AUTHOR GUIDELINES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING VLSS MANUSCRIPTS
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Paper submission should be through https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dmsvlss2017. First you need to join EasyChair as an author. Then you select the paper type "Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems". If you are submitting to a special issue, you can select the paper type "VLSS SI: special-issue-title". If you have questions please contact: vlss@ksiresearch.org.


1. All manuscripts must be in English.

2. You can download and follow the template for formatting your paper. (There might be minor inconsistencies between author's formatting instructions and the Word/Latex templates. If you are using a template you may ignore such inconsistencies.)

3. Paper layout. All manuscripts must be printed on laser printer, using standard 8-1/2" X 11" paper and printed only on one-side of paper. Authors from Europe, Asia and other countries may use the longer A1 paper, but all text, illustrations, charts, etc. must be kept within the parameters of the 8-7/8" (22.4 cm) length and 6-7/8" (17.4 cm) width. Number your pages at the top of the page, using a nonreproducible blue pen or pencil. If you do not have such a pen or pencil, write the page number on the back.

4. Type style/size. Text is to be typed single space in 10-point Times-Roman with 12-point interline spacing in a two-column format. The title should be 14-point boldface type and centered over both columns. The author name(s) and affiliation(s) should be 12-point nonboldface type, upper and lower case centered. Subsection headings are to be 11-point boldface type, flush left.

5. Column width and height. The column width is 3-1/4 inches (20 picas or 8.3 cm) with a 5/16" (2 picas or 0.8cm) gutter. Margins are 3/4" (4.6 picas or 1.9 cm) on the sides and top, and 1" (6 picas or 2.5 cm) on the bottom. The specifications for margins are only approximate. If the resulting printable is a little larger or smaller, it is okay.

Start the first page 1-1/16" (6.5 picas or 2.7 cm) from the top. Skip a line between the title and author name(s) and two lines between the author affiliation(s) and the text. The text length should mot exceed 8-7/8" (22.8 cm). If the last page fills only one column, please divide the text into two equal columns.

6. Use of tape. Print all type and graphics directly on sheets formatted according to the instructions. Do not affix elements to your pages unless those elements cannot otherwise be included. Do not place celophane tape over any part of your paper.

7. Abstract. The abstract can be up to 3" (18 picas or 7.6 cm) long. You can type the abstract in italics or regular type. Leave two spaces between the abstract and the text.

8. Illustrations, Graphs and Photographs. Illustrations, graphs, and photographs may fit across both columns if necessary, but keep the text in two columns. Your artwork must be in place on the article. If you are using photographs, please have halftones made (80- or 100-line screen) at a printshop and use rubber cement to affix the halftones in place. Halftones can be shot from a color or black and white photo. Please try to supply the best quality photographs or illustrations possible. The quality of the book will be only as good as the originals provided.

9. Footnotes and references. Use footnotes sparingly and place them at the bottom of the column in which they are referenced. List and number all bibliographical references at the end of the paper. When referenced within the text, enclose the number in square brackets []. Where appropriate, include editor(s) of a book.