GUIDELINES FOR CRB PROJECT REPORTS TO APPEAR IN CITROGRAPH
Font and format
The text should be in 12 pt. Times Roman, double-spaced. All tracked changes need to be removed from the document before your final submission.
- Multi-year projects that have concluded: the write-up should be a comprehensive final report that includes a description of what was done, results, and a discussion of what the results mean.
- Continuing projects: the focus of your article should be on the progress made during the past fiscal year or since your last Citrograph article. Include some general background information about the project.
All articles, whether final reports or annual progress reports, must emphasize the overall goal of your particular research and the expected benefits (especially the practical, applied benefits) to the California citrus industry.
This is NOT a scientific publication. The target audience is very broad so please use “layman’s language” with explanations included for any highly technical terminology. This is especially important for those projects involving biotechnology. The emphasis needs to be on what was discovered or learned and how the findings or product can be put to use. Staff can assist you with “text boxes” or similar formats.
There is no specified length; it is dependent on your specific project and progress made. Refer to past issues of the Citrograph for examples.
Every write-up should include at least one good illustration. These can be tables, graphs, or photographs. Because these reports are appearing in a magazine, high-quality photos are very important. Photographs s must be:
- high resolution,
- well composed,
- jpeg format is preferred*.
*If absolutely necessary, the graphic artist can also work with tiff or with pdf files.
Revised: January 07, 2011:mlp