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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.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. The text is single-spaced; uses 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Submissions do not need to be anonymized for peer review. Please include author names on the manuscript.
  • Includes a statement indicating the intended audience and purpose.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. You can look up DOIs at https://doi.crossref.org/simpleTextQuery
  • If the submission recommends or mentions non-native plant species, authors have consulted the IFAS Assessment for the current conclusions (http://assessment.ifas.ufl.edu/)
  • REVISIONS: All current and former authors (as necessary) approve any changes in authorship.

Author Guidelines

Please see the EDIS Author Handbook for comprehensive guidance.

NEW: All EDIS manuscripts should include a statement in the introductory paragraph indicating the intended audience and purpose of the publication.

Manuscripts that are carefully prepared will take less time to process. 

  • Text should be in MS Word
  • Uses a consistent style, such as Chicago Manual of Style
  • Has had all hyperlinks tested
  • Includes appropriate and complete references and citations Include digital object where available (find them at https://search.crossref.org/)
  • Figures:
    • All figures are included as separate files in JPEG format; 300 DPI; maximum 1000 pixels wide x 2600 pixels high for single column; and maximum 1800 pixels wide x 2600 pixels high for double column
    • All copyright issues are settled
    • All necessary permissions are included
    • Captions with credits are included for each figure
    • If figures aren't embedded in the manuscript, include figure callouts appear in the text. E.g.,
      <Figure 1: filename.jpg>
      
  • Tables:
    • Tables are included in the Microsoft Word file
    • Complex tables have been created in Microsoft Excel
    • Table callouts have been included in the text. E.g.,
      <Table 1: filename.xls>

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Joe Noling

UF/IFAS Citrus Trade Journal Articles

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

 Peer review editor: Dr. Joe Noling

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Vance Whitaker

UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Caroline Roper; Dr. Roger Kjelgren

UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the North Florida Research and Education Center and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor and Center Director: Dr. Glen Aiken

UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

  • There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Florida 4-H and Youth Development Program and one must be external. 
  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 
Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).
 
Peer-review editor: Sarah Hensley
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

  • There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department and one must be external. 
  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 
Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Young Gu Her, Dr. Kati Migliaccio
IFAS Communications Editor: Amanda Quintos

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Agricultural Education and Communication Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

 Peer review editor: Dr. Matt Benge
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

Agronomy Department

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Agronomy Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

 Peer review editor: Dr. Brent Sellers
IFAS Communications Editor: Amanda Quintos

UF/IFAS Pesticide Information Office

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Agronomy Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

 Peer review editor: Dr. Brent Sellers
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

Department of Animal Sciences

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Animal Sciences Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. John Arthington
IFAS Communications Editor: Amanda Quintos

Entomology and Nematology Department

Publications undergo open peer review which is described on a submittal form that must be uploaded as a supplemental file.  Each submission is then approved by center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader.

Department Chair: Dr. Blair Siegfried
IFAS Communications Editor: Susan Gildersleeve

Featured Creatures Collection

This section includes EDIS copies of content published in parallel on the Featured Creatures website at http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures.

Founded in 1996, Featured Creatures provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms. The site is a cooperative venture of the University of Florida's Entomology and Nematology Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Plant Industry.

Featured Creatures Editor: Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman
Department Chair: Dr. Blair Siegfried
Agriculture Program Leader: Dr. Saqib Mukhtar
IFAS Communications Editor: Susan Gildersleeve

Environmental Horticulture Department

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Department of Environmental Horticulture and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Jason Kruse
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Publications undergo open peer review which is described on a submittal form that must be uploaded as a supplemental file.  Each submission is reviewed by center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader.

Department Chair: Dr. Tracy Irani
IFAS Communications Editor: Amanda Quintos

Food and Resource Economics Department

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Food and Resource Economics Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Alan Hodges
IFAS Communications Editor: Susan Gildersleeve

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Wendy Dahl
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatic Sciences

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the corresponding authors program in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editors: Dr. Pat Minogue; Dr. Roy Yanong and Dr. Eric Cassiano
IFAS Communications Editor: Susan Gildersleeve

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program (FFGS)

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the corresponding authors program in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewers will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editors: Dr. Roy Yanong; Dr. Eric Cassiano; Dr. Pat Minogue
IFAS Communications Editor: Susan Gildersleeve

Horticultural Sciences Department

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Horticultural Sciences Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Steve Sargent
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

Plant Pathology Department

Publications undergo open peer review which is described on a submittal form that must be uploaded as a supplemental file.  Each submission is reviewed by center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader.

Department Chair: Dr. Rosemary Loria

Department of Soil and Water Sciences

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Soil and Water Science Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

 Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Dr. Rao Mylavarapu; Dr. Konda Reddy
IFAS Communications Editor: Sarah Chrisien

UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Publications undergo open peer review which is described on a submittal form that must be uploaded as a supplemental file.  Each submission is reviewed by center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader.

Department of Large Animal Clincal Sciences Editor: Juan Manuel Campos Krauer

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Submissions undergo blind peer review, as follows:

There will be at least two reviewers, one may be internal to the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department and one must be external. 

  • Upon accepting the request, each reviewer will access a manuscript including the authors names
  • Reviewers names are not disclosed to the authors. 

Following peer review and revision, as needed, the submission must be administratively approved by UF/IFAS unit heads or their representatives: center director (if applicable), department chair, and Extension program leader(s).

Peer review editor: Elizabeth Pienaar
Department Chair: Dr. Eric Hellgren
IFAS Communications Editor: Susan Gildersleeve

Program Materials & Translations

Extension Creative Works include Program materials and translations which are based on source docuuments that have been peer reviewed and supported in EDIS. 

Management Publications

Provides most current UF/IFAS management recommendations to target audiences.

Primarily consist of IFAS recommendations and/or conveniently arranged tabular data.

Specific handbooks or series may have designated editors.

Minimum of two technical peer reviews required. Internal and external reviewers that have been selected by the corresponding author’s Department/Center editors.

Internal reviewers should include at least one UF/IFAS specialist who can provide expert review on content.

External reviewers should review content and include at least one individual with expertise in the subject matter who is not employed by the home Department/Center.

Must receive administrative approval of Center Director, Department Chair, and UF/IFAS Extension Program Leader(s) before publication.

Reviewed and/or revised annually by relevant Extension working group.

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