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Final file preparation guide for publication in The Pan-Pacific Entomologist

Please consult the specific format requirements in Author Instructions launch PDF document.

If possible, use the common font Times New Roman for the main text and use as little formatting as possible (use only bold and italics where necessary); and without indentation. Most formatting is done by our printer (Allen Press) according to the journal's style template. Special symbols (e.g. male or female sign) should be avoided because they are likely to be altered when files are converted. If you use them, list them in a file and send it in PDF or in hardcopy so that the typesetters at the PP publisher can find out what's missing after file conversion. You are recommended to code males as m# and females as f#; these can be replaced easily.

Specific points:

1) Text of the manuscript. Please save the file containing the text and tables as a RTF file. Do not double-space or use any footer/header. Captions for plates/figures should be inserted where you want your figures to be inserted, or listed at the end of the manuscript. Diagrams or charts generated in programs such as MS Excel® can be embedded in the text file as well.

2) Tables. Please use the table function in your word processor to build tables so that the cells can be easily re-sized to fit the page by the typesetters. Never use the Tab key to type tables, nor use space bar to adjust space. If you have not done this, please correct before submitting.

3) Figures. Plates containing only black&white lines/dots are line art works and must be scanned as such (i.e. 1 bit, monochrome line art) at 1200 dpi. They should be saved in TIF file and LZW compression is recommended to be used to reduce file size for easy submission by e-mail. Please minimize the amount of white space surrounding the art work to avoid excessive reduction during journal formatting. Plates containing grayscale drawings and photographs should be scanned at 300 dpi and saved as JPG files at the highest quality (or they can be saved in TIF, but the file size is big; use LZW compression to reduce file size). Never modify photographs in the JPG files; the print quality will be severely altered if you did that. You can modify files in the TIF file and when completed, convert to JPG for submission. If you have color figures, it is best to group them together in plates, which will save cost. Color figures should be in CMYK mode, not RGB.

Caption(s), on separate page(s) (not to be part of the plate), should reflect, in short, what each figures illustrates, e.g. Figure 1, Genus Xxx species yyy, dorsal aspect of male holotype, scale bar = 1 mm, ns = notal stripe, dc = dorsocentral seta.

4) Literature Cited. This must be formatted using The Pan-Pacific Entomologist style (see below for examples):

Journal paper: da Veiga-Ferreira, G. 1959. Revisao das especies Sul-Africanas da subtribo Psilopterina. Revista de Entomologia de Moçambique 2(2):423-546.

Book chapter: Bellamy, C. L. & G. H. Nelson. 2002. Chapter 41. Buprestidae Leach 1815, pp. 98-112. In: R. H. Arnett, Jr., et al. (Eds.). American Beetles, Volume 2, CRC Press, Gainesville, xiv + 861 pp.

Book: Cobos, A. 1986. Fauna Iberica de Coleopteros Buprestidae. Consejo Superior de Invertigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, pp. 1-364.

Internet resources: Beetles (Coleoptera) in Quaternary Studies at the Department of Geology, Colby College. Available from (accessed 30 November 2004)

Please note that (1) journal titles must be written in full (not abbreviated); (2) page ranges are connected by a 'en dash' (MS Word character code: 2013), not a hyphen '-', which is used to connect two words. For websites, it is important to include the last date when you see that site, as it can be moved or deleted from that address in the future.

5) Submission of files. Please send final files (text & figures) by e-mail to the Managing Editor.


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