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  • John Abbott
    Hi Everyone, It is time for another issue of ARGIA and I would like to solicit any articles, notes, or other information that you think the readers might
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 28, 2012
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      Hi Everyone,
      It is time for another issue of ARGIA and I would like to solicit any articles, notes, or other information that you think the readers might enjoy.  You can send content to me anytime, but I will need it by Monday (March 5th) next week if it is to be included in this issue.  If you are not familiar with ARGIA, it is the News Journal for the Dragonfly Society of the Americas.  Information about both the journal and the society can be found on OdonataCentral at http://www.odonatacentral.com/dsa1/about_argia.htm.
      Cheers and my apologies for cross-posting.
      John C. Abbott, Ph.D.
      Curator of Entomology, Texas Natural History Collections
      Section of Integrative Biology
      1 University Station #L7000
      The University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, Texas 78712  USA
      Office Phone: (512) 471-5467
      Lab Phone: (512) 232-1896
      Fax: (512) 475-6286
      Email: jcabbott@...
      Instructions to Authors for ARGIA Submissions
      Digital submissions of all materials (via e-mail or CD) are vastly preferred to hardcopy. If digital submissions are not possible, contact the Editor before sending anything. All material must be sent directly to the Editor, John C. Abbott <jcabbott@...>.
      All articles and notes are preferably submitted in Word or Rich Text Format, without any figures or tables, or their captions, embedded. Only minimal formatting to facilitate review is needed—single column with paragraph returns and bold/italic type where necessary. Include captions for all figures and tables in a separate document.
      Include a title, author name(s), and contact information (especially email) with a line between each.  The article or note should follow this information.  Paragraphs should be separated by a line and the first line should not be indented.  Where possible always refer to the scientific name of a species followed by its official common name in parentheses.
      Submit figures individually as separate files, named so that each can be easily identified and matched with its caption. Requirements vary depending on the type of graphic.
      Photographs and other complex (continuous tone) raster graphics should be submitted as TIFF (preferred) or JPEG files with a minimum of 300 ppi at the intended print size. If unsure about the final print size, keep in mind that over-sized graphics can be scaled down without loss of quality, but they cannot be scaled up without loss of quality. The printable area of a page of Argia or BAO is 6.5 × 9.0 inches, so no graphics will exceed these dimensions. Do not add any graphic features such as text, arrows, circles, etc. to photographs. If these are necessary, include a note to the Editor with the figure’s caption, describing what is needed. The editorial staff will crop, scale, sample, and enhance photographs as deemed necessary and will add graphics requested by the author. 
      Charts, graphs, diagrams, and other vector graphics (e.g. computer-drawn maps) are best submitted in Illustrator format or EPS. If this is not possible, then submit as raster graphics (PNG or TIFF) with a minimum of 600 ppi at the intended print size. You may be asked to provide the raw data for charts and graphs if submitted graphics are deemed to be unsatisfactory. When charts and graphs are generated in Excel, please submit the Excel document with each chart or graph on a separate sheet and each sheet named appropriately (e.g. “Fig. 1”, “Fig. 2”, etc.)
      Tables may be submitted as Word documents or Excel spreadsheets. If Excel is used, place each table on a separate sheet and name each sheet appropriately (e.g. “Table 1”, “Table 2”, etc.)

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