Earth System Monitor

Roger Torstenson Roger.Torstenson at
Fri Jul 20 11:45:57 EDT 2001


Once again I am looking for articles for NOAA's quarterly, the Earth
System Monitor.
Articles are welcome from any research institute worldwide with a focus
on marine issues.
I would be happy to answer any questions.
		Roger Torstenson, Editor

The "Earth System Monitor" is a 16-page (maximum) publication released
quarterly by NESDIS'
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) through staff of the NODC
Ocean Laboratory.
The publication is printed as grayscale with an additional spot color
contrast.  Its primary 
focus is to highlight ongoing NESDIS research, publications, products,
programs and is circulated
worldwide to various oceanographic and academic institutions as well as
government agencies and
the general public.  The ESM also includes submissions and announcements
from other NOAA organizations such as NWS, ORCA, NMFS, etc. to help
disseminate information about NOAA and its achievements.

Due to the restricted size of the publication, "full-feature" articles
usually submitted as
ASCII or Wordperfect files, with a maximum size of 6 full pages
graphics, captions, 
and references) in 9 or 10-point single-spaced type.  Many articles
submitted are not this long, 
and one-two page articles are also accepted.  As any submitted article
be reformatted to fit
the specifications of the ESM during the layout process, so special
formatting is unnecessary.

Articles are generally submitted via e-mail.  All authors and contact
information should be included.
Captions are generally listed at the end of the article as a list (i.e.
Figure 1, Satellite image of
wetland x, Figure 2, Closeup of wildlife in wetland x, etc.) - figure
captions are set separately
during layout. Graphics and figures should be cited in the article
the associated text.

Full credit is given to all contributors in regards to text and
photo credits are typically
included as part of the caption.  If hardcopy photos are borrowed, they
returned to the contributor
after being digitized.  There should be a "good balance" between amount
text and graphics; the largest
articles may include 6-7 figures.

Graphics are published in the ESM as greyscale, and color figures will
converted accordingly.
If digitized images are submitted, a good, clear, 300 dpi .TIF (full
or greyscale)file gives the best results during the printing process. 
.AI, .BMP formats are also acceptable; the .GIF format is NOT
for printed documents due to its indexed color form and inherently low
Embedded graphics cannot be accepted; graphic files must be separate
from text.  All
material may be e-mailed or sent through direct mail as needed; if files
very large an FTP transfer
can be utilized.

The editors of the ESM make every attempt to work with its authors and
FAX a draft of the final copy
before printing.  Final editorial control is the reponsibility of the
however, every effort
is made to retain all submitted material in its original form without
unwarranted edits.  Contributors
may contact the NODC for extra copies of the ESM as needed.  All authors
welcome to contact the ESM editors at any time.

The ESM is produced with Adobe Pagemaker in conjunction with Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel
Draw, and other software as needed.  Material to be published in the
September 2001 issue of the ESM needs
to be received by September 7, 2001 at the latest in order to allow for
production, proofing, and editing.

I hope this gives enough details!, but please contact me if any
or help is needed.
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