Treballs del Museu de Geologia de Barcelona


ISSN: 1130-4995
e-ISSN: 2385-4499

Instructions to contributors

Treballs del Museu de Geologia de Barcelona is the scientific periodical of Barcelona’s Museum of Geology. Its principal aims are to promote and publicize research in the different branches of the Earth Sciences, to contribute in particular to an under –

standing of the geology of Catalonia, to encourage the study of the Museum’s collection and to publicize the Museum. To this end, it will publish original work, preferably work dealing with aspects relevant to our collections, to Catalonia and to Spain. It will also consider historical work, work on museums or others work directly related to the Earth Sciences. In special cases, monographic numbers will be published.

Articles must not have been previously published. Priority will be given to full-length articles over short notes. As a rough guide, a maximum of 30 pages and 4 plates per article should be observed.

Originals should be presented on a computer CDRom accompanied by a printout in A4 (210 x 297 mm) format with double spacing, numbered and on one side only, written in a
PC, Linux or Macintosh environment using either the Word, Open Office or Pages programs (.doc and .rft files).

1. On the first page and in this order:
Title of the work, short, concise and informative, left-aligned and in lower-case bold type.
Author or authors, with full postal address and e-mail at the foot of the page. First Name must be written in lower case followed by the Surname in upper case.
Summary, left-aligned, with the heading in lower-case bold type, summing up the contents of the article in no more than 200 words. If the original language of the article is not English, the Summary should be preceded by an Abstract, headed by the authors and followed by the title of the work in English; if the original language in English, the Summary, authors and title of the article in Spanish should precede the Abstract.
Key words, in lower-case bold type, after the respective abstracts.

2. On the second and subsequent pages:
Text can be divided into sections aligned on the left and with headings in upper-case bold type. The Subsections, in lowercase bold type, also aligned on the left. The point where figures, graphs or tables are to be inserted should be indicated in pencil in the left-hand margin of the text. Footnotes should be avoided as much as possible.

For systematic descriptions the corresponding Geological, Zoological and Botanical Codes of Nomenclature should be followed.

The taxa under study should be centred in the text, followed by their author, in lower case, and the year of publication.

Taxa above genus should be written in upper case. The genus and species should appear in italics or underlined. If a taxon is illustrated in the article, the corresponding Figure (Fig.)
in the text and Plate (Pl.) and figure (fig.) or figures (figs.) should be given.

In synonymy lists the following model is to be followed:
1950 Terebripora comma Soulé: 380-381, figs. 1-3
1978 Spathipora comma (Soulé); Pohowsky: 101-102, Pl. 18, fig. 8

We recommend the guidelines proposed by S. C. Matthews (1973) in “Notes on open nomenclature and synonymy lists”, Palaeontology, 16(4): 713-719.

When establishing new taxa, the origin of the name, the types, the locality type, the age of the association to which they are ascribed, the diagnosis, the description and the measurements of the corresponding examples should all be given, and, at all times,
the registration number of the institution in which they are kept.

Acknowledgements, headed in upper-case bold type, aligned on the left, should figure at the end of the article, before the Bibliography.

3. Bibliography should be arranged separately, aligned on the left. Bibliographical references should be arranged alphabetically according to the model below. In the case of books or leaflets, the number of pages, the publisher and city should be given.

Vidal, L. M. 1883. Cuenca carbonífera de Seo de Urgel. 36 pp., 3 figs., 3 planos. Tip. Suc. de N. Ramírez y Compa., Barcelona.
Vidal, L. M. 1909. Nota sobre un fósil del tramo Kimeridgense del Montsec (Lleida). Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 9: 360-362, láms. 6-7. Madrid.

4. Illustrations should be included separately from the text. The maximum size for plates is 176 x 254 mm or that corresponding to a column width of 84 mm. Plates and black-and-white photographs should be mounted and numbered in Arabic numerals
by the author on a black or white background. Illustrations for insertion in the text –drawings, tables, maps, diagrams, etc.– should be numbered in Arabic numerals bearing a graphic scale and identified by pencil on the lower margin. A photo-copy of the
illustrations should be enclosed. The respective legends should be presented on separate sheets from the text, with the English translation whenever this is not the language of the article.

Format of the figures shall be EPS or TIFF, with a resolution of 300 ppp at the final measure. In case of very big files, they can be compressed in a .zip, .rar or .sit file, or be sent via FTP.

5. The author undertakes to correct the printer’s proofs and return them within fifteen days.

The author or authors will receive a total of fifty offprints of their work free of charge.

Articles will be examined by the magazine’s Editorial Board, which reserves the right to suggest any modifications it considers convenient and will decide whether or not to publish the article.

The author or authors may not withdraw originals once these have been submitted or submit them to other publications until the Editorial Board has taken a decision.
Authors must take sole responsibility for the opinions and data appearing in their work.

Manuscripts for publication can be sent by electronic mail, CD-Rom o DVD to the museum’s address or via FTP (ask the Museum for a link).

Correspondence should be addressed to:
Museu de Geologia – MCMB
Parc de la Ciutadella, s/n.
08003 Barcelona (Spain)

The instructions to contributors are available in PDF format.