Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. The Survey uses Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign to prepare documents for publication. Contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about electronic submission of manuscripts.
Manuscripts should be be double-spaced throughout, including tables, figure captions, and references.
Do not justify margins.
Do not italicize common Latin words or phrases (e.g., i.e., et al., in situ, etc.).
Cite each figure and table in the text in numerical order (i.e., don't cite fig. 2 before fig. 1).
Use "Figure" only to start a sentence; otherwise, use "fig." if singular and "figs." if plural (e.g., fig. 2, figs. 2 and 3, figs. 4-7).
Each published reference cited in the text must be listed in the References section, and vice versa. Double-check for spelling and details of publication.
Literature citations in the text are as follows:
- One author:
- Jones (1990) or (Jones, 1990).
- Two authors:
- Jones and Smith (1990) or (Jones and Smith, 1990).
- Three or more authors:
- Jones et al. (1990) or (Jones et al., 1990), but include all authors' names in the References section.
- Manuscripts accepted for publication but not yet published:
- Jones (1992) or (Jones, 1992) and specify in References section that material is in press. Example: Jones, A., 1992, Kansas rivers: Journal of Geology (in press).
- Unpublished materials:
- A. Jones (unpublished data, 1991), A. Jones (personal communication, 1991) or (A. Jones, unpublished data, 1991), (A. Jones, personal communication, 1991).
- Use a semicolon to separate citations of different authors:
- (Jones, 1989, 1991; Smith, 1991).
Manuscripts should include the following: (1) title page, (2) abstract, (3) text, (4) references, (5) tables, (6) figure captions, (7) figures. Figures should be submitted in separate files, not embedded in the Word document.