GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Notes from the Editor on preparing and submitting contributions
Despatches can accept up to three articles of no more than 750 words and up to 6 images for publication apart
from its standard features.
Images sent by email as JPEG files (no smaller than 300 dpi) or
scanned to a disc as high‑resolution JPEG files and mailed in are preferred.
Please submit contributions via email as an attached Microsoft
Word document or cut and pasted directly into the body of the email. Please keep formatting to a minimum, as any formatting
commands will have to be stripped and replaced. In particular, please use in-setting and tabulation functions rather than
inserting multiple spaces via the space bar. If footnotes are called for in your article, please make use of your footnote
function on the toolbar.
Despatches is set in Times New Roman font and only one space after each full stop and comma is sufficient.
Date style is dd mmin yyyy (2 February 2002) without punctuation.
Ranks, initials and decorations should be without full‑stops, eg, Capt B J R Brown MC MM.
Articles should preferably be 500-750 words (approx 1-2 typeset
pages). While the Editor cannot guarantee publication of any article or in which edition it may appear, he is happy to discuss
article ideas particularly with first time contributors.
The submission of any material to Despatches automatically
grants a one‑time licence to publish. The Society's policy is to infer a further licence to reprint or permit publication
elsewhere unless the author (who retains copyright) specifically instructs otherwise, and the Victorian Branch follows that