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Content Guidelines


Please limit the length of your manuscript to approximately 5,000 words. Longer works may be accepted, but they may be edited or published over two or more consecutive issues.

Please use a spell-checker. For astrological words that aren't in your spell-checker, be sure you're using the correct spelling. Please define technical terms or jargon when using them for the first time. Initial fact-checking and spell-checking of all articles are the responsibility of the author.

All articles submitted are to be in Times New Roman font, no greater than 11 point. If this font is not available, use a similar font or Arial. Please do not double-space at the end of each sentence. One space is now editorially correct. Don’t indent your paragraphs, or use tabs to begin each paragraph. Instead, do leave a blank line between paragraphs.

Please be accurate and meticulous with footnotes, sources, etc. Authors are responsible for all "permissions to quote."

Clarity and intelligibility are important ingredients in any article. Before you submit your article, please re-read it from the readers’ viewpoint and clarify any confusing statements or concepts that your article might contain. Reading your article out loud often helps catch syntax errors.

Include all tables and graphs in camera-ready style. If the Tables, charts, pictures or graphs are sent in as separate jpg or png files, they will not be blurry. A resolution of 300dpi is optimal. Lower resolution may be of lower quality. These items imported into word are not suitable for publication (fuzzy and blurry).

When sending charts, you must submit them as a separate, high-resolution jpg or png file. Solar Fire, Kepler and Sirius have publishing options available. Consult your program to learn how to make you chart suitable. For Solar Fire, a metafile is preferred. In Kepler or Sirius, follow the software’s instruction for high quality charts and save as a jpg or png file. Again, Special permission must be granted to include hand drawn charts.

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure confidentiality. Please obtain permission of private individuals to use their charts and change or delete the individuals’ names from their charts. If you are using the charts of public figures, identifying information should be included along with the original and secondary sources of the data. Sources must be included for timed birth data, and is encouraged for untimed data. IIA uses Lois Rodden’s data accuracy categories as a standard. It is also the author’s responsibility to fact check their articles. Opinions must be clearly identified; however, political or inflammatory comments are prohibited. This type of article should be submitted to more appropriate publications.