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Submissions to the Publications
Members are vital to NAWCC Publications and they contribute in many ways. See the information below for guidelines on submitting Watch & Clock Bulletin articles. The W&C Bulletin would cease to exist without member contributions, which contribute to the NAWCC storehouse of horological knowledge.
If you have a question about a particular timepiece, send it to the Answer Box, with pictures. Your question will be answered and featured in the column.
Or if you have an opinion or information about something published in the Watch & Clock Bulletin, send it to Vox Temporis.
If you’ve read a fascinating or helpful horological book or article, or discovered something wonderful on the Internet, write a review, and we’ll publish it in Horologica. Tell other members about your first timepiece in The First One, or send in a Fantastic Find.
Watch & Clock Bulletin Article Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts should be submitted via email or sent by mail with accompanying text and photos on a CD. For non-electronic submissions please contact the editor. Preferred formats are MS Word, .rtf, or .txt files. We seek articles with horologically relevant topics, concise writing, and suitable length to cover the subject. Please review for correct spelling of proper names and date accuracy. Your submitted article signifies that the author’s research on the topic has been completed. Articles are peer-reviewed, and comments and suggestions from the reviewer and the editor will be sent to the author. Please include a short “About the Author” paragraph about yourself, your horological interests, and how you developed an interest in the topic you wrote about.
Notes, references, and bibliographies supplement the text and should be placed at the end of the article. When appropriate, try to incorporate the information into the text. The Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed. is our guide for formatting style. If you use the resources of the National Watch and Clock Museum® and Library and Research Center, please include these references in the acknowledgment of your sources.
Once the article has been reviewed, edited, and prepared in page form, the pages are sent to the author for final approval. Upon receipt of the pages from the author, the article is scheduled for publication. Our backlog is about two years.
Photos and illustrations:
Photographs must be clear and may be sent as prints or digital files, preferably. Digital photography must be at least 300 dpi at 100 percent scale. Check your digital camera to ensure that the output will be satisfactory. Line art or drawings should be clear and neat. We can insert any necessary labeling. Illustrations that contain identification labels, numbers, and letters require special attention. If an illustration needs labeling, the untouched original illustration should be photocopied and the labeling drawn on that photocopy. Please provide us with both the original and the marked photocopy.
Along with watch and clock dial photographs we strongly encourage photos showing movements.
Captions should be descriptive and concise to briefly repeat or complement descriptive material in the text. Photo and illustration credits are necessary if not the author’s. Please indicate the source and include any letters of permission for publication in the Watch & Clock Bulletin. We place the credits at the end of the caption.
Color photographs are always needed for Watch & Clock Bulletin covers. If you can provide top-quality images or prints of exceptional timepieces, send them for consideration. For publishing purposes the background in the picture is critical; neutral tones work best.