Submit a Manuscript

Below are the steps for submitting a manuscript t0 Castanea:

  1. Review the guidelines for publication.
    Please look at the Instructions for Contributors [DOC] (revised December 2009).
  2. Prepare your manuscript.
    • Save the file in Word, WordPerfect, or Rich Text format. Please do not submit your manuscript as a pdf (Adobe).
    • Use proper citation methods as outlined in the document Format for Literature Cited in Castanea [DOC].
    • All tables and figures must be in electronic format. Figures should be saved as TIFF, EPS, PDF, or JPG files.
  3. Submit your manuscript electronically to Allen Press.
    • The link to get started is: http://castanea.allentrack2.net/cgi-bin/main.plex
    • If you have not been to the site before, you will need to register (click on the "Register Here" link).
    • If you have been to the site previously, you simply need to type in your user name and password.
    • Once the manuscript has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation from Allen Press.
  4. Castanea is a peer-reviewed journal. Your manuscript will be checked by at least two reviewers and one of our editors. The process will result in your manuscript being either:
    • accepted with minor revisions
    • accepted after major revisions, or 3) rejected in its current format.
      In any case you will have an opportunity for revision and resubmission within a clearly defined time frame.
  5. Once accepted, the manuscript will be slated for publication in a future issue of Castanea. Our managing editor is Jean Baldwin. She can be contacted at jbaldwin@allenpress.com At that point you will need to arrange for payment of page charges.

If you have questions at any point in the process, please contact our Editor-in-Chief:

Christopher P. Randle
Department of Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University, 1900 Avenue I, LDB 300, Hunstville, TX  77340
Phone: 936-294-1554
E-mail: randle@shsu.edu