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Author Guidelines

Submisson Guidelines

Oklahoma Native Plant Record is published annually by Oklahoma Native Plant Society. Submission for publication in the journal is open to all. Manuscripts will be accepted on topics related to Oklahoma's regional botany, including historical research reports, current research articles, site record species lists, and descriptions of new or important species sightings in Oklahoma. Oklahoma's environmental gradients of human impact, climate, and elevation make us a prime target for research on habitat edges, species ranges, and edge species, but articles of other themes may be included as well. Important works overlooked by journals of broader geographic regions will also be considered for publication here.

Papers must not have been published previously or accepted for submission elsewhere and should represent research conducted in accordance with accepted procedures and scientific ethics. Submission of the article implies the granting of copyright permission to Oklahoma Native Plant Society.  Copyright remains with the author or authors.

Manuscripts will be reviewed for content and appropriateness by at least two reviewers. The title page should state the affiliation and complete addresses of all authors and telephone number or email address for the corresponding author. Research and technical papers should include a one-paragraph abstract of not more than 250 words. It should concisely state the goals, principal results, and major conclusions of the paper. All references, figures, and tables should be cited in the text. Common names should be referenced to a scientific name.  Study site location should be expressed in longitude and latitude coordinates as well as orientation to nearest geographic feature. Abbreviations of authorities for scientific names should follow Authors of Plant Names (Brummitt and Powell, 1992). Titles of periodicals should be abbreviated following Botanico-Peridoicum-Huntianum and its supplement - except in historic publications when original format will be used. A reasonable number of salient color figures will be accepted with each article.

Authors are encouraged to submit articles online to http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/ but may send them to the editor on CD or as an email file attachment at the address below. Use no headers, footers, nor auto page numbering. Provide three keywords for database searches. If the manuscript is in hardcopy, it should be double-spaced on 8 ½ X 11 inch paper with minimum one-inch margins and should be submitted in duplicate.  Proof-read and verify taxa numbers before submission. Color photos may be submitted. All submissions should be received by June 1.

Submission Charges

Oklahoma Native Plant Record has no article process charges or article submission charges.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Papers must not have been published previously or accepted for submission elsewhere and should represent research conducted in accordance with accepted procedures and scientific ethics. Submission of the article implies the granting of copyright permission to Oklahoma Native Plant Society.  Copyright remains with the author or authors.

  2. The title page should state the affiliation and complete addresses of all authors and telephone number or email address for the corresponding author.
  3. Research and technical papers should include a one-paragraph abstract of not more than 250 words. It should concisely state the goals, principal results, and major conclusions of the paper.
  4. All references, figures, and tables should be cited in the text. Common names should be referenced to a scientific name.  Study site location should be expressed in longitude and latitude coordinates as well as orientation to nearest geographic feature. Abbreviations of authorities for scientific names should follow Authors of Plant Names (Brummitt and Powell, 1992). Titles of periodicals should be abbreviated following Botanico-Peridoicum-Huntianum and its supplement - except in historic publications when original format will be used. A reasonable number of salient color figures will be accepted with each article.

  5. Authors are encouraged to submit articles online to http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/ but may send them to the editor on CD or as an email file attachment to the editor. Use no headers, footers, nor auto page numbering. Provide three keywords for database searches. If the manuscript is in hardcopy, it should be double-spaced on 8 ½ X 11 inch paper with minimum one-inch margins and should be submitted in duplicate.  Proof-read and verify taxa numbers before submission. Color photos may be submitted. All submissions should be received by June 1.

 

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