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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 must be provided.
  • The text is double-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 below.

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 should enquire the editorial team.

5. Institutional addresses, email and ORCID (with full URL) of all authors should be provided. Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk.

6. A cover letter to the editor must be sent when submitting a manuscript, containing indications of potential reviewers with expertise in the subject of the paper, conflicts of interest, among others.

7. 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, centralized. 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, in a sigle paragraph, with no citations, and should be followed by up to six key words and palavras-chave, respectively, introduced by colon and separated by commas, according to the following example:

Palavras-chave: radiolários, sistemática, micropaleontologia, Cretáceo, Brasil.

Key words: radiolarians, systematics, micropaleontology, Cretaceous, Brazil.

Please provide an abbreviated title for the manuscript. For articles in Portuguese or Spanish, the English translation of the title in lower case letters, in bold, should follow the word Abstract and be directly followed by the abstract's text. Submit only the digital files of text, tables and illustrations. Text and tables 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. Each illustration and table must be sent in a separate digital file.

8. 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. Color figures can be used with no additional cost. The figures should be submitted at the size they are to appear in the journal: 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. Avoid the use of frames and excessive blank space between the parts of a figure. Figures must be submitted in high-quality, with digital files (jpg or tiff) of at least 300 dpi (at final publication size).
9. Captions and symbols of figures and tables should be in Arial font and of an appropriate size to allow legibility in eventual reduced size. Oversized illustrations will not be accepted. Images within a composite figure should be identified using capital letters, in Arial font (A, B, C...). All symbols must be explained. Graphic scales should be placed inside the figures. All captions must be sent on separate at the end of the text. Captions in Portuguese or Spanish should also include an English translation. Avoid the excessive use of text over photos, always using Arial font.

10. 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). Cite several articles in chronological order and separated by semicolons: (Silva, 1999, 2000; Silva et al., 2002; Souza, 2004).

11. Please provide the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI) number for all the references for which it is available.

12. References should be listed alphabetically by the last name of the first author at the end of the text. If there is more than one article by the same author, they should be sorted in chronological order if there are no other authors, or in alphabetical order according to the second author's name, and so on. Do not separate references with blank lines. 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.


Rees, T. 2021. The interim register of marine and nonmarine genera. Available at; accessed on MM/DD/YYYY.

13. If the reference has 10 or more authors, write the name of the first author followed by et al., as in the example below:

Simion, P. et al. 2017. A large and consistent phylogenomic dataset supports sponges as the sister group to all other animals. Current Biology, 27:958–967. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.031

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

15. 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.

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


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