ISSN 1853 - 6387
online version
ISSN 1514-7991
printed version

Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


Revista Argentina de Antropología Biológica (RAAB, ISSN [print] 1514-7991; ISSN [Online] 1853- 6387) is the official journal of the Asociación de Antropología Biológica Argentina. The journal publishes research studies on biological anthropology including evolution and human variation, genetics, growth and development, forensic anthropology, morphology, experimental anthropology, and primatology. It also includes social anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary psychology, human geography, demography, ecology, epidemiology, museology, conservation, history and philosophy of science, medicine, among other subjects only when explicitly related with biological anthropology. RAAB publishes different contributions: research articles, reviews, book reviews, brief news, summaries of postgraduate theses, letters to the editor, technical notes and short communications dealing with different bioanthropological issues. Articles can be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English and must meet the following criteria: the study presents the results from primary scientific research; experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed according to the current standards for the discipline; the study meets all applicable standards for the ethics of research design; results reported have not been published elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be submitted to Editors-in-Chief to the following e-mail address: raab@fcnym.unlp.edu.ar.


Form and preparation of manuscripts


Peer review
Manuscripts submitted to the RAAB will go through the following steps:
Reception of the manuscript. Once the manuscript is received, the Editors-in-Chief willsend it to an Associate Editor, related with the main subject of the manuscript.
Review. The Associate Editor will choose two reviewers with expertise on the topic of the article and will invite them to review the manuscript. If, they accept, they will receive the manuscript and will return their reviews within two weeks. If necessary, the Associate Editor can call additional reviewers. If one reviewer does not accept or respond, the Associate Editor will choose another reviewer. Finally, the Associate Editor will send the revisions along with his/her own comments to the Editors-in-Chief.
The review process is anonymous.
Decision. Considering the reviewers´ and Associate Editor´s comments, the Editors-in-Chief will communicate their decision to the authors. The manuscript can be: Accepted without changes, Accepted with minor changes, Accepted with major changes, or Rejected.
Once the manuscript has been accepted, it will be immediately published on-line. The printed version will be subject to the times necessary for designing.

Form and preparation of manuscripts
Research articles
Manuscript length should not exceed 25 pages (including references, tables and figures) and should include the following sections:
Title page
Text (Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions)
Literature cited
Figure Legends

The manuscript, including literature cited, should be double-spaced using a 2.5 cm margin on all sides.
Number the manuscript pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.
Use Times New Roman 11 point font.
Indent the first line of every paragraph. Do not use the space key to indent the lines.
Do not right-justify any text.
Do not begin sentences with abbreviations.
The word "Figure" is not abbreviated in the text, except when appearing between parentheses: (Fig. 1); (Figs. 4-6); (Figs. 3a, b).
Always spell out numbers when they stand as the first word in a sentence or if the number is less than 10 (numbers 10 and greater should use Arabic numerals). Numbers indicating time, weight, and measurements should be in Arabic numerals when followed by abbreviations (e.g., 2 ml; 10mm).

