Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Submission of Articles for Peer Review
Initial submittal of papers for the peer review process
should be sent via email as a PDF attachment. Papers should
be addressed to the attention of Brad Striebig, General Editor,
and emailed to email@example.com.
Submission of Manuscript for Publication
If your paper is selected for publication, then your final
submission should be emailed as attachments in both PDF and
native formats (native formats are described immediately below
under Text). Our production department requires your native
formats to manipulate text, while the PDF files will offer an
accurate visual reference and possibly serve as a source for
text and/or images if the native files are problematic. In your
email, list the files attached and the software packages used
to create those files. If our production department has difficulty
working with your emailed files, we may request a submission
on CD-ROM. Email your paper for publication to the attention
of Brad Striebig, General Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note that for your paper to be published, you
will need to print out and fax a signed copy of our release
form. You may fax this release form to (804) 364-8408, or
you may mail it to:
Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Development
12309 Lynwood Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Text files should be prepared in a common word processing program,
such as Microsoft Word, and saved as native Word files (.doc)
or Rich Text files (.rtf). If another program is used, files
should be provided both in native format and saved as a generic
format such as Rich Text, PDF, or ASCII.
Text should be formatted in a single column. Use
the style feature of your word processing program to format
headings, extracts, etc. Figures, tables, and boxes should appear
exactly where you want them to fall; you can insert page breaks
as needed to keep them from breaking awkwardly across pages.
Avoid using text boxes, as these can be lost in conversion to
the typesetting program.
Tables should be prepared using the programs table feature,
with all columns and headings aligned as you wish them to appear
in the final form. Tables should be numbered sequentially, and
should be referenced by number in the text.
Simple in-line equations should be set as text, with italic,
bold, superscript, and subscript formatting as needed. More
complex built-up equations (i.e., those with numerator and denominator)
can be created using Word's Equation Editor.
Graphics should be embedded within the word processing file,
and should also be submitted as separate files. All figures
should be numbered sequentially, and should be referenced by
number within the text. Graphics files should be named with
the author or article name and the figure number (for example,
Smith_fig6.eps or Straw_fig10.tif).
Graphics should be sized to a maximum width of
6 inches (36 picas) and a maximum depth of 7 inches (42 picas).
Type within graphics should be at least 6 point, and should
be set in a sans serif font such as Helvetica.
Vector-based graphics (line art) should be prepared
in black only, with no colors. Screens may be used to distinguish
areas, such as pie chart segments. Adjacent screens should have
a minimum 10% difference in value; e.g., do not set an area
filled with a 15% screen next to an area filled with 20%. In
line graphs, use dashed and dotted lines to distinguish curves.
Lines within art should have a minimum thickness of 0.5 point.
Photographs should be supplied at a minimum resolution
of 300 dpi. Scans of line art (e.g., maps or blueprints) should
be saved at a minimum resolution of 800 dpi. When selecting
photographs, consider how they will appear as grayscale; good
contrast is essential.
Preferred graphics formats for line art are eps
and pdf; preferred formats for photos and other scans are eps
and tiff. Photos can also be supplied as jpgs; however, be sure
they are saved at sufficient resolution (i.e., minimum 300 dpi).
Web-quality jpgs are usually 72 dpi, and are not acceptable