Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission is in Microsoft Word (DOCX), Open/Libre Office (ODT), or rich text (RTF) format.
- Any images for publication are a minimum resolution of 2700 x 1800 pixels and saved in either TIFF or RAW format (depending on your camera manufacturer, RAW may also be called Apple ProRAW, NEF, DNG, RW2, CR2, RAF, CRW, or another extension in your camera’s settings). If it is not possible to provide your image(s) at that resolution or in those formats, please indicate this in the "Comments for the Editor" field during the submission process so that alternative arrangements can be made, or contact the layout editor in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If images are included, full attribution or citation has been provided within the text of the submission (including title, artist, etc., as well as the URL if the image came from a website). If the image is reproduced with permission of the copyright holder, evidence of such permission should be attached as a separate file during the submission process. If the image is licensed via Creative Commons, or if the author has reason to believe that the image is otherwise available for use (public domain, fair use, etc.) this should be stated in the comments field during the submissions process.
- The text is single-spaced and uses a common font with consistently sized headings. The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., is the standard style guide for all Atla publications.
If a report from a group meeting, the submission includes all of the following elements in order:
1) Name of Group
2) Name of Author/Secretary submitting the report
3) List of members present at the meeting, with names and affiliations
4) List of absent members, with names and affiliations
5) Meeting agenda with summaries of discussions
6) Any year-in-review highlights or summaries of your group's activities over the past year
7) Summaries of "round robin" reports from members/institutions
8) Other events, updates, news, or dicussions
The full names of all committee or group members, including institutional affiliations, have been included and checked for spelling and accuracy.