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Papers must be original and not currently under con- sideration for publication elsewhere. They should be written in direct and concise English according to Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers and the Oxford English Dictionary. The length should be be- tween 3,000 and 7,000 words, including references (i.e. 10 to 25 pages).

Manuscripts, including references, tables and figure legends, should be typed with double spacing on con- secutively numbered pages with a wide margin on the left. Two clear copies should be submitted. All papers will be refereed on a strictly confidential basis.

Papers should be headed by a concise but informative title. This should be followed by the name(s) of the author(s), degrees, present position and full address. A full length paper should have a short introduction. Acknowledgements should be included at the end of the paper, before the list of references. Abbreviations should be used sparingly, conforming with those offi- cially admitted and following the International Sys- tem of Units (SI).

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REFERENCES A carefully selected list of references is desired. All citations in the text should appear in the list of references at the end of the paper. In the text, follow the Harvard System by author's name and the publication date. One or two authors are cites as (Jones and Smith, 1978), while more than two are cited as (Jones et al., 1978). All references should be arranged alphabeti- cally on a separate page by author(s) name, date of publication, title of the paper, followed by the title of the journal (italic) abbreviated according to the Inter- national List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviations (Chemical Abstract and Index Medicus), volume num- ber in arabic with number of part closed up (in par- enthesis), the first and last pages. For Books, add edition number if second or more, editor's name(s), publisher and place of publication.

Aldrich, H. (1980) Environmental Issues. Vol.1 2nd edn. Else- vier Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam, Holland
Greenberg, M. and Hughes-Evans, D. (1980) Air pollution. In: Aldrich, J. (ed), Atmosphere, Weather and Climate. Vol.3 pp.35-75. Methuen. London.
Schaeffer, M., Peterson, I. and Campbell, A. (1975) Pesticides in drinking water. Environmental Health, 15(3), 248-275.

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Papers can now also be accepted in computer software format. Submission of manuscript on disc is encour- aged. These should be prepared using a standard word processing package. The printed copies of the manu- script should match the contents of the disc exactly. Two copies of the manuscript should be sent to the Editor at the following address:

Dr John Potter, Principal, Farnborough College of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hants GUl4 65B, UK. (Telephone +44 1252 515511).

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