Instructions to Authors

Scope of the journal

Bulletin of the International String Figure Association (ISSN 1076-7886) is devoted to the publication of original material that advances our understanding and enhances our enjoyment of string figures. The journal encourages the following types of articles:

Manuscript preparation and style

Manuscripts must be typewritten, with double spacing throughout. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically. Documents prepared by most wordprocessing programs are acceptable. However, Microsoft WordŽ documents are preferred. Avoid desktop publishing software (the formatting codes don't always translate well). If you have the ability to save the text as an ASCII (*.txt) or an RTF file (*.rtf), include these files as well.

Manuscript elements and order

Note: Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.


String figure illustrations may consist of:

Important note: Submit each illustration separately, or as a separate file. Do not embed digital images in your manuscript.

Editorial policy

All articles are subject to critical review by the Editors. Contributors may be asked to revise their manuscripts. Page proofs will be sent to the author prior to publication for final approval. It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce copyright material (previously published tables, illustrations, or text of more than 300 words). Upon acceptance for publication, all authors will be asked to transfer copyright to the International String Figure Association. Note, however, that the publisher will not refuse any reasonable request by the author for permission to reproduce elsewhere any of his or her contributions to the journal, including invented string figures.

Submit manuscripts to:

Mark Sherman, Editor
Bulletin of the International String Figure Association
P.O. Box 5134
Pasadena, California, 91117, USA.

Last updated April 7, 2012
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