INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Instructions to authors
Fróðskaparrit is the journal of the Faroese Society of Sci-
ences and Humanities. Papers from all areas of natural and
medical sciences, and the humanities are invited in any Scan-
dinavian language or English as long as their topics pertain
to the Faroes.
All manuscripts received will be evaluated by the board
of editors and/or independent referees. This style guide must
be followed or else the paper will be returned to the author
Submit the original and two copies of the manuscript to
the managing editor, preferably also as a file on a 3 1/2"
diskette in WordPerfect or Word or as an ASCII-fiIe.
Authors will receive page proofs for correction and the
corrected proofs should be returned within one week to the
managing editor. Alterations should be kept to a minimum,
and extensive changes will be charged for.
Authors will receive 50 offprints free and can order for
Manuscripts should follow the general rules accepted within
the respective scientific field. However, endnotes should be
kept to a minimum and especially footnotes should be avoid-
ed - the full explanation be given in the text.
Italics (which can also be indicated m the text by underlin-
ing) should be used for:
1) References to titles ofbooks and periodicals
2) Latin names ofplants and animals
The title of the paper in bold, upper and lower case and the
author/s name: ltalic, upper and lower case followed by two
Level 1 subtitle: Bold, upper and lower ease followed by
one line space.
Level 2 subtitle: Bold, upper and lower case followed by no
Level 3 subtitle: ltalics, upper and lower case followed by no
The title and Figure and Table legends in Faroese and
The title and author's name should be on the first page,
followed by an abstract of the paper, not exceeding 175
words amplifying but not repeating the title. It should outline
the purpose of the paper, the work, details and important re-
sults and conclusions. An extra summary should be provided
to be translated into Faroese or English depending on the lan-
guage of the paper. Full name and address of author/s should
be placed after the list of references, including phone and fax
numbers and e-mail address.
The text should ideally contain: Introduction, Materials
and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, but oth-
er concepts may be accepted. In the text the International
Systems of Units are followed (Sl-Units, e.g. meter as m; de-
gree C as °C). Figures: Tables and Figures (including pho-
tographs) should be listed after the text, and they should be
explained in the caption (not as:.. see text). In Tables the tab-
ulator must be used, never spaces. Fignres must be submitted
as a EPS or TIFF file or printed on white paper. All lettering
and numbering will be added by the printer's computer. Pho-
tographs in black and white or colour plates must be supplied
as dias (6cm x 6cm) or glossy prints, not larger than A4 in
In the text, references should not be cited by numbering,
but as Joensen (1963), or when more convenient as (Joensen,
1963). More than one reference should be written as Joensen
(1963; 1970), or (Joensen, 1963; 1970), or (Svabo, 1783;
Joensen, 1963). References to specific pages should be giv-
en as (Joensen, 1963: 123-134). Two authors should be re-
ferred as (Joensen and Taning, 1970) and more than two au-
thors as (Enckell et al., 1986). See below for references writ-
ten in full. The list of references should not be numbered but
placed in alphabetical order, the titles of books given in full,
and journals with the abbreviations used by the actual jour-
nal, as follows:
Benjaminsen, T. and Christensen, I. 1980. The natural histo-
ry of the bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus (Fos-
ter). In: Winn, H.E. and Olla, B.L. (eds.). Behavior of Ma-
rine Animals vol 3: 143-158.
Enckell, P.H., Bengtson, S.-A., Douwes, P., Niklasson, M.,
Stille, B. and Wiman, B. 1986. The dispersal pattern of an
anthropochorous species: Genetic variation in populations
of Lumbricus terrestris L. (Lumbricidae) in the Faroe Is-
lands. Hereditas 104: 253-261.
Joensen, A.H. 1963. Ynglefuglene pá Skúvoy, Færøerne,
deres udbredelse og antal. Dansk Ornith. Foren. Tidsskr.
Joensen, H.D. 1970. Fuglamyndir eftir Díðrik á Skarvanesi.
Fróðskaparrit 18: 275-296.
Joensen, J.S. and Táning, A.V. 1970. Marine and Freshwater
fishes. In: Sparck. R.t andTuxen, S.L. (eds.). 1928-1971.
The Zoology ofthe Faroes III(I): LXII-LXIII. 1 -241.
Svabo, J.C. 1783 (1959). Indberetninger fra en Reise iFærøe
1781 og 1782. Selskabet til Udgivelse af Færøske Kilde-
skrifter og Studier. København.
Udkast til Lov for Færøerne om Jagt, Fuglefangst m.m. 1911.
Forslag og Betænkninger afgivne af Den Færøske Land-
bokommision. København: 303-314.
Williamson, K. 1970. (2nd ed). The Atlantic Islands. A study
ofthe Faroe Life and Scene. London.
Submit manuscripts to Dorete Bloch, Managing Editor
Fróðskaparrit, Føroya Náttúrugripasavn, Museum of
Natural History, FR-100 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands,
Phone: +298 18588, Fax: +298 18589,