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Selbyana Submissions Checklist for Preparation of Manuscripts and Figures (Please checks items and submit with manuscript) General Instructions __ Manuscripts must be submitted in English (please use American spelling; bilingual abstracts are acceptable). Authors not fluent in written English should have their manuscripts checked carefully for correct language use before submission. __ Type or print out manuscripts on 8½" x 11" or A4 paper. __ Double-space text throughout, including figure legends and Literature Cited. Leave at least a 1-inch margin on all sides. Do not use justified margins. __ Use a 12-point, proportionally spaced font such as Times New Roman, or a 10-pitch, non-proportional font such as Courier throughout document. Authors are responsible for diacritical marks. __ Type last names of author(s) and page number in upper right-hand corner of all pages. __ Assemble manuscripts in this order: 1) Title page, 2) Abstract page, 3) Text, 4) Acknowledgments, 5) Literature Cited, 6) Tables, 7) Figure legends, 8) Figures. Title Page (Page 1) __ The title page must contain the following information in order from top to bottom and centered on the page: running title, title, author names, and addresses. __ Place the running title 6--8 lines below top of page in capital letters. The running title includes the author(s) surname(s) and a short title. Total number of characters must not exceed 50. __ Place title near middle of page, centered, in "caps small caps." __ Below title, include author(s) name(s) in caps small caps, followed on next line by affiliation(s), complete mailing address(es), and electronic mail address (e-mail). For multi-authored works, repeat same information below first author's entry. Center all entries. __ In multi-authored works, use an asterisk to indicate the author responsible for correspondence, page proofs, and requests for reprints. Below author information place "* Corresponding author." Abstract Page (Page 2) __ The abstract must be one paragraph, beginning with the word "Abstract" in caps small caps and not indented. Abstracts in another language may be added in a separate paragraph. __ Be concise (usually not more than 200 words), with a brief summary of the paper’s intent, materials and methods, results, and significance of findings. __ Do not cite references or use abbreviations in the abstract. __ Following abstract, list 4--6 keywords as follows: Key words: …
Text (Pages 3 +) __ Do not add additional lines between text other than at headings, or blocks of text such as bulleted lists or identification keys. Avoid "stacking" heads when possible by including explanatory text after each heading. Heading Levels __ First-level headings are centered, in bold, and in caps small caps with an extra line before and after the heading. If small caps are not available, capitalize only the first letter of each major word. __ Second-level headings are centered, in bold, with the first letter of each major word capitilized. Place one extra line before, and one extra line after, the heading. __ Third-level headings are flush left, in bold, and with only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns capitalized. Place one extra line before the heading, but not following, and no period. __ Fourth-level headings are indented with a tab, in bold, and with the first letter of the first word capitalized. These end with a period and are followed by the text. General Text __ Indent the first line of all paragraphs with a ½ inch Tab. Do not use the space bar or excessive tabs to move text. __ Separate all paragraphs within a section by a single Hard Return. __ Do not use Hard Returns except where necessary, such as at the ends of paragraphs or headings. __ Do not hyphenate words at the end of a line. Use a single dash for compound words. __ Use italic type for words to be italicized. Do not italicize common Latin words or phrases (e.g., et al., i.e., etc., per se, sp. nov.). __ Cite each figure and table in the text, using caps small caps. Organize in numerical order in text. __ Abbreviate measurements without a period (e.g., mm, cm, m, l); temperatures are as follows: 20°C. __ Write out other abbreviations the first time used in the text and abbreviate thereafter: "Trichome morphology was examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM)." __ Spell out genus and species the first time used in a paragraph and abbreviate generic name by first initial thereafter in that paragraph, but do not abbreviate genus name at the beginning of a sentence. __ Include the author or author combination at first use of each species in text and elsewhere when appropriate. Abbreviate plant author names using Authors of Plant Names (Brummitt & Powell 1992). __ Write out numbers one to ten except in a measurement or a botanical description (e.g., 3 mm, 5 petals). Do not use commas in numbers below 10,000 (e.g., 1000. Use 0.13 instead of .13; % instead of percent. Use double hyphens (--) or n-dashes (–) to separate number ranges (e.g., 4--8, 4–8). __ Use commas before "and" or "or" in a series.
__ Avoid use of footnotes (other than to indicate corresponding author). __ Each reference cited in the text must be included in the Literature Cited section, and vice versa. Double check for spelling and details of publication. __ Literature citations in the text are as follows: ? ? ? ? ? One author: Walsh (1998) or (Walsh 1998). Two authors: Walsh and Roberts (1998) or (Walsh & Roberts 1998). Three or more authors: Walsh et al. (1998) or (Walsh et al. 1998). Manuscripts accepted for publication but not published: Walsh and Roberts (in press) or (Walsh & Roberts in press). Dissertation: Walsh (1999). Unpublished materials: B. Walsh (unpubl. data), (B. Walsh unpubl. data), or B. Walsh (pers. comm.). Within parentheses, use a comma to separate different types of citations (Figure 4, Table 2), (Roberts & Walsh 1989, Walsh & Roberts 1998). Cite several references within parentheses by year, with the earliest one first (Roberts 1996, 1998). Separate multiple citations by a semicolon (Roberts 1996, 1998; Walsh 1995, 1998). Specific pages in citation (Walsh 1998: 128).
