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Cucurbitaceae 2014

12-16 October • Inn at Bay Harbor • Bay Harbor, Michigan

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Manuscript Preparation

  • The paper and abstract should be combined in one document and prepared in ONE of the following digital formats:
  • Microsoft Word
  • Rich Text Format (an available "save as" option on most current word processors)
  • ASCII text file (use this if you cannot save the document in one of the above formats; if you select this option, be sure to FAX a hard copy of your abstract)
  • All papers should be concise and must have correct English sentence structure and usage; authors not fluent in written English must arrange to have their manuscripts prepared accordingly; all authors are encouraged to have their manuscripts language-edited prior to submission
  • Paper Size: Manuscripts should be prepared in 8 1/2 x 11 inch size (U.S. standard, 21.6 x 28 cm)
  • The title of the paper should be concise

Manuscript Format

  • Set margins at 1.5 inch (3.8 cm), top, bottom and sides on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper size. Abstract should be no longer than 200 words and the complete paper should be no longer than EIGHT (8) pages, including the abstract, figures, graphs and Literature Cited. (See graph/figure instructions below).
  • Use Times Roman font (or other serif, proportional font) at a size of 12 points.
  • Type abstract title flush left on a line without any formatting. Type title in upper and lower case, standard title format.
  • SI units must be used.
  • List senior author first.
  • Bold presenting author.
  • Group authors by affiliation. Do not include professional titles. Type affiliation below author lines. Include ONLY the affiliation name, city, state, and country in this listing.
  • Type body single-spaced without any indents or tabs. DOUBLE SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS.
  • Apply bolding, italics, underlining, superscripts and subscripts in your main text, as you want them to appear in your final paper.

Graph / Figure Instructions

  • Embed graphs or figures into the word processing document as independent objects; do not dynamically link from other programs.
  • Avoid the use of shading in graphs. If possible, use cross-hash marks or dots.
  • Additionally, you should attach separate files of all your graphs or figures in high resolution JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) to your email -- (300 dpi or better). EPS (.eps) files may be accepted only if any fonts have first been converted to outlines.

Author Information

  • At the end of the paper, include the following information, separated by commas
  • Presenting author’s FIRST NAME
  • Presenting author’s LAST NAME
  • Presenting Author’s Affiliation
  • FULL Mailing address, City, State, ZIP/Postal Code, COUNTRY, Telephone number, FAX number
  • Email address (Do not type the word email in front of the address)
  • Oral or Poster (specify which)
  • Topical Category (specify which)
    • Breeding, Genetics and Genetic Resources
    • Genomics and Biotechnology
    • Growth, Development and Physiology
    • Fruit Quality, Post-Harvest and Processing
    • Evolution and Ethnobotany
    • Interaction with the Environment and Abiotic Stresses
    • Biotic Stresses - Pathology and Entomology
    • Production

Example: Grumet, Rebecca, U.S. Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, 1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA, PH 517-355-5191 x 1431, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Biotechnology and Physiology