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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).
Examples:
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: jiri.kvacek@nm.cz.

Ethical Code:
Novelty of research material and authorship


The authors of the manuscripts are responsible for the scientific content and novelty of the research materials. Articles submitted for publication should not have been previously published. Authors may not submit a typescript that is under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism and falsification of research data are considered as misconducts. All sources of previously published data must be referenced.

All authors should be listed on submitted papers.

Research funding
The source of research funding should be listed on all papers in separate paragraph.

Copyright
All copyright permissions must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgements as stipulated by particular institutions. If necessary evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors.


Plagiarism and falsification of research data are considered as misconducts.

Review
All manuscripts submitted to the National Museum journals are peer-reviewed by two reviewers. Names of reviewers are concealed.

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