Instructions to authors
Anthropologischer Anzeiger publishes original contributions in English language in the field of biological anthropology and their marginal fields as population genetics, hominide evolution, palaeoanthropology and historical anthropology, primatology, morphology, growth and adolescence, forensic anthropology. The papers should not exceed 20 printed pages. All contributions are subject to peer-review.
Frank J. Rühli
Institute of Anatomy
University of Zürich
Institute for Mummies and the Iceman
Drususallee 1/Viale Druso 1
Submission of manuscript
Please submit manuscripts via the electronic Manuscript Management System onwww.schweizerbart.de/journals/anthranz
(see the menu button "Submit manuscript online"). First time users please register as author, then follow the submission process.Submission of a manuscript to the electronic Manuscript Management System for publication in Anthropologischer Anzeiger is considered binding assurance that this work has not been and will not be published elsewhere in this form and length.
CopyrightWith acceptance and publication of a manuscript the exclusive copyright for every language and country is transferred to the publishers. The copyright covers both the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article including reprints, microfilm or any other reproduction and the right to distribute as electronic file and to save in data processing systems.
Manuscript structureThe manuscripts must be prepared by a word processor (if possible Word for Windows), paginated, double-spaced throughout with wide margin. Please activate line numbering: File/pagesetup/page layout: Show line numbers, Line numbering: Continuous/Begin with line 1.
Block letters, hard returns and hyphenation at the end of a line must be avoided. Please structure the manuscript in the following way:
Title page contains:
- Names of the author/s and eventually institute where the researches were made,
- number of illustrations and tables
- At the end of the manuscript the literature references have to be added and the full address of the author/s.
The manuscript must be marked up according to the rules of Anthropologischer Anzeiger. Bold-face for titles and headings. Systematic names of genus and species have to be italicised, not families and higher categories. Text should be single line spaced. Underlining should be avoided.
All illustrations appearing in the text and not on plates, have to be numbered consecutively and have to be labelled with authors' names and figure number. All details must be clearly readable when reduced to the printing area of Anthropologischer Anzeiger. Printing of colour sheets is possible if authors pay page charges. After receiving the manuscript the publishers will inform the authors about the amount. A detailed and complete caption of each figure has to be added on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript.
Illustration files must have at least 600 dpi when producing line drawings, photographs a minimum of 300 dpi. Please submit these illustration files as tif- or eps-file. Please embed the fonts.
For publishing colour figures online and in print an extra charge will be applied. Please contact the publishers for details.
TablesTables have to be numbered consecutively, for measurements and weight indications please use metric units only.
Literature referencesLiterature references have to be restricted to the publications referred to in the text. For the abbreviations of journal titles the abbreviations of BIOSIS should be used. Journals not being cited there should be mentioned abbreviated or unabbreviated according to other suitable references. Examples for literature references:
Henke, W. (2003): Evaluating human fossil finds. – In: Grupe, G. & Joris, P. (eds): Decyphering Ancient Bones. The Research Potential of Bioarchaeological Collections. – Verlag Marie Leidorf, Rhaden/Westf., pp. 59–76.
Schilz, F., Hummel, S. & Hermann, B. (2004): Design of a multiplex PCR for genotyping 16 short tandem repeats in degraded DNA samples. – Anthrop. Anz. 62, 369–378.
Walter, H. (1998): Populationsgenetik der Blutgruppensysteme des Menschen. – Schweizerbart, Stuttgart.
Proof readingThe authors (the first-named author for multi-author-papers) will receive a pdf of the page proofs via the Manuscript Management System. This page proof has to be checked immediately and has to be returned either by mail, fax or email to the publishers. In cases where the author is prevented from making corrections, he should appoint a representative to check the proofs. If the page proofs are not returned in time, the paper will be published uncorrected. Only typesetting errors or small technical changes can be made, for further corrections the authors will be charged.
ReprintsAuthors will receive 50 reprints or alternatively a pdf-file, for personal use only, free of charge, additional reprints can be ordered at cost.
DeclarationStudies published in the Anthropologischer Anzeiger must be performed according to the formal statement on proper treatments of human subjects:
Any submitted paper has to follow the safeguarding principles of Good Scientific Practice. Research involving Human and Animal Subjects must have been approved by the author’s institutional review board. Authors must include in the Methods section a brief statement identifying the institutional and/or licensing committee approving the experiments. For experiments involving human subjects, authors must also include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects. All experiments involving human subjects must have been conducted according to the principles expressed in the Declaration of Helsinki.
The manuscript must correspond to high scientific standards which are clearly quoted at form No. 67.60 (see http://www.dfg.de) The author/s is/are asked to expressly confirm that her,his/their contribution was written according to these rules.