The Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino publishes research and reviewing contributions regarding all the aspects of the natural sciences. The papers, submitted for the publication on the Bollettino, must be original and not published before or presented simultaneously to other journals.
The Bollettino accepts papers preferably in Italian or English. Contributions in French, Spanish, and German will be accepted on the basis of the Editor's decision. All the papers will be evaluated by at least two referees, and following their suggestions and propositions, they will be accepted, sent back to the authors with request of changes, or rejected.
The papers, typewritten in character Times New Roman 12, double spaced, wide margins, and printed on a single sheet, must be accompanied by an English abstract and by an Italian Riassunto (both with up to five Key Words / Parole Chiave). The authors are requested to submit the latest version of the manuscript on a CD or by e-mail, using writing software compatible with Word per Windows. Three hard copies of the paper must always accompany the CD, with explicit indications for positioning the tables and the figures. Only the Latin names of genera and species are to be given in italic. No other font and indications (e.g., bold, underlines) are accepted.
Within the text, references to papers by one or two authors should give their surnames; papers with more than two authors are referenced by the first author's surname followed by "et al." (e.g., Rossi et al., 1980). Strings of references should be placed in chronological order. When there are two or more references published in a same year, they should be arranged in alphabetical order. Two or more references by the same senior author (for papers by one or more than two authors) or by the same senior and junior authors (for papers by two authors) with the same year of publication should be designated by lowercase letters: e.g., (e.g., Rossi et al., 1992 a, b). For references that are in the course of publication (e.g., already accepted for publication but not published yet), cite "in press" (or "in stampa") in the place of publication year and leave the place of page numbers blank. References of unpublished master's theses and unpublished doctoral dissertations are not encouraged, but are allowed when their citations are definitely needed (see above for example of listing of such references in References). The other manuscripts that are neither "in press" nor published should not be cited either in the text or in References. Personal references or unpublished data could be included in the text, with the abbreviation "pers. comm." (for English papers), or with "com. pers." (for Italian papers).
The names of the journals in the References must be given on the basis of standard abbreviations. The bibliography, in alphabetical and chronological order, should be as follows:
In any case, we suggest consulting a recent number of the Bollettino to check the structure of the contributions (downloadable sample paper).
Figures are accepted in colour and in black and white: they must be submitted recorded on the CD in TIFF format. The editor takes the liberty to accept or not the colour photographs, and, in the case, to charge the authors for their publication.
For what concerns the monographic works (Monografie, Cataloghi, Atti), the instructions follow generally those already given for the Bollettino, even if, before submitting them, we recommend to contact the editor.
Franco Andreone, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali - Redazione del Bollettino - Via Giovanni Giolitti 36 - I-10123 Torino (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)