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(Revised January 2014)

The Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (Esp) is edited by the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. It publishes research reports, reviews, and communications to the scientific meetings held by the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. Each issue of the Revista carries papers on the scientific areas defined by the Academic Sections: Mathematical Sciences, Physical-Chemical Sciences and Natural Sciences.
Research Reports describe the results of original research. The papers should be of the highest scientific quality. The lenght of a research article should generally not exceed six printed papers (24 typed pages), including text, figures, tables, legends, equations, bibliography and acknowledgments.
Reviews are usually solicited by the Editorial Board. Reviews must not exceed 15 printed (60 typed) pages, including illustrations and bibliography.
Communications are reports of symposiums held under the Royal Spanish Academy's auspices. Communications must not exceed three printed (12 typed) pages.


The criteria for accepting a manuscript are novelty and quality. All manuscripts must be communicated by a Fellow of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. Manuscripts submitted are also subsequently evaluated by the Editorial Board. The Board may subject manuscripts to further review and reject those that do not meet the standard of the Journal. Articles are accepted on condition that they have not been published previously or concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscript that report research involving human subjects or the use of materials of human origin must be accompanied by institutional authorization. Studies involving the use of animals must be conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Experiments involving recombinant DNA must have been reviewed and approved as required by applicable laws and regulations. Submission of manuscripts on research using unique materials (cloned DNAs; antibodies; bacterial, animal or plant cells; viruses; and computer programs) implies that the author(s) will make them available to qualified researches for non-commercial use. All authors must disclose any commercial association that might pose a conflic of interest in connection with the manuscript. All funding sources supporting/sporonsing the work must be acknowledged. After a paper has been accepted and in order to give the Spanish Royal Academy authority to deal with matters of copyright, author(s) will be asked to assign to the Royal Academy the copyright in any article published in the journal in assigning copyright, author(s) will not be forfeiting the right to use his(their) original material elsewhere subsequently. This may done without seeking permission and subject only to normal acknowledgment to the journal.
The Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (Esp) accepts manuscripts in Spanish or in English.
Author(s) should be sent papers to:

The Editor
Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales
C/ Valverde, 22 (28004 - Madrid, España)
Telfs: +34 917 014 230, +34 917 014 231 - Fax: +34 917 014 233

Format and preparation of the manuscripts

The format for the typescript is A4 (297 mm x 210 mm), 30 lines of 70-75 spaces each, written on one side of the paper only with a margin of at least 25 mm all round. All sheets should be numbered serially at the right-hand top corner. Page number one is the title page. A page heading, preceding the number of the page, is to identify each page. Three copies of the typescript and illustrations (together with one set of original drawings and prints) are required. Papers should be submitted initially as typescripts. After a paper has been accepted, author(s) should submit the final version both as a typescript and on disk, written in PC (Microsoft Word, Page Maker, QuarkXpress, Corel Draw, FreeHand).
Text prepared as follow: a) Original articles: abstract (English and Spanish versions), introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, and tables and figures legends. Describe procedures in sufficient detail so that the work can be repeated. Correct chemical names should be given and strains of organisms should be identified. b) Reviews: table of contents, summary (English and Spanish versions), text, and acknowledgements. c) Communications: abstract, text and experimental procedures, references, and table and figure legends.

1.  Title page must include:
1.1. Full title should not include nonstandard abbreviation and must be brief (no more of 15 words).
1.2. Key words (up to five).
1.3. Full name(s) of author(s). Academical qualifications are not permitted.
1.4. Complete institutional affiliation(s).
1.5. A shortened version of the title for use as page headings (no more than 40 spaces).
1.6. Corresponding author responsible for reviewing the page proofs.

Abstract page. Provide and abstract of no more than 250 words on page two of the manuscript. The abstract, like the title, should be comprehensible and interesting to the non-specialist.

References. Only published or in-press papers and books should be cited in the references list. Abstract of papers presenting at meetings are not permissible. References should be cited in numerical order as they appear in text. Because table and figures will be inserted in the text where first cited, references in these sections should be numbered accordingly. All authors should be named in the citation. For correct abbreviations of journal titles, refer to Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI).

Journal articles are cited as follow (all authors should be named in the citations):

16. Zervos, A.S., Faccio, L., Gatto, J.P., Kyriakis, J.M. & Brent, R. (1995) Mxi2, a mitogen-activated protein kinase that recognizes and phosphorylates Max protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. USA 92, 10531-10534.

Articles or chapters in books are cited as follow:

21. Robbins, J.C.& Nicolson, G.L. (1975) Surfaces of normal and transformed cells. In: Cancer. A Comprehensive Treatise. Ed.: Becker, F.F. Plenum Press, New York. Vol. 4, pp 3-54.

Figure legends should be provided separately from the figures (Figure 1...). Original drawings, laser prints or high-quality photographs are required for reproduction. All illustrations should be identified on the reverse side an the orientation should be indicated.

Tables are numbered (Roman numerals) in the order in which they are cited in the text (Table I...). Each table should be on a separate page and be printed double-space throughout.

Units, symbols and abbreviations. International System of Units (SI) should be used. Only internationally agreed abbreviations should be used.
The abbreviation of the «Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (España)» is: Rev. R. Acad. Cienc. Exact. Fís. Nat. (Esp).

Offprints. Twenty-five offprints of each paper will be supplied free of charge; further copies may be ordered at extra cost at proof stage.