Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should be familiar with the AMNH Scientific Publications policies. The following materials must be provided by authors submitting work for publication in any of the museums scientific serials:

(1) one hard copy of the complete manuscript, including text, appendices (if any), tables, and figures;

(2) a disk containing the entire manuscript in Word and the figures in a single PDF file;

(3) a signed, filled-out copy of the Manuscript Submission Form; and

(4) a covering letter that includes the names, mailing and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three suggested reviewers. This letter must also include a commitment to pay all relevant production costs (e.g., for color, foldouts, etc.) not covered by AMNH policy.

Submitted manuscripts must conform to AMNH formatting requirements (as detailed in the Style Manual). Manuscripts must be written in grammatically correct and correctly spelled English. Any manuscript that requires extensive editing for English usage and/or spelling will be returned to the authors. As of July 2011, all nontrivial phylogenetic datasets (any larger than two printed pages) must be archived electronically using available online resources (such as MorphoBank, TreeBase, etc); manuscripts that include analyses based on such data will not be put into production until appropriate URLs or DOIs are provided for their retrieval. As of March 2016 authors of accepted manuscripts must provide an ORCID number. For authors who do not yet have an ORCID number, registration is free and available here. More information on ORCID is here.

The four items listed above should be submitted to one of the following associate editors, who may be contacted for additional information about any aspect of the submission process:

Jin Meng (Paleontology):

Lorenzo Prendini (Invertebrate Zoology):

Peter Whiteley (Anthropology):

Robert Voss (Vertebrate Zoology):

Download the Manuscript Submission Form