Guidelines for manuscript submission

your abstracts

 1.      Different sections of the paper

 The manuscript submitted should consist of the following sections, in the order   listed:


Title of the paper


Name of the Author(s)




Key Words




 Main Body Text (includes methods, result and discussion)




Acknowledgements, if any



 2.      Title/Authors

The paper should have a brief, informative title using a combination of upper and lower case letters. It is suggested that the title has 18 pt. Times New Roman boldface type font and center aligned.

The name of the author(s) should immediately follow the title. The following format is suggested for the name of author (s):

The first name, middle initial, and surname of the author(s) in Times New Roman 12 pt. bold type, center aligned.

The affiliation(s) and complete mailing address(es) of the author (s) should follow beneath the name(s) in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. If the affiliations are from different institutes they should be appropriately distinguished by the use of superscripts on the name of authors.

A sample is presented below:  

Development of Neural Network Forecasting Model for Predicting Ozone Concentrations

Timothy Smith1 and John Abraham2

1University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

2University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

 3.      Abstract

The abstract of the paper should be no longer than 350 words. It should summarize the principal findings presented in the paper, and should give readers enough information to determine if they wish to read the whole paper. It should also provide editors and librarians with enough information to index and retrieve the paper. It is suggested that the author(s) use 12 pt Times New Roman font in this and the subsequent sections of the paper.

 4.      Introduction

This section of the paper should address the nature of the project or problem you are addressing and why you are studying it. It should provide background information about the work and its significance, while highlighting other relevant literature and specifying how it relates to or differs from your work. You should also discuss the scope and limitations of your study in the introduction. It should have approximately 500-750 words.

5.      Body of the paper

The body of the paper should follow the introduction and should contain methods, results, and discussion. The results and discussion sections may be combined. You can use different formatting styles within the body of your paper to highlight tables, figures or salient features. You can include numbered and/or bulleted lists, as well as bold and italic type and superscript and subscript characters.

6.      Conclusions

Conclusions should be based on the evidence in your paper. This section should highlight key findings and compare the results of your work to others as appropriate.

7.      Acknowledgments, if any

If your paper contains acknowledgments, they should be placed after the conclusion but before the references.

8.      References

References should be cited within your manuscript with numbers in [] brackets as in this example.[1].

The reference section should follow immediately after the acknowledgements section. List your references numerically as they appear in your manuscript (not alphabetically). The references can include italic and/or boldface type as appropriate.

Examples of reference formatting are given here.

1.      Zurbenko, I.G., "Spectral Analysis of Non Stationary Time Series," International Statistical Review, 59, pp. 163-169, 1991.

2.      USEPA Ozone Home Page (, accessed September, 1996.

Other formatting guidelines

1.      Use of the MS Word Equation Editor

It is suggested that the MS Word equation editor be properly used and formulas, equations, and text statements that include special characters not found in the symbol selection window must be created using the equation editor. This will enable accurate reproduction of important mathematical symbols. All terms in equations should be defined in the text the first time they appear.

Use of alternative symbol fonts native to your system is strongly discouraged because we may be unable to duplicate these fonts during the electronic production process.

 2.      Tables

Tables must be created with the MS Word table function and included in the body text just after the first point of reference. Keeping your tables as simple as possible will increase the readability. The authors can use 10-point type font within large tables.

All table titles should be placed immediately above the table referenced, but should not appear as part of the table itself. Tables should be formatted as follows:

Table 4. List of the coefficient A and constant C for the different site-specific ozone prediction models. 


County Code

Site Code

Coefficient A

Constant C
















3.      Figures

As in the case of tables, figures should be placed in the body text just after the first point of reference. Figures include charts, graphs, drawings, and line-art. Do not place them on separate pages at the end of your manuscript.

Your figures must also be submitted as high quality (300 dpi or higher) in the document.

The figure title should appear immediately below the figure.  

4.      Use of Copyright Material

The proceedings document will be copyrighted. No copyrighted material such as figures, text, pictures, etc. may be used without the written permission of the copyright holder.

 General Manuscript submission guidelines


You are encouraged to send your article as an e-mail attachment. If you send your article via the regular mail, please include  one hard copy of your article along with an IBM- compatible diskette containing your article.


Do not fax your article.


Type or print on one side of the paper only and allow generous margins( at least one inch on all sides).


Double-space everything, including references.


Follow general guidelines used in the preparation of any Journal paper.




the guidelines as an adobe (pdf) document.

the guidelines as a MS Word document.