Submission information for authors

THE MISSION OF The Numismatist, the official publication of the American Numismatic Association, is to educate and provide a forum for the interchange of ideas. It serves as a refreshing review for the experienced collector and as an introduction to essential concepts for the less experienced. The staff and contributing editors of The Numismatist welcome the opportunity to review well-written, well-conceived articles displaying original, documented research.

Authors of articles published in the magazine receive $.15 per word with bonuses available to those who provide usable photographs or illustrations and/or furnish material for photographic reproduction. Incidental expenses incurred by the author in preparation of an article may be reimbursed, subject to prior approval.

Published articles also are eligible for the Heath Literary Award, which is presented annually to authors whose articles are judged outstanding contributions to The Numismatist. A silver medal and $250 is awarded for first place, a bronze medal and $100 for second place, and a bronze medal for third place.

Articles displaying original and comprehensive research in U.S. numismatics are eligible for the Wayte and Olga Raymond Memorial Award, which includes a prize of $400 for first place and $200 for second. Articles about United States bank notes are considered for the Catherine Sheehan Award for U.S. Paper Money Studies, with $100 for first place and $50 for second

Manuscripts should be relevant to the study of numismatics, present new information, and/or constitute a contribution to numismatic education. The author is directly responsible for all statements made in the manuscript. The American Numismatic Association purchases first North American serial rights and reserves the right to reproduce the article electronically on CD-ROM and/or the Internet. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they have not been submitted to or published by other publications. Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced (upper and lower case) on 8 1/2 x 11-inch, white paper. Computer printouts should be letter quality. Submissions on computer disk or via e-mail are preferred. The author's name and full street address must appear on the first page, along with day and evening telephone numbers, and, if available, fax number and E-mail address. Suggested article length is 1,200 to 2,400 words.

Manuscripts, including illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), should be directed to the Editor, The Numismatist, 818 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279, E-mail editor@money.org. The author should retain a copy of the manuscript for reference. The Publications Department reserves the right to edit all material.

Legends or captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper, with a number that accurately corresponds to each illustration. Photographs should be high-quality, glossy prints or high-resolution (300 dpi) scans (TIFF or JPEG format). The face of the photographs should not be retouched or labeled in any way. If an author lacks photographic equipment or facilities, numismatic material can be sent to The Numismatist for reproduction.
Authors should submit a brief biography (100 words or less) that includes pertinent information, such as place of birth, professional background, hobby interests and affiliations, and numismatic awards or accomplishments.

Authors are requested to cite sources used in the preparation of their articles in the manner described below:

Bowers, Q. David. Adventures with Rare Coins. Los Angeles: Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, 1979, pp. 29-32.

Loperfido, John C. "Airborne Particulates: The Silent Nemesis." The Numismatist, 96 (April 1983), pp. 706-09.<

Please send your submissions to editor@money.org.


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