Authors are asked to submit new manuscripts online through the Aries Editorial Manager® http://www.EditorialManager.com/BLTN, where they can track their manuscripts from submission through publication.
Preparing computer ﬁles in one of the preferred computer applications increases the likelihood that graphics will be rendered correctly. Success in translation depends upon the complexity of the document. If submitting by mail, please also provide high-quality laser prints for scanning in case translation problems occur. Do not provide graphics in word processing programs.
Low-resolution ﬁles may be submitted for reviewing purposes but ﬁnal ﬁles for print production must be high resolution. It is best to create high-resolution graphics and then generate a low-resolution version for Web review purposes. Low-resolution graphics transmit faster. Keep in mind that once the illustration is created, resolution can be decreased but not added.
Text and Tables
- Microsoft Word WordPerfect
- PostScript or PDF from TeX or LaTex RTF
TIFF or EPS created from the following supported applications
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Corel Photo-Paint
- Corel Draw
- Claris Draw
- Deneba Canvas
- Macromedia Freehand
All the previously listed applications plus:
Save text ﬁles in their original application.
Save tables without rules and borders. Do not create or embed tables in the text ﬁle. Save each table as a separate ﬁle.
- Save graphics ﬁles in the EPS format with a Macintosh preview (color preview for color ﬁles), when possible. Otherwise, use TIFF (color ﬁles as CMYKTIFF). Include native application ﬁles.
- Save graphics at the recommended resolutions for acceptable quality for printing. Resolutions in graphics ﬁles must be at least 1200 dpi for line art 300 dpi for gray scale 600 dpi for combinations (line and gray scale) 300 dpi for 4-color
- Do not use fonts to create patterns within ﬁgures.
- When graphics ﬁles are placed into other graphic ﬁles, both ﬁles must be provided for printing and editing. Please include the ﬁnal combined ﬁgure and a separate ﬁle for each placed graphic.
- Avoid saving color graphic ﬁles in the TeachText or SimpleText applications.
- File compression is encouraged. Use either Winzip (Windows) or Stufﬁt (Mac). Do not use JPEG or LZW compression.
All graphic ﬁles are converted to Photoshop TIFF, or Illustrator EPS format for publication in the journal. Once converted, text and patterns may change or disappear. Fonts may be substituted and patterns from CorelDraw, Canvas, or FreeHand may not match the original after conversion due to differences in the software availability of patterns for printing. During the galley review stage, authors must examine ﬁgures closely and point out any discrepancies that may change the ﬁgure meaning so the image can be scanned instead.
Label your disk(s) with your name, contents, and the names of the applications and platform used. We can use (in order of preference)
- CDs and DVDs
- USB Flash Drive
If you have any questions about how to submit your digital text and graphics, contact Andrea Sharrer, AAPG Technical Editor, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, OK 74105. Phone: (918) 560–2671; Fax (918) 560–2632; E-mail: [email protected].