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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


1.The Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia (RBP) is an official publication of the Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia (SBP) whose goal is to publish original scientific papers of broad interest in the field of Paleontology.
2. All submitted manuscripts must be in accord with the ICZN, ICBN.
3. Manuscripts may be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Articles in Portuguese or Spanish must include an English abstract.
4. Manuscripts may be up to 40 typed, double-spaced pages (A4 or standard letter size) in length, including illustrations and bibliography. Papers exceeding this limit or having color illustrations may be published pursuant payment by the authors of the additional publication costs.

5. Manuscripts must be sent online at en/revista.
The first page should begin with the title, author’s name and the complete address (both postal and electronic), followed by the English abstract, resumo, full text, references, and illustrations.
Manuscript title centralized, upper case, font size 14, bold type.
Authors name in upper case, font size 10, centralized. Author addresses in lower case, font size 10. Other titles in the text in upper case, and centralized. Subtitles in lower case, bold and left aligned. The abstract and resumo should not exceed 20 lines and should be followed by up to six key words and palavras-chave,
respectively. For articles in Portuguese or Spanish, the English translation of the title in upper case (capital) letters should follow the word Abstract. Submit only the digital files of text, tables and illustrations. Text must be in Word for Windows, Times New Roman font with a font size 12. Text should be double-spaced and left-aligned, with margins of 2.5 cm on all sides. Tables must be created in Table mode of Word. Each illustration and table must be sent in a separate file.

6. All graphic illustrations, photographs and photomicrographs should be referred to as Figures, including plates, and numbered sequentially in the order of their citation in the text. The figures should be submitted at the size they are to appear in the RBP:
maximum width 8 cm (one column) or 17 cm (two columns). Elaboration of the figures making the most economical use of the available space is strongly recommended. Illustrations must be of high-quality. Digital files of illustrations should have at least 300
dpi (at final publication size), and in image format (jpg or tiff). 
7. Font sizes and symbols within figures should be planned such that they will remain legible even if printed at reduced size. Oversized illustrations will not be accepted. Graphic scales should be used within the figures. All symbols must be explained. All captions must be sent on separate at the end of the text. Captions in Portuguese or Spanish should also include
an English translation.

8. Bibliographic citations within the text should be made as follows: Costa (1999), Costa & Silva (1992a,b), and for three or more authors, Costa et al. (2000).

9. References should be listed alphabetically by last name at the end of the text. The following models should be used:

Articles in periodicals:
Piovesan, E.K.; Bergue, C.T. & Fauth, G. 2010. New ostracode species from the Upper Cretaceous of the Santos Basin, Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 13:175-180. doi:10.4072/rbp.2010.3.02
Simões, M.G.; Rodrigues, S.C. & Kowalewski, M. 2007. Comparative analysis of drilling frequencies in Recent brachiopod-mollusk associations from the southern Brazilian shelf. Palaios, 22:143-154. doi:10.2110/palo.2006.p06-040r

Articles in serial publications:

Price, L.I. 1953. Os quelônios da Formação Bauru, Cretáceo terrestre do Brasil Meridional. Rio de Janeiro, Departamento Nacional da Produção Mineral, Divisão de Geologia e Mineralogia, 34 p. (Boletim 147).

Vicalvi, M.A.; Kotzian, S.C.B. & Forti-Esteves, I.R. 1977.
A ocorrência de microfauna estuarina no Quaternário da plataforma continental de São Paulo. In: Evolução Sedimentar Holocênica da Plataforma Continental e do Talude do Sul do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, CENPES/DINTEP, p. 77-97 (Série Projeto REMAC 2).

Dissertations and theses:

Morais, M.H.C. 1998. Equinóides regulares da Formação Pirabas (Oligo-Mioceno), Pará, Brasil - Sistemática, Tafonomia e Paleoecologia. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, M.Sc. thesis, 69 p.

Publications appearing in conjunction with scientific meetings:

Dias-Brito, D. 1992. Ocorrências de calcisferas em depósitos carbonáticos do Atlântico Sul: impacto na configuração paleoceanográfica do Tétis Cretácico. In: SIMPÓSIO SOBRE AS BACIAS CRETÁCICAS BRASILEIRAS, 2, 1992. Resumos expandidos, Rio Claro, UNESP, p. 30-34.

Taylor, T.N. & Taylor, E.L. 1993. The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants. 1ª ed. Nova Jersey, Prentice Hall, 982 p.

Chapters in books:

Ostrom, J.H. 1992. Dromaeosauridae. In: D.B. Weishampel; P. Dodson & H. Osmólska (eds.) The Dinosauria, University of California Press, p. 269-279.

10. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two ad hoc referees and/or by the Editors or members of the Editorial Council.

11. Articles accepted for publication will be returned to
the corresponding author together with a list of editorial recommendations. The corrected version of the text (doc) and images (jpeg or tiff) should be returned to RBP in electronic format.

12. Proofs of accepted papers will be sent to the corresponding author for correction prior to printing.


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