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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings, please contact the editors.

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Submission Information

Authors should submit a cover letter, manuscript, tables, figures, videos, sound files, and other supplementary materials through the article submission page. The cover letter should include basic information about the article and any preferences or suggestions for reviewers. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings uses a double blind review process, and editors will choose appropriate reviewers. IMPORTANT: please only include author names and affiliations in the cover letter in submissions for review! Do not add names to the main text file or any other submitted files that will go out for review. We will scan for any names and if found ask for updated files. Any images can be submitted at low resolution in pdf, jpeg, or other file format for review purposes, but high resolution images (300 dpi) in tiff or similar format will be required upon acceptance.

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Formatting Requirements

Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings has few general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission, but formatting documents along those guidelines for final submission is appreciated. Rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. The author should submit an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Copyright and Permissions

All articles published through the Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings are covered by the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY). Under this license, authors retain the copyright for their work, but anyone is allowed to share and/or adapt the material for any purpose as long as appropriate attribution is given to the author/s and source.

For authors, submission of a manuscript to Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings indicates an acceptance of the CC BY license. It also indicates that the submitting author is authorized by all co-authors to enter into the agreement and that the manuscript represents an original work. An original work has not been previously published, is not in consideration at another journal, and does not plagiarize another author’s work. Additionally, all data used to produce results reported in the manuscript will be made available on a public database (e.g., GenBank or DRYAD).

Creative Commons License
Articles published in Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.