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Author Guidelines


Volumina Jurassica is published in English. The length of the manuscript should not exceed 60 normal­ized pages, including references, illustrations and tables. The author(s) should clearly state their name(s), addresses (unabbreviated), and e-mail on the title page.

The manuscript should include an abstract, key words (5–7) and references. The manuscript (in MS Word) should be prepared in A4 format with a 3 cm left margin and 1.5 line-spacing, single column. Paragraphs must be separated by a 1 cm indentation, and the text must be without right-margin justification and hyphenation. Use a common, plain font e.g. Times New Roman 12 pt., and number text pages consecutively. Use SI units only. Citation of references must be placed in parentheses with the author’s last name and year of publication e.g. (Wright, 2010; Matyja, Wierzbowski, 2006; Matyja et al., 2006). The heading hierarchy should include at most three levels. Headings should be numbered consecutively, in Arabic numerals, as follows: first level headings – 1, 2, etc.; second level headings – 1.1, 1.2, etc.; third level headings – 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. Figure captions should be prepared separately. The main body text should not include tables and illustrations.


This should be short, concise and informative, but it should indicate the main subject of study, and its area (country).


The abstract should not exceed 300 words. It should report briefly the methods, results and conclusions con­tained in the work. Literature citations in the abstract are allowed only exceptionally.

Key words

After the abstract, list 5–7 key words that describe the subject matter of the work.


References should include literature cited both in the text and in the explanations of figures. References should be listed at the end of the main text alphabetically by senior author. Do not abbreviate journal names. Give the names of editors of symposium volumes and of edited books. For books it is necessary to give the publisher’s name and place of pub­lication. References in non-Latin alphabets must be transliterated.


Article in a journal

WRIGHT J.K., 2010 – The Aulacostephanidae (Ammonoidea) of the Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian boundary beds (Upper Jurassic) of southern England. Palaeontology, 53, 1: 11–52.

MATYJA B.A., WIERZBOWSKI A., WRIGHT J.K., 2006 – The Sub-Boreal/Boreal ammonite succession at the Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian boundary at Flodigarry, Staffin Bay (Isle of Skye), Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 96: 387–405.

Article in edited book

CALLOMON J.H., COPE J.C.W., 1995 – The Jurassic geology of Dorset. In: Field geology of the British Jurassic (Ed. P.D. Taylor): 51–104. Geological Society, London.

Book and monograph

COE A.L., BOSENCE D.W.J., CHURCH K.D., FLINT S.S., HOWELL J.A., WILSON R.C.L., 2005 – The sedimentary record of sea-level change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Paper presented at meeting

MATYJA B.A., WIERZBOWSKI A., 2006 – Field trip B1. Stops B1.10–13. Quarries at Raciszyn and Lisowice, Upper Oxfordian ammonite succession (upper Bimammatum to Planula zones). In: Jurassic of Poland and adjacent Slovakian Carpathians (eds A. Wierzbowski et al.). Field trip guide book: 163–165. 7th International Congress on the Jurassic System, 6–18 September 2006, Kraków. Polish Geological Institute, Warszawa.

Foreign languages

USTINOVA M.A., 2009 – Zonalnoye rozchlenienye oksfordsko-kimeridgzkikh otlozhenij po foraminiferam razreza Mikhalenino (Kostromskaya oblast), 36. In: Materyali sobranya sekcji MOIP “Paleostrat – 2009”, 26–27.01.2009, Moskva [in Russian].


These must be short and concise to acknowledge the persons (and institutions) who helped in preparation of the study; also the financial support and/or the name of programme within which the study has been prepared.

Explanations to figures, plates and tables

In style following the latest issues of Volumina Jurassica.


Tables should be prepared as separate files in MS Word format (A4 maximum).


Originals of drawings should be submitted in CDR or AI format and photographs in TIFF, PSD or CPT for­mat. Photographs and bitmaps should be high-resolution (the minimum resolution: colour bitmaps – 300 dpi, grayscale – 600 dpi, line art – 1200 dpi). The maximum publication size of illustrations is 175 × 220 mm. Explanations of graphic elements (map patterns, symbols, etc.) should be included on figures. Where appropriate, all figures (maps, etc.) must have a scale bar.

Figures, plates as well as tables must be successively numbered and quoted as Fig./Figs, Pl./ Pls (figures in plates quoted as Pl. 1: 7) and Tab./ Tabs when belonging to this paper; when the quotation refers to the figures/plates/tables of another pa­per they should be indicated as fig./pl./tab., respectively.

Illustrations are usually reduced in size for publication; thus, lettering must be large enough to permit reduction of up to 30 or even 50 percent. All illustrations should bear the name(s) of the author(s) and the figure number. The approximate position of text-figures and tables should be indicated in the manuscript margin.

Although it is possible to publish colour illustrations as well as scanned photographs, they can be accepted only in exceptional circumstances in the paper edition.



Copyright Notice

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or a part of a lecture, review or thesis) and that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to transfer the copyright of their work to the publisher. The copyright covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the work, all translation rights as well as the rights to publish the work in any electronic form.

Copyright allows you to protect your original material and stop others from using your work without your permission. It means others will generally need to credit you and your work properly, increasing its impact. If you choose to assign copyright to us, as part of the publication process, you will be asked to sign a publishing agreement. This will be after your manuscript has been through the peer-review process, been accepted, and moves into production.

Authors and authors responsibilities:  Authorship  should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content. All those who have made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. It is declared by the author(s) that manuscripts in all categories submitted to the journal and subjects to peer-review  have not been  published or submitted to any other journal or book. If the manuscript is written by several authors, the corresponding author should be indicated. It is declared that the corresponding author represents all the co-authors in certifying that all of them contributed meaningfully in preparation of the study, and that the final submitted version of the text is approved by all the co-authors. The author(s) should not publish in their study any copied part of the text and or figures from other sources without proper citation or permission (if necessary) – which is plagiarism – and stay in conflict with basal requirements of the authorship. All the authors are obliged to participate in peer review process, providing retractions or corrections of mistakes. The author(s) should indicate (the best in acknowledgements) the financial support and/or program within which the study has been prepared. Affiliation (all authors/co-authors) and corresponding address (main author) must be clearly stated.

Publication ethics and malpractice requirements: the Volumina Jurassica seeks to publish original work in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, peer reviewers, publisher). The Volumina Jurassica  ethic statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed  and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE-

Anti-plagiarism Policy:  Plagiarism is understood in the sense of the “use another person’s ideas or work and pretend that it is own’ (Cambridge Dictionary) or “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own” (Oxford Dictionaries), self-plagiarism (re-use of significant parts of one’s own copyrighted work without citing the original sources).

All articles in the Volumina Jurassica are supposed to be original. Authors submitting manuscript declare that submitted manuscript is original and has not been prepared from other published material. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images) must be appropriately cited or quoted.

Editors: the Volumina  Jurassica editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Volumina Jurassica editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content only. Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone than stakeholders.  The excluded from publication procedure are manuscripts which are beyond the scope of the interest of the journal (i.e. presenting the themes not related with the Jurassic System), and those evidently showing research misconduct (published elsewhere before, plagiarisms or bearing fundamental research mistakes).  Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editor’s  own research. All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



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