Buntbarsche Bulletin — The journal of the American Cichlid Association
The Buntbarsche Bulletin is the Journal of the American Cichlid Association, which is distributed in pdf format to ACA members as part of their membership. Printed copies are available from Back Issues. It is published in full color four times a year in March, June, September and December. The Buntbarsche Bulletin contains articles about cichlids that will appeal to both novice and experienced aquarists.
Members and non-members of the American Cichlid Association are encouraged to submit articles for the Buntbarsche Bulletin.
Authors/Artists/Photographers are now paid for submissions at attractive rates … contact the Editor for details.
Back issues of the Buntbarsche Bulletin are available for sale through the ACA Online Store.
Index of Buntbarsche Bulletin:
The Cichlid Room Companion keeps an index of past issues of Buntbarsche Bulletin organized in the following ways:
- Index by issue (clicking on the desired cover),
- Index by topic,
- Index by author,
- Index in reference style.
The index is not yet complete so we are looking for a volunteer who may have the missing issues and would like to include them in the database, in which case please contact us.
Click the image to view a typical e-book edition:
(Also published as a standard pdf.)
Request Buntbarsche Bulletin issues in PDF (active ACA members only)
Note that Electronic versions of the Buntbarsche Bulletin are for the exclusive use of ACA members and BB contributors. They are not to be copied or stored in an electronic retrieval system without written authority from the Board of Trustees of the ACA.
Photographs and other images herein are copyright by the author unless otherwise indicated.
The Buntbarsche Bulletin staff is currently formed by:
|Managing Editor: Daryl Hutchins||Article Acquisition: You!!|
|Production: Mates Rates||Advertising: Rusty Wessel, Tim Hanovec, Chuck Rambo|
|Technical advisor: Wayne Leibel||Technical advisor: Paul V. Loiselle|
|Associate Editor: Pam Chin||Associate Editor: Steve Edie|
|Associate Editor: Eric Hanneman||Associate Editor: Klaus Steinhaus|
Note that some material (text, photos and artwork) published in Buntbarsche Bulletin may be copyrighted by the author and may not be reprinted without the author’s written permission. These articles will be indicated by having the copyright symbol (©) before the author’s name. Otherwise material may be reprinted, provided full credit is given to the author and to Buntbarsche Bulletin. A copy of the publication containing the reprinted material should be sent to the Managing Editor upon publication. The following credit must appear: “Reprinted from Buntbarsche Bulletin, official publication of the American Cichlid Association, Inc (ACA). To join the ACA visit the ACA website, cichlid.org, or contact Claudia Dickinson, ACA Membership Coordinator, PO Box 5078, Montauk, NY 11954, or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Advertising rates (2017):
|Back Cover||$ 400.00|
|Inside Front or Inside Back Cover||$ 350.00|
|Full Page||$ 250.00|
|Half Page||$ 140.00|
|Quarter Page||$ 75.00|
|Eighth Page||$ 50.00|
(Prices are per issue.)
Buntbarsche Bulletin Author/Artist/Photographer Remuneration
Remuneration rates for Buntbarsche Bulletin submissions are set by the Managing Editor in collaboration with the BOT/Cadre. To be reviewed when considered appropriate.
Compensation is paid by the Treasurer at the direction of the Managing Editor.
All, or part of payments may be donated to the Conservation, Research or Special Purpose Funds in the author’s name.
When material is received in time to supply an author’s proof, a total of what is due along with details of the opportunity to donate, is forwarded with the proof.
Calculated at the current rate:
Original articles, not previously published elsewhere.
Calculated at the current rate, minus 10%:
There will be no payment for:
Administrative articles (Editorials, BOT/Cadre reports, etc);
Letters to the Editor;
Calculated at the current rate:
Maximum of five (5) original images remunerated per article;
Images re-used in other articles, or re-purposed in advertising material etc;
Third-party image royalties to be paid to the author. It is the author’s responsibility to do the “right thing” by the copyright owner/s.
Calculated at the current rate, plus 50%:
Images chosen for the cover.
There will be no payment for images:
Re-used as part of a collage/photomontage;
Appearing in an image of a page, cover, book, leaflet or other document, etc;
Of the author; or
Sourced from the Photographic Competition (unless requested for a cover).
Guidelines for Authors:
A few guidelines to ensure your work receives the best possible treatment:
Text: Send electronically (email@example.com) as MS Word, WordPerfect, .odt, .wri, .rtf or .txt files. Legibly hand-written, typed or printed material may be mailed to the BB Managing Editor: 13 Montanus Court, Ringwood VIC 3134, Australia.
Photographs: Slides or prints should be scanned at 2400 dpi. Preferred file formats: JPG (at maximum quality) or TIF. If possible, send raw files from the digital camera. The closer the image is to its original form the better (to allow for possible bleed, please do not crop the image). Send electronic files at a minimum 300-600 dpi.
Artwork: Please scan at 600-1200 dpi, in grayscale, or color.
Images: Send .JPG (saved at maximum quality), .GIF, .PSD, .PNG, .TIFF, .AI, .EPS*, .PDF* or .BMP non-compressed images at 300-600 dpi (*please embed fonts).
Submissions: Send material to BB Managing Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).