GUIDELINES FOR THE PREPARATION OF CAMERA-READY
MANUSCRIPTS FOR PROCEEDINGS
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Typing area. The correct typing area is 135 mm x 205 mm. Text
system printout must adhere to this. Make sure the typing area is
completely filled. Set the margins so that they precisely match the
outline and type right from the top to the bottom line. Figures and
tables must be completely within the typing area.
- Type. Best results will be achieved by the use of
TeX/LaTex. LaTeX style files can be obtained on the Internet under the URL:
If possible, use "Times Roman" as typeface at 10 pt. As a rule of thumb,
the smallest (capital) letters used should not become smaller than 2mm.
- Line spacing should be 12 pt = 4.1 mm. Start on top of the page
and leave sufficient space for the title to stand out clearly.
Paper title and headings must be centered,
sub-headings be placed to the left.
Place name and complete address below title.
Start with 10 line summary.
However, do not use a new page for the beginning of subdivisions of
chapters. Leave three lines blank above and two below headings of such
subdivisions. Make sure headings of equal importance are in the same form.
- Footnotes should be avoided. In exceptional cases, place
them at the foot of the page, separated from the text by a line 4 cm
long, and type them in small typeface (9 pt) with 11 pt space between,
but make sure that they are not placed outside the of the frame.
- Symbols. Anything which cannot be typed may be entered by
hand in ink. A fine-tipped rapidograph is suitable for this purpose; a
good black ball-point will do, but a pencil will not. Do not draw
straight lines by hand without a ruler, not even in
fractions. Carelessly written formulae may lead to the rejection of
- Equation Numbers are to be placed to the right in
parentheses '( )'. Use punctuation marks in equation, too.
- Emphasis. Words to be emphasized are to be typed in italics.
- Literature References. These should be placed at the end of
the paper. Type them with 9 pt typeface in 11 pt line spacing and
start each reference on a new line. In the text cite them in brackets '[ ]'.
- Figures. Mark spaces in the text to fit
any figures to be inserted and add two lines of spacing above and
below them. Type legends to figures in small typeface (9 pt) with 11
pt spacing and place them on the page below the figures. Leave
appropriate space before continuing the running text.
Use for the figures either original line drawings or positive
copies. Check that lines and points on copies are uniformly
black. Paste them into the spaces left for this purpose. When positive
copies are used, please attach the originals. Letters or numerals on
figures should be about 3mm high, but in any case not smaller than the
characters on the text system.
- Obtain the copyright for any figure or table, which you
reproduce from other publications or reports, including your own. Make
the proper references and acknowledgments.
- Tables. Frame tables completely. Put the table
caption single spaced above the table. Place them into the text
like the figures, (item 9), i.e. in 9 pt with 11
- Pagination. Number pages in the upper right hand corner
outside the typing area in light blue or green crayon only. The final
pagination will be done by the editor of your volume.
- Corrections. When corrections have to be made without using
a text system, cut the new text to fit and paste it over the
old. White correction fluid may also be used. Never make corrections
or insertions in the text by hand. If the typescript has to be marked
for any reason, e.g. for temporary page numbers or to mark corrections
for the typist, this can be done very faintly with blue or green
crayon but no other colour, and outside the typing area.
- Number of pages. Do not use more pages for your paper than
have been allotted to you by the editor.
- Packing. To avoid damage in the mail, cover the manuscript
with cardboard. Send it as soon as possible to the editor.
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