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title, author(s) name(s), author(s) affiliations, and date of submission. The
abstract should provide pertinent details of the research and conclusions, and
should not include references. The subsequent structure should follow the usual
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and lowercase letters.
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Do not use footnotes.
The first page should have the (following this order):
The abstract should provide pertinent details of the research and conclusions.
Authors should avoid statements such as "will be discussed herein."
Do not include references
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and an empty line below. Third order headings are bold, with capital and
lower-case letters, and the text following on the subsequent line.
INTRODUCTION (First Order)
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References and citation
All citations should be included in the chapter “references cited”, and
When possible in citations, the page number should be given after the
publication date: (Smith, 1973: 89), indicating the page rather than (Smith,
Single author: (Smith, 1973: 89).
Two authors: (Smith and Jones, 1973: 89).
Three or more authors: (Smith et al., 1973: 89).
In press reference: (Smith, in press).
Personal communication: (Smith, personal commun., 1995).
Reference to a quotation: (Smith, 1973: 16).
Portion of text written by a subordinate author: (Smith in Jones, 1973)
Communication cited in a previously-published paper: (Smith cited in Jones 1973)
Notes: Initials are used only if the same surname occurs more than once in the
text, (e.g., Smith, A.A., 1973; Smith, B.M., 1984).
Citation style for the references section is JVP, with authors and year in bold.
JVP styles can be downloaded for reference managers like Zotero.
Beiner, G. G., and R. Rabinovich. 2013.
An elephant task—conservation of elephant remains from Revadim Quarry, Israel.
Journal of the Institute of Conservation 36:53–64.
Bromage, T., G., and S. Werning. 2013.
Image Standardization in Paleohistology; pp. 161–175 in K. Padian and E.-T. Lamm
(eds.), Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods. University of California Press,
Oakland, CA, USA.
Campeny, G., B. Gómez de Soler, and J. Agustí. 2012.
Memòria de L’excavació Al Camp Dels Ninots (Caldes de Malavella, La Selva).
Campanya de 2012. Dept. de Cultura, Generalitat de Catalunya, Catalunya, Spain,
JPT allows references from websites and conference communications:
Davidson, A. 2012.
Cavity mounts for safe storage & handling. Available at
Val, S., C. Cancelo, B. Vila, and A. Sallés.
Preparation of dinosaurs eggshells: New insights to traditional techniques. 3Rd
annual Fossil Preparation & Collections Symposium, The Field Museum Chicago,
JPT invites all authors to contribute and profit from the
open Zotero group on paleontological techniques:
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