Scope and policyt
MASTOZOOLOGÍA NEOTROPICAL is a biannual (June and December) peer-reviewed journal. It is dedicated to the publication of original investigations dealing with all aspects of the biology of mammals, alive or extinct, from the Neotropical region. It is directed to researchers in mammalogy, students, graduate students, and the general public. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate Editors and by internationally renowned specialists in the different subjects. Manuscripts may be written in English, Portuguese or Spanish. MASTOZOOLOGÍA NEOTROPICAL publishes articles and notes. Notes should not exceed 3000 words, while articles may be up to 12000 words. Other kind of articles and contributions like dissertation abstracts, books reviews, comments, and news, are also welcome.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1. General. All contributions should be written in letter size 12, preferably Times New Roman or Arial, double-spaced throughout, paper size A4, with ample margins (2.5 cm). All pages should be numbered. Boldfaces cannot be used. The scientific names, of generic or inferior category, must be written in italics. The metric system for measurements and degree centigrade for temperatures (ºC) must be used. In the text, figures should be referred to as Fig. or Figs. To separate decimals use periods, instead of commas (e.g., 25.6). Use words for values from one through nine and numerals for larger values. When designating the time, use the 24 hours system and write it as 06:30 or 20:00. The diverse Latin expressions, as are e.g., et al., vide, fide, i.e., must be written in normal font. Footnotes are not allowed.
2. First (title) page. Contains: 1. Title (centered, in uppercase in normal font, except the scientific names that will be written in italics with upper and lower case). 2. Name(s) of author(s) (in upper and lower case). 3. Authors’ addresses (should include e-mail or Fax number). 4. A short title. 5. Name of corresponding author.
Example (title page):
DISTRIBUCIÓN Y SISTEMÁTICA DE LOS MURCIÉLAGOS DEL GÉNERO Eptesicus (CHIROPTERA-VESPERTILIONIDAE) EN LAS YUNGAS DE ARGENTINA
Alejandro A. Medina1, Diego Rodriguez2 y Juan M. Castaño1
1 PIDBA, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Miguel Lillo 255, 4000 San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina. Teléfono: 0381-4331339. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 Sección Mastozoología, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional
Short title: EL GENERO Eptesicus EN LAS YUNGAS.
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3. Second and following pages: they will contain the abstract, key words, and body text.
The authors should be careful to include all citations from the text in the Literature Cited section, and vice versa. Avoid citation of abstracts from meetings and congresses. The citations of unpublished theses are allowed, but only if the original manuscripts are deposited in the Institutional Library where the degree of the author was obtained.
Please refer to the following examples:
If necessary, after the literature cited the authors may include an appendix to provide additional details of the specimens examined.
TABLES AND FIGURES
Tables and figures, preceded by the corresponding legend, should be provided at the end of the manuscript, one per page. Images containing lines and text should be designed to support a reduction of at least 50% of its original size. For the process of reviewing a manuscript, files of low resolution are acceptable, but they should be, however, of such a quality that allows to understand what is expressed in the image (for the review process use JPG files). In case the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be required to send images of higher quality and resolution (TIFF format, 600 dpi). Try to design images that can fit in one column (6.6 cm wide). Photographs are welcome, but they must be clear and with a good contrast.
Sending of manuscripts
Manuscripts not satisfying the editorial instructions will be returned to the authors. The manuscripts (preferably in only one file, including figures and tables, in DOC, RTF, or PDF format) should be electronically sent to:
Dr. Enrique Lessa
THE REVIEW PROCESS
Immediately after the reception of a manuscript, this will be sent to an Associate Editor, to start the review process. All manuscripts will be subject to at least two peer reviews, and the editor will notify the author with respect to the results of the evaluation. The authors will be able to submit the results of their investigations to be published in Mastozoología Neotropical, considering the following rules: the information contained in the manuscript must be original, and must not have been submitted to any other journal (this implies that the main author must guarantee that none of the co-authors has sent a version of the document, nor part of it, for publication in another journal). Fragmentation of information must be avoided. No fictitious names for authors must be used. The authors submitting a manuscript accept the responsibility for their included co-authors.
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