Create an introduction
and discussion that follow a proper flow. So introduction going from broad
to specifc and discussion going from specific back outwards, without going
to far out and making statements that can't be supported by our data.
Figures and tables
are not part of the 'text' part of the paper. They are to be placed
at the end of the paper, (following the references), all tables first ,
then figures. Tables are to have no vertical lines in them.
Figure and Table captions
are double spaced. References are also double spaced.
Canadian Journal of
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS) format must be followed. Follow
the "Instructions to Authors" link from: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~cjfas/
or go directly to:
When using abbreviations
(i.e. PMA), the full term (i.e. Percent Model Affinity (PMA)) is to be
written out the first time in text only! From that point on only
use the abbreviation.
The Abstract and Figure
/Table titles are considered separate and require full terms and abbreviations
the first time as well.
Do not present
the same data in a Table and a Figure format- just once, in whatever form
you feel best represents the data.
Do not present
need to have enough detail to stand on their own.
Figure titles are placed
below figure, Table titles are placed above table.
When presenting average
values it is important to include SEM
mg/L should read
Be consistent when
discussing time frames- i.e. do not switch between days and hours throughout
Refer to Pages 3 -
5 in Beamish, Mackie, Cottenie, Frank & Rush, 2010. Biology of Polluted
Waters Laboratory Manual 2010.