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All members are encouraged to submit articles for publication in the eJournal, whether it is a product review or an unsolicited article that you want to contribute.

The deadline for articles and reviews is the Tuesday before two Thursdays before the first Tuesday of the issue month. Note, however, that it is not possible to guarantee that material will be printed in a specific issue because space considerations necessarily prevail. Advertising content must be submitted by the first of the month preceding the issue date.

  • When you submit an eJournal article, send it by e-mail to the eJournal Editor. That's just an alias for my personal address, but it should always be used for eJournal submissions instead of my personal address. That way, if I'm unable to do the eJournal for any reason and someone else does it instead, the alias can be changed, and the right person will get it. Or, if I'm away, I might want submissions to be forwarded elsewhere, so I can work on them wherever I am.
  • Make sure that the article is in plain ASCII text. You can embed that text in an e-mail message (but make sure that your e-mail message is sent in plain ASCII, and not in RTF or HTML), or attach it as a file. If you write the message in a word processor (for example, WordPerfect or MS Word), you can either cut and paste it to your e-mail software and embed it in the message, or save it as a plain ASCII document (not in the word processor's default format) and attach it to the message.
  • Please keep your article to no more than 1000 words. If you feel you must write more than that, contact me, and we can discuss the alternatives.
  • The text of your article should begin with the following three lines:
    • A title (even if it's already in the e-mail message header)
    • Your name
    • Your e-mail address
  • Use only a single space between sentences. As a matter of fact, don't put two spaces in a row any place in the article.
  • Do not indent paragraphs. Leave a blank line between paragraphs.
  • All text, including titles, should be left justified. Do not center any text.
  • Do not put any text, including headings, in all-capitals, except for commonly-capitalized abbreviations like TCS, IBM, CD, SIG.
  • I use italics to emphasize text. If you want a word or phrase to be in italics, surround it with a single asterisk at each end, *like this.* Do not capitalize for emphasis.
  • Please spell out words. Do not use abbreviations like Sept. or &.
  • Numbers from one to nine should spelled out. For larger numbers, you can use figures. Exceptions are numbers that are integral parts of units, like "8GB of RAM" or product version numbers, like "Windows 3."

Your cooperation in adhering to these rules will be greatly appreciated.

Copyright: The eJournal is protected under copyrights held by the Tucson Computer Society, Inc. Copyrights to individual articles are held by the author. Reprint permission is given to non-profit organizations, provided credit is given to TCS and a copy of the reprint is sent to the Tucson Computer Society.

Advertisements and views expressed in the eJournal are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Tucson Computer Society.

 


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