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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 as an email file attachment. 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.

Manuscripts will be reviewed for content and appropriateness by at least two reviewers. 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. All authors retain copyright of their articles. Submission of the manuscript implies granting Oklahoma Native Plant Society permission to publish and copyright it as part of the journal compilation. We ask only for the right to publish articles. We do not seek to own them. In return, we require our authors to allow their work to be used freely for non-commercial purposes, allowing each individual to make, gratis, a single copy of the published manuscript whether from its print or its internet version; instructors to make, gratis, multiple copies available for non-commercial teaching purposes; and libraries to make copies available, gratis, for interlibrary loan. Authors are responsible for supplying reprints upon request.

The title page should state the affiliation and complete addresses of all authors and telephone number or email address for the corresponding author. Provide four key words not in the title. 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. Site descriptions should include latitude, longitude, total area, and elevation. Measurements should be in SI units (metric). Use no headers, no footers, nor auto page numbering. Proof-read and verify taxa and taxa numbers before submission. Color photos may be submitted.

Common names should be referenced to a scientific name using nomenclature that has been revised according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information Service (ITIS) database (http://www.itis.gov). Abbreviations of authorities for scientific names should follow Authors of Plant Names (Brummitt, R.K. and C.E. Powell. 1992. Richmond, Surrey, England: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew). Titles of periodicals should be abbreviated following Botanico-Peridoicum- Huntianum and its supplement, except in historic publications when original format may be used.

Authors are encouraged to submit articles online to http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/ but may send them to the editor as an email file attachment at the address below. Use no headers, footers, nor auto page numbering. 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. All submissions should preferably be received by June 1 for publication in December. Oklahoma Native Plant Record has no article process charges or article submission charges.

Gloria M. Caddell,
Managing Editor, Oklahoma Native Plant Record
Interim Dean, College of Mathematics and Science
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK  73034
gcaddell@uco.edu