Dwarf Tales Policy

The Dwarf Tales Newsletter publishes abstracts from any area in astronomy which are relevant to research on Dwarf Galaxies. We welcome abstracts of articles that were submitted to, or accepted by, refereed astronomical journals and that have not yet appeared in print. Each abstract will be published only once. It is the choice of the authors whether to submit the abstract of a paper prior to or after it went through the refereeing process.

In addition we publish Abstracts of non-refereed papers that will appear, e.g., in conference proceedings. However we in general do not publish papers which are nothing more than an abstract, such as those published in the Bulletin of the AAS. However, there is one exception: We especially encourage submission of Thesis abstracts related to Dwarf Galaxy research.

Furthermore we accept announcements that are relevant to the community that is actively engaged in Dwarf Galaxy research such as announcements of the public availability of large databases (e.g., HI or optical surveys), conference announcements and job advertisement related to the field.

Although technically speaking they belong to the class of Dwarf Galaxies, papers dealing predominantly with the Magellanic Clouds should be sent to the Magellanic Clouds Newsletter:

E-mail: mcnews@astro.uiuc.edu
URL: http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/projects/mcnews/MCNews.html

Abstracts can be submitted any time provided that the most recent abstract template is used (more about that below). A ``Call for abstracts'' is sent out approximately one week before the next issue of the newsletter is finalized. This ``call'' contains the deadline for abstract submissions for that coming issue and the LaTeX abstract template.

Depending on circumstances, the editors might actively solicit contributions, usually those spotted on a preprint server, but they do not publish abstracts without the author's consent.

The editors are providing the Dwarf Tales Newsletter as a service to the community. Please help them serve you and your colleagues by making their task easier by sending your abstracts in the required LaTeX format. And please run the LaTeX file to see if it compiles properly before sending it off. Please send conference or job announcements in plain ASCII format since there is no template for those contributions. In general a confirmation of receipt is send within a few working days.

We accept abstracts in good faith and do not have the means to check title, author list, whether the paper was indeed submitted or accepted as claimed, whether the job opening does indeed exist as advertised, etc. We implicitly assume that the submitting author informs his or her co-authors about the submission. We maintain the right to reject abstracts that seem inappropriate. We do not accept responsibility for the correctness of the information provided in the newsletter. The responsibility for the content of a submission rests solely with the submitter. We do not necessarily read all of the articles whose abstracts we publish. The publication of a text does not imply that we endorse its content. We may edit submissions. We usually ensure that all abstracts and other contributions conform to the Newsletter's adopted style. We correct LaTeX mistakes if they prevent the text from compiling correctly. All text is run through a spellchecker, and we will correct what we deem spelling mistakes. Apart from that we do not alter the content of abstracts. We may edit announcements such that we highlight certain information, format them differently, or shorten them if needed. In case of major changes we send the text back to the submitter for approval. If you are concerned about possible changes to your submission please contact us prior to the publication deadline or else add a statement when submitting.


Elias Brinks & Eva Grebel