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Scope and editorial policy

The journal Iheringia, Série Zoologia, edited by the Museu de Ciências Naturais of the Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, publishes original research findings in Zoology, with emphasis on taxonomy and systematics, morphology, natural history and ecology of communities or populations of species of the contemporary Neotropical fauna. Scientific notes will not be accepted for publication. Species lists will not normally be accepted without a taxonomic approach, or that are not the result of studies on the ecology or natural history of communities, as well as identification keys of groups of taxa defined by political boundaries. Authors wishing to inquire about the scope of the journal or the suitability of a particular topic are encouraged to contact the Editorial Board prior to submission. In addition, articles with the main focus on agronomy, veterinary, zootechny or other areas involving applied zoology will not be accepted. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines of the journal will be returned to authors before being evaluated by the Editorial Board and the peer-reviewers.


Manuscript Submission Instructions

1. The manuscript should be submitted electronically at:

2. Papers will be evaluated by at least two peer-reviewers. The acceptance of the manuscript by the Editorial Board will be based on scientific content, peer-reviews, and compliance with Iheringia guidelines. Substantial changes may be requested to the authors with the return of original files with suggestions.

3. Authors are responsible for the scientific content of the manuscript and should ensure that it conforms with grammatical standards.

4. Manuscripts written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish must be configured in A4 paper, Times New Roman font, 12-point font size; double spaced, and should not exceed 30 numbered pages including figures. Longer manuscripts will be considered for publication at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

5. The typescript should include: title; name of authors; (first and last names should be spelled out, and middle names, abbreviated); complete address of authors with e-mail for contact; abstract and keywords (maximum 5) in English; abstract and keywords (maximum 5 and different of those words used in the title) in Portuguese or Spanish; introduction, materials and methods; results; discussion; acknowledgments and references.

6. Footnotes should not be used.

7. Names of genera and species should be printed in italic. The author of species and year described should be cited on first mention. Latin expressions should also be printed in italic.

8. Cite the institutions where voucher specimens used in the study are deposited, preferentially recognized scientific institutions with proper facilities to maintain a research collection and defined curatorial policies.

9. In-text citation of references should be typed in small capitals using one of the following forms: Bertchinger & Thomé (1987), (Bryant, 1915; Bertchinger & Thomé, 1987), Holme et al. (1988).

10. References should be arranged in alphabetical and chronological order and aligned to the left with indentation of 0.6 cm. Authors' names should be typed in small capitals. The complete list of authors should be given (authors' names should not be abbreviated as "et al."). Journal titles should be spelled out in full. Citations of abstracts and unpublished articles will not be accepted.


Bertchinger, R. B. E. & Thomé, J. W. 1987. Contribuição à caracterização de Phyllocaulis soleiformis (Orbigny, 1835) (Gastropoda, Veronicellidae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 4(3):215-223.

Bryant, J. P. 1915. Woody plant-mammals interactions. In: Rosenthal, G. A. & Berembaum, M. R. eds. Herbivores: their interactions with secondary plants metabolites. San Diego, Academic. v.2, p.344-365.

Holme, N. A.; Barnes, M. H. G.; Iwerson, C. W. R.; Lutken, B. M. & McIntyre, A. D. 1988. Methods for the study of marine mammals. Oxford, Blackwell Scientific. 527p.

Platnick, N. I. 2002. The world spider catalog, version 3.0.  American Museum of Natural History. Available at: <>. Accessed on: 05.10.2002.

11. Illustrations (drawings, photographs, graphics, and maps) will be treated as figures with consecutive Arabic numbers and arranged in an economical manner to fit a page (16.5 x 24 cm) or column (8 x 24 cm) size. The Editorial Board is entitle to modify the arrangement of plates or request changes to the authors. Figure legends must be self-explanatory. Colored illustrations will have additional costs to be met by the authors. Figures should be submitted only as high quality files (see item 16).

12. Tables should allow adjustments to fit one (8 cm) or two columns (16.5 cm), be labeled with Roman numbers, and have a concise and self-explanatory title.

13. Figures and tables should be not inserted in the text, just indicated.

14. In the list of materials examined, the localities should be ordered from North to South and from West to East, and the abbreviations of institutions, preferentially with up to 4 letters, according to the model below:

VENEZUELA, Sucre: San Antonio del Golfo, (Río Claro, 5º57'N 74º51'W, 430m) 5♀ , 8.VI.1492, S. Karpinski col. (MNHN 2547). PANAMÁ, Chiriquí: Bugaba (Volcán de Chiriquí), 3 ♂, 3 ♀, 24.VI.1901, Champion col. (BMNH 1091). BRASIL, Goiás: Jataí (Fazenda Aceiro), 3 ♂, 15.XI.1915, C. Bueno col. (MZSP); Paraná: Curitiba, ♀, 10.XII.1925, F. Silveira col. (MNRJ); Rio Grande do Sul: São Francisco de Paula (Farm Kraeff, Araucária Forest, 28º30'S 52º29'W, 915m), 5 ♂, 17.XI.1943, S. Carvalho col. (MCNZ 2147).

15. Authors are encouraged to consult articles recently published in Iheringia Série Zoologia for formatting details.

16. The manuscript should be sent in Microsoft Word file (*.doc) or format "Rich Text"(*rtf). For images, use Bitmap TIFF files (*tif) and minimum resolution of 300 dpi (photographs) or 600 dpi (line drawings). Send images as separated digital files (do not include them in MS Word, MS Power Point, and other files), with self-explanatory names (e.g. figure01.tif). Graphs and tables should be sent as separated files (Microsoft Excel for graphic and Microsoft Word or Excel for tables). For vector graphics, use the Corel Draw format (*cdr).

17. For each author will be provided a journal. Articles will also be available on the Scientific Electronic Library Online, SciELO/Brasil, at


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