Application Note Guidelines

Spectroscopy publishs the Application Notebook twice each year, in February and September. Spectroscopy also features an application note section in the quarterly supplement Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry and the December Corporate Capabilities issue. The publication includes paid position vendor application notes that describe techniques and applications of all forms of spectroscopy that are of immediate interest to users in industry, academia, and government.

Application Note Preparation
It is important that each company's material fits within the allotted space. The editors cannot be responsible for substantial editing or handling of application notes that deviate from the following guidelines:

* Length: Each application note page should not exceed 500 words
* Title: short, specific, and clear
* Abstract: brief, one- or two-sentence abstract
* Introduction
* Experimental Conditions
* Results
* Conclusions
* References
* Two graphic elements: one is the company logo; the other may be a sample spectrum, figure, or table
* The company's full mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and Internet address

All text will be published in accordance with Spectroscopy's style to maintain uniformity throughout the book. It also will be checked for grammatical accuracy, although the content will not be edited. Information contained in the text should not be repeated in figure captions. Repetitive information will be deleted from the text. Text should be sent in electronic format, preferably using Microsoft Word.

Refer to photographs, line drawings, and graphs in the text using arabic numerals in consecutive order (Figure 1, etc.). Company logos, line drawings, graphs, and charts must be professionally rendered and submitted as .TIF or .EPS files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Lines of spectrums must be heavy enough to remain legible after reduction. Provide labels and identification. Provide figure captions as part of the text, each identified by its proper number and title.

Each table should be typed as part of the main text document. Refer to tables in the text by Roman numerals in consecutive order (Table I, etc.). Every table and each column within the table must have an appropriate heading. Table number and title must be placed in a continuous heading above the data presented.

Literature citations must be indicated by arabic numerals. List cited references at the end in the order of their appearance. Use the following format for references:
1. T.L. Einmann and C. Champaign, Science 387, 922-930 (1981).
2. E. Mitosouki and F.G. Pleinum, in Natural Cell-Mediated Immunity Against Infection, W.J. Kinman, Ed. (Plenum Press, New York, 1980), pp. 345-376.

Please reference recent Application Notes for examples of formatting, figures, and tables.

For more information, contact:

Michael J. Tessalone
Group Publisher
(732) 346-3016

Edward Fantuzzi
(732) 346-3015

Stephanie Shaffer
East Coast Sales Manager
(508) 481-5885

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