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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 Cucurbitaceae 2000.

  • 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 submission.

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 same diskette.

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 and institutions.

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 Abstract.

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 Figures.

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 srael).

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 exclusively.

An example for the format of contributed manuscripts is as follows:

Format for manuscripts contributed to Cucurbitaceae 2000

Nurit Katzir1 and Harry S. Paris2
1,2Department of 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:   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

         Cucurbitaceae 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 participants.
         The 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.
         For the Literature Cited, use hanging indent of 1.0 cm and 10-point type. Do not number citations.

Materials & Methods
         A program 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.
         Following 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.

         We thank all of you in advance, and look forward to your attendance.

Literature Cited

Rhodes, B.B, G. Nepa, and S. Love. 1983. The inheritance of the 'Moon and Stars' variegation in Citrullus lanatus. 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, Alexandria, VA.

Table 1. Summary of some guidelines for preparing manuscripts, including table layout as for the periodical HortScience.


Kind of type

Size of type





Bold & regular











Literature Cited

     Periodical or book title



     Volume number



     All the rest





12 (if fits on page, smaller otherwise)

Figure legends



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.


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