KOS Bulletin
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

The KOS Bulletin is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Kansas Ornithological Society which is published quarterly. The KOS Bulletin is devoted to the field study of birds in Kansas, although other suitable materials can be published. Featured Articles, and short notes of scientific or general interest are solicited; potential authors are encouraged to submit any materials that contribute to the understanding of birds in Kansas, including details for documentation of unusual or rare species. The following guidelines should be followed if you wish to submit manuscripts.

1) Authors should review recent issues of the Bulletin as a guide to style and format for manuscripts. Most Featured Articles should be assembled in this order: title page, abstract, text (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and Literature Cited), tables, figure legends, and figures. Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout (including the title page, tables, and figure legends); use the same font (12 point) throughout the manuscript. Margins should be at least 2.5 cm (1 in) on all sides of the page.

2) Authors are asked to submit one word processing file (preferably MS Word [.DOC], but others may be accepted) with the text, tables, and figure captions via e-mail to the editor. Each figure should be submitted as a separate graphics file (a dpi of 300 is preferred minimum) as a .tiff or .jpg format. Manuscripts can be sent to the editor as hard copies via normal surface mail; however, the authors must provide three copies of all materials for review. The final document must be sent in electronic format either via e-mail or via CD. 

3) Please include affiliations of the authors, authorsí names, and e-mail addresses of authors (if you want them to be copied on the status of the manuscript). You may suggest up to two possible reviewers, and provide their names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses. Depending on the scope of the article, one to three anonymous reviewers may review a manuscript. Reviewer comments will be forwarded to the authors electronically, or via hard copy. Authors will be provided with a time-line for returning the manuscript and when publication may take place.

4) For photographs or drawings a copyright notice with the photographers or artistís name and year will be included in the cutline.

Any questions or submissions can be sent to the editor:
Eugene A. Young
Editor--KOS Bulletin
Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E. Grand
PO Box 310
Tonkawa, OK 74653-0310
e-mail: Eugene.Young@noc.edu or young6264@yahoo.com
Phone: 580-628-6482
Fax: 580-628-6209.

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Updated August 6, 2015 by Chuck Otte