Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts are preferably submitted in this system or alternatively sent to the e-mail (revista.cientifica@ispg.ac.mz).

Length

The manuscript, including literature and tables should not exceed 14 pages, reviews – 24 pages, short communication – 6 pages, tables – 5, list of taxa – no more than 2-3 pages

Typing

The materials should be submitted in the Microsoft Word-supported format, A4 page size, font Times New Roman, 12 point size, double line spacing.

Subdivision and formatting of the manuscript

  • The first page should have the title, the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) including the corresponding author e-mail, an abstract and key words.
  • Above the title of the article a UDC is provided.
  • The text should be subdivided into: Title page; Structured Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; Funding; References, although this may not be appropriate for some articles (such as reviews or some taxonomic papers).
  • The first mention of species and genera of algae in the text should be followed by the authorities (in case of abbreviated authorities please follow Authors of Plant Names, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Title page:

  • UDC (Universal Decimal Classification)
  • Title of manuscript
  • Authors: family names and initials of all authors
  • Author affiliation: Institution and complete address(es) with the postal code for each author
  • E-mail address of corresponding author

Structured abstract:

  • Title
  • Authors: family names and initials of all authors
  • Abstract of an experimental article should be subdivided into Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions. An abstract (at least 600 characters) should contain a brief description of the main elements of the paper and clearly express the most important results and conclusions of the manuscript
  • Key words (up to 10 words) follow immediately after the abstract and should reflect the basic concepts discussed in the article and (if necessary) geographic location.

Figures

There must be not more than 6 figures in experimental article and not more than 3 in short communication. Line drawings, diagrams, photographs must be of good contrast and quality. Electronic files should be prepared using standard programs (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw) at a resolution 300 dpi (for photographs and schemes) and 600 dpi (for line drawings) and saved as bmp, tif or jpg files.

Figure legends

Provide the legends on separate pages from figures.

Tables

The tables (not more than 5) must have the heading and the serial number. The notes on the table should be placed under the table.

References

The sources are listed in the order in which they are cited in the article.

Since the Journal is indexed in the international databases, references are provided in English, or transliterated into Latin. Only puiblished papers, books and other materials can be cited in the list. The authors are responsible for correct citation of the sources.