TERRA ANTARTICA publishes several types of contributions:
  1. Articles: 4 or more printed pages of TERRA ANTARTICA (equivalent to more than 20,000 characters), abstract required (no more than 200 words), the text must be divided in sections and, if necessary, in subsections with headings
  2. Short notes: 2 printed pages of TERRA ANTARTICA(equivalent to about 11,000 characters), no abstract, no more than 3 displays, the text must be divided in sections with headings
  3. Review papers on relevant topics
  4. Summary reports of meetings of Antarctic interest

Special issues devoted to specific topics and meetings may be published (a financial contribution will be required; contact the editor for more information).


Manuscripts should be submitted by mail to TERRA ANTARTICA, Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via del Laterino 8, 53100 Siena (Italy) or by email to Submission will be acknowledged by e-mail. The refereeing procedure will be carried out by e-mail. The dates of receipt and acceptance of the contributions will be published.


The first page should contain the title of the contribution, the name(s) of the author(s), their institutional address(s), and, if required, a concise and informative abstract (no more than 200 words).

The main text should follow and be subdivided into sections. Primary headings should be in centred capitals, secondary headings in lower-case adjacent to the left margin. Headings should not be preceeded by numerals or letters.

Acknowledgements should follow the main text.

An alphabetical list of all cited references should follow. Use upper and lower case for author names and pay attention to punctuation and format. Names of periodicals should be abbreviated according to the World List principles; if in doubt, give the full name of the journal. Examples:
Halls P., Free C., Aurora F., Magnum J.B., & Denver S., 1994. The New Scientific Pages of Macintosh. European Journal of Page Structure, 1, 103-123.
France J.C., Hall U. & Member I.L., 1993. The Preparation of Pages. Oxford Publications, Cambridge, 134 p.
Page I.D. & Peiper O.S., 1992. The Form of Pages. In: George M.L. & Hall U.S. (eds.), Recent Progress in Page Forms, Page Publications, London, 211-220.
In the text, references should be cited in the form Page & Peiper (1992) or 'according to France et al. (1993) and Page & Peiper (1992)'. Papers 'in preparation' or 'submitted' are not valid references.

Displays are either figures or tables and should be referred to as Figure at the start of a sentence or figure within the text or as Fig. within brackets (e.g. see Fig. 3). Example of a figure caption:
Fig. 1 - Scheme of the possible ways for structuring pages.

Abbreviations and acronyms must be unambiguously defined in the text the first time they are used, e.g. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).

Numbers should be written according to the following examples: 3 August 1994, 1988-1990, 0.07, 76 888 (and not 76.888 or 76,888), 78%, 25°34'98".

The text should be saved in a .doc (Microsoft Word) or .odt (OpenOffice) file and be submitted by e-mail.


The maximum size for displays is one page of TERRA ANTARTICA. Displays should be prepared for either single (width: 8 cm) or double (width: 16,5 cm) column layout, with the minimum of excess space. Letters or numerals should not be less than 1 mm in height after reduction. Photographs should be sharp black and white glossy prints. Colour photographs and colour drawings may be acceptable on merit if the authors are prepared to pay for colour separations (contact the editor for more information).
All maps, field sketches and photographs should report a metric bar scale.
When quoting from published work, the author must ensure copyright is observed. Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder if the author wishes to print displays and the source must be acknowledged in the caption.
Authors' names and figure and table numbers must be indicated with pencil on the originals.
Displays should be saved in graphic files, jpeg or tiff, and submitted together with the text by e-mail or by mail on CD/DVD.

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