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I am involved in an arthropod survey project in Costa Rica, and part of
that project involves capturing jpegged images of specimens and storing
them in a database. Through this I have become a fan of digitized images,
and I have been particularly impressed with the quality of SEM images. I
am also impressed with the fact that digitized SEM images are free
(following startup costs) while photographic film is definitely not. My
question is, can the photographic step be avoided when it comes to
publication? (of course, when taxonomic publication is electronic, this
question will not be relevant). Do any journals accept electronic images,
rather than the cut and pasted polaroids? Is there a way to convert
digitized images to a form acceptable to journals? I expect this topic
has been much discussed somewhere, so even if someone can direct me to an
archived or current discussion would be appreciated.

Jack Longino, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505

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