Guidelines for Contributors

Guidelines for Contributors

The Yearbook ‘Evolution’ invites authors to submit papers addressing all the possible types of evolutionary processes.

The maximum size of the articles is 100,000 symbols. The paper's abstract should be no longer than 150 words. A separate sheet should give the author's brief CV (up to 250 words). A list of keywords should be supplied. Figures of good quality should be submitted as separate files.

Bibliographical references should be given in parentheses in standard author-date form in the body of the text: (Duffy, Morrison, and Macdonald 2002; Crumley 1987: 164–165; 1995: 4; 2001; Claessen 1985: 196–198, 201, 207; 2000, 2002; Chu et al. 2003: 29).

Examples of references in text:

‘In a larger population there will be proportionally more people lucky or smart enough to come up with new ideas’ (Kremer 1993: 685); according to Rothmaler (1976: 127–129).

A complete list of references cited, arranged alphabetically by author's surname, should be typed at the end of the article along the following:

A) Journal articles:

Schaffer W. M. 1985. Order and Chaos in Ecological Systems. Ecology 11(1): 103–109.

B) Edited volumes:

Frank A. G., and Gills B. K. (Eds.) 1993. The World System: Five Hundred Years of Five Thousand? London: Routledge.

C) Contributions to edited volumes:

Humphrey N. K. 1976. The Social Function of Intellect. Growing Points in Ethology / Ed. by P. P. G. Bateson, and R. A. Hinde, pp. 303–317. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

D) Monographs:

Berryman A. A. 1981. Population Systems: A General Introduction. New York, NY: Plenum Press.

E) Internet resource:

a) If the site does not mention the publication date:

Chase-Dunn C., and Hall T. D. 1999. The Chesapeake World-System. URL: http://

b) If possible, put the publication date:

U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2008. World Population Information. URL: Date accessed: 24.02.2008.

Quotations. Single inverted commas should be used except for quotations within quotations, which should have double inverted commas. Quotations of more than 60 words should be set off from the text with an extra line of space above and below, and typed without inverted commas.

The articles are to be sent to the following email addresses:

Leonid Grinin <>

Andrey Korotayev <>

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