ISAR's International Astrologer
There are many benefits available to ISAR members, but we're absolutely convinced that ISAR’s International Astrologer will be at the very top of your list!
This membership-only journal offers a diverse selection of quality articles from every avenue of astrological interest -- from mundane to political/celebrity analysis to "how-to" columns on research and financial astrology. We've got book reviews, conference information, and timely community news. In short, we do our best to include something for everyone in each and every issue. We also insist that our authors write clearly, simply, and concisely in terms that everyone can understand and appreciate. So you'll be able to learn new techniques and absorb new research pointers quite easily. You will love the pictures of members and the activities we do in the name of ISAR and astrology in over 45 countries around the world.
We also welcome all ISAR members to be part of ISAR’s International Astrologer by being one of its authors! Your knowledge of astrology is valuable to all of us. ISAR does have a review process and copy editors to assist you in reviewing your article. If accepted and printed, ISAR does pay a small stipend for your work while you still retain all your author’s rights. ISAR is committed to education of all of its members and the public regarding astrology. Be part of our team and consider writing an article. For more information and article submission, contact our IIA Editor, Vickie Pelz. Publishing and technical inquiries should be directed to the IIA Publisher, Richard Smoot.
ISAR’s International Astrologer is published three times per year and uses the following schedule for publication:
|April 1st||January 15th|
|August 1st||May 15th|
|December 1st||September 15th|
ISAR International Astrologer - AUTHORS’ GUIDELINES
The ISAR International Astrologer (IIA) is the publication of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). Our organization’s purpose is to assist and encourage the development and use of techniques relevant to astrological research, astrological education, and a sense of community among a diverse membership. In the process, we set high professional standards of competence in the field of astrology. We on the staff of the International Astrologer take our jobs seriously. We’re looking for material that is simply, clearly and objectively stated. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional or a student – if you have something to teach us, some research to share or some philosophical thoughts on applying astrology to life, we’d like to hear from you. We are looking for quality articles of general interest to all levels of astrologers and students, whether natal, mundane, event, horary, or financial in thrust. The mission of our publication is to present articles that adhere to a high standard of quality in astrological journalism.
The IIA Journal Editorial Staff reserves the right to refuse any submissions and to edit all manuscripts chosen for publication. Queries are appreciated. Mailed articles not accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage will not be returned. Payment is $10.00 to $50.00 for previously unpublished articles.
Please send us your final draft. Except for the addition of missing information or correction of an error, IIA will not allow an author to change any part of an article after it has been submitted unless you are advised to do so by an IIA editor.
Please let us know if the article is a reprint or has been submitted elsewhere in whole or in part. If you hold the copyright, you automatically give ISAR permission to reprint your article when you submit it. However, if another organization, author or publisher holds the copyright, then you must provide written permission from the appropriate person.
Include a brief biography - a medium-sized paragraph is fine (50-75 words) – along with your birth data and a black and white wallet-size photo (jpg if sent by e-mail). If you’d like readers to reach you, include your name, address, phone, fax, e-mail, web site URL, etc. in your biographical information.
Please limit the length of your manuscript to approximately 5,000 words. Longer works may be accepted, but they may be edited or published over two or more consecutive issues.
Please use a spell-checker. For astrological words that aren't in your spell-checker, be sure you're using the correct spelling. Please define technical terms or jargon when using them for the first time. Initial fact-checking and spell-checking of all articles are the responsibility of the author.
All articles submitted are to be in Times New Roman font, no greater than 11 point. If this font is not available, use a similar font or Arial. Please do not double-space at the end of each sentence. One space is now editorially correct. Don’t indent your paragraphs, or use tabs to begin each paragraph. Instead, do leave a blank line between paragraphs.
Please be accurate and meticulous with footnotes, sources, etc. Authors are responsible for all "permissions to quote."
Clarity and intelligibility are important ingredients in any article. Before you submit your article, please re-read it from the readers’ viewpoint and clarify any confusing statements or concepts that your article might contain. Reading your article out loud often helps catch syntax errors.