Title page. The title page must contain the following elements:
Title in Spanish and English. Title in caps, bold and aligned to the left
Author's name (or names). Please provide the complete name of every author, and Institution in which research studies were developed (from which the paper emanated), with city, state, and postal code
Norberto Alejandro Lanza1* and Claudia Valeggia2
1 Fundación ECO and Centro del Hombre Antiguo Chaqueño. Formosa. Argentina
2 Department of Anthropology. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. USA
* Corresponding author: Norberto Alejandro Lanza. Fundación ECO. José María Uriburu 670. 3600 Formosa. Argentina
E-mail: lanza@arnet.com
Number of text pages, plus bibliography, number of figures, tables, graphs, and charts
Abbreviated title (running headline) not exceeding 48 characters and spaces
Name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the person to whom the proof is to be sent. If you plan to be away while your article is in press, please inform the publisher
Grant sponsorship
Key words in Spanish and English. Provide a minimum of three key words, and no more than five. Do not repeat terms used in the article title (e.g. KEY WORDS birth weight; Santa Cruz; variation)
Abstract in Spanish and English. The abstract should consist of 250 words or fewer. The abstract should be written in complete sentences and should succinctly state the objectives, the design of the paper, materials and methods, and the principal results and conclusions. It should be intelligible without reference to the rest of the paper.
Do not begin the body of the paper with the heading "Introduction"
All letters for primary headings are in caps, boldfaced and centered (e.g., RESULTS). Secondary headings are boldfaced and centered, but only the first letter and proper nouns are in caps (e.g., Morphometric analyses)
Tertiary headings are italicized, boldfaced and placed at the beginning of the first line of the paragraph. Only the first letter of tertiary headings is capitalized (e.g., Genetic distances)
Footnotes are not accepted
Insert them at the end of the text, before the LITERATURE CITED.
Literature Cited
In the text, references to the literature should be cited by author's surname followed by year of publication. If there are multiple citations, present them chronologically separated by semicolons.
Casamiquela (1990)
Sardi and Ramírez Rozzi (2005)
González-José et al. (2002)
(Ameghino, 1915; Cónsole et al., 2001)
(Bourdieu, 1998:36)
When references are made to more than one paper by the same author published in the same year, they will be designated in the text using a, b, etc. (e.g., Benefit and McCrossin, 1993a, b). References by the same author but different years will be separated by a comma (Bogin 1999, 2000).
The LITERATURE CITED list must be arranged alphabetically, not chronologically, by author's or authors' surname(s) in the following style: Author's name (or names), year of publication, complete title, volume, and inclusive pages as follows:
Journal article
Sardi ML, Ramírez Rozzi FV. 2005. A cross-sectional study of human craneofacial growth. Ann Hum Biol 32:390-396.
Martinic M. 1995. Los Aonikenk. Historia y cultura. Punta Arenas: Universidad de Magallanes. . . . . . .
Book chapter
Borrero LA. 1997. The origins of ethnographic subsistence patterns in Fuego-Patagonia. In: Mc Ewan C, Borrero LA, Prieto A, editors. Patagonia. Natural history, prehistory, and ethnography at the uttermost end of the earth. London: British Museum Press. pp 60-81.
Mesa MS, Marrodán MD, Moreno -Romero S, Viera-Peixoto A, García González M, López Ejeda N, Bejarano IF, Pacheco JL, López Parra AM, Dipierri JE, Lomaglio DB. 2012 Nutrición y globalización: Diversidad y calidad de la dieta en una población del Noroeste de Argentina (NOA). In: Turbón Borrega D, Fañanás Saura L, Rissech Badalló C, Rosa A, editors. Biodiversidad humana y evolución. Barcelona: Sociedad Española de Antropología Física y Universidad de Barcelona. pp 109-111.
References to tables or figures
(Jones and Wilson, 1971:Fig. 2), (Johnson et al., 1970:Table 1)
Personal communication
Personal communications should be only cited in the text (e.g., K. Schreiber, pers.comm. 1990).
Books and articles in press
All references must have a year of publication. Do not use "n.d." or "in press" into the text (e.g., Kuttruff, 1992)
References without authors
Provide the name of the organization, agency or group that has published the contribution cited (e.g., Asociación de Antropología Biológica Argentina, 2008)
Institutional reports
Provide the place where the report is available
Unpublished results
We strongly recommend to avoid citations of unpublished results. If they were absolutely necessary, the agreement of the authors should be provided (e.g., Kent S. 1992. The organization of storage areas: A cross-cultural perspective. Ms. Available in Anthropology Program, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.)
Abbreviations of journal titles should follow those used in Index Medicus, available via PubMed at http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/journals

All tables must be cited in the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1). Table titles should be complete but brief.  Avoid the use of abbreviations. Titles should be centered, italicized and in Time New Roman 9 font (TABLE 1. Sex and dental age of specimens used). Use the same font for the content of the table. Information other than that defining the data should be presented in footnotes, not in the table heading. Tables should be sent in separated files in .xls format.

All figures must be cited in the text. Provide a separate list of figure legends. Figure legends are to be double-spaced, numbered consecutively (Fig. 1., Fig. 2.) and should follow the sequence of reference in the text. Each figure should be uploaded as a separate file in EPS, TIFF or JPG format (not lower than 300 dpi). Only black and white figures are accepted. Figure legends should be sent in a separate page. (e.g., Fig.1 Analysis of spatial autocorrelation)
Figure size and dimensions: Artwork should be supplied at the size the author intends it to be reproduced. Figures should be sized as follows:
Maximum width within single column: 6.7 cm
Maximum width within double column: 14 cm
Maximum height for both: 21.5 cm

Figures should use the following font: Arial, 8/9 pt
Metric system
The metric system should be used for all measurements. Temperatures should be expressed in Celsius degrees (centigrades). Metric abbreviations should be expressed in lower-case standard notation (e.g., mm).
Words written in a different language to that used in the manuscript.
Scientific names: e.g., Homo sapiens; Spondylus sp.
Letters representing mathematical expressions (e.g., ƛ, ʋ, π)
IMPORTANT: submit one file in PDF format containing all other files (text, tables, and figures).

Instructions for other submissions
Reviews. These contributions are overviews of broad interest in physical anthropology They are peer-reviewed.
Technical notes. They are short articles (they should not exceed 7 pages) dealing with methodological aspects that require clarification, modifications or comments. They are peer-reviewed.
Letters to the Editor. They are responses to articles previously published in RAAB. They should not exceed 2 pages. They should be submitted in the form of a letter to the editor, with a title and authors, but no key words, abstract, or headings. Tables, figures, and literature cited should be minimized or avoided. Authors of the article commented on in the letter will have the opportunity to read the letter and respond. The reply will be published together with the letter, usually in the same issue, after revision.
Book Reviews. A book review should begin by stating the title, author(s), publisher, date, page count, and ISBN number of the work reviewed. Book reviews usually have less than 1,000 words.
Summaries of Postgraduate Disertations. These contributions are synopses of some issue. They should not exceed 2,000 words. They can include a table and a figure. All other additional information will be published on-line as supplementary material. They should begin with: title, author, and institution where the dissertation was held.

RAAB also publishes interviews, letters of the editors, reports of Asociación de Antropología Biológica Argentina and all other relevant information for the readership. These contributions are not peer-reviewed.


Sending of manuscripts


Electronic version: raab@fcnym.unlp.edu.ar



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