ISSN 0717-6538 online version
ISSN 0717-6538 print version

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Scope and policy

Author Guidelines

GENERAL

Gayana publishes scientific paper covering all aspects of Zoology and Oceanography. We publish regular papers, short communications, reviews, point of view, monographs, book reviews, and obituaries. One volume, composed of two issues, is published each year.

We accept papers in Spanish and English; spanish-speaking authors of papers submitted to the English-language magazine will have a discount of 33% of the total value of print.

Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail to the editor in charge of the section that better represents the topic of the study.

Ecology and Environmental Biology includes but is not limited to studies in functional ecology, trophic dynamics, pollution and resource management and microbial ecology. Earth Sciences section includes but is not limited to studies in Oceanography, Limnology, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. Editor Dr. Camila Fernandez (fernandez@obs-banyuls.fr

Biodiversity and Taxonomy section includes but is not limited to biodiversity and systematic studies. Evolutionary and Applied Biology includes but is not limited to studies in population genetics, Evo-Devo, Bioassays and Biotechnology. Editor Dr. Maria E. Casanueva (mcasanue@udec.cl)

If the manuscript does not fall within the scope or format of GAYANA, the editors may reject manuscripts before they enter the review process.

After a first editorial evaluation, manuscripts will be sent for review by two external referees. GAYANA aims at a first decision within 60 days from submission and publication within 9 months after acceptance. Articles are published in order of acceptance.

PAGE COSTS

Each printed page costs US$50; if colored figures are included, each page costs US$65. Payment should be done once the manuscript is accepted for publication before it is send to press.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

1. FORMAT OF THE MANUSCRIPT

REGULAR PAPERS

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Manuscripts must be sent as a MS Word file, written with Times New Roman 12, double spaced (including tables and figure legends), and aligned to the left.

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Pages have to be numbered and include line numbers.

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The title, in capitals, is written in English and Spanish for articles in English and in Spanish and English for articles in Spanish.

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A running title of a maximum of 50 characters should be provided.

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Author names are followed by affiliations and the electronic address of the correspondent author. If there is more than one author, affiliations are denoted by superscript numbers after each name.

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Manuscript is organized in ABSTRACT, KEYWORDS, RESUMEN, PALABRAS CLAVES (for both keywords and palabras claves include a maximum of five, avoiding repetition of words included in the title; arrange them alphabetically), INTRODUCTION, MATERIAL AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, and BIBLIOGRAPHY. If an APPENDIX is needed, place it after BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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The fusion of RESULTS and DISCUSSION in one section is not desirable. If the manuscript needs to be structured in a different form, consult the Editor before submitting it.

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The title of each section is written in capitals and centered and subtitles in small caps (e.g., SAMPLING DESIGN) and aligned to the left.

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Use italics for scientific names and latin locutions. Do not include underlined words or tabs.

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The first time that a taxon of species of subspecies level is mentioned, write the whole name including the author.

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Use units and symbols of the metric system; for decimals use “.” if the text is written in English or “,” if the text is written in Spanish.

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

Short communications are short articles of up to 1500 words (including BIBLIOGRAPHY). Differences in format with a regular article are:

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Short communications include Title, Author(s), affiliation(s), Resumen (for notes written in English) or Abstract (for those written in Spanish), text, Acknowledgements, and Bibliography.

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The resumen or abstract has a maximum extension of 50 words.

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Do not include key words.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS have a maximum of 30 words.

2. TABLES

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Tables are numbered with Arabic numerals, and above have a descriptive title in English and Spanish.

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Titles should be concise but self informative.

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Tables are designed with the table editor of MS Word. Do no use the space bar or tabs to align values. If needed use the align paragraph function.

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Each table with its title goes in separate pages after BIBLIOGRAPHY or APPENDIX.

3. FIGURES

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Figures are numbered with Arabic numerals.

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If needed refer to figure parts with letters.

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Do not frame graphs.

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Figures in color should be sent in EPS format. For submission figures should be scanned with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, file format jpg, giff, or bmp.

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Figure legends must be written in English and Spanish

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Figure legends are included in one page after the tables if present.

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Place figures one per page at the end of the manuscript.

4. SYSTEMATIC STUDIES

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Nomenclature must follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature 2000.

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Systematic studies must be based on specimens housed in recognized collections. Museum numbers must be provided in the manuscript.

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For the scientific names, author names with initials must be written without spaces between initials and name (e.g., I.M.Johnst).

5. GENETIC SEQUENCES

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Protein and DNA sequences must be submitted to Genbank and their access number provided in the manuscript.

6. BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Citations in the text must include author name and year without comma (e.g., Mayr 1999). If there are two authors use & (e.g., Vargas & Parra 2005). If there are more than three authors write only the name of the fist one followed by et al. (e.g., Vergara et al. 2006). If there are more than one paper by the same author in the same year, use letters to differentiate them (e.g., Gallardo et al. 1998a, 1998b, 1998c). Multiple cites are ordered chronologically (e.g., Vergara et al. 2006; Fernández 1992, 2005; Mayr 1999).

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Do not cite meeting abstracts.

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The bibliographic list includes only references cited in the text, alphabetically arranged according the name of the first author. Author names are written in small caps (SMALL CAPS).

 

Journal names are not abbreviated.

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Use the following format:

Journal article:

ANGULO, A.O., LEMAIRE, C. & OLIVARES, T.S. 2004. Catálogo crítico e ilustrado de las especies de la famila Saturniidae en Chile (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Gayana 68(1):20-42.

Book:

DONOSO-BARRIOS, R. 1966. Reptiles de Chile. Ediciones Universidad de Chile, Santiago. 458 pp.

Chapter in and edited book:

DE QUEIROZ, K. 1998. The general lineage concept of species, species criteria, and the process of speciation: a conceptual unification and terminological recommendations. In: Endless Forms: Species and Speciation (Eds. Howard, D.J. & S.H. Berlocher), pp. 57-75. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Thesis (acceptable only if there is not alternative source):

RODRÍGUEZ, M.A. 2001. Scriptania Hampson, 1905 y Strigania Hampson, 1905: dos géneros de hadeninos de la región neotropical (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hadeninae). ¿Igualdad o Similitud? Tesis de Magíster. Universidad de Concepción. Concepción, Chile.

Web Pages (acceptable only if there is not alternative source):

SHACKLE, L. 1998. Citing Electronic Resources. Arizona State University Libraries. URL: http://www.asu.edu/lib/noble/library/cit_elec.htm Accessed: September 30, 1999.

7. ELECTRONIC REPRINT

A PDF of the published paper will be sent to the correspondent author.

Sending of manuscripts

Manuscripts are submitted via e-mail to the Editor in Charge of the most relevant section of the Journal

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