Professional Development

66 - Sending manuscripts
Here are some recommendations for when you send your manuscript to a journal:First, if by mail, always send the number of hard copies required by the journal. At this point, checklists are useful. Include the diskette or CD-ROM with the file of the manuscript, if required by the journal's Instructions for Authors.If possible, use e-mail and avoid post mail. If you have to send it via normal mailing procedures, use reinforced envelopes to avoid damage to the material, and use registered mail to ensure a correct and timely delivery of the manuscript to the Editorial Office.If your material includes photographs, be sure they are protected against X-ray controls in airports or clearly indicate the content of the envelope and precautions to be taken.Finally, always keep copies of all material sent for your personal management of the publication project.