INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO THE BARLEY GENETICS NEWSLETTER
Manuscripts should be written in English and be brief. Each paper should be prepared separately, with the title and the authors' names and addresses at the top of the first page. For each paper to be included in Barley Genetics Newsletter Volume 32, submit a file to the Technical Editor in one of the following ways (in order of preference)
Paper copies will not be necessary for e-mail submissions in one of the preferred formats.Send submissions, before January 31 2002, to:
Dr. Phil Bregitzer, BGN Technical Editor, USDA-ARS, 1691 S. 2700 W.,
Aberdeen, ID, 83210, USA.
Telephone: (voice) 208-397-4162 ext. 116; (fax) 208-397-4165
Instructions for file preparationText and tables for each article can be in one file, but place each figure in a separate file. Name these files with:
File Formats for Text and Tables: Preferred: WordPerfect 6.0 or newer version. Word 97 or newer is also acceptable. It will be possible to convert many other file types, including:--older versions of Word and WordPerfect
Please keep formatting simple!! Do not use headers, footers, automatic formatting options, etc. because their presence in your file will unnecessarily hinder its integration with other files which may contain different formatting codes. Please use only tabs and hard returns in the preparation of your file--any additional formatting will be done by the technical editor.
Important note: if you submit ASCII files, please submit a hardcopy of your submission. Please submit ASCII files only as a last resort; ASCII files do not preserve formatting instructions, and their use entails extensive editing.
Please keep tables simple (less than 80 characters wide, including spaces). Tables should be prepared using the table features of Word Perfect (or Microsoft Word if Word Perfect is not available). Tables prepared within the text using tabs are NOT acceptable. Alternative format for tables: Tables in separate ASCII text files (e.g. named pb1tab1.txt, pb1tab2.txt, etc.) with columns aligned with spaces (not tabs). Tables can also be submitted as image files but authors should be aware that this may result in degraded text quality.
File formats for Figures: Preferred: JPEG. Figures submitted in other formats will be converted. Acceptable formats, other than JPEG, include:
-- TIFF, BMP, PCX, PPM, Photopaint, Paintbrush, PowerPoint
Please format complicated, multiple-image figures, such as maps of multiple chromosomes, as separate images (i.e., each chromosome as a separate image) to facilitate legibility.
Please contact the technical editor if you wish to submit text or image files that you suspect may not be compatible with the programs listed above.
Please keep formatting simple to facilitate electronic publication. Some special symbols can't be included in HTML documents (for example, greek letters, curly quotation marks), while others can be included, but can't be viewed by all WWW browsers.
Important! Please contact the technical editor prior to sending large image files (over 8 MB either singly or in total) to avoid problems with limited server capacity.
We can include color figures in the electronic version, but only black and white in the hardcopy. Send both if you like.If you must submit a paper copy only: