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Submission Guidelines

We would like to keenly encourage readers to submit their own articles, reviews etc. about astronomy and science communication. Therefore this first issue should be used as a guideline for the format and layout of those pieces. However some key points are addressed below.

  • Technological and esoteric language should be either avoided or used with a footnoted explanation if absolutely required.
  • British and American English are both acceptable, although one system of punctuation (British) will be imposed.
  • Figures and tables should be referred to ‘Figure n’ and ‘Table n’ respectively.
  • Acronyms should be spelt in full once and then parenthesized; henceforth they can then be used as lettered acronyms.
  • Numerals should be used for numbers greater than two words and always for number greater than twenty.
  • Manuscripts should be delivered in MS Word or text (.txt) format, with no formatting apart from bold, italics, super- and subscripts.
  • Hard carriage returns after each line should be avoided, as should double spacing between sentences.
  • If the contribution contains figures, these may — just for the sake of overview — be pasted inline in the Word manuscript along with the caption (Word files below 4 MB are encouraged). However, images must also be delivered individually as Tiff, PDFs, vector-files (e.g. .ai, .eps) in as high a resolution as possible (minimum 1000 pixels along the longest edge).
  • For submission under the section “Explained in 60 Seconds” please don’t exceed 200 words.

The submissions must include all the following items:

  • A summary (not needed if its an opinion article).
  • The authors names, affiliation, email address and biography (70–100 words max. for the biography).
  • Five to ten key words.
  • If figures are submitted, please make sure that they:
    • Have the necessary resolution (300 dpi).
    • Have captions.
    • Have credits.
    • Are numbered (if you submit more than one).
    • Have a proper name without special characters, spaces and capital letters (for example, author_2.tif).

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Review Process
Your paper will be reviewed by the editor and working group. A selection of articles will also be reviewed externally by experts in relevant areas.

Authors are solely responsible for ensuring copyright clearance to reproduce illustrations, text, etc., for which they themselves do not own the copyright. CAPjournal accepts only original submissions and will only reproduce previously published work by special arrangement.

Articles on Astronomy Education
For activities or activity reports on astronomy education please consider the IAU's astroEDU.

Submissions should be sent to the Editor