Guidelines for the Preparation of Abstracts

In case you cannot use a WWW browser for abstract submission, follow the guidelines below and see the example opposite for the preparation of your abstract to be transmitted by a method specified under points 2 and 3 above.

Size and Layout:

  • One continuous (unbroken sequence), single-spaced paragraph

  • One vertical space before footnotes, if any
  • Width of printed area: 82.5 mm (3 1/4 in.)
  • Height: variable up to 105 mm (4 1/8 in.)
  • Abstract should not exceed 200 words in length
  • Use only TIMES (roman, bold or italic) or Symbol fonts. 10 pt minimum

Contents Listed in sequence:

  • Title of Paper (first letter of each main word capitalized)

  • Authors names in capital letters, in alphabetical order, principal author underlined. Group authors by affiliation
  • Affiliations should be abbreviated, with capitalization as in the title
  • Dash
  • Text (body of abstract)
  • One blank vertical space (if there are footnotes)
  • Indicate references to title or authors with "*", "**", etc.
  • Indicate footnotes to text with [1], [2] etc.


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