All images, tables and graphs must be clear and of a large size and have a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. If you are able, please attach images, tables, and graphs in a Microsoft Word document, not in a PDF (even if the text of your paper was submitted in .pdf format). Please follow consistent numbering and labeling schemes for figures, as shown in the Style Guide (below).
Please make every effort to edit all parts of your submission to adhere to the Style Guide (below). However, you will not be penalized if you do not have time to edit your entire paper. The editors will work with you to help you change your papers to adhere to the Style Guide if your article is chosen for Broad Street Scientific.
Follow the APA style for references and in-text citations. If you are not able to do so completely, you will not be penalized in any way. The editors will work with you to format references in APA style if your article is chosen for Broad Street Scientific. For more information about APA style, please see https://www.icahdq.org/pubs/apacrib.pdf.
Miller-Rushing, A. J., Primack, R. B., Primack, D., & Mukunda, S. (2006). Photographs
and herbarium specimens as tools to document phenological changes in response to global warming. American Journal of Botany, 93, 1667-1674.
- Use the Oxford comma before the last item in a list. Ex. When considering which polymer to use in the product, one must take into account the substance’s melting temperature, density, and pliability.
- Avoid numbered lists, but when they are necessary, standardize their presentation. Use numerals followed by periods, and do not leave spaces in between items. Ex. 1. 2. not 1) 2)
- Use numerals instead of spelled-out numbers when representing quantities. Use “one,” however, when it functions as a pronoun. Ex. One can easily procure the materials to create a non-Newtonian fluid at the local supermarket; the items needed are 1 quart container of cornstarch and 2 gallons of distilled water.
- Use concrete, specific language wherever possible. Avoid abstractions, generalities, and wordiness. Ex. The medical professional charged with the care of the patient’s chronic liver disease ordered a change in diet to treat the resultant retention of fluid in the patient’s body. revise to The doctor treating the patient’s cirrhosis prescribed a reduction in salt intake by the patient to treat his edema.
- Use colons only after independent clauses to introduce a list. Ex. The elements studied by the professor were: helium, lead, and manganese. revise to The professor studied three elements: helium, lead, and manganese.
- When referencing a figure in the text, use parentheses and appropriate abbreviations. Ex. The manganese solution exploded at 400 K, as shown in Figure 1. revise to The manganese solution exploded at 400 K (Fig. 1).
- All figures should have captions underneath. Each caption should include enough information so that a reader can interpret the figure without having to read other parts of the paper.
- All tables should have captions above them. Each caption should include enough information so that a reader can interpret the table without having to read other parts of the paper.
- All figures and tables should be embedded at the appropriate places in the main body of the text, next to the text that refers to them.