Login or Register to make a submission.

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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be written in English, typed with double spacing (1 cm between the lines) and submitted electronically to and on paper to the Centre for Physical Anthropology, W. Struve 2, Tartu 51003, Estonia. The manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages (including figures and tables). The position of tables and figures should be indicated in the text, tables and legend for illustrations should be typed separately at the end of the manuscript. The manuscript should consist of the following subdivisions, each beginning on a new page: Title page, Abstract, Text, References, Tables, Figure legends.

TITLE PAGE. The title page must contain: Title, Author’s name (or names), Institution with city, state and postcode, Abbreviated title (running headline) not exceeding 48 characters and spaces, 4–6 Keywords. Name, address and telephone number of the person to whom proofs and correspondence have to be sent should be clearly specified.

ABSTRACT. The abstract should contain no more than 350 words. When published, it will precede the introductory section of the text.

MAIN TEXT. The text is divided into the following sections: Introduction (no heading required), Material and Methods, Results, Discussion.

REFERENCES. References should be cited in the text by a number in parentheses. The reference list should be typed with double spacing. The entries should be numbered and given in alphabetical order. When referring to books and monographs, the publisher must also be indicated. The titles of non-English papers should be given in the original language.


Examples for entries in the reference list:

  1. Baker P. T. (1978). The biology of high-altitude peoples. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
  2. Heapost L. (1978). The occurrence of ABO and MN system blood groups among the Komi-Zyrians (on the lower reaches of the Ob). In: Physical Anthropology of the Komi. Suomen Antropologinen Seura. Helsinki. 25–31.
  3. Wiener C. (1984). The emergence of biomedical anthropology and its implications for the future. Amer J Phys Anthropol, 64, 2, 141–146.

TABLES. Tables of numerical data should each be typed (also double-spaced) on separate sheets, numbered in sequence in Arabic numerals (Table 1, 2, etc.), provided with a heading and referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc.

ILLUSTRATIONS must reach the Editor in a form and condition suitable for reproduction.  The illustrations should bear the author’s name and numbered in Arabic numerals according to their sequence in the text where they are referred to as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Legends for illustrations should be typed on a separate page, using Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations.

The journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Short Communications



Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.