Include all tables and graphs in camera-ready style. If the Tables, charts, pictures or graphs are sent in as separate jpg or png files, they will not be blurry. A resolution of 300dpi is optimal. Lower resolution may be of lower quality. These items imported into word are not suitable for publication (fuzzy and blurry).
When sending charts, you must submit them as a separate, high-resolution jpg or png file. Solar Fire, Kepler and Sirius have publishing options available. Consult your program to learn how to make you chart suitable. For Solar Fire, a metafile is preferred. In Kepler or Sirius, follow the software’s instruction for high quality charts and save as a jpg or png file. Again, Special permission must be granted to include hand drawn charts.
It is the author’s responsibility to ensure confidentiality. Please obtain permission of private individuals to use their charts and change or delete the individuals’ names from their charts. If you are using the charts of public figures, identifying information should be included along with the original and secondary sources of the data. Sources must be included for timed birth data, and is encouraged for untimed data. IIA uses Lois Rodden’s data accuracy categories as a standard. It is also the author’s responsibility to fact check their articles. Opinions must be clearly identified; however, political or inflammatory comments are prohibited. This type of article should be submitted to more appropriate publications.
We rely on journalistic style standards to ensure consistency style throughout the publication. Here are some common usages that we’d like you to employ in your writing:
Do not use acronyms except where the acronym is widely used. For example, NASA is permitted. BML for Black Moon Lilith is distracting and should be avoided. Be careful when using abbreviations or, best yet, no abbreviations. ASC, DESC, MC and IC are permitted for the angles of a chart; NN and SN may be used for north node and south node respectively. Do not abbreviate the names of planets or signs. Please spell out the entire word or phrase the first time it is used including the initials in parentheses after this first usage, the acronym or abbreviation may be used on subsequent usages. Aspect abbreviations are acceptable, yet here again, no abbreviations is preferred. Abbreviations are different for astrologer to astrologer. Being clear by avoiding confusing abbreviations will make it easier for others to read.
Write out all dates to avoid confusion. Write January 5, 2006, not 1/5/06, which could denote the fifth of January or the first of May, depending on where the reader lives. Remember our readership is international.
Avoid capitalizing or bolding words for emphasis. Capitalize “Sun” and “Moon” and other sensitive points in a chart (planets, asteroids, signs, etc. Be careful when using abbreviations. ASC, DESC, MC and IC are permitted for the angles of a chart; NN and SN may be used for north node and south node respectively. Do not abbreviate the names of planets, signs or aspects.
Use “conjoin” not “conjunct” as the verb: Examples: “When Venus conjoins (or conjoined) Mars…” or “When Venus is conjunct Mars” or “The conjunction of Venus and Mars”
Make sure your footnotes or endnotes contain all required information. When making attribution to a book, for example, the preferred style is: author’s name, title, publisher, city of publication, date of publication/copyright date, page or pages. Example: Diane Middlebrook, “Her Husband: Hughes and Plath—a Marriage,” Viking, NY, 2003, pp. 43-44. When in doubt, consult a writing style book, such as “Strunk and White”.
Make sure you have provided the original and secondary sources as appropriate for all birth and event dates. Some examples follow:
ª From AstroDatabank, citing mother’s memory
ª From AstroDatabank: Romy Ransom quotes birth certificate
ª From www.abc.com, original source unknown.
The journal is published in the United States. Therefore, periods and commas at the end of a quote are placed inside the final quotation mark, but colons and semi-colons are placed outside the final quotation mark. Exclamation points and question marks are placed either inside the quotation marks or outside depending on whether the punctuation applies to the quotation or to the whole sentence. Examples: She proclaimed dramatically, “He’s a Scorpio!” “We enthusiastically endorse John Smith for the Board of Directors”!
Write out all numbers from one to nine when they are part of a sentence. For example, “There were 50 people in the room, and nine of them were born in 1950.” However, you may use the numeral for a house designation (3rd house) or in a date: October 5, 1910.
If you use copyrighted material, you must get permission and send with your article. Fair use and the responsibility for gaining permission are based solely upon the submitting author. When submitting an article to ISAR, you, as the author, assume all the responsibility for gaining permission. ISAR, its Board of Directors and agents of ISAR are held harmless from any author’s material which has been plagiarized.
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