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Revised November 2017

Please read these instructions carefully

Manuscripts submitted to the JMBA must be original, not under consideration elsewhere and approved by all authors and institutions prior to submission. Papers should be written in clear succinct English and sentences must not start with an abbreviation. Acronyms must be written in full on their first occurrence and SI units should be used. Scientific names must be italicized (not underlined) and their first mention after the Abstract must be followed by the Authority and date in parenthesis when appropriate. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order: Running Head, Title, Author(s), Address(es), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure Legends, Tables and Appendices.

Manuscripts which do not comply with publication standards of written English will be rejected on submission. Cambridge recommends that authors have their manuscripts checked by an English language native speaker before submission; this will ensure that submissions are judged at peer review exclusively on academic merit. We list a number of third-party services specialising in language editing and / or translation, and suggest that authors contact as appropriate. Use of any of these services is voluntary, and at the author's own expense.

Please note that the journal uses software to screen papers where there is reason to believe that material may not be original. By submitting your paper you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

Letters to the editor. Letters are invited that discuss or comment on papers published in the Journal. They should not, however, be used as a means of publishing new work. Letters should have no more than 10 references and should not contain figures or tables. Acceptance will be at the discretion of the Editorial Board, and editorial changes may be required. Wherever possible, letters from responding authors will be included in the same issue.

Submission. Please submit the manuscript for review to:

Suggested reviewers. Please suggest the names, institutions and e-mail addresses of up to four potential reviewers.

Suggested reviewers should be selected from an INTERNATIONAL (at least three different countries) and not a LOCAL (from author(s) own country or laboratory) group of scientists in the research field of the paper.

Experimental design. All studies must have been conducted in accordance with institutional, national and international guidelines concerning the use of animals in research and/or the sampling of endangered species.

Preparation. The JMBA invites contributions as:

1. Research articles + figures + tables.

2. Reviews of current topics of interest.

E-mail. Please provide an e-mail address for the corresponding author. This will appear on the title page of each article.

Title (bold font). Should be no more than 20 words with no authorities associated with the species. A running head of not more than 43 characters should be suggested.

Authors addresses should follow the title. Use superscript numbers to indicate different addresses.

Abstracts (italic font). A concise abstract should outline the scope, main results and conclusion(s) of the paper without discussion or authorities associated with species. Species name(s) will be roman (normal).

Keywords. Please provide up to ten key words.

Headings. Follow the style and hierarchy for each section as shown below(but see later for taxonomy):

INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS (1st heading, upper case, left justified).

RESULTS (1st heading, upper case, left justified) then:

The sampled population (2nd heading, bold, left justified)

DENSITYAND BIOMASS (3rd heading, small caps, left justified)

Reproduction and development (4th heading, lower case italics, left justified)

DISCUSSION (1st heading, upper case, left justified).

Subheadings, if used, should follow the instructions under RESULTS.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (1st heading, upper case, left justified). You may acknowledge individuals or organizations that provided advice, support (non-financial). Formal financial support and funding should be listed in the following section.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT. Please provide details of the sources of financial support of all authors, including grant numbers. For example, ‘This work was supported by the Medical Research Council (grant number XXXXXXX)’. Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma and space, and where research was funded by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by a semi-colon, with ‘and’ before the final funder. Grants held by different authors should be identified as belonging to individual authors by the authors’ initials. For example, ‘This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust (A.B., grant numbers XXXX, yyyy), (C.D., grant number ZZZZ); the Natural Environment Research Council (E.F., grant number FFFF); and the National Institutes of Health (A.B., grant number GGGG), (E.F., grant number HHHH)’. Where no specific funding has been provided for research, please provide the following statement: ‘This research received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial or not-for- profit sectors’.

Taxonomy should be presented as follows:

SYSTEMATICS (1st heading, upper case, centre justified)

Order AMPHIPODALatreille, 1816

Suborder GAMMARIDEA Latreille, 1803

Family UROTHOIDAEBousfield, 1978

Genus Carangolia Barnard, 1961

Carangolia barnardi sp. nov. (Figures 1–6)

Carangolia spp.: Elizalde et al., 1993; Sorbe & Weber, 1995; Dauvin &Sorbe, 1995. (left justified)

TYPE MATERIAL (taxonomic sub-headings, small caps, left justified)

Holotype: adult female (oostegites developed) 2.69 mm, completely dissected and mounted on 12 slides. (OXYBENT VIII, TS05-R, N4; coordinates: 43°49.34′N 02°02.74′W; water depth: 550 m) (MNHN-Am5129); coll. J.-C. Sorbe, 19 April 1999. Paratype: adult male (penile papillae developed) 3.88 mm partially dissected, with both first antennae, maxillipeds, epimeral plates, pleopods, and second antenna and second gnathopod mounted on three slides; rest as five pieces preserved in 70% ethanol. (ECOMARGE 93, TS08-A, Ni; 44°34.57′N 02°12.60′W; water depth: 740–746 m) (MNHN-Am5130); coll. J.-C. Sorbe, 23 June 1993. Twenty-one additional specimens in J.- C. Sorbe Collection.


Carangolia cornuta Bellan-Santini & Ledoyer, 1986. Holotype: female completely dissected on single slide (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, slide no. 3276); RV ‘Marion Dufresne’ Cruise MD08 to Marion and Prince Edward Islands, Station 17BB97 (Marion Island: 46°52.5′S 37°53.5′E); collected on 25 March 1976 with Okean grab on muddy sand, 110 m depth.


Carangolia with well developed pointed process on posterolateral corner of head. Coxal plate 1 with anterior and posterior margins subparallel, distal margin straight. Coxal plate 7 pointed. Basis of pereopod 6 slender, not oblong. Dactylus of pereiopod 5 elongate (more than 12 times longer than wide). Telson devoid of spines.

KEY FOR THE GENERA OF THE ALVINOCARIDIDAE (small caps, left justified)

1. Posterior telson margin armed only with spines, without plumose seta…………………………………………….…..2

— Posterior telson margin armed with plumose

images of tables embedded in word files.

Tables should not be excessive in size and headed by informative legends. Legend, headings and footnote are delimited by horizontal lines as shown in the example below; table headers are centred and roman (normal) typeface. Column headings are bold. The table belowgives an example of layout:

Table 1. Tenacity of Elminius modestus and Balanus perforatus cypris larvae to natural biofilms developed at high (83 s-1) and low (15 s-1) shear rates. Forces of temporary adhesion are given as 104Nm-2.


(Insert a line space between each point)

2. Rostrum long, depressed laterally; pterygostomal spine present; lash on first maxilliped rudimentary…………………………………..….Alvinocaris

— Rostrum short, compressed dorsoventrally, without teeth;

Eliminus modestus Balanus perforatus No biofilm







Low shear







High shear