Formatting requirements for DSCC/MOVIC 2012 Papers

In an effort to assist the author in preparing and formatting their papers, this page provides formatting instructions for both regular and short contributed and invited DSCC/MOVIC 2012 papers. All papers must follow these formatting instructions. All artwork, tables, and graphs must be correctly inserted into the final paper.

Templates
Microsoft Word Template (Zip File)
LateX Template (Zip File)
Format
PDF only
Include all elements of the paper in one document
General
Title, header, paper number, author info, text headings: sans serif typeface (e.g., Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, Univers)
Text: 9 or 10pt. Times Roman medium (or equivalent typeface), justified, with single line spacing
Text format: 2 columns, 8.5in. x 11in.; each column: approx. 3.5in.
Margins: 0.5in. (top: to paper header, bottom: from copyright footer, sides)
Header
10pt. boldface sans serif typeface, flush right
12pt. line spacing
on first page only
Spacing: from header to paper number, 2 extra lines
Authors
Author name = first name, middle initial, and last name
Name: 10pt. boldface sans serif typeface, upper and lowercase letters (title case), with 12pt. leading, centered under the title
Affiliation: 10pt. medium sans serif typeface, upper and lower case letters (title case), single line spacing, centered under the name
Spacing: 2 extra lines separate the first and subsequent authors; last author to abstract, 3 extra lines
Multiple authors: use discretion and available space to position
Headings
10 pt. boldface sans serif typeface
1ST level: uppercase, flush left, on own line
2ND level: title case, flush left, on own line
3RD level; title case, indented, run in with text
Spacing: use spacing appropriately to define paper structure and reflect hierarchy of content
Footnotes
Numbered consecutively using superscript numbers
Positioned flush left at the bottom of the column/page in which the first reference appears
Footnote text should be 8 pt.
Spacing: 1 extra line between text and the footnote
Equations
Display equations should be set apart from the body of the text and centered. Use two or three line spaces to separate equations from text.
Numbered consecutively, using Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses and positioned flush right along the final baseline of the equation.
No ellipses (dots) from the equation to the equation number, or any punctuation at the end of the equation itself.
Graphics
Includes photographs, graphs, and/or line drawings.
Numbered consecutively and captioned.
Caption = 9 pt. boldface sans serif typeface, uppercase, centered below the graphic.
Callouts within the graphic should be no smaller than 7 pt.
Spacing: use enough space to separate graphic from text and other elements
Positioning: within body of paper after first reference or at end of text portion of paper.
Sizing: graphics should be sized for final publication.
3 9/16 in. - to fit width of one column.
7 1/2 in. - to fit across the top of the page (span two columns).
9 x 7 1/2 in. (L x W) - to fit the entire page (top to bottom).
6 1/2 in. x 81/2 in. (L x W) - across the entire page sideways (turned).
Tables
Numbered consecutively and captioned.
Caption = 9 pt. boldface sans serif typeface, uppercase, centered above the table.
Callouts within the table should be no smaller than 7 pt.
Positioning: within body of paper after first reference or at end of text portion of paper.
Spacing: use enough space to separate table from text and other elements.
Sizing: tables should be sized for final publication.
3 9/16 in. - to fit width of one column.
7 1/2 in. - to fit across the top of the page (span two columns).
9 x 7 1/2 in. (L x W) - to fit the entire page (top to bottom).
6 1/2 in. x 81/2 in. (L x W) - across the entire page sideways (turned).