File types & Formatting Text
All text files should be sent in Microsoft Word format. All word processors apparently have the capability of saving files in this format. Please remember to save your files explicitly in doc or docx format before sending them.
Minimal formatting is desirable in the text of any submissions. As long as you use a reasonably common word processor font, we can modify both the font and the font size with minimal effort. If you need to know how long your text runs, the printed area for text is 5” (approx 125mm) wide, by 7” (approx 175mm) high. We use Adobe Garamond Pro at 11 pt in the file submitted to the printer. Garamond at 11 pt is usually 5-10% longer than fonts on multipage manuscripts, but will provide a reasonable estimate for the length of your text.
Use bold and italic fonts as needed in your manuscript, but don’t worry about setting paragraph indents, line spacing, line justification or other similar formatting commands. It is easier for us to format the entire text at once.
Charts, Graphs & Tables
Computer-generated charts and graphs often have to be redone because they do not have printed lines thick enough or with sufficient resolution. Even if they look good as a PDF, they don’t always transfer in a useable form to InDesign. If you are submitting a computer-generated figure, please try to print an original in as high a resolution as possible. Tables usually have to be redone to fit the Journal format (mainly the page size), so there is no need to spend a lot of time getting the table format perfect before submission.
If possible, please send photo files for the figures as separate attachments. Photos embedded in a word processing program or a PDF are frequently resized, and may be below the resolution needed for printing after they are extracted. The same problem exists for some photo sharing websites. You are welcome to embed photos in a document to indicate how you would like to see the photos arranged, but please also send the separate files for each photo at full resolution. Your ideas for layout will be followed to the extent possible, but may have to be modified to fit the Journal format.
We need 300dpi at print size for photos. A photo intended for printing as a full-page figure must have dimensions 1500 x 2100. In jpg format, that would be a file of approximately 1 Mb in size. We can always use photos with higher resolution than 300dpi. It allows us to crop the photos when needed and use them at the optimum printed size.
Articles are welcome from ALL institutions, societies and hobbyists in ALL countries who are involved in the study, cultivation and conservation of bromeliads.
All articles and photographs should be initially submitted to Marty Folk who will check the article and photo quality before forwarding the article to the Editor.
If you would like to discuss articles or check details before submission, please contact one of the Editorial Advisory Board below who will be happy to assist.
Marty Folk – firstname.lastname@example.org – (USA)
Graeme Barclay – graeme.barclay@panpacific,net.nz – (New Zealand)
Bruce Holst – email@example.com – (Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida, USA)
Lyn Wegner – firstname.lastname@example.org – (South Africa)