26 Miscellaneous conventions to be used with specific
reference to computer generated manuscripts.
26.1 Use the Courier 10 font throughout. This is a fixed
spaced font that is the default for almost all computers and printers.
26.2 Do not use right justification.
26.3 Do not center any words or lines.
26.4 Do not hyphenate words when they are too long to fit on
26.5 Use only one space after any punctuation mark and
between any words or abbreviations.
26.6 Manuscripts should be single spaced in the computer, but
double spaced when printed for purposes of editing. This makes the manuscripts
easier to read on both the computer screen and as hard copies. The hard copies
can also be more easily edited.
26.7 Keys need not be indented in the manuscripts but will be
indented in the final printing. Any indenting of keys will be removed by the
formatter before resetting the keys for final cameraready copy. There should be
a hard return before the beginning of each lead of a key, and the alternate
leads are to be labeled "a" and "b" after the number of the lead.
26.8 Paragraphs are to be indented with a tab. There should
be no hard carriage returns within a paragraph, but there should be a two hard
carriage returns (i.e. one blank line) at the end of each paragraph. However,
heading for families, genera, species, and infraspecific names start flushed
left (i.e., without a tab), and after these headings there should be three hard
carriage returns (i.e., two blank lines) which leaves enough space for Chinese
common names to be added.
26.9 Headings of generic names should be in capitals and bold
face (e.g., "14. SWERTIA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 226. 1753.").
26.10 Headings of species should be in lower case (except for
the first letter of the genus) and bold faced (e.g., "2. Swertia
divaricata Harry Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 26: 256. 1965.").
Similarly, headings for infraspecific names should have the infraspecific name
in bold face (e.g., "3b. Swertia erythrosticta var. epunctata T.
N. Ho & S. W. Liu, Acta Biol. Plateau Sin. 1: 46. 1982.").
26.11 Hyphens are not to be used in a compound epithet except
if the epithet is formed from words that usually stand independently (i.e., two
nouns) (e.g., "Solanum nivalomontanum" not "Solanum
nivalomontanum"; "Strychnos nuxblanda" not "Strychnos
26.12 For generic names, the genus is spelled out in full the
first time it appears in a paragraph, and it is subsequently abbreviated to the
first letter unless the genus is the first word of a sentence in which case is
again spelled out completely.
26.13 Most standard diacritic marks can be used in
manuscripts. If necessary diacritic marks are not entered in the computer file,
they can be clearly marked by hand on a submitted hard copy. Most diacritic
marks can easily be included into computer files by using characters with ascii
values greater than 127. However, the character set being used must be the IBMUS
(PC8) Symbol Set. These characters can be produced by holding the Alt key down
and then entering the appropriate ascii value on the number pad (you cannot use
the number keys across the top of the keyboard) (e.g., ü = 129, é = 130, ? =
135, ê = 136, è = 138, á = 160, í = 161, ? = 164).
26.14 Two question marks "??" should be placed in the
manuscript wherever data are missing if these data are expected to be added to
the manuscript before publication (i.e., page numbers for manuscripts that are