AUTHOR GUIDELINES – BOOK CHAPTERS
These guidelines are intended to help you with the preparation of your manuscript. Should you have questions after studying this document, please contact your Publishing Process Manager.
1. Manuscript length should be 10 to 20 pages, font 11pt, Times New Roman, single spacing. In Tech can exceptionally accept shorter or longer manuscripts, provided that the scientific content is of high value. Additional page charges may be levied if a manuscript is substantially longer than 15 pages.
2. Use Custom Size Format, Width = 15 cm, Height = 23 cm; Top margin is set to 2,5 cm and bottom margin is set to 2,5 cm; Left and right margins are set to 2,0 cm; Use the whole space of all pages, do not leave free space
3. ALL submitted manuscripts must include the following:
Ø List of authors, their emails and affiliations
Ø Body (problem statement, application area, research course, method used, status, results,
Ø further research)
Ø Nomenclature (where applicable)
Ø Acknowledgments (where applicable)
Ø Author Bio
Make sure that the title is specific and concise. Titles should be presented in title case - all words except prepositions, articles and conjunctions should be capitalized.
List of authors and affiliations
Provide the full names and affiliations of all the authors written in the English language. Affiliations should include department, university or organization, city, and country. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and their email address needs to be included. The list of authors and affiliations should appear in the following fashion: Author1, Affiliation1; Author2, Affiliation2; Author3, Affiliation3, etc.
The introduction section should provide a context for your manuscript. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research.
Begin each chapter with an abstract that summarizes the content of the chapter in no more than 200 words. The abstract will appear on SpringerLink and be available with unrestricted access to facilitate online searching (e.g. Google) and allow unregistered users to read the abstract as a teaser for the complete chapter.
If no abstract is submitted, we will use the first paragraph of the chapter instead.
You as the author are free to decide whether to include acknowledgments or not. Usually, the acknowledgments section includes the names of people who in some way contributed to the work, but do not fit the criteria to be listed as the authors. This section of your manuscript can also include information about funding sources.
(it is recommended to use citation management such as mendeley, zotero, etc)
Cite references in the text with author name/s and year of publication in parentheses (“Harvard system”)
Ø One author: (Miller 1991) or Miller (1991)
Ø Two authors: (Miller and Smith 1994) or Miller and Smith (1994)
Ø Three authors or more: (Miller et al. 1995) or Miller et al. (1995)
Ø In reference section, for more than six authors list first 3 authors then et al. For the in-text citation list first author followed by et al.
Ø For in-text citations, please use superscripted numbers or name-date format
Ø Name-date references are in alphabetical order
Ø Consistency of format is paramount; CMS reference style is the preferred format
Levitt, Steven D., and Stephen J. Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York: William Morrow, 2005.
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.
(New York: William Morrow, 2005), 20-21.
In text: (Levitt and Dubner 2005)
Phibbs, Brendan. “Herrlisheim: Diary of a Battle.” In The Other Side of Time, 117-63. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987.
Brendan Phibbs, “Herrlisheim: Diary of a Battle.” in The Other Side of Time (Boston: Little, Brown, 1987), 117-63.
Terborgh, John. “Preservation of Natural Diversity.” BioScience 24 no. 1 (1974): 715-22.
Figures and Figure Captions
Make sure you place figures in the manuscript in the exact position you want them to appear. If you are submitting figures as separate files, make sure you indicate the position of figures in the manuscript. When submitting multiple files, compress them into a .zip file.
Figures must be in high resolution, which is suitable for reproduction and print. High resolution starts at 300 DPI for .JPEG and .TIFF formats. EPS formatted files are also acceptable. Color figures are welcome.
Place figures as close as possible to the first reference to them in the manuscript. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, the word “Figure” is used. Figures must appear one below the other (they should not be placed parallel next to each other) and must be numbered with main numbers (Figure 1., Figure 2., etc., do not number the figures Figure 1.1., Figure 1.2., etc.)
Figure 12. Concentration depth profiles of PVC% in the blend from areas selected on confocal
Tables and Table Captions
Submitting tables in image formats (e.g. .jpeg, .tiff) is NOT acceptable. If you are submitting tables as separate files, make sure you indicate the position of tables in the manuscript. Place tables as close as possible to the first reference to them in the manuscript. When referring to a table in the manuscript, no abbreviation is used, e.g. “Table”. Each table should be given a number in Arabic numerals. All tables must be incorporated into the text in Portrait orientation.
Table 4. Prescribed movements for the moving platforms in a walking mode