ANGFA News Submission Guidelines
As well as the Journal, ANGFA also produces a newsletter ANGFA News. Like the Journal, the newsletter is sent to all ANGFA members around the world and is intended as a highly readable and informative publication.
Unlike the Journal, our Newsletter is not intended to be a reference source (though it often is). Newsletter content tends towards very topical stories that are of immediate interest, or that convey a specific message to some or all of our readers. As it is an ANGFA publication, the theme is still centred on the fauna and flora species in the aquatic environments of Australia and New Guinea. ANGFA News is informational, articles are shorter and more topical and include a wider variety of topics than the Journal, including articles such as:
late-breaking news, recent discoveries and unusual events
concerning fauna and flora (all of which may potentially become a more
comprehensive feature article in a later edition of Fishes of Sahul
as more information comes to hand)
short stories about the author's experiences with breeding, rearing,
behaviours, live foods, plants of interest and any other aquatic theme
book reviews of a length fitting for the importance of the book for
reprints of relevant news sourced from fisheries departments,
government agencies, etc.
reports from ANGFA regional groups and affiliates
articles on ANGFA members' activities that may be of interest
to other members
announcements of specific events of interest to ANGFA members
(e.g. ANGFA Conventions, dates for regional meetings, up-coming
field trips around the country)
reprints of articles already published by other groups
any other material that will appeal to some or all of the interests
of ANGFA readers but is unsuitable for Fishes of Sahul.
Contributors are encouraged to include original photographs and artwork to illustrate their articles where possible. As ANGFA News is printed in black & white, please don't create graphics that rely on colour.
Please remember to credit your sources for both text and graphics. Also remember that ANGFA News is read around the world. Some readers don't have English as a first language.
Article text and graphics may be supplied in the following ways --
By E-mail (up to four megabytes, or more by prior arrangement with the editor):
k s m a l e s (at) o p t u s n e t . c o m . a u
On digital media, CD preferred (3.5 inch floppy disk or zip-100 disks are also acceptable). Please consult with the editor about media that has to be returned.
Articles by post should be addressed to:
51 Cooper Avenue
NORTH ALTONA, VIC, 3025
Digital graphics should be in the following formats. Remember that the resolution and quality of images may influence the way they can be used so where possible --
Photos should be JPG (JPEG) or PNG.
TIFF, PICT or BMP are acceptable for digital media for both photos and line art but please compress these in a ZIP, RAR or StuffIt archive if e-mailing.
Line art may be as high resolution GIF or PNG but preferably as EPS or an early Illustrator/Freehand format. Alternatively a PICT or WMF at the highest possible nominal resolution may be acceptable. Please test any file (particularly WMF) for its portability before sending. Do NOT use JPEG for line art.
Digital text is best supplied as unformatted text, rich text or a MS Word 6 document. Many other formats from most computing platforms can be accommodated but please consult with the editor first. Do not embed the images with the text. If images were created with a word processor and are not easily exported, include them as a separate document.
Non-digital media is also acceptable. Slides or prints are good. Text may be hand written if nessecary. Please consult with the editor about material that has to be returned.
Finally, if you know of an interesting news item but don't want to write about it yourself, contact the editor and every effort will be made to get the story to ANGFA members via another author.
The submission deadline is generally the first Friday of each month preceding the publication date.
February for March,
May for June,
August for September,
November for December