Use a, b, c, etc., to distinguish two or more papers by the same author in the same year (e.g., Walsh 1998a, 1998b). __ Acknowledgments should be brief and to the point. Taxonomic Treatments __ In taxonomic treatments, accepted names are in bold, authors and citations in regular text, and synonyms are in italics. List synonyms in chronological order by basionym, arranging homotypic synonyms together in the same paragraph. __ Format new taxa entries as follows: Tillandsia kessleri H. Luther, sp. nov. Type: Bolivia. Dept. Cochabamba: Prov. Ayopaya, km 10 Cocapata–Cotacajas, 16° 38'S, 66° 41’W, 2600 m, 15 Sep. 1997, M. Kessler, J. Gonzales & A. Acebey 9557 (Holotype: SEL; Isotype: LPB). Figure 1. A T. pomacochae Rauh, cui similis affinisque, bracteis florigeris majoribus et petalis longioribus differt. Leaves densely arranged in a very compact, subspreading rosette, 40–50 cm long. Leaf sheaths elliptic20–22 x 10–13 cm, merging with the leaf blades, coriaceous, very densely punctate lepidote, very dark castaneous, especially adaxially. Leaf blades ligulate to subtriangular, acute to acuminate, 7–10 cm wide, coriaceous, rather stiff, coarsely nerved toward the apex, punctate lepidote, especially abaxially, green tinged purple. Scape erect, stiff, 10–12 mm in diameter. Paratypes: Bolivia. Dept. Cochabamba: Prov. Ayopaya, km 10 Cocapata - Cotacajas, 16° 38’S, 66° 41’W, 2700 m, 11 May 1997, Kessler 9345 (GOET); next coll. Peru. Dept. Amazonas: Literature Cited (Continue page numbering) __ Verify all entries against original sources, especially journal titles, accents, diacritical marks, and spelling. Abbreviate journal titles using standard references such as Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum.
__ Cite references in alphabetical order by the first author’s surname. __ List references alphabetically by author(s) last name and then chronologically for same-author references. Use a 5 em-dash (or 3 em-dash) line to replace the author(s) name when the same author or author combination is in the preceding reference. __ "In press" references must have been accepted for publication and the name of the journal or publisher included. __ For book citations, list the publisher and city of publication. __ Arrange citations as in the following examples: Single author: Luther, H.E. 1986. A new species of Guzmania (Bromeliaceae) from western Ecuador. Selbyana 9(1): 187--188. Multiple authors: Martin, C.E., K.W. McLeod, C.A. Eades, and A.F. Pitzer. 1985. Morphological and physiological responses to irradiance in the CAM epiphyte Tillandsia usneoides L. (Bromeliaceae). Bot. Gaz. 146: 489–494. Book: Cronquist, A. 1981. An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants. Colombia University Press, New York. Chapter in Book: Benzing, D.H. 1995. Vascular epiphytes. Pp. 225–254 in M.D. Lowman and N.M. Nadkarni, eds. Forest Canopies. Academic Press, San Diego. Dissertation: Yanoviak, S.P. 1999. "Community Ecology of Water-Filled Tree Holes in Panama." Ph.D. diss., Univ. Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA. Tables (Begin on new page) __ Each table must start on a separate sheet and be single-spaced. Use legal-size paper or landscape orientation if necessary to allow adequate margins. __ Place legend at top of page and format as follows: Table 1. Phytogeographical subdivisions of the Guayana Shield. __ Use the same font type and size as in the text. Capitalize first letter of first word for each column and row header. __ Minimize use of lines other than for purposes of clarification. Figure Legends (Begin on new page) __ Begin Figure Legends on a separate page. Arrange in numerical order; double-space throughout. __ Format legends as follows: Figure 1. Floral detail of Navia tentaculata: A. Sepal. B. Floral bract, lateral view. C. Petal. __ When several figures are grouped together in one plate, combine appropriate legends into one paragraph. Example: Figures 1–4. Figure 1. Floral detail of Navia tentaculata: A. Sepal...
__ If many symbols occur in figures, include a section headed Figure Abbreviations: S, sepal; P, pistil; etc. Figures __ Figures can be half-tones (photographs), drawings, or graphs. They must be camera-ready. Avoid shading or fine patterns. Color may be used, but costs are the responsibility of the author. __ Original figures should be submitted in final journal size and mounted on stiff, white paper. Computergenerated or quality-scanned figures can be submitted on IBM format disk in files separate from the text (scan grayscale/color at 450 dpi, line art at 1200 dpi; please also provide hard copy). __ The length of a figure, as published, can be to a maximum of 8½ inches (22.5 cm). __ Only two widths are possible, as published: 1-column is 2 /8 inches (6.5 cm); full-page is 5 ½ inches (14.0 cm). __ Photochemical Transfers (PMTs) or other "diffusion transfer process" types of high quality reductions to journal dimensions may be submitted instead of originals. Photocopies are not accepted. __ If several illustrations or photographs are included, group them into half or full page plates, when possible, each to consist of glossy photos adjoined together with no space between adjacent images (the printer will add white separator lines). __ Each figure grouped in a plate requires a number. Number all figures in Arabic numerals; do not use letters (e.g., 1, 2, 3 not 1a, 1b, 1c). Add symbols and text to figures with printer- or machine-produced type; handwritten symbols and text are unacceptable. __ For graphs, capitalize first letter of first word for axis headings. __ Avoid using magnifications in the figure legend as the final illustration may be reduced or magnified; instead, place a scale bar in the figure. __ Write author(s) name(s) and figure number(s) on the back of each figure, on both originals and review copies. Conditions for Publication __ Page charges are $75 per page. Journal subscribers at the time of manuscript submission or during the year of publication are entitled to five free printed pages per volume; each page over five per volume is assessed at $75 per page. What and Where to Submit __ Submit one hard copy of the manuscript and figures, along with a computer diskette containing manuscript, tables, and figures and figure legends when appropriate. On diskette, place manuscript, tables, and figure information into separate files. Please specify type and version of word processor used. IBM-compatible formats on 3.5-inch diskettes are preferred. Please retain a backup copy of your diskette. __ Submit original figures after the paper has been accepted for publication. __ Submit this checklist with completed items marked.