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Instructions for Authors

The Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter (TTN) will be published quarterly in January, April, July, and October of each year. Submissions will NOT be peer-reviewed, but may be edited. Submissions should be sent to the editors and NOT the editorial board.

Text: To ensure a swift turnaround of articles, we ask that, where possible, all submissions be in electronic format either as an attached e-mail file or on disc and saved as a Word, Wordperfect, or standardized text file. If compatible computer facilities are not available, hard copies of the article can be sent to the editors by mail or fax. Scientific names should be italicized and given in full in their first appearance. Citations in the text should take the form of (Kuchling, 1989), (Martin and Bateson, 1986), (Ernst et al., 1994).

Table/Figures/Illustrations: Each figure should be stored as a separate documents in Word, Wordperfect, Excel, .bmp, .tif or .jpeg file. The editors will scan figures, slides or photos for authors who do not have access to such facilities. Tables and Figures should be given in Arabic numerals. Photographs will be considered for inclusion.

References: Citation format for different styles of references should be as follows:

a. For an article in a journal:
Gaffney, E.S. 1979. Comparative cranial morphology of recent and fossil turtles. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 164:65-376.

b. For a book:

Cogger, H.G. 1975. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. Sydney: A.H. and A.W. Reed, 660 pp.

c. For an article in an edited volume:
Pritchard, P.C.H. 1979. Taxonomy, evolution, and zoogeography. In: Harless, M., and Morlock, H. (Eds.). Turtles: Perspectives and Research. New York: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 1-42.

d. Citations with two or more authors have all authors listed last name first and separated by commas:
Dodd, C.K., Jr., Franz, R., and Smith, L.L. 1994. Title. Reference.