Information for Authors

Contributions to the Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science may be in any field of science, science education, engineering, or technology which relates in some manner to the state of Idaho and has not been published elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout with ample margins, and must be submitted electronically — preferably as an email attachment. Regular articles must include, in order, the following: title, author(s) name(s), author(s) address(es), abstract, key words, text (with desired headings), acknowledgements, literature cited, tables and figure legends. First mention of scientific names should include authority.

The abstract should be complete and understandable without reference to the text. The scope of the article should be stated in the introduction or, in the case of brief articles, an introductory paragraph. Footnote material should be incorporated in the text whenever possible. Authors should follow the suggestions in the latest edition of the CBE Style Manual (AIBS) for abbreviations, punctuation, and similar matters. All numerical measurements should be given in the metric system with the English system following parenthetically where desirable.

Tables and figures should be kept within economic limits. Lettering and line drawings must be of letter quality (i.e. laser printing). Figures should be planned for no reduction when printed; thus, they may be no larger than 11×17 cm (4-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches). If photographs are submitted they must be electronic files (jpeg, gif or tif files). Legends must be brief; legends for figures should be placed on a single, separate sheet.

Page proof will be sent to the author. Reprints can be ordered when the author returns the proofs; 50 reprints of each article will be furnished free to IAS members. There will be a $1 per reprint charge for nonmembers with a minimum order of 50. Illustrations will be destroyed unless their return is requested on the reprint order.

When first submitting copies of your manuscript please submit the title, author(s) name(s), author(s) address(es) on a separate piece of page from the remainder of the manuscript. Repeat the title on the first of the subsequent pages. Also please do not include author name(s) in any running head used. The review process is intended to be double blind. Final revision of the manuscript will be submitted both in printed form and electronically.

Separately, please submit a minimum of two suggested reviewers’ names, addresses and email addresses. In addition, please provide a list of two to six KEYWORDS that are pertinent to the manuscript and which can be used as search words for people who may refer to the publication in the future. All submissions should be directed to:

Jennifer Chase
Northwest Nazarene University
Dept. of Chemistry
623 Holly Street
Nampa, ID 83686-5897

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