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text is in English, or with an Abstract if the text is in Spanish, of
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Cover page. The manuscript must include the title of
the paper in Spanish and English, name of the author(s), institution of
affiliation, complete postal address of each author and e-mail of the
corresponding author. The author’s first and last (surname) names
should be included; the middle-name’s initial may be included if
necessary (eg., José M. Pérez).
Abstract and Resumen. They should include the description
of the problem, objectives, results and main conclusions with a maximum
of 250 words.
Key words and Palabras clave. Three to five terms that
are not in the title should be included.
Text. Introduction should be concise and the literature
analysis should not exceed what is necessary to explain the thematic background
and purpose of the paper. Materials and methods must be described briefly
or referred to authors when these are not original. New techniques should
be described in detail for their complete understanding. Results and Discussion
are preferred to be presented separated than together in a single chapter.
Conclusions may be placed in a separate chapter as long as they have not
been included in the Discussion. Acknowledgments must be brief.
References in the text. Must be cited with the author’s
last name followed by the year of publication. When the reference includes
two authors, their names should be separated by an ampersand (&).
If there are three or more authors, the first author’s name should
be followed by et al. References should be ordered chronologically
when cited in groups. When the same author has more than one paper in
the same year, they should be indicated by a, b, c, etc., after the year.
According to Riley & Chester (1971), Menzel (1974), Braun et
al. (1977) and (Caperon 1986, Ibáñez 1990, González
et al. 1994a,b)....
Electronic references can be included in the text. References such as
«results to be published», «personal communication»,
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if only they are relevant to the manuscript, cited always as footnotes,
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sequentially throughout the manuscript. Free access texts should be included
in Literature cited.
Literature cited. Only references mentioned in the text
must be included, organized by strict alphabetic order, beginning by the
author’s last name, followed by the initials of the first and middle
names without dots and/or commas. If a reference has
coauthors, the second and following authors’ initials should precede
their last names and to separate the authors’ names with comma except
the last coauthors that separate with ampersand (&). References should
be listed by the same first author in the following order: one author,
chronologically; two or more coauthors must be listed by the increasing
number of coauthors, then alphabetically by their last names and, chronologically.
In each reference, the authors and the year must be in boldface but not
the dot after the year. The names of publications should be cited in full,
not abbreviated, underline and not in italics. The following examples
will serve as a reference, including symbols and punctuation:
Bayne BL. 1976. Aspects of reproduction in bivalve molluscs.
In: Wiley M (ed). Estuarine processes 1: 432-448. Academic Press, New
Fretter V & A Graham. 1962. British prosobranch molluscs,
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Icochea L & R Rojas. 2001. La corriente Cromwell
y sus variaciones en los 0ºN, 110ºW. In: Espino M, M Samamé
& C Castillo (eds). La merluza peruana (Merluccius gayi peruanus):
biología y pesquería, pp. 20-28. Instituto del Mar del Perú,
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dinoflagellates on respiratory processes in the giant clam Tridacna
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Merino A. 2000. Estados de madurez en Durvillaea
antarctica (Chamisso) Hariot, (Phaeophyta, Durvillaeales). Tesis
de Biología Marina, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de
Valparaíso, Valparaíso, 63 pp.
Nagasawa K, J Mori & H Okamura. 1998. Parasites as
biological tags of stocks of neon flying squid (Ommastrephes bartramii)
in the North Pacific Ocean. In: Okutani T (ed). Contributed papers to
international symposium on large pelagic squids, pp. 49-64. Japan Marine
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Pequeño G. 2000a. Delimitaciones y relaciones
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Oceanológicos 19: 53-76.
Pequeño G. 2000b. Peces del crucero CIMAR-FIORDO
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Pequeño G & J Lamilla. 1985. Estudio sobre
una colección de rayas del sur de Chile (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae).
Revista de Biología Marina 21(2): 225-271.
Pequeño G, J Lamilla & A Crovetto. 1991. Captura
de Somniosus cf. pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944, frente
a Valdivia, Chile, con notas sobre su contenido gástrico (Chondrichthyes,
Squalidae). Estudios Oceanológicos 10: 117-122.
Pequeño G, D Farías, M Thiel & I Hinojosa. 2004.
Peces asociados con la deriva de macroalgas en Aysén, Chile. Revista
de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 39(2): 93-99.
Pequeño G, J Lamilla, D Lloris & J Rucabado. 1995.
Comparación entre las ictiofaunas intermareales de los extremos
austral y boreal de los canales patagónicos. Revista de Biología
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