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Manuscript Style & Format
- Identify (briefly) the subject
- Indicate the purpose of the subject
- Contain keywords
- Use 14 point bold font for the title only, use 12 point font for remainder of manuscript.
- Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in the title Center name(s) of author(s) directly beneath the title.
- Put complete mailing and email addresses in a footnote on the first page.
- This is what we studied.
- This is how we did it.
- This is what we learned.
- This is what it means.
- Place all bibliographic references together at the end of the text in the references section.
- Arrange the list alphabetically by the names of the first author followed by the second and third authors if necessary.
- List two or more articles by the same author (or authors) chronologically from oldest to most recent.
- Indicate two or more articles by the same authors in the same year by the letters a, b, etc. For example: 1987a, 1987b, etc.
- Place single-authored articles before those in which the individual is the senior joint author.
- Single space using Times New Roman, 12 point font
- Use single column format
- Integrate Tables and Figures in the text shortly after they are first mentioned
- Number pages in the upper right corner
- Regions, sections, or groups of states commonly associated together, for example the Corn Belt, North Atlantic States, the South, the West, Midwest, etc.
- The first letter of genera, family, order, etc., but not species (underline to indicate italics).
- Trademarked names, but not adjectives derived from them.
- The first word after a colon, if it begins a clause not logically dependent on the preceding clause.
- The names of stars or other astronomical bodies, except the sun, moon, and earth.
- Any title immediately preceding a name; President Clinton, but not a descriptive phrase which follows a name: Mr. Clinton, the president.
- Number figures consecutively in order of their citation in the text and refer to them as figure 1, figure 2, etc. [Abbreviate the word figure when enclosed in parentheses, i.e., (fig. 1).]
- Abbreviations should follow the same style used in the text.
- Figure titles are unnecessary. The title information should be contained in the figure caption.
- When appropriate, accompany figures with legends. A legend adds to the information presented and makes it more understandable. Symbols should be identified by corresponding markings or symbols in a legend. Place the legend either above the figure or within it. Ideally, shadings should be kept to a minimum of three: white, black, and one type of lined shading. Remember to keep the elements in the same order.
- Plot the points accurately and draw the curves precisely. If a point represents the mean of a number of observations, indicate the magnitude of the variability by a vertical line at each point. Lines should not be less then 1 point in width. All lines need to be the same point size to ensure quality output of published articles. Broken or dotted lines should be either dark enough to reproduce completely or be removed. State in the legend if the variability indicated is standard error (SE) or standard deviation (SD) and specify the number of observations.
- Working drawings often contain too much information and are too large for legible reproduction. A drawing with a minimum amount of details and dimensions, etc., indicates the special ideas the figure is intended to convey. Incorporate descriptive explanatory information in the text or caption.
- There were nine compounds used to create the substance.
- The component consisted of 231 parts.
- The substance contained 2 parts magnesium, 12 parts copper, and 8 parts lead.
- Where there are two adjacent numbers, spell out one of them: There were thirty, 12-mm holes in the first section.
- Except for standard suffix abbreviations and state abbreviations, avoid shortening words or titles that might be widely unfamiliar to the CIGR audience (e.g., an obscure computer or medical journal).
- Drop all "unimportant" words, articles, prepositions, conjunctions unless omission would make similar titles confusing.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word format and was prepared using the CIGR EJournal template. Template styles were not altered by the authors.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. The URLs have been verified to be live when the manuscript was submitted.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
A Microsoft Word supplementary file containing the name, email and affiliation of three sugested reviewers is available.
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