AUTHOR GUIDELINES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING VLSS MANUSCRIPTS
Paper submission should be through
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: email@example.com.
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.