It will greatly assist the processing of manuscripts if authors will adhere to the following style policies when writing for Cactus and Succulent Journal or the CSSA yearbook, Haseltonia. Please check each item before sending in a manuscript or its revision.
Cactus and Succulent Journal contains articles aimed at a wide audience interested in succulents: popular-styled instructions on cultivation, travelogues, descriptions of new taxa, biographical material, book-reviews, letters to the Editor, and advertisements. Technical articles may be peer-reviewed at the editor’s discretion. Haseltonia contains articles of a more technical nature, such as might be found in the American Journal of Botany or Brittonia. Its papers are reviewed by at least two referees, and those published are listed in Current Contents.
Send manuscripts (preferably in MS Word) and digital photos to the Tim Harvey, Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) as email attachments. Illustrations, color slides and materials on disc should be sent by airmail. Handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted.
Date all materials, and provide complete contact information for the corresponding author, including address, phone number and email.
Assemble the manuscript in this order: Title & Author(s), Summary, Text, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures, Captions.
Title & Author(s)Center title. List author(s) with institutional affiliations and contact information as it should appear in print. In the case of multiple authors, the corresponding author should be designated in a footnote.
Summary/AbstractLonger and/or more technical papers should begin with a summary of fewer than 300 words. Papers for Haseltonia MUST begin with a summary. Do not summarize merely the intent of the paper but, instead, briefly state the methods used, the results, and their significance.
Leave a 1” margin on all sides. Avoid hyphens or dashes at ends of lines and do not divide a word at the end of a line. Number pages. Use a standard typeface. Indent each paragraph. Do not use proportional spacing or a justified right margin.
Headings in bold face. Italicize Latin names and titles of books and journals. Do not italicize common Latin words used in botanical literature, such as var., fma., et al., sensu lato, nomen nudum, sp. nov.
Numbers and Units: Metric units are preferred. Apply a space between numbers and units. Write out 1 to 10 unless a measurement (e.g., four petals, 3 mm). Omit commas for numbers less than 10,000. Numbers like 0.13 should not be written as .13.
Each figure and table must be cited in the text.
ReferencesEach reference in the text must be listed under References, and vice versa. Examples of correct text references: (Jones 1910) or (Jones and Jackson 1910); for three or more authors, cite as (Jones and others 1910) but include all the author names under References. Verify all entries against original sources, including spelling, accents and diacritical marks. Italicize book titles and journal names, but not article titles. Book citations must end with the name of the publisher and city, as well as country if the city is not widely known. Periodical titles should be spelled out if not well known to the intended audience.
Examples of correct (though fictitious) citations (Note initials and all punctuation):
Jones EL, Jackson CH, Smith A. 1991. Taxonomy of Mexican xerophytic plants. Phytographica 6: 106–109.
Hubner Z. 1923. Die Wälder der östlichen Steiermark. Schwartz Verlag, Berlin.
Only original drawings or paintings are accepted, as copies reproduce poorly. All original illustrations will be returned to the author. Authors may elect to have their original materials professionally scanned for digital submission, as this will prevent loss or damage through the mail.
Photos must be of high quality, good exposure and good composition. Poor photos will not be printed in the Journal. Photo submissions to the Journal or Haseltonia are accepted in the following order of desirability:
1. High-resolution digital photos: tiff or high-quality jpeg (less desirable) format. Photos must be at least 300 dpi at print size. Higher resolution is required for enlargements. If your digital camera does not produce at least 4–megapixel images, the photos will not reproduce well in the Journal. Digital photos can be emailed to the editor, posted to our ftp site, or sent on CD by airmail. Discs will not be returned. Consult our Digital Submission Guidelines for more information.
2. Color slides: original mounted color slide film; copies are never as good as the originals. Do not send slides that are dark or out of focus. Unmounted 35 mm transparencies are not accepted. Slides will be returned after color proofs are received from the printer. Slides and prints must be labeled with the figure number and the word “top” or an arrow to indicate orientation. If image is to be cropped, include instructions with slides, or the editor will make this decision himself.
3. Prints or negative film: not recommended.
Captions must be provided for all illustrations. For Haseltonia all illustrations must be referenced in the text. All illustrations must be captioned by the author. Examples:
Fig. 1. Echinocactus ingens, near Metztitlán, Hidalgo. Photo: A. Weber.
Fig. 2. Echeveria fulgens Lem., Smith 5467, near Guadalajara, Jalisco. Plant, ×4; leaf, x 3; corolla, ×3; petals, ×6. Drawing by B. Michelson, 1991.
Captions for Cactus and Succulent Journal should be more descriptive and legnthy. Use captions to introduce new observations or summarize information contained in the main body of the text.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically (as email attachments preferably in MS Word).
Following initial manuscript submission to Haseltonia, the review and editing process and all further correspondence will be handled by the Editor of Haseltonia:
Department of Biology
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX 79832
Email for large files (up to 25 Mb): email@example.com
Conditions For Publication
At the editor’s discretion, authors may be charged for extensive additions or revisions to the proofs.
Authors will receive a high-resolution electronic PDF of the paper as published in Haseltonia, on request.
Articles or illustrations may be reprinted by anyone providing they obtain permission from the author and the Editor and give a full citation of original publication.
Managing Editor, Tim Harvey