American Journal of Primatology
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The American Journal of Primatology welcomes manuscripts from all areas of primatology. The Journal publishes both original research papers and review articles. Original research may be published as standard Research Articles, Review Articles, and Commentaries. The American Journal of Primatology no longer accepts Brief Reports.
Submission. As of January 1, 2008, AJP will use a new online submission system for receiving, reviewing, and accepting manuscripts for publication, ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central). This exciting feature for the American Journal of Primatology enables authors to submit their manuscripts online to expedite the peer review process. Authors also have the ability to check the status of their manuscripts during the peer review process. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows us to move manuscripts through the peer review process more expeditiously and will decrease time to publication.
In order to submit a manuscript, use either the ASP homepage (www.asp.org/research/ajp/) or the American Journal of Primatology journal homepage (wileyonlinelibrary.com/ajp). There you will find a link for "Online Submission". Using that link, the corresponding author will be instructed to create a user account. Once the account has been created, manuscripts are to be submitted through the "Author Center". Follow all instructions and complete all required fields. Submit your manuscript and all Figures and Tables as separate files. After the manuscript has been successfully submitted, authors will see a confirmation screen with the manuscript number and receive an email reply from the AJP executive editor, Paul A. Garber, acknowledging receipt of the manuscript. If that does not happen, please check your submission and/or contact tech support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul A. Garber
Department of Anthropology
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
Manuscripts must be submitted in English (American style), and must be double-spaced with no less than 12 cpi font and 3-cm margins throughout. Lines should be numbered consecutively from the title through the references. Number all pages in sequence beginning with the title page, placing the first author's surname and the page number in the upper right hand corner of each page. A Research Article should not exceed 35 pages total, and a Review Article should not exceed 45 pages in total, including the title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, figure legends, and figures.
Cover Letter. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a formal statement that explicitly confirms the following:
- Acceptance of the provisos in the next paragraph of these Instructions (see “Provisos” below).
- The Methods section must also include a statement that:
- the research complied with protocols approved by the appropriate Institutional Animal Care Committee (provide the name of the committee; see iacuc.org);
- the research adhered to the legal requirements of the country in which the research was conducted; and
- the research adhered to the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) Principles for the Ethical Treatment of Non Human Primates (see https://www.asp.org/society/resolutions/EthicalTreatmentOfNonHumanPrimates.cfm.
- All research protocols reported in this manuscript were reviewed and approved by an appropriate institution and/or governmental agency that regulates research with animals.
- All research reported. in this manuscript complied with the protocols approved by the appropriate institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (see www.iacuc.org). Researchers outside the U.S. must confirm that their research recieved clearance from, and complied with, the protocols approved by the equivalent institutional animal care committees of their country.
- All research reported in this manuscript adhered to the legal requirements of the country in which the work took place.
Provisos. All manuscripts submitted to the American Journal of Primatology (AJP) must be submitted solely to this journal, and may not have been published in any substantial form in any other publication, professional or lay. Submission is taken to mean that each of the co-authors acknowledge their participation in conducting the research leading to this manuscript and that all agree to its submission to be considered for publication by AJP. The Editorial Office cannot be responsible for returning any materials submitted for review. The publisher reserves copyright, and no published material may be reproduced or published elsewhere without the written permission of the publisher and the author. The journal will not be responsible for the loss of manuscripts at any time. All statements in, or omissions from, published manuscripts are the responsibility of the authors who will assist the editors by reviewing proofs before publication. Reprints may be ordered from https://caesar.sheridan.com/reprints/redir.php?pub=10089&acro=AJP No page charges will be levied against authors or their institutions for publication in the journal.
Conflict of Interest. AJP requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or indirectly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include but are not limited to patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker’s fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.
If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and to collectively list in the cover letter (if applicable) to the Editor-in-Chief, in the manuscript (in the footnotes, Conflict of Interest or Acknowledgments section), and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.
Journal Cover Artwork. Along with their manuscript, authors are welcome to submit an original photograph or other artwork that illustrates their research for possible use on the cover of the issue in which the article appears. This artwork is submitted with the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere, that the author has copyright, and that the author grants Wiley-Blackwell permission to publish the photo as a cover image, should it be chosen. Candidate images for journal covers may be submitted electronically as TIF files.
Title page. The first page of the manuscript should include the complete title of the paper; the names of authors and their affiliations; a short title (not more than 40 characters including spaces); and name, postal address, E-mail address, and phone number of person to whom editorial correspondence, page proofs, and reprint requests should be sent.
Abstract. The abstract must be a factual condensation of the entire work, including a statement of its purpose, a succinct statement of research design, a clear description of the most important results, and a concise presentation of the conclusions. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Three to six key words for use in indexing should be listed immediately below the abstract.
