Submissions to Drosophila Information Service are welcome at any time. The annual issue now contains articles submitted during the calendar year of issue. Typically, we would like to have submissions by 15 December to insure their inclusion in the regular annual issue. Submissions in Microsoft Word, which is now the program we use for our page setup, are especially helpful. Submissions by email are also possible, but if they are sent as attached files, we have greatest success using MS Word or Rich Text Format. Pictures and line drawings should be as sharp and high contrast as possible. Where tables are concerned, it is useful to have a paper copy to facilitate accurate formatting. Details are given in the Guide to Authors.
Drosophila Information Service prints short research, technique, and teaching articles, descriptions of new mutations, and other material of general interest to Drosophila researchers. The current publication schedule for regular issues is annually, with the official publication date being 31 December of the year of the issue. The annual issue will, therefore, include material submitted during that calendar year. To help us meet this target date, we request that submissions be sent by 15 December if possible, but articles are accepted at any time. Receipt by 31 December is a firm deadline, due to printer submission schedules.
Manuscripts, orders, and inquiries concerning the regular annual DIS issue should be sent to James Thompson, Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019. Telephone (405)-325-2001; email firstname.lastname@example.org; FAX (405)-325-7560.
Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, with pictures preferably in *jpg. To help minimize editorial costs, proofs will not be sent to authors unless there is some question that needs to be clarified or they are specifically requested by the authors at the time of submission. The editor reserves the right to make minor grammatical, spelling, and stylistic changes if necessary to conform to DIS format and good English usage. Color illustrations will appear black and white in the printed version but will be in color in the electronically-accessible version on our web site (www.ou.edu/journals/dis).
Citation of References: Citation should be by name and date in the text of an article (Smith, 1989; Jin and Brown, 1990; Waters et al., 1990). At the end of the article, references should be listed alphabetically by senior author, listing all authors with initials, date, journal, volume and page numbers. Titles will not be included except for books, unpublished theses, and articles in press. An example format is:
Green, R.L., 1998, Heredity 121: 430-442.
Waters, R.L., J.T. Smith, and R.R. Brown 1990, J. Genet. 47: 123-134.