Instructions to Authors
The submission of a manuscript is taken to imply that the material is original, and that no similar paper has been or will be submitted for publication elsewhere. Submission of a manuscript will also be taken to imply that all the named authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the paper, that all who are listed as providers of personal communications have agreed to their inclusion, and that all requisite permissions for the use of material (from previously published sources or made available electronically) are supplied with the final submission.
Manuscripts submitted to Contemporary Herpetology (CH) must be divided into a number of files to facilitate processing by our editors and reviewers as well as to expedite their conversion to web documents. The body text should be in a single file (.doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf), all tables should be clearly formatted and sent as text or MS Excel (.xls) files, and all images/ figures should be sent as individual files and not imbedded in the text. Authors should submit all manuscript files as attachments to an e-mail cover letter. Arrangements can be made with the Editor regarding an excessively large submission. Unless other arrangements have been made with an Associate Editor, all manuscripts should be sent to a the Editor. Necessary file conversions will be made prior to forwarding the submission to an Associate Editor.
Once a manuscript is accepted, authors are required to submit copies of a signed consent to publish form. At this time, the manuscript will be formatted for the Web and the author(s) will then have the opportunity to proof the manuscript. Upon approval by the author(s), the manuscript will be published on CH and its mirror sites.
Conventions for Submitted Material
Do not embed any non-text resources (including equations) within your text. All papers must be in English. Write with precision, clarity, and economy; use the active voice and first person. A style sheet is in preparation, until ready, it is suggested that authors follow the most recently accepted manuscripts. Although many text attributes are set by individual browsers when viewing web documents, submissions to CH should follow the following conventions in order to facilitate the review process.
Citing Original Descriptions
Technical inquiries about manuscript submission and formatting should be directed to the Editor.
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