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Instructions to authors of papers submitted to Alytes

(for more detailed Instructions to Authors, see Alytes, 1997, 14: 175-200)

Alytes publishes original papers in English, French or Spanish, in any discipline dealing with amphibians. Beside articles and notes reporting results of original research, consideration is given for publication to synthetic review articles, book reviews, comments and replies, and to papers based upon original high quality illustrations (such as colour or black and white photographs), showing beautiful or rare species, interesting behaviours, etc.

The title should be followed by the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s). The text should be typewritten or printed double-spaced on one side of the paper. The manuscript should be organized as follows: English abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, French or Spanish abstract, acknowledgements, literature cited, appendix.

Figures and tables should be mentioned in the text as follows: fig. 4 or tab. 4. Figures should not exceed 16 × 24 cm. The size of the lettering should ensure its legibility after reduction. The legends of figures and tables should be assembled on a separate sheet. Each figure should be numbered using a pencil.

References in the text are to be written in capital letters (Bourret, 1942; Graf & Polls Pelaz, 1989; Inger et al., 1974). References in the Literature Cited section should be presented as follows:

  • Bourret, R., 1942. – Les batraciens de l’Indochine. Hanoi, Institut Océanographique de l’Indochine: i-x + 1-547, pl. 1-4.

  • Graf, J.-D. & Polls Pelaz, M., 1989. – Evolutionary genetics of the Rana esculenta complex. In: R. M. Dawley & J. P. Bogart (ed.), Evolution and ecology of unisexual vertebrates, Albany, The New York State Museum: 289-302.

  • Inger, R. F., Voris, H. K. & Voris, H. H., 1974. – Genetic variation and population ecology of some Southeast Asian frogs of the genera Bufo and Rana. Biochem. Genet., 12: 121-145.

Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate either to Alain Dubois (address above) if dealing with amphibian morphology, anatomy, systematics, biogeography, evolution, genetics, anomalies or developmental biology, or to Thierry Lodé (address above) if dealing with amphibian population genetics, ecology, ethology or life history, or to Stephen J. Richards (address above) if dealing with conservation biology, including declining amphibian populations or pathology. Acceptance for publication will be decided by the editors following review by at least two referees.

If possible, after acceptance, a copy of the final manuscript on a floppy disk (3 ½ or 5 ¼) should be sent to the Chief Editor. We welcome the following formats of text processing: (1) preferably, MS Word (1.1 to 6.0, DOS or Windows), WordPerfect (4.1 to 5.1, DOS or Windows) or WordStar (3.3 to 7.0); (2) less preferably, formated DOS (ASCII) or DOS-formated MS Word for the Macintosh (on a 3 ½ high density 1.44 Mo floppy disk only).

Page charges are requested only from authors having institutional support for this purpose. The publication of colour photographs is charged. For each published paper, 25 free reprints are offered by ISSCA to the author(s). Additional reprints may be purchased.