Scientific Publication Series of the Institutum Canarium
Digital Platform for the Interdisciplinary Research on the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Cultures



Instructions to Authors


The Institutum Canarium will only accept documents that are completely delivered as computer files. For more details, please refer to the following list (status 10/2003):

1. Text and/or file form
  • We need files which have been generated using Microsoft Word (.doc) and which are stored on disks (1.4 MB) or CDs. Files generated in Rich Text Format (.rtf) are also acceptable.

  • Please enclose a hard copy of the file in A4 format with the file.

  • If possible, please only use one type of font. If you use several fonts, this must be stated and the corresponding characters/words which are not formatted with the main font must be highlighted in red.

  • Block format without manual word separation; new lines only for new paragraphs.

  • Supply any photos, graphics and drawings in TIF or JPG format (do not compress too heavily); they will be inserted in a pictures section at the end of the essay. Do not forget to number and/or allocate or supply the titles of the pictures. Hard copies cannot be accepted.

  • Please ensure that the lines used for any frames for pictures and graphics are thick enough for the subsequent reduction (in order to avoid the lines disappearing).

2. Approved languages
  • German, English, French and Spanish are all approved languages.
  • German texts must be written using the new German grammar rules.
3. Notes about content
  • Each essay should include a short summary (abstract, resumen, résumé) of about 5-8 lines, if possible in all languages but definitely in the home language.

  • 4 - 5 key words in English must be included in every essay.

  • The essay title and capital headings must always be written in upper and lower case letters.

  • Please do not make foot notes, instead make comments at the end of the essay; please indicate the comments by means of numbers in brackets within the text. Example: (45) Do not use high numbers or square brackets for this.

  • No bold lettering and no blockages in the text; italic lettering may be used.

  • Literature references in the text in upper and lower case letters. Example
    ... (Müller 1990: 22-24) ... or ... Müller (1990: 22-24) ...

  • Complete literature references in alphabetical order of authors at the end of the essay comprising: Author (surname first), year of publication, essay or book title, publication series with year and/or number, issuer or institution (poss. publishing company), publication location (mention actual year of publication if different from year), page number(s).
    Rahn, Gottfried (1990): Vom Auftauchen der Schrift.- Almogaren XX/1/1/1989 (Institutum Canarium), Hallein 1990, 181-197
    Rothe, Peter (1986): Kanarische Inseln.- Sammlung Geologischer Führer Nr. 81 (Borntraeger), Berlin - Stuttgart, 226 S.
    Schwidetzky, Ilse (1976): The prehispanic population of the Canary Islands. - in Kunkel, G. (Ed.): Biogeography and ecology in the Canary Islands.- Monographiae Biologicae Vol. 30 (W. Junk), The Hague, 15-36
    A different type of literature reference is only possible within the scope of the comments section. Only list referenced literature unless this has been expressly declared as a bibliographic overview. Please state the complete number of pages of monographs as the reader can then come to his own conclusions - for example about the content depth and the amount of copying involved.

4. Schedules
  • Documents for the Almogaren must reach the editorial team at the latest by 31th January of the year of publication.

  • The editorial closing date for the IC-Nachrichten (IC news) is the 31th August.

5. Editorial issues
  • The editorial team reserves the right to refuse any pictures which are difficult to interpret or are unclear.

  • Any submitted work must always be first publications or at least revisions. There is no automatic entitlement to publication.

  • No liability is accepted for submitted documents.

  • The authors bear the sole and complete responsibility for the content of their essays.

  • The authors will punctually receive a PDF file for correction; you will need to install Acrobat Reader to read these files (available free-of-charge at

  • Authors acknowledge that the mechanical and digital copyrights of a manuscript, presented to the Institutum Canarium (IC), pass over to the IC as soon as the IC has produced a printed or digitized version of this article (IC layout). Not affected hereof are versions/layouts of the text in publications of other editorials.

6. Address Editorial Office

Hans-Joachim Ulbrich
Redaktion IC
Grabenstr. 30/1
71404 Korb