CALL FOR PAPERS
Prospective attendees are encouraged to submit papers for
publication in the Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2000 for
presentation at the meeting. Please include a note with the
manuscript suggesting a running title and whether the preferred
presentation is a lecture or a poster. All manuscripts will be
subject to light editing. They will not be peer-reviewed but
each paper will have to meet the following standards:
- The paper must be scientifically sound and its subject relevant
to Cucurbitaceae 2000.
- The work has not been published previously.
- At least one of the authors is registered as an attendee at
- Papers should be written concisely and clearly in English and
must have proper English structure and usage. Authors not fluent
in written English should arrange to have their manuscripts
written in idiomatic English and all authors are
encouraged to have their manuscripts language-edited prior to
Deadline for Receipt of Manuscripts
Manuscripts must reach the Editors by November 15, 1999.
Address: Dr. Nurit Katzir/Dr. Harry Paris, Editors, Cucurbitaceae
2000, A.R.O., Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P. O. Box 1021, Ramat
Yishay 30-095 Israel.
The book of Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2000 will be published
by the I.S.H.S. in the series of Acta Horticulturae and
distributed to all paid registrants upon arrival at the
conference. In order to meet publication deadlines and to allow
enough time to achieve the highest editorial standards, we
request that authors conform to the following guidelines.
Guidelines for Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be typewritten and single-spaced
throughout on A4 paper with 2.5 cm (1 inch)
margins all around. Maximum length is 8 (eight) pages,
including tables and figures. Manuscripts should be
typed on one side of the page only.
Manuscripts should be submitted as one typed copy and one
diskette copy. Please do not submit manuscripts via e-
mail as these cannot always be downloaded, or if downloaded have
to be completely reformatted. If possible, submit a 9 cm (3-
1/2";) diskette as Word 6.0 or 7.0 for Windows for PC; indicate
formatting and file name on the diskette; if manuscript contains
computer-generated figures, submit them as separate files on the
Authors not having access to word-processing equipment are
encouraged to submit their manuscripts as two typed copies.
If possible, use the Times New Roman font.
The Title should be 14-point
bold type and flush left. It should not exceed 75
characters. A subtitle can be used if greater length is
unavoidable. Avoid the use of meaningless phrases such as
influence of, effects of, results
of, studies on, evaluation of,
factors involved in, and tests on.
Capitalize first letter of title and proper names, only. Skip
a line between Title and by-line containing authors' names
The by-line should be flush left. The name(s) of the authors
should be in 12-point bold type and their addresses in 12-
point regular type. Give full postal address. Fax, phone, and
e-mail address is optional. Skip two lines before
Tables should document or clarify, but not duplicate data
already given in the text or figures. Follow the table anatomy
format used in HortScience.
Data presented in Tables should not be duplicated in
For Literature Cited, use 10-point type and a 1 cm
hanging indent. Do not number citations.
Genetic terminology should be consistent with the
Glossary of Genetics and Cytogenetics by R. Rieger, A.
Michaelis, and M.M. Green (Springer, New York).
Spelling of plant names should follow Index
Kewensis. The complete scientific name (genus, species, and
authority) should be cited for each plant at its first mention in
the body of the text (from the Introduction onward), but
in the Title and in the Abstract, the authority
should not be included. Italicize Latin names.
Spelling of place names must follow a recent Oxford
Atlas or an official government map (for Israel, refer to the
Israel Touring Map printed by the Survey of I
Transliteration of words from languages not using Latin
characters (Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.) should follow the
guidelines of the language authority of the country in which the
language is used (for Hebrew in Israel, the recommendations of
the Hebrew Language Academy).
Standard International (SI) and metric units are to be used
An example for the format of contributed manuscripts is as
Format for manuscripts contributed to Cucurbitaceae
Nurit Katzir1 and Harry S.
Vegetable Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar
Research Center, P. O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30-095, Israel.
Fax: +972-4-983-6936. 1Phone:
+972-4-953-9554. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2Phone: +972-4-953-9511. e-mail:
This is a
sample of how manuscripts should be prepared for the Proceedings
of Cucurbitaceae 2000. The abstract should not exceed 200 words.
Skip one line after the abstract and list up to six key words in
alphabetical order. Skip two lines after the key words.
Key words: Cucurbitaceae 2000, format, manuscripts
2000 is the continuation of a series of biennial conferences on
cucurbit genetics, germplasm, and breeding that began in the
1980s. We hope that it will be informative and enjoyable to all
manuscript should be laid out as a scientific paper. Each
section heading should be in bold 12-point and flush left.
Sub-headings, if absolutely necessary, should be in 12-point
italic and flush left. Skip a line before each heading and
each sub-heading. The beginning of each paragraph, except for
the first paragraph under each heading, should be indented 1.0 cm
and in 12-point.
Literature Cited, use hanging indent of 1.0 cm and 10-point type.
Do not number citations.
Materials & Methods
of lectures, posters, and travel is being prepared for you by the
Organizing Committee of Cucurbitaceae 2000.
Results & Discussion
In order to
assist us, please adhere to this format as closely as possible,
and remember, the deadline for receipt of all manuscripts is
November 15, 1999. Your cooperation will help the
Organizing Committee plan the meeting and will help us, the
Editorial Committee, produce Proceedings of the quality that all
of us strive for.
are samples of literature citations from periodicals, book
chapters, books, and proceedings, as well as a sample table and
figure legend. Literature citations in the text should be as
(Smith and Jones, 1966) or Smith and Jones
(1966). The list of Literature Cited should be arranged
alphabetically by author. No editorial responsibility will can
be taken for the accuracy of the literature citations; authors
will be fully accountable for their accuracy.
all of you in advance, and look forward to your attendance.
Rhodes, B.B, G. Nepa, and S. Love. 1983. The inheritance of the
'Moon and Stars' variegation in Citrullus
Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 6: 68-69.
Thirault, J.-F., C.M.G.C. Renard, and F. Guillon. 1994. Physical
and chemical analysis of dietary fibres in
sugar beet and
vegetables; in: H.F. Linskens and J.F. Jackson, eds.,
Modern methods of plant analysis,
Vegetables and vegetable
products 16: 23-55. Springer, Berlin.
Norrman, R. and J. Haarberg. 1980. Nature and language, a
semiotic study of cucurbits in literature, pp. 64-67.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.
Wessel-Beaver, L. 1998. Sources of whitefly-induced silvering
resistance in Cucurbita; in: J.D. McCreight, ed.,
Cucurbitaceae '98, evaluation and enhancement of cucurbit
germplasm, pp. 118-122. ASHS,
Table 1. Summary of some guidelines for
preparing manuscripts, including table layout as for the
Kind of type
Size of type
Bold & regular
Periodical or book title
All the rest
12 (if fits on page, smaller otherwise)
zCapitalize only first letter of first word and proper names
yInclude complete postal address; inclusion of fax, telephone, and e-mail optional
xSkip line before headings and sub-headings
Figure 1. DNA fingerprints of various cucurbits.
Figure 2. Mature cucurbit fruits.