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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
  • If the submission recommends or mentions non-native plant species, authors have consulted the IFAS Assessment for the current conclusions (
  • 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
  • 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>

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