Basic Recommendations to Authors        

Authors are requested to submit their papers in electronic form using LaTeX or Word source. If manuscript includes heavy math or chemical formulas PDF printout will be necessary to avoid possible problems while converting original materials into final formats. Submitted materials should include basic text, figures, tables, and other electronic inclusions and/or supplements, according to the following recommendations.
Basic text

The first choice for text format is the LaTeX 2e (with LaTeX 2.09 as a possible palliative). It is strongly recommended to use template (LaTeX style file) developed for the journal and available here. Authors are encouraged to avoid using any macros except those defined in LaTeX 2e, and in the mentioned template. LaTeX file of each paper must be accompanied with the manuscript printout containing all necessary elements (math, tables, headers, captions, etc.) and proofread by author. Those authors who are unable to submit paper text in LaTeX format may submit either Word or ASCII version of the paper and the PDF printout with math and chemical formulas if necessary.

The first choice for graphics format is EPS. Be sure that your graphics editor produces correct EPS format, i.e. without any binary headers and tails, requested by some previewers. Recommended resolution is 300dpi. For lineart graphics (black & white) PCX, MSPn, and BMP formats may be used. Though necessary scaling can be easily produced at final stage authors are recommended to prepare graphics files in 1:1 scale, to avoid reducing graphics quality. The widths of original images should be not less than 1000px for one-column and 2000px for two-column placement. It is not recommended to use as a source image file screenshots from web pages, very often they have very low quality. For all non-original graphics an author should include correct reference to the original images and permission to use it, if copyright holder requires this.

It is recommended to avoid tables bigger than one printed page. If necessary author can use \longtable or \supertabular environments for multipage tables, which are incorporated into the mentioned template. Very often a big table is in fact small relational database. In this case it is recommended to arrange them as an electronic supplement to the paper rather than the part of paper.

In-text references must be given as:

[Jones, 1997] or [Jones and Black, 1997] for one or two authors, and

[Jones et al., 1997] for three and more authors. Multiple references inside brackets are separated by semicolon.

The list of references must be given in the form:

First A. B., C. D. Second, E. F. Third, The title of the paper, Journal Name, Vol. NN, No. MM, YYYY, pp. NNN-MMM.

Sound and video

These components must be self-consistent and must be able for calling them from WWW browsers (Big Five). Currently no editorial work is assumed with these files.
Demo software and interfaces to databases

These components can be of two types. First type software does not work in real time and need to be loaded and installed on readers's computer. Second one assumes to be activated during the session, like HTML documents enhanced with JavaScript or Java applets. Using server side includes (SSI) components in the paper is possible after thorough analysis made by the technical staff of the Editorial Board.
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Updated on June 20, 2013.