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La Pintura Submissions

La Pintura needs you to submit articles on current research or fieldwork. Doing so will make La Pintura a better journal. Editorial deadlines insure timely publication of each issue. Deadlines for submissions are:

  • February 15 (March)
  • May 1 (Conference Issue)
  • August 15 (September)
  • November 15 (December)

La Pintura is edited by Linda Hylkema. The editor extends an open invitation to members to submit articles, news, letters to the editor, book reviews, and other items of interest to ARARA members.

All submitted material should be sent to Linda Hylkema, If necessary, postal mail for the La Pintura Editor may be sent to Linda Hylkema, 317 N. Bayview Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

  • Letters to the Editor: No special format necessary.
  • News Items: Please provide pertinent information such as the event, time, place, cost (if any), group or person in charge, who to contact, address, and deadline.
  • Articles: Manuscripts of original research are welcome. They should embrace sound principles of investigation and present data in a clear and concise manner. Consult the ARARA Style Guide for proper formats for body copy, citations, and References Cited. Articles are subject to editing for length. Include author(s) name, title or profession, affiliation, city, state, and return e-mail address.

Illustration and Photo Guidelines for La Pintura Submissions

Graphics represent some of our most persistent submission problems. In order to facilitate the timely publication of La Pintura, please read through the following guidelines:

  • Color illustrations in large, high resolution 24-bit RGB are preferred.
  • Prepare illustrations as high-quality digital files, preferably in tiff (.tif) format. If you must use jpeg (.jpg), save files at the highest quality setting (level 10 or above).
  • Learn to view your files in terms of total pixel count. We recommend minimum suggested widths larger than intended final size as given here:
Line art: 6000 pixels minimum 10,000 pixels for full page width;
rayscale/color 2000 pixels minimum 3000 pixels for full page width.
  • Do not downsize files or reduce resolution or quality levels. We prefer camera original files (highest quality jpeg or tiff converted from RAW files) and we always prefer files larger than required for final reproduction to give us as much digital information as possible for editing.
  • We suggest that you do not edit your files for clarity, contrast, color correction, gamma correction, and saturation.
  • Include cropping instructions if applicable, but do not crop images. We will edit your files in Photoshop for best results tailored to our publication.
  • Do not add letters, numbers, arrows, or lines to your images. Provide instructions for added elements.
  • Provide separate image files for combined Figures (a, b, c, etc.). We will combine them within our publication software.
  • Do not include your images and/or captions in your Word document. Submit separate photo files.
  • Line art, typically used for drawings and maps, should be black and white only, no grayscale or color, and must be submitted as high-resolution 1200 dpi files at sizes larger. We prefer “bitmap” scanner settings.

Note: many scanners default to low-resolution and low-quality jpeg files. Always adjust your scanner to save in .tif or the highest quality jpeg format, using the minimum suggested resolutions. The most common error we see is line art submitted as low-resolution jpeg files in RGB color space. You must adjust your scanner settings to produce high-resolution line art files.

  • Enhancement and DStretch: If photos have been specially enhanced, specify that fact in your caption. Note that DStretch is a trade name with uppercase D and S, no hyphen. Citation of DStretch in abbreviated form is acceptable: “DStretch crgb enhancement.” or simply “(DStretch crgb)”
  • Save illustration files with your last name and the Figure number in the file name. Pad numbers with leading zeros in the file name so all numbers have two digits. Do not add additional information to the file name after the Figure number.Example: “Smith Figure 01.tif” NOT “Smith Figure 01 view of site from across the valley.tif”
  • To submit large files over the Internet, consult the Editor.
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