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Author Guidelines

Contributions to CHIRONOMUS Newsletter on Chironomidae Research should use the following formatting: Text in 12 point Times New Roman, first page must include title, name, address and email address of all authors.

Headings should be bold faced. Cite relevant references in parentheses without comma between name and year [ex. (Langton 1991)]. List all references alphabetically at the end of the manuscript. Please use the following format for journal articles, books and book sections:

Ekrem, T., Willassen, E. and Stur, E. 2010. Phylogenetic utility of five genes for dipteran phylogeny: A test case in the Chironomidae leads to generic synonymies. - Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 561-571.

Armitage, P., Cranston, P.S. and Pinder, L.C.V. 1995. The Chironomidae. The biology and ecology of non-biting midges. Chapman & Hall, 572p.

Freeman, P. and Cranston, P.S. 1980. Family Chironomidae, In Crosskey, R.W. (Ed.) Catalogue of the Diptera of the Afrotropical Region. British Museum (Natural History). pp. 175- 202.

Please use full journal titles. An Endnote style file can be supplied by contacting Torbjørn Ekrem.

Tables can be included directly in the text.

Text should preferably be submitted as MS Word or rtf files.

All figures should be supplied separately as tiff or jpg files.


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  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are submitted as separate jpg or tiff files.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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