This guide will help you to provide your article in the right format for production. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Please note: This guide applies only to authors whose articles have been reviewed, revised, and accepted for publication.
- Please save your files as Word documents, although figures can also be supplied as EPS, TIFF, PDF, or Word files (see below). Word templates are available for some journals and these can be found on the relevant Instructions for Authors page.
- LaTeX style guides and Class files are available for some journals, and these can be found on the relevant Instructions for Authors page.
- Authors who wish to prepare their article using the LaTeX document preparation system are advised to download the relevant LaTeX style guide and Class file via the Instructions for Authors link on the journal's homepage. Word templates are also available for some journals - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tables and figures should be saved as separate files, and a separate list of figure captions should also be provided. Name the files, e.g., Smith_text.doc, Smith_tables.doc, Smith_figures.doc, Smith_figurecaptions.doc.
- The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the text file, e.g., [Figure 1 near here], and they must be mentioned in the text (e.g., "as shown in Table 3").
- Ensure that the files are not saved as read only.
- Please see the journal Instructions for Authors page for information on how to style your article correctly. Please pay particular attention to the references.
- Please make sure that the full postal and email address of the author who will check proofs and receive correspondence is clearly marked.
- Please see our guidance on submission of artwork
- All figures must be numbered in the order in which they occur (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). In multi-part figures, each part should be labeled (e.g., Figure 1 (a), Figure 1 (b) etc.). The figure captions must be saved as a separate file with the text and numbered correspondingly.
- Clean up your electronic manuscript for typesetting. You can download a program called FileCleaner free of charge from Editorium.