Text. The body of Research Articles must be organized into the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Acknowledgments. The Methods section must include the dates and location of the study. The Methods section must also include a statement that the research complied with protocols approved by the appropriate institutional animal care committee (provide the name of the committee) and adhered to the legal requirements of the country in which the research was conducted. The Results section must include the essential values from all statistical tests cited to support statements regarding findings, in addition to summarizing key data using tables and figures where possible. Acknowledgments should include: funding sources; names of those who contributed but are not authors, further statements of recognition appropriate to the study; and brief confirmation of compliance with animal care regulations and applicable national laws. If photos or identifiable data on human subjects are in any manuscript, they must be accompanied by a notarized copy of the consent form. Footnotes are not to be used except for tables and figures. Nonstandard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined in the text. Measurements should be given in metric units and abbreviated according to the American Institute for Biological Sciences’ Style Manual for Biological Journals. Review Articles and Commentaries may deviate from this style of organization, but must include an Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, and Acknowledgements.
References. In the text, references should be cited consecutively with the author's surname and year of publication in brackets. The reference list should be arranged alphabetically by first author's surname. List all authors if there are five or fewer; when there are six or more authors, list the first three followed by et al. Examples follow.
King VM, Armstrong DM, Apps R, Trott JR. 1998. Numerical aspects of pontine, lateral reticular, and inferior olivary projections to two paravermal cortical zones of the cat cerebellum. Journal of Comparative Neurology 390:537-551.
Lynch Alfaro JW, Boubli JP, Olson LE, et al. 2011. Explosive Pleistocene range expansion leads to widespread Amazonian sympatry between robust and gracile capuchin monkeys. J Biogeogr 39:272–288.
Books and Monographs:
Voet D, Voet JG. 1990. Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1223 p.
Ritzmann RE. 1974. The snapping mechanism of Alpheid shrimp [dissertation]. Charlottesville (VA): University of Virginia. 59 p. Available from: University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI; AAD74–23.
Gilmor ML, Rouse ST, Heilman CJ, Nash NR, Levey AI. 1998. Receptor fusion proteins and analysis. In: Ariano MA, editor. Receptor localization. New York: Wiley-Liss. p 75-90.
Format for Presenting Statistical Information. Overall is it recommended that authors provide the details of their statistical analyses in the Methods, Tables, and Figures as appropriate. Linear statistics: means and standard deviation/standard errors should be written in the format X± SD/SE unit (i.e., mean body weight=6.38 ± SD 1.29 kg or mean head-trunk length=425 ± SE 3.26 mm). Circular statistics: mean and angular dispersion should be written in the format X± AD unit (i.e., phase relationship between head linear and angular displacement=104 ± AD 14 deg). Ranges should be written as range: 15-29; sample sizes should be written as N=731; numbers less than 1 should be written as 0.54 not as .54. P values that are deemed significant can be presented as less than a threshold value (i.e., P < 0.05, P < 0.01, P < 0.001). Nonsignificant test outcomes should be reported using an exact probability value whenever possible. The P value (P) and sample size (N) should be capitalized, and degrees of freedom, if required, should be written in lower case (e.g. df=4). For example: X2 = 1.84, df=8, P = 0.91 Unless a test statistic unambiguously refers to a particular statistical test (i.e., X2 is understood to refer to a Chi-squared test), results should include the name of the statistical test which should be followed by a colon, the test statistic and its value, degrees of freedom or sample size (depending on which is most appropriate for that test), and the P value, with indication if it is one- or two-tailed (unless that issue has been addressed for the manuscript as a whole before any statistical results are given). These entries should be separated by commas. Wilcoxon signed-ranks test: Z=3.82, P<0.001, N=20 ANOVA: F=2.26, df=1, P=0.17
Tables. Tables should be titled and numbered in accordance with the order of their appearance; each table should be placed on a separate page. All tables must be cited in the text with approximate placement clearly defined. Table titles should be concise descriptions of the data in the table. Table footnotes should provide more detail relating to the interpretation of data presented in the table (i.e., notes on sample sizes, tests performed, etc.). Samples are shown below:
Table title: Leadership of Group Movements by Males and Females within Each Group Table footnote: Chi-square results for adult female- versus adult male-led group progressions overall (A), when feeding occurred within 5 min of group movement (B), and when feeding did not occur within 5 min of group movement (C). N refers to the number of progressions led by each sex. Females in each group, except C3, led group movements significantly more than males overall and in all contexts.
Table title: Food Species and Plant Parts in the Diet of Rhinopithecus brelichi at Yangaoping, Guizhou During the Study Period Table footnote: Season: Sp, spring (February, March, April); Su, summer (May, June, July); A, autumn (August, September, October); W, winter (November, December, January); Y, four seasons. E, evergreen; D, deciduous
Figures/Illustrations. Each figure should be high-contrast on a separate page with the figure number clearly indicated. All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are requested to pay the cost of reproducing color figures in print. Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations that highlight the text and convey essential scientific information. For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible. Please contact AJP Production at email@example.com for further information.
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