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A Brief Guide to Publication in the Annals


Manuscript submission

Papers should be submitted to conference organizers for review and acceptance.  
Editors of the Annals volume should submit the final, complete book manuscript to:


Sheila Kane, Administrative Editor

The Annals

New York Academy of Sciences

655 Madison Avenue, 16th floor

New York, NY 10021

T:212/838-6727 X602

F:212/355-2781 (fax)


Number of copies

An original hard copy plus one photocopy should be submitted.  For half-tone art (photographs), send one glossy B/W print and one photocopy. Please include a 3-1/2" disk (PC or Mac) with the files saved in any standard word-processing program as well as in rich-text format (.rtf). Do not embed graphics in the text file.

Manuscript length

Plenary papers: 15 pages (including abstract, figure legends, references, and tables)

Extended abstracts: 2-3 pages

All material must be double-spaced, with a

1”margin on all sides (1˝” if on A4 paper).

Note to volume editors:  The length of the complete manuscript should not exceed approximately 600 double-spaced pages.


References are cited numerically as they occur in the text. Abbreviations for journal titles are those used in the Biosis database, and only the first author’s name and initials are inverted in the reference list. Reference paradigms appear on a separate sheet.


Abstracts should be not more than 250 words and are not used with poster papers.


Tables must be placed on separate pages following the text, and should be designed to fit

on a standard book page (4.5” X 7” print area)   Entitle each table, and make sure each column has a heading.


These must be professional-quality drawings, charts or graphs, or glossy half-tone photographs. Computer-generated art must be output on a laser printer (600 dpi minimum);  all elements must be proportionate and sized for reduction to fit a 4.5 X 7” page. Be sure that columns and bars can be distinguished from each other by using distinctive stipplings, cross-hatchings (but not screen tints).  Figures may be submitted in EPS or TIFF format, with a separate file for each.   Do not use color in graphs or charts; convert color to B/W. The cost of color reproduction and presswork, approximately $3500, must be borne by the author.


Please sign and return a Copyright Transfer Agreement with your manuscript. If you are reprinting figures from another source, it is your responsibility to acquire a letter of permission from the copyright holder and forward the signed original permission letter to us.

Authors’ addresses

The full address (including e-mail), phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author must appear on the title page (simple affiliations with postal codes are sufficient for other authors). The first author will assumed to be the corresponding author unless other instructions are given.