Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Title page - Title and subtitle complete.
  • Authors - Names of the authors involved complete; only indicate the e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • General - Abstract, keywords and running heading.
  • Text - Heading levels and special text elements consistently styled; No heading levels skipped.
  • References - Reference lists included at the end in the ‚Literature cited‘ section; Citations in text agree with reference list.
  • Figures - Figures (high resolution) as separate files; consecutively numbered and cited in the text; insert figure captions in text file.
  • Tables - Consecutively numbered and cited in text.
  • Electronic manuscript - Text file as doc, docx; figures, illustrations and graphics as separate files in jpg, tif, eps, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx format. PDF with all components!
  • Important - The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Quartär publishes Original articles, Review articles, Short notes, and Book reviews. All manuscripts are subject to peer review.

Original articles describe previously unpublished results of recent research. Review articles chronicle recent progress in particular areas of research, but they should not simply summarize the author‘s work. Before submitting exceptionally long manuscripts (more than 150 000 characters, including spaces) please contact the editors. Short notes (no more than 7 500 characters including spaces) provide the opportunity for communication of original results. For book reviews separate instructions apply.

Instructions for authors (download)

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