Instructions for authors
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B - Historia Naturalis
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B - Historia Naturalis publishes original papers on various topics of scientific research in natural history, not published elsewhere.
Manuscript: The text should be submitted on disk 3.5 as well as two sets of clearly printed hard copy on A4 size paper. Recommended word processors: Word and Word Perfect for (left justification, double line spacing, paper size: letter, digitised graphics in .TIFF or .JPG formats). If using other word processors, pleased submit text in ASCII format. When, exceptionally, the manuscript is typed, 60 characters per line, 30 lines per page, and double line spacing is required.
Arrangement of the manuscript: Title page should contain: (1) title of paper, (2) names and address(es) of author(s), (3) bibliographic information arranged as follows: Novák, J. et Jones, K. L. (1995): Title of paper. - Acta Mus. Nat. Pragae, Ser. B, Hist. Nat., 50(1-4): 12-95, Praha. ISSN 0036-5343., (4) English abstract (max. 200 words), (5) key words in English (max. 15 words). Main part of manuscript should be (6) main text, followed by (7) list of references, (8) tables with captions, (9) text-figure captions, and (10) photographic plate explanations.
References: All references in the text are in alphabetical order according to authors´ names. Papers published in Czech or other non-Congress languages are recommended to be referred to with an English translation of the title in brackets and the original language of the paper transliteration and avoid transcription into English or German (see Acta Mus. Nat. Pratae, Ser. B, Hist. Nat., 50(1-4): 129).
Drinnan, A. N., Crane, P. R., Friis, E. M., Pedersen, K. R. (1990): Lauraceous flowers from the Mid-Cretaceous of eastern North America. - Bot. Gaz., 151(2): 370-384
Nováček, J., Nováčková, A. (1988): Malá čísla. - In: Novák, J. (ed.): Biometrika, Academia, Praha, pp. 20-40.
Samylina, V. A. (1956): Novyje cikadofity iz mezozoiskich otloženij Aldana [New cycadophytes from the Mesozoic sediments of the Aldan River]. - Bot. Žurnal, 41: 1334-1339 (in Russian).
Velenovský, J. (1885): Die Gymnospermen der böhmischen Kreideformation. - Ed. Grégr, Prag, 34 pp.
Illustrations: Black and white photographs on smooth, glossy paper, and diagrams drawn with Indian ink or printed on a laser printer only are acceptable. The author is responsible for ensuring that numbers, symbols, and the widths of lines are legible on size reduction. Authors should put their name and the figure number on the reverse of every illustration, including tables. Photographs should be fixed firmly onto the white card (page lay-out 174 x 238 mm). Additionally, authors should enclose one copy (photocopy) of all illustrations.
Manuscript conforming to the above instruction will be sent for review to anonymous reviewers. Acceptance of manuscripts will be decided by an editorial board. All accepted manuscripts from other than native speakers will be sent for language checking. The editorial board reserves the right to require a new translation by the authors, if necessary.
Manuscript should be sent to: Dr. Jiří Kvaček, paleontologické oddělení, Národní muzeum, Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Praha 1, tel.: 24 497 239, fax: 24 22 64 88, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.