be aware that any extra change caused by the printing of illustrations will be levied for each illustration.
-Tables and captions thereof should be submitted on separate sheets. Each page should be paginated with Arabic numerals, according to the order in which tables appear in article.
-Literature references in the text should be given at the appropriate places by numbers between brackets. For example: "Isoenzymes separation was performed by electrophoresis according to a technique developed by Diestz and Lubrano (4)".
When referring to an article written by more than one author, the last name (surname) of the first author will be followed by "et al." For example:
"Castañé et al. (5) have been the first researches in..."
• Literature references should be listed under the heading "References". References should be arranged according to the numbers given to citations in the text of article. Format of references is as follows:
• A paper published in a journal. Malla Reddy P. and Bashamohideen M. (1989) Fenvalerate and Cypermethrin induced changes in the haematological parameters of Cyprinus carpio. Acta Hidrochim. Hydrobio. 17 (1), 101-107.
• a book: Dix H. M. (1981) Enviromental pollution. John Wiley & Sons., New York, p. 286.
A bridged name of journals should be the abridged name that a journal uses.
• Any exceptional modifications to the above mentioned instructions that authors should request will be submitted to the attention of the Editor.
Proofs will be sent to author whose address has been stated in paper. Author should review proof and airmail proof back to the Editor as soon as possible (with in 48 hours of receiving proof, in the Argentine Republic).
Author, or first author will receive 10 off prints at no charge.
If author or authors request extra of prints, a charge will be levied.



Sending of manuscripts


Author or authors should state the number of extra of prints they wish to receive when they send back the reviewed proof to the Editor. Any correspondence referred to ATA should be sent to: Acta Toxicológica Argentina – Comité Editorial– Alsina 1441 (C1088AAK) Buenos Aires, Argentina Telefax:++54-11-4381-6919. Exchange is kindly requested with journals the scope and purpose there of are akin to the scope and purpose of "Acta Toxicológica Argentina".



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