Keep in Mind
The "manuscript file" should contain:
- A title page including author contact information, 5 or 6 key words for indexing purposes, lead summary of less than 100 words.
- The main body text (article).
- Brief author bio (recommended 40 words or less).
- Table and figure captions (if applicable)
Corporate, company, trade and brand names may be used only once in a manuscript. Their inclusion is allowed to provide proper identification. All other references to proper names must be generically stated, e.g. "The author provided..." or "The erosion control blanket stabilized..."
Please include all information necessary to allow readers to interpret your information in the correct geographical and physical context. Whenever possible include information about regional location (e.g. western foothills of the U.S. Rocky Mountains), watershed size, topography and elevation range (lowest and highest points in the watershed), climate, soils, vegetation, current and historic land uses, hydrologic regime, stream discharge and other factors that help the reader understand the context of the problem.
When quoting a source, provide the source's title and professional affiliation at first mention. When citing research, provide the source of the research. The accuracy of references used is the responsibility of the author. In-text reference citations should contain the number of the citation in the reference list at the end of the manuscript or article. The reference citation should be typeset parenthetically [(1); (4,5); (1,2,3,5,6,10)]. Reference citations for multiple references are separated only by a comma.
All references in the reference list should be alphabetized by the last name of the lead author. Numbers should then be assigned to each reference. Parenthetical numbers in the text should correspond to the numbered alphabetized reference list.
Each reference listed must be cited in the text.
Do not use et al. in the reference list. List all authors. Multiple texts by the same authors are listed chronologically, then alphabetically. Please double check all references to ensure that they contain correct information and are in the correct order. References are to follow upper/lower case format as illustrated below.
For a journal or magazine article
Franklin, H.D. 1980. “Ground Water in the Denver Basin.” Ground Water Journal, 60:80 – 91.
For a professional paper
Kuhndahl, D.L. and H. Smith. 1978. “Diamond Pipes of Northern Colorado.” U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 911, p.17.
For a book reference
Norma, Richard, C. Hansen and J. Mackee. 1980. Wave Theory. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, p.67 – 68.