Limit the length of your story to about 5,000 words. Longer stories can be accepted, but they can be edited or published in two or more consecutive issues.
Use spell check. However, make sure that the astrological vocabulary you are using, which the checker is not always familiar with, is spelled correctly. Explain what the technical terms or special vocabulary you use mean when you use them for the first time. Preliminary fact-checking and spelling of all stuff is the responsibility of the author.
Submit your story in Times New Roman, up to 11 points in size. If this font is not available to you, use a similar font or Arial. Do not use a double space at the end of sentences. One space is now editorially correct. Do not indent songs or use the tab at the beginning of songs. Instead, leave a blank line between the paragraphs.
Be careful and careful with footnotes, sources, etc. The authors are responsible for all permission to borrow from others.
Clarity and comprehensibility are important ingredients in all stuff. Before you submit your story, re-read it from a reader’s perspective and explain any confusing claims or concepts your story may contain. Reading your story aloud often helps detect typos.
Include all tables and charts in their final layout. By sending tables, charts, images, and charts as separate JPG or PNG files, you ensure better print quality when printed. 300 dpi resolution is optimal, lower resolution can produce poor print quality. From within your story file, these would print blurry and blurry in the print product.
Upload astrological map images as separate, high-resolution JPG or PNG files. Solar Fire, Kepler and Sirius have publishing features for this. Examine the software you use to learn how to produce a map suitable for your publication. In Solar Fire, a meta file is most appropriate. Follow the instructions for high quality maps in Kepler or Sirius and save the map as JPG or PNG files. Remember that you need special permission to use hand-drawn maps.
Confidentiality is the responsibility of the author. Ask individuals for permission to use their maps and change or remove names from the maps. If you use celebrity maps, personally identifiable information should be included in addition to the original and secondary sources. Sources should be included for scheduled birth data and is recommended for unscheduled data. The IIA uses data accuracy classes defined by Lois Rodden. It is also the responsibility of the author to review their article. Opinions must be clearly marked as opinions, but political or inflammatory comments are nevertheless prohibited. This type of article should be sent to more appropriate publications.