Strombus is a publication of the Conquiliologistas do Brasil (Conchologists of
Brazil), publishing original scientific articles on all aspects of Malacology:
systematics, paleontology, evolution, physiology, ecology, behavior, etc.
has two issues per year, typically published jointly in December, now online
and fully open-access. Both research articles and research notes are accepted.
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
All manuscripts received will be peer-reviewed before publication. Manuscripts
be taken for revision only if they are not being concomitantly considered for
publication elsewhere. Reviewers, normally two per manuscript, will have 30 days
complete their revision. If possible, the corresponding author should indicate
least three referees qualified to review their manuscript (and any potential
referees to be avoided in case of competing interests).
Authors are asked to closely follow the guidelines below to avoid delay in the
revision process. Manuscripts should be submitted by
email (email@example.com) as a Word document. Receipt will be readily
Manuscripts should be written in English. If English is not the first language of
the author(s), please consider, prior to submission, a revision by a native
or a person well-versed in the language. Please note that language editing will
affect the decision on acceptance/rejection of the manuscripts. Both American
British English are accepted, as long as this choice remains constant throughout
The manuscript should be submitted as a Word document. The text should be
with a 12-point font size of a commonly used (Times New Roman, Calibri, Arial,
etc.), and line spacing 1.5.
Title: Bold, centered. Authorship of taxa
should not appear in
the title. When
including high-ranking taxa, limit the number to two taxa, separated by a comma.
Example: (Gastropoda, Helicidae).
Short running head: An abridged version of the
title that appear
on the top of the
pages. Maximum 50 characters.
Author(s): First and last names should be
spelled in full;
middle names should be
abbreviated. Affiliations should be indicated by numbers in multi-authored
Abstract: Maximum 300 words.
Keywords: Up to five. They should not repeat
Headings: Primary headings (Abstract,
Introduction, etc.) should
be in all caps,
bold, centered. Subsidiary headings can be used; these should be justified,
not number headings.
Main text: The main text normally consists of
Material and Methods,
Results (or Systematics), Discussion, Conclusion. The main text should be
by the Acknowledgements, References, Figure Captions (if any) and Table Captions
any). Footnotes should be avoided.
Use of hyphens and en-dashes: Hyphens should be
used to link
compound words and
some prefixes. En-dashes (–) should be used to link spans, like size ranges,
numbers, figure numbers, and years.
Methodology: (1) The International System of
Units (metric system) should be used. (2) Nomenclature and nomenclatural acts must be in agreement with
the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th ed., 1999). (3)
periods, epochs, ages and so on must be in accordance with the International
Stratigraphic Chart (published by the International Commission on Stratigraphy).
When applicable, the methodology must be in accordance with international,
and/or institutional legislation and regulations for collection and/or ethical
treatment of animals.
Voucher material: Authors are strongly advised
voucher material in public
museums or institutional collections. Registration numbers should be provided.
Nomenclature: The names of all genus and
species level taxa
should be italicized and
authorship should be given (separate authors and year with a comma). For taxa
are the focus of the study, the original description should be listed in the
Taxonomy: Headings of all taxonomic categories
papers should be bold and
centered. Synonymies should be presented in condensed format, in chronological
of usage. Diagnoses and descriptions must be presented in “telegraphic”
style, unless regular full sentences are needed for clarity or more detailed
Figures: Figures should be indicated in the
text as “… (Figure
1)”, “… (Figures 1,
3, 5)” or “… (Figures 1–5)”. Figure captions should be placed at the end of the
manuscript, after the References. All figures should be submitted in .jpeg or
format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. All figures must be prepared in a
manner ready for publication (i.e., Strombus does not offer figure editing
Tables: Tables should be presented as separate
Word or Excel
documents. They should
be referred to in the text as “Table 1” and so forth. Table captions should be
placed at the end of the manuscript, after the Figure Captions.
Supplementary material: If necessary,
supplementary files should
be provided in
appropriate format: a single pdf for text, tables, and figures; or separate
for large datasets, spreadsheets, videos, etc. They should be mentioned in the
References in the text should be like:
“Smith (2001) said…”
“… (Smith 2001).”
“… (Smith 2000a, 2000b; Brown & Smith 2004; Smith et al. 2010).”
Note that authorship of taxa should have a comma separating the author’s name and
The references should be listed alphabetically. Authors’ names should be in bold.
Journal (and book) titles should be in italics and cited in full. When a book title
contains a genus or species name, it should not be italicized. The format for each
case is as follows:
- ARTICLE: Gould S.J. & Vrba E.S. (1982) Exaptation: a missing term in the science
of form. Paleobiology 8(1): 4–15.
- BOOKS: Pilsbry H.A. (1899) Manual of Conchology. Second Series: Pulmonata. Vol.
12. American Bulimulidae: North American and Antillean Drymaeus, Leiostracus,
Orthalicinae and Amphibuliminae. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,
- CHAPTERS: Ponder W.F., Colgan D.J., Healy J.M., Nützel A, Simone L.R.L., Strong
E.E. (2007) Caenogastropoda. In: Ponder W.F. & Lindberg D.L. (Eds.) Molluscan
Phylogeny. University of California Press, Los Angeles. Pp. 331–383.
- WEBSITES: Author. (2012) Title of website. Publisher name. Available from:
http://xxx.xxx.xxx/ (Date of access: 20/viii/2013).
Short manuscripts (up to four pages of text, with 1.5 spacing) can be submitted
Research Notes. There should be no abstract or headings. All other regular
guidelines also apply to research notes. References should be cited as in full
updated October 2020