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


Scope and policy

The main objective of the Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia is the publication of original and unpublished scientific articles in the fields of Natural Sciences related to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and adjacent islands and the South-East Pacific Ocean. The journal publishes only scientific contributions that present unpublished content, authentic and of high scientific merit. All contributions received are evaluated by both the Editorial Board and external scientific experts. To optimize the dissemination of contributions published in the journal, authors receive their article in PDF format under the conditions of the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

  1. ANALES DEL INSTITUTO DE LA PATAGONIA is a publication of the UNIVERSIDAD DE MAGALLANES, published in three numbers by annual volume, destined to original contributions referring to subjects related to the natural sciences and of the Earth in terrestrial and marine ecosystems, mainly of the southern cone of South America and Antarctica.

  2. Manuscripts prepared according to the norms of these regulations are accepted, in Spanish or English.

  3. Manuscripts may be in the form of Original Articles, Original Scientific Notes and contributions collected in a Special Section. For the Special Section, contributions of high scientific value will be considered, around a common theme or with a common scientific problem. Comments on books and obituaries are also received, which will be accepted after a review by the Committee of Executive Editors.

  4. Contributions will be published free of cost to their author (s), except for the pages with figures, photographs, pictures or color plates, which will cost US $ 100 per printed page. The presentation of figures, photographs, images or color pictures is ensured in the online version of the magazine.

  5. The manuscripts will be received throughout the year, however the inclusion of the works in each printed book will depend on the corresponding editorial deadlines (April, August and December of each year). Regardless of their inclusion in each of the printed issues, the accepted contributions will be available for dissemination in online PDF format, with its corresponding DOI.

  6. Manuscripts, in any form, may be uploaded to the official platform of the Journal ( or sent directly to the General Editor of the journal ( First, the general quality of the contribution will be evaluated by the Executive Committee and then submitted to the review process by the Editorial Committee and external peers. The opinion of external peers will be critical for the acceptance, modification or rejection of submitted works. The opinions, comments and suggestions will be communicated to the correspondent author of the manuscript, within a period not exceeding 30 days, by the Editor in charge of his editorial management.

  7. The manuscript must be prepared using a word processor (preferably Word for PC), with font "times new roman" size 12, in a letter format page layout, 1.5 spacing and margins of 3 cm. Authors must add page numbers and line numbers continuously.

  8. The title should express the actual content of the work, but in a concise manner. If you include a generic or specific scientific name, you must indicate the next higher taxon. It must be written in Spanish and English (for Spanish versions) or vice versa for English versions, and in capital letters.

  9. The name and surname of the author (s) should be included, as well as their affiliation and e-mail address. The author should be indicated for correspondence.

  10. For Original Articles and contributions included in any Special Section, the text will be organized in Resumen-Keywords, Abstract-Keywords (for Spanish versions and vice versa for English versions), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments and Literature Cited. The Scientific Notes do not include Resumen / Abstract and must be sent as a continuous text and without the previously mentioned divisions, except for Acknowledgments (if deemed necessary) and Cited Literature.

  11. Scientific names, Latin (ie, eg, fide, sensu) and foreign utterances in general, names of scientific journals and titles of books shall be italicized (non-bold) in the text and in the Literature Cited.

  12. The first time a species is mentioned, its complete scientific name must be added, including the author and the year. The nomenclature of botanical and zoological articles shall be governed by their respective international nomenclature codes.

  13. Measures shall be expressed in units of the metric system; if it is necessary to add measures in other systems, the corresponding abbreviations and conversions must be defined in the text. The separator of decimal units must be comma (,) for works in Spanish and dot (.) for contributions in English.

  14. Citations in the text should include the author's last name and year, with comma in between (e.g. Pisano, 1996). If there are several works by the same author in the same year, they will be cited with a sequential letter attached to the year (e.g. 1996a); When the authors are two, both surnames separated by an ampersand (&); When more than two, the first followed by et al. and the year, with no comma in between (e.g. Arntz et al., 2012). Do not include bibliographical references like Summaries of presentations to Congresses.

  15. The International Editorial Standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) (APA, Sixth Edition) must be followed in the "Cited Literature" section. Only references cited in the text will be included, arranged in alphabetical order of the surname of the first author. Names will be written in lowercase letters, except for the letters Initial. For more details see a recent issue of the journal.

  16. Use the following format for bibliographic citations

For Scientific Articles:
Lorenti, M., & Mariani, S. (1997) Isopod assemblage in the Straits of Magellan: structural and functional aspects. Polar Biology, 18(3): 254-259.

Niculcar, R., Latorre, K., & Vidal, O.J. (2015). Conservation ex situ de plantas en el banco de germoplasma SAG-Magallanes: una herramienta para la Restauración Ecológica. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile), 43(1): 109-113.

For books:
Osorio, C. (2002). Moluscos de importancia comercial (1ª edn.). Santiago, Chile: Editorial Salesianos.

For book chapters:
Kitzberger, T., & Veblen, T. (2003) Influences of climate on fire in northern Patagonia, Argentina. In T. Veblen, W. Baker, G. Montenegro & T. Swetnam (Eds.), Fire regimes and climatic change in temperate ecosystems of the Western Americas (pp. 290-315). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

For Expedition or Technical Reports:
Thiele, J. (1912) Die antarktischen Schnecken und Muscheln. In E. von Drygalski (ed.) Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903, 13 (pp. 183-286, abb. 11-19). Berlin: Druck und Verlag Georg Reimer.

Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (2011) Legislación La ley de Caza y su Reglamento (12ª edn.) Santiago, Chile: Subdepartamento de Vida Silvestre DIPROREN, SAG.

For Thesis:
Espoz, C. (2002) Ecología y evolución de patelogastrópodos endémicos a la costa rocosa de Perú y Chile: distribución, abundancia y filogenia. Tesis de doctorado. Santiago, Chile: Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

For academic internet sources:
Platnick, N.I. (2013). The world spider catalog. Version 13.5. American Museum of Natural History. Accessed 28 August 2013.

References to figures and tables should be quoted in parentheses, e.g. "High abundances were found (Fig. 1); "The diversity presented significant differences (Table 1)". Both the figures and tables will be numbered, respectively, in correlative order with Arabic numerals. They should be presented in sheets apart from the text and the legends of each should be added. The word table must go on top of it, with capital letters and the margin. Tables should not contain division lines. The legend of the figures must go under them, in the margin and the word abbreviated figure (i.e., Fig.).

Photographs, images, maps will be considered as figures for numbering. These can be in black and white or in color. The quality must be greater than 300 PPP and standard format (JPG, TIFF, PNG).

Sending of manuscripts

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