ISSN 0718-686X online version
ISSN 0718-6932 print version


Scope and policy

The ANALES DEL INSTITUTO DE LA PATAGONIA Have by main aim the publication of original works and inéditos realized preferably by the researchers of the University of Magallanes, in the fields of the Natural Sciences refered to the Patagonia, the Earth of the Fire, the Antártica and adjacent islands and the Peaceful ocean south-oriental.

Form and preparation of manuscripts


ANALES DEL INSTITUTO DE LA PATAGONIA is publication of the UNIVERSITY OF MAGALLANES, printed twice a year and meant to contribute original contributions in areas related to natural sciences in marine and terrestrial ecosystems, principally in the Southern Cone of South America and Antarctica.


Manuscripts will be accepted by national and foreign researchers, elaborated according to the rules presented here. The publication can be in Spanish or English.


The contributions can be sent voluntarily by the authors and in this case, they will be charged US$ 10 per printed page, including those with black and white figures and US$ 90 for images in color. The contributions of authors that are not part of the University of Magallanes, received by invitation from the Editor and those related to projects developed by or in collaboration with researchers from the University of Magallanes, will be published free of cost to the authors, except for color figures.


Works will be received for each annual volume according to the following schedule: number 1 – April 30; and number 2 – July 31.


Three copies of the manuscript should be sent to the Editor (one with original figures and two photocopies) for the first revision, which will determine its acceptance or rejection. Those works that pass the first revision will be submitted to external evaluation. The peer reviews will be definitive for the acceptance, modification or rejection of the Works and the opinions will be communicated to the author for their consideration.


The manuscript should be prepared in a word processor (preferentially Microsoft Word for PCs), with a size 12 font and printed on only one side of letter-size paper (21.5 x 27.9 cm) with one and a half spaces between lines and 3 cm side margins. In addition to the 3 printed copies of the text and figures, a digital copy also should be included.


The page proofs will be sent to the principal author for correction. If this were impossible, the corrections will be conducted in Punta Arenas, correcting based on the original from the author. Second proofs will not be sent in any case.


For scientific, Latin or other foreign names, as well as the titles of periodical publications and books, should be in italics (without bold) in the text as well as the Literature Cited.


The first time a species is mentioned, in addition to its scientific name, the describer’s name and year should be included. The nomenclature of botanical and zoological works will obey their respective established codes.


Measurements will be expressed in the metric system; if it were necessary to add measurements from another system, the abbreviations should be defined in the text.


Citations in the text should include the author’s last name and year without a comma in between (e.g., Pisano 1996). If there are various works by the same author in the same year, the citation should also contain a letter (e.g.,1996a); when there are two authors, the last names of both authors will be separated by an ampersand (&); when there are more than two authors, the first will be cited and followed by et al. and the year.


In Literature Cited only include the references used in the text, placed in alphabetical order by last name of the first author. The names are written in lower case letters, except the first letters of proper nouns and initials. For more detail, see a recent issue of the journal.


Bibliographic references in the text, which are not published in journals or books, should be cited as foot notes on the corresponding page with a size 10 font and with the correlative Lumber, which will be used as a superscript where the citation is placed in the text.


Figures as well as tables will be numbered sequentially in the order of their use in the text. They should be presented on separate pages from the text and include a legend for each one. The word “table” should be above each in capital letters and at the margin. The legend for figures should be below the figure, at the margin and the word figure abbreviated (i.e. Fig.).


Photographs will be considered as figures for their numbering. These can be in black and white or in high resolution color with good contrast. They also may be digital, in which case a copy should be sent via CD or email. The images should be sent in .gif or .jpg format with a maximum of 600 pixels. If this cannot be done, the file should be sent separately.


The text of the article should contain: Title in Spanish and English, authors’ full names. Summary (in Spanish), Palabras clave (in Spanish), Abstract (in English), Key words (in English) (at the foot of the first page: authors’ address and if applicable the title of the project from which the work derived). Introduction, Materials, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (if deemed necessary), Acknowledgments and Literature Cited. Except for “Palabras clave” and “Key words”, the title and other mentioned sections should be in all capital letters (with accents if appropriate) without using bold.


The works that are judged by the editors or reviewers to be appropriate for the “Notes” section will be published in continuous text format; i.e. without abstract and without the previously defined division, except for Acknowledgments and Literature Cited.


The title should express the real content of the work, but in a concise format, and if it includes a scientific name with genus or species it should also include the taxon immediately higher.

Sending of manuscripts

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