GUIDE TO SUBMISSIONS

PUBLICATIONS:

Glaucus     ISSN  0963 - 9519
Shorewatch Newsletter   ISSN  1464-813X
Torpedo Electronic News    ISSN  1464-8156


All the content of this magazine is contributed by the members. The success will depend entirely upon the quality and effort put in by enthusiasts and experts in the marine world. Articles are wanted on the natural history of the sea, the interesting invertebrate and vertebrate animals and plants. Subjects that can be covered include geology, ornithology, palaeontology, ecology, oceanography, pollution reports, conchology, ethology of marine animals and their environment. In normal circumstances articles of up to 2500 words will be considered for inclusion. Longer contributions can be divided into 2 or more parts.

 Subjects exclude technical aspects of aqualung diving, spear fishing, animal rights campaigns, angling, commercial fishing, aquarium trade, but can be mentioned as long as they are not the principal contents of the article.

 This is a club magazine and no payment will be made for the material submitted. Expenses for regular contributors (postage and photographic reproductions) will be considered. Full copyright protection applies to all articles and photographs. Permission will not be given for reproduction of material without first referring back to the original author.
 Illustration, photographs and snippets of information will all find their place in the journal.

Scope

The society will study the marine fauna of the seas surrounding the British Isles, including the seashore zone. The scope will eventually be embroidered in the written Constitution. If you have any doubts whether you material is suitable, please write to the Secretary.

 Titles should be included, although these may be changed.

Format

Typed material will be given preferential consideration. Ideally, it should be double line-spaced.
 From the Summer 1992 issue we will be using a computer using MS-DOS operating systems, and articles prepared on 3.5" (up to 1.44 Mb) discs will be appreciated. Several word-processing programmes will be catered for, although ASCII formatted files will also be wanted. Please write or telephone for more details.
 Please retain a copy of the manuscript plus any illustrations, and specify if you require your photographs to be returned.

The EMail address for electronic articles is Glaucus@hotmail.com
Please send as a *.rtf file.

Illustrations

Illustrations of a high standard are appreciated, especially to accompany a written article. Black ink is obligatory. Please ensure drawing is not creased or folded in the post.

Photographs are also  welcome.  Colour transparency work may involve a delay in publication. Print photographs can now be included on the web pages. For scanned images the optimum resolution is 72 dpi.

Please compress the image in the *.jpg format.

Editing

Text should be of sufficient standard for publication. Small alterations will not be referred back to the authors. If a major change is necessary, the contributor will be consulted.

References

References to the source of the material are sometimes necessary, to check accuracy and to prevent copyright infringement. They will not necessarily be included with the text. Original observations should be indicated. If insufficient sources are included, a delay in publication may occur.

 Please try to avoid plagiarism. If work has been previously published, please give full details, with preferably a photocopy of the original.

Nomenclature

Because a reader when picking up a book on the more popular natural history subjects (e.g. birds) would expect to find a common, or colloquial, name; it is editorial policy to use a common name in the text where possible. There are obvious problems because these names vary. Therefore, the latest scientific name should be included in the first instance after the common name. This also causes difficulties because these will also change. Therefore, it will be appreciated if the source of the scientific name is included, although this will not be obligatory with the common species. Synonyms should also be included if a recent change has occurred i.e. if they differ from the popular list of books included in Glaucus.

Popular names of featured species will normally be printed as proper names with capitals, as will the name of phyla, families,  and other taxa. However, a common-sense policy will be applied to species that are not the main topic of the article, and will be printed with a small letter, e.g. barnacles, crabs, cod, cetaceans etc.

Measurements

Metric measurements should be used in preference. Imperial figures will be altered. In some texts, alternative measurements will be entered in brackets.

Changes

Mistakes and changes in the light of new scientific evidence may compel the author to submit alterations. After print-ready stage these will only be altered as a note at the end of the next. After this stage, changes will not be possible.
 Enquiries should be directed to the current Editor.

Andy Horton (Editor of Glaucus)


GUIDE TO SUBMISSIONS
COMPUTER DISC SUPPLEMENTARY

TYPE OF COMPUTERS:

IBM or clones, PC computers only.
Apple Macs, Amiga, Amstrad PCW, BBC not accepted. Atari not accepted.
 

TYPE OF OPERATING SYSTEM:

MS-DOS or interchangeable systems.
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
CP/M not accepted.

TYPE OF DISCS DISCS ACCEPTED:

3.5"  to 1.44 Mb
5.25" to 1.2 Mb not accepted except where no other drive is available.
3"  Amstrad PCW discs no longer accepted in any capacity.
EMail also accepted to Glaucus@hotmail.com

PROGRAMMES ACCEPTED:
 

Please send as a *.rtf file, if possible.

Word for Windows

Script Professional (original version), LOCOScript PC, and Wordstar can be imported direct.
Lotus Ami-Pro can be accepted but please also enclose an ASCII file. The upgrade Word-Pro is acceptable if this is the only option. This should be the 97 version.
Word Perfect for DOS & Windows to 5.2. Not recomended.
EMail also accepted to Glaucus@hotmail.com

WRITTEN MATERIAL:

It would be a great help if you can use a new ribbon and use the high quality mode.
Hand written and typed material is still accepted, especially for short snippets. For longer articles, the hand written material needs to be sent in before the deadlines (page 45 of the Winter 1993 issue). Please leave a margin on the left side of the page.

ILLUSTRATIONS can be accepted on computer disc in most formats.
If using EMail, send by *.GIF or *JPG, if possible. If lots of illustrations are going to sent, please advise in advance.

NEW
PHOTOGRAPHS are wanted from 1 November 1997 for the Web Site, occasionally in the new Glaucus and for Electronic Publications and Exhibitions.

VIDEO Clippages are also useful for Exhibitions.
At present only VHS and Super VHS are accepted as Ordinary 8 and Hi-8 equipment is not easily available.

There is no guarantee of inclusion. All contributions from members will receive a reply.

Andy Horton
Editor of Glaucus

THIS GUIDE TO SUBMISSIONS WILL SHORTLY BE UPDATED


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