Buntbarsche Bulletin — The journal of the American Cichlid Association
The Buntbarsche Bulletin is the Journal of the American Cichlid Association and 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 … see below for details and conditions.
Hard copy 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.
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 therein are copyright by the author unless otherwise indicated.
The Buntbarsche Bulletin staff is currently formed by:
|Managing Editor: Daryl Hutchins||Article Acquisition: You!!|
|Production: Montanus Digital||Advertising: Rusty Wessel, Tim Hanovec, Chuck Rambo|
|Technical advisor: Paul V. Loiselle|
|Associate Editor: Pam Chin||Associate Editor: Steve Edie|
|Associate Editor: Eric Hanneman||Associate Editor: Klaus Steinhaus|
NOTE: some materials published in Buntbarsche Bulletin (bearing a © sign) are copyright and cannot be reprinted without the author’s written permission. Otherwise, complete material may be reprinted, provided full credit is given to the author and to Buntbarsche Bulletin. The following credit must accompany the material:
“Reprinted from Buntbarsche Bulletin, official publication of the American Cichlid Association, Inc (ACA). To join the ACA, visit the website, cichlid.org, or contact Claudia Dickinson, ACA Membership Coordinator, PO Box 5078, Montauk, NY 11954, or [email protected].”
A copy of printed publications containing the reprint should be sent to the Membership Coordinator upon publication.
|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, following publication, at the direction of the Managing Editor.
All, or part of payments may be waived or donated, in the author’s name, to the Conservation, Research or Special Purpose Funds.
Deadline for materials is the first day of the month prior to publication (ie: March edition deadline is February 1st, June edition is May 1st, etc). Much earlier submission is strongly requested.
When materials are received in time to supply a paginated author’s proof (ie: weeks/months before deadline), a document detailing the remuneration offered, along with details of the opportunities to donate, is forwarded with the proof. Materials received and accepted for publication in the edition currently at the pagination stage, can not be retracted.
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;
_Third-party image royalties, where applicable, to be paid to the author for distribution to copyright owner/s.
Calculated at the current rate, minus 50%:
_Images re-used (with permission) in other articles, or re-purposed in advertising material etc.
Calculated at the current rate, plus 50%:
_Images chosen for the cover.
There will be no payment for images:
_Used in an obituary/memorial;
_Re-used as part of a collage/photo-montage or the like;
_Re-used in an updated article;
_Appearing in an image of a page, cover, book, leaflet or other document, etc;
_Of the author; or
_Sourced from the Photographic Competition (except where a hi-res version is requested and supplied for a cover).
Guidelines for Authors:
A few guidelines to ensure your work receives the best possible treatment:
Text: Send electronically ([email protected]) as MS Word, WordPad, NotePad, 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 images separately from text, without watermarks, as .JPG (saved at maximum quality), .GIF, .PSD, .PNG, .TIF/F, .AI, .EPS*, .PDF* or .BMP non-compressed images at 300-600 dpi (*please embed fonts).
Submissions: Send all materials to BB Managing Editor ([email protected]).