following notes are intended to give guidance to authors
submitting papers for publication in the Society’s
Communications. Papers submitted for publication
should be sent direct to the Editorial Office (JSLTC), at
Sands Cottage, Holme Road, Kirton Holme, Boston, PE20 1SY.
UK. Submissions are welcome by e-mail to: email@example.com
It is the policy of the Journal to publish papers in all
fields having a bearing on any aspect of leather science
providing (a) that they describe work which makes a new
contribution to knowledge in this field, or (b) that they
describe methods or processes which represent technological
progress in leather pro¬duction, testing, etc. or (c)
that they review selected areas of leather science, technology
or related fields.
The Journal also publishes details of Society Proceedings
,Reports of the IULTCS Commission and Official Test Methods.
Submission of a paper to the Editorial Office will be held
to imply that it is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere and that, if accepted for the Journal, it will
not be published elsewhere in the same form without the
consent of the Editorial Office. Such consent will be withheld
of papers. Papers should be submitted in English
and must be of a sufficient standard to allow proper review
of the work. Papers are required in electronic format -if
submitted on disk, work must be accompanied by two sets
of hard copy. E-mail versions are sufficient in themselves.
Please restrict fonts to Times/ Helvetica/ Arial. Text files
are preferred in Windows format in Word. If other versions
are supplied please also send the document in “.txt”
Submissions should not include content created using the
footnote/endnote feature of MS Word'.
should refer to a current issue in order to become familiar
with the typographical conventions, the layout of tables.
Papers should be headed by an informative title, followed
by the names (with initials) of the authors and their organisations
and business or private addresses, as relevant. It is regarded
as particularly desirable that a concise but adequate summary
should precede the main paper.
No hard and fast rules are made regarding the general layout
of papers submitted but is advisable to subdivide them into
appropriate sections. It is considered essential that experimental
work should be described in sufficient detail to permit
of its proper repetition.
Previous literature cited in a paper must be given accurate
and adequate reference. Authors are particularly requested
to ensure sufficient correlation between references in the
text with references cited in the list of references concluding
the paper. References in the text should be numbered consecutively
and must be given in the final list in the form used in
References are cited in the form:
Author(s) Surname(s), Initials., Journal, year, volume,
first page of paper, e.g. Smith, J. S., J. Soc. Leather
Technol. Chem., 1990, 74, 160.
This form generally follows the recommendations of BS 5605:1978
“Citing Publications by Bibliographical References”
using the numeric system with text indi¬cation by superscript.
Titles are omitted except where necessary to avoid confusion.
Should references not lend themselves to this form then
reference should be had to BS 6371:1983 “Citation
of Unpublished Docu¬ments” and BS 1629:1989 “References
to Published Materials”.
Periodical titles are abbreviated according to the recommendations
of BS 4148:1985, abbreviations are also given in The Royal
Society publication “Short Titles of Commonly cited
Tables should not be embedded in the text file. Tables should
be used, primarily, to record accurate data.
Ilustrations (line drawings/ half-tones etc) should
not be embedded in the text and should be supplied as a
separate file for each illustration using common formats.
Avoid the use of shading or coloured backgrounds to figures
and the use of colour to distinguish between sets of values.
Simply styled figures are required without ornate borders
or boxes, any legend/ labels should be in 9pt Times. Illustrations
should be of such size as not to lose definition when reduced
to single column width (8.5 cm). Hard copy should be submitted
on separate sheets and packed flat.
Illustrations supplied in electronic format should use a
standard format If supplied on disk illustrations should
be accompanied by hard copy. Care should be exercised that
disk files are accurately identified and referenced to the
figures in the manuscript. Please ensure that half-tones
presented on disk are of sufficient definition for reproduction.
Digital images for the Journal should be submitted as 300dpi,
TIF or JPG files.
The final cropped image size at 300dpi should be no less
than 90mm wide for single column or 180mm wide for double
A proof will be supplied either, as a pdf file, if this
is convenient, or as hard copy. Will authors please advise
the editor of any corrections/ errors in a clear and unambiguous
fashion. It must be understood that proofs are sent to authors
solely for correction of printer’s errors. Proofs
are not to be taken as an opportunity for second thoughts.
The Society no longer supplies offprints to authors, complimentary
copies are supplied of the issue in which a paper is printed.