Guide for Authors
and Schedule for Submission of Manuscripts
Page Charges, Colour Figures
Papers should stand on their own, but the special issue may be considerably strengthened if authors cross-reference other papers within the special issue. It should be the responsibility of guest editors to point out complementary papers to authors.
Papers dealing with taxonomy and systematics are discouraged, but biogeography papers are acceptable.
Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
Special Issue Size: This Special Issue should be about 300 pages. The maximum size allowable is 500 page.
Paper Length: For the Bering Sea issue, authors should aim for 12-15 double-spaced pages and 4-8 figures and tables. As an upper bound, authors should try to confine the text to no more than 25-30 pages, with a total manuscript length (including figures and tables) of 45-50 pages.
Abstracts: The essential contents of each paper should be recapitulated briefly in an abstract of no more than 500 words at the head of the paper.
Keywords: Please provide up to six subject keywords, plus regional index terms. At least four of the subject keywords should be selected from the Aquatic Science & Fisheries Thesaurus. An electronic version of the Thesaurus can be found on the Worldwide Web. You may also find a paper version in your library. The Regional terms should be provided as a hierarchical string, e.g., USA, California, Monterey Bay. Authors are also encouraged to submit geographic bounding coordinates at the end of the keyword string.
Text: Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References, Vitae, Figure Captions and then Tables. A Conclusions or Summary section is generally needed only if the text is longer than 20-25 pages. Do not import the Figures or Tables into your text. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers.
Units: In general, metric units should be used, preferably the Systeme International (SI). If other units are used (fathoms, F, knots, etc.), the metric equivalents must be given in parentheses () or by presenting the dimensionally correct conversion factors as a footnote.
References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to the author's name (without initials) and year of publication. For example, "Since Peterson (1993) has shown that ..." or "This is in agreement with results obtained later (Kramer, 1994)." For three or more authors use the first author followed by "et al.", in the text. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. The title of the journal should not be abbreviated; titles of journals in Russian language should be transliterated and not translated.
References should be given in the following form:
Gooday, A.J., Bett, B.J., Shires, R., Lambshead, P.J.D., 1998. Deep-sea benthic foraminiferal species diversity in the NE Atlantic and NW Arabian sea: a synthesis. Deep Sea Research Part II 45 (1-3), 165-201.
Hessler, R.R., Wilson, G.D.F., 1983. The
origin and biogeography of malacostracan crustaceans in the deep sea.
In: Sims, R.W., Price, J.H., Whalley, P.E.S. (Eds.), Evolution, Time and Space: The Emergence of the Biosphere. Academic Press, London, pp. 227-254.
Thiel, H., 1983. Benthos size classification. Deep-Sea Newsletter 20, 8-11.
References to unpublished literature should be set out in the format detailed below. The following information needs to be provided: Names and initials of all authors, year. Title of work. All other relevant information needed to identify item (e.g., technical report, Ph.D. thesis, institute, current status, i.e., in press/unpublished, etc.).
Moustakas, N., 1990. Relationships of morphological and physicochemical properties of Vertisols under Greek climate conditions. Ph.D. Thesis, Agricultural Univ., Athens, Greece, unpublished.
The following provide examples of appropriate citation formats for non-text and electronic-only information. However, it is requested that a Web site address, or listserver message is given as a reference only where the information is unavailable in a more permanent form. If such sources are given, then please give as complete information as possible. All references to such material in the text of the article must be supported by a full entry in the bibliography.
Jones, P., 1996. Research activities at Smith Technology Institute. WWW Page, http://www.sti.com/about_us/research.
Smith, F., Peabody, A.N., 1997. Hydrographic data for the Sargasso Sea, July-September 1993, SarSea mission. (Deep-Sea Data Centre, Hull, UK), online, dataset, 740 MB, http://www.dcdc.gov.
Green, A., 1991. Deformations in Acanthaster planci from the Coral Sea, observed during UEA Special Project 7, July 1978. Journal of Pollution Research 14 (7) suppl, CD-ROM, photographic images, 240 MB.
James, Z., 1997. Ecological effects of sea wall construction during 1994 at Bridlington, UK. Listserver Message, Eco-list, 20 October 1995.
Illustrations: All illustrations should be provided in camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) without retouching. Authors are responsible for costs incurred for printing colour figures. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with the figure number and the author's name. All figures are to have a caption. Captions should be supplied on a separate sheet, double spaced.
Line drawings: Good quality printouts on white paper produced in black ink are required. All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal. Dye-line prints or photocopies are not suitable for reproduction. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations.
Photographs: Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g., black and white or colour). If necessary, a scale should be marked on the photograph. Please note that photocopies of photographs are not acceptable. Half-tone illustrations should be kept to a minimum.
Fold-in charts and colour: The cost of fold-in charts or diagrams and of colour plates must be borne by the author or his institution.
Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively and given a suitable caption and each table typed on a separate sheet. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript, (e.g., in graphs).
When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, please use only one grid for each separate table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is being used, use tabs to align columns, not spaces.
Computer-generated illustrations and halftones/line/tones (either colour or black & white) are acceptable. (Note: we charge for colour printing, so check if it is really necessary.) Since we cannot guarantee the usability of graphic files, original hardcopies of all illustrations must accompany the accepted printout of the manuscript in all cases.
The following points should be taken into consideration when preparing electronic graphic files: TIFF or EPS files are preferred. Suggested packages for line graphics are Adobe Illustrator (version 3.0 or above), Freehand and Corel Draw. Graphics made in WordPerfect or Word generally have too low a resolution. Files of scanned line graphics can be accepted preferably at a resolution of 1000 dpi, for scanned halftones (300 dpi) and scanned line/tones (500 dpi).
Produce computer-generated graphics in greyscale if you require these to be published black and white, also where possible, supply the original halftones as they are to be reproduced (i.e., black and white or colour).
Colour should be scanned in at 300 dpi (500 dpi for colour line/tones). With CMYK electronic files include a 4-colour machine or cromalin proof and check that all the separations (if provided) are colour coded.
Try to create your graphics near to the size they will be finally printed at by looking at previously published manuscripts. This will help with the lettering and resolution of your files, as the resolution will be lost if we have to enlarge a file and lettering may need re-keying if the file has to be reduced significantly. The final font size should be about 6-8 pt. Always use the standard Adobe set of fonts.
If it is necessary to compress your electronic files, please indicate the software used.
Please note that if any file proves to be unusable, we reserve the right to publish your article from the printout supplied.
Authors should submit manuscripts in triplicate to the guest editor; do not submit final illustrations or a computer disk. Authors should suggest three qualified, potential reviewers of the manuscript, two of whom must not be associated with this Special Issue. Provide full names, addresses, voice and fax telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. For the peer review, one reviewer can be an author of another paper within the special issue, but least one of the reviewers should be outside the special issue.
Based on the technical reviews, the guest editor can accept the paper, accept it with revisions, or reject the paper.
For the most part, the guest editor is only responsible for the scientific or technical editing; grammatical editing (as well as final technical editing) is done by the DSR-II editor. However, the author should respond to any and all comments raised in the technical reviews, even if they deal with writing style.
When the guest editor accepts a revised manuscript, it is forwarded to the DSR-II editor for final editorial review and subsequent submission to Pergamon/Elsevier for publication.
In most instances, the DSR-II editor will make only minor changes to the manuscript, such that authors are asked to submit one copy of the manuscript together with a computer disk containing the final version of the paper, together with final illustrations and any special instructions. Specify on the disk which computer and software were used.