The guidelines for manuscript preparation are:
Typing: Use double-spacing throughout the text, tables, figure legends, and references and notes and leave margins of at least 1-inch/2.5 centimeters. Two spaces should be left between sentences, and after semi-colons and colons.
Title: Title should be short, specific, and amenable to indexing. Chose your title based on your intent – informative or a call to action
Abstracts: This should explain to the general reader why the research was undertaken and why the results should be viewed as important. The abstract should convey the main point of the paper and present, if relevant, the central research findings, and outline the conclusions.
Keywords: Author(s) should select keywords to be included on the abstract page.
Text: A brief introduction should indicate the broad significance of the paper. The whole text should be intelligible to readers in different disciplines. Technical terms should be defined but we caution the author to use definitions approved by legal counsel. All tables and figures should be cited in the text in numerical order.
Symbols and Abbreviations: Define all symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms the first time they are used. At first mention any trademark or other such symbols should be designated but it is not necessary to include such marks thereafter.
Units of Measure: Authors should use the more general designation of musical notes to identify specific frequency categories for publication.
References and Notes: Number references and notes in the order in which they are cited, first through the text and then through the table and figure legends. List a reference only one time. References that are always cited together may be grouped under a single number. Use conventional abbreviations for well-known journals.
Reference examples follow:
– References to Papers.
G. Bravo & C. Grob, Shamans, Sacraments and Psychiatrists, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 21, 1 (1989), pp. 123-128.
– References to Books.
N. Cousins, Human Options: An Autobiographical Notebook (W. W. Norton, New York, NY, 1981).
– References to Chapters in Books.
C. G. Jung, Psychological Commentary, In The Tibetan Book of the Dead (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1957).
– References from Conference Proceedings
. B. A. Rubik and D. E. Coshland, Jr., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 75, 7820 (1978).
Unpublished Observations: Reference to unpublished data should be given a number in the text and placed, in correct sequence, in the references and notes.
Acknowledgments: Gather all acknowledgments into a brief statement at the end of the references and notes.
Informed Consent: Investigations on human subjects must include a statement indicating that informed consent was obtained after the nature and possible consequences of the studies had been fully explained. This is particular important for minor and/or incapacitated clients under the jurisdiction of a guardian
Figures: For each figure submit high-quality glossy prints or original drawings of sufficient size to permit relettering but not larger than 22 by 28 centimeters (8 1/2 by 11 inches). On the back of every figure write the first author’s name and the figure number and indicate the correct orientation. Manuscripts with oversized figures will be returned to the author without review. Photocopies of figures are not acceptable; transparencies, slides, or negatives cannot be used because they cannot be sent to reviewers. Digital format are acceptable and preferred.
Tables: Tables should supplement, not duplicate, the text. They should be numbered consecutively with respect to their citation in the text. Each table should be typed, with its legend (double-spaced), on a separate sheet.
Equations and Formulas: No BioAcoustic formulas or formulations should be included in any manuscript written for public review.
Uncertainties and Reproducibility: Evidence that the results are reproducible and the conditions under which this reproducibility (replication) was obtained are not always possible but every effort should be made to at least speculate as to the avenue in which the results were obtained. The effect of limitations in experimental conditions on generalizability of results should be discussed.
Permissions and Copyright: Illustrations and tables reprinted from other publications must be credited. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from the copyright owner (usually the publisher) to reprint such illustrations in JBAB. The appropriate credit line is usually supplied by the copyright owner. Papers cannot be published until copies of all permission letters have been received by the editorial office. Copyright law requires that we obtain copyright transfer from authors of each paper published in JBAB. Copyright forms are sent to all authors prior to acceptance and must be signed and returned to the editorial office immediately.