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“Boletim do Museu de História Natural do Funchal” and “Bocagiana”

Since 1945 the Museum of Natural History of Funchal has annually published the "Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal" ( ISSN 0870-3876) and since 1959, the "Bocagiana" ( ISSN 0523-7904), the latter on an irregular basis.
In order to accompany the modern trends in scientific publications, namely publications on-line and to follow a recent change in the name of the Museum to “Museu de História Natural do Funchal” (Natural History Museum of Funchal), as from 2013 the Museum’s two publications are available on line on this site, as . Printed versions will only be available at the request of the authors and are subject to payment.
The “Boletim do Museu de História Natural do Funchal” and the “Bocagiana” publish on all aspects of the Natural History of Macaronesia (Madeira, Azores, Canary Islands and Cape Verde) and surrounding seas. Papers should report the results of original research including thematic bibliographies considered relevant for the area, and must not previously have been published, or be under consideration for publication, elsewhere. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by a panel of independent specialists (peer-reviewed).
All articles describing news species to science or proposing alterations to nomenclature will be subject to pre-registration at ZooBank (The Official Registry of Zoological Nomenclature) in accordance to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. When dealing with algae, fungi and plants, papers must comply with the Melbourne Code (Art. 29 of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants).


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