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1. Submission
2. Sizing Manuscripts
3. Figures
4. Ethical Guidelines for Publication
5. Editor Contact Information

GSA Today

Figures (any and all illustrations)

Cover: If your article is accepted for publication, we will want a color illustration (preferably a photograph) for the cover of the issue. Cover images should be at least 300 dpi at full size (min. ~3000 × 3200 pixels). This image should be representative of your topic or study area, but should not be a figure used in the article.

All electronic files of graphics must be submitted separately from text files. Figures in GSA Today can be in color; there is currently no charge to authors for using color figures.

The following native formats work best, as long as the version of the application is noted and the file is labeled with the correct extension: Corel Draw = .cdr, Canvas = .cvs, Freehand = .fh, Adobe Illustrator = .ai, and Photoshop = .psd. If you create either .tif or .eps files, they must be 300 dpi for figures that are just photos and 800 dpi for figures that have any text/captions in resolution. To ensure there will be no changes in text or symbols, please make all text "outline," which changes it from a font to an image.

Figures created in any application other than those listed above should be saved as .tif or .eps files. Do NOT send low-resolution .jpg images. Save figure files by author name, figure number, and extension. Electronic files of photographs should be .tif or .eps files (if .jpg, please ensure high resolution and send the original), not compressed, and 300 dpi at full size. GSA Today cannot use PowerPoint because it is not a publication graphics program, and graphic files embedded in a Word or PDF document are also not publishable.

For more information about how to size figures, please go to the sizing page.

Contact the Managing Editor:
Kea Giles, M.A.
Tel: +1-303-357-1057
fax: +1-303-357-1073
The Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA