|Printing Your Paper
Print all typewritten material and graphics on 8.5 x 11 inch, high-quality,
white paper. All printed material, including text, illustrations, and charts, must be kept
within the parameters of the two-column format. Each column should be 3 inches wide with a
.5 inch space between. Left, right and bottom margins should each be one inch. The title
page will have a 1.5 inch top margin. Succeeding pages will have a one inch top margin.
Type Style and Size
Text is to be printed single-spaced in a 10 pt., easily readable
typeface, such as Times New Roman. All paragraphs should be indented .5 inch. Text
is to be justified.
Titles and Headings
The main title should be printed in an easily readable, 14 pt.,
boldface type, such as Times New Roman. In the main title, please use initial caps;
do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, and prepositions under four letters
in length. For subheadings use a 10 pt., boldface type and initial caps. Do not capitalize
articles, coordinate conjunctions, and prepositions under four letters in length.
The title page should start 1.5 inches from the top and have a 1 inch
margin at the bottom and on each side. Follow the instructions for titles as given above.
Succeeding pages should follow the same two-column format except all
margins should be one inch.
Illustrations, Graphs, and Photographs
Illustrations, graphs, and photographs may fit across both columns if
necessary, but keep the text in a two-column format. Photographs should be black and
white, glossy prints of good contrast. Slides and negatives are not acceptable. Color
prints should be avoided. Tag the back of the photos with the author's name and figure
number. Indicate the top of each photo by printing the word "top" in the
appropriate margin. If you paste on the artwork, rubber cement is recommended.
Figure and table captions should be in an easily readable 10 pt. bold
typeface. Captions to accompany graphics should be written in complete sentences with the
same punctuation and capitalization rules applied. The caption is placed above a table and
below a figure, picture, or graphic.
Please be sure to include your signed copyright form when you submit your
finished paper. We must have this form before your paper can be published in the
You are asked to limit the manuscript to six (6) pages. Pages
exceeding the six (6) page limit will be levied a charge of $110 per page to cover
publication costs. To estimate the length of a manuscript, assume about 850 to 900
words per published page. Each figure or table will generally occupy one-fourth to
one-third of a page. The abstract is limited to 250 words. Excess page charges will be
invoiced to your organization.
List and number all bibliographical references at the end of the paper.
When referenced within the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, i.e. .
Examples of how to reference:
 Jack John, "A Fine Presentation", Proceedings of the 1993
Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), Atlanta, Georgia, August 12-15,
pp. 21-33, 1993.
 Jack John, "A Terrific Paper", Journal of Materials, Vol.
2, No. 3, pp. 22-33, November, 1992.
 Jack John, "A Terrific Book", McGraw-Hill Publishers,
second edition, New York, Chapter 2, pp. 22-33, 1993.
 J.P. John, "A Great New Invention", U.S. Patent
2,825,028, September 21, 1994.
Please. Number pages lightly on the back of each page in pencil or
Do Not Put Page Numbers on the Front of the Page.