TIPS & GUIDELINES: What clients need to know ▽
Submitting manuscripts and illustrations. The general reference for authors and editors of extended texts — such as articles, monographs, and books — and essential for efficient and accurate production and publication and avoiding delays and extra costs. The guidelines cover general preparation of printed copy and electronic files, including text, notes, and illustrations (figures, photographs, drawings, maps, charts, graphs, etc.).
The manuscript submission guidelines are updated frequently, as printing and production technologies evolve. Authors and editors are urged to review the guidelines each time a manuscript is being prepared for submission.
The more specialized tips and guidelines following offer further detail:
Formatting text: Dos and (mostly) don’ts. What not to format are the most important “rules” for an author or editor preparing a manuscript in a word processor. This brief guide applies to text intended for either print or electronic medium.
Illustrations for print publication. Guidelines for preparing and submitting source images (digital or hard copy) for illustrative material, including essential requirements regarding dimensions, resolution, and format of digital source images.
- Photographs (continuous tone images) for print publication — digital photos (such as TIFFs or JPEGs) from digital cameras or scanner, or conventional prints, negatives, or transparencies
- Art other than photographs for print publication — charts, technical drawings, maps, sketches, cartoons and caricatures, other art work, previously printed material (e.g., music), clippings, hand-written or type-written letters — anything other than photographs that must be presented as is
Maps and technical drawings. MetaGlyfix can transform sketches, paste-ups, edited originals, or ideas into polished illustrations such as maps, charts, technical drawings, illustrated tables, any kind of hybrid — indeed, anything that a scholar can imagine and describe. These guidelines can help the author/client get to the desired finished product more efficiently.
Scanning originals or drawing anew? Determine when it is better to scan an original map or drawing and when it is better to draw it anew
Website papers. Submitting papers that will be made available for viewing or downloading on a website
Top ten tips for clients (or, How to complete a project more quickly, better, and at a lower cost)
Last updated 09 March 2014 (Sunday) at 18:24:52 MDT △