Final Paper Submission


Instructions for authors of Red Book Proceedings:

In addition due to the limitation posed by the maximum number of pages in the volume we have had to reduce the number of pages per paper to 4 (single spaced text).

Dear Authors

The deadline for submittal of the Conference Proceeding Red Book papers has been extended to September 8, 2010.

We have had an overwhelming response to the call for papers. Over 250 abstracts were submitted, with 190 oral papers and more than 60 poster papers. This has posed a problem as the size and cost of the proceeding volume has grown beyond what previously budgeted requiring us to charge a fee ($60) for publishing each paper. In addition due to the limitation posed by the maximum number of pages in the volume we have had to reduce the number of pages per paper to 4.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

1.) All figures in your paper must be legible.
2.) Groups of figures should be labeled (a), (b), (c), etc. with a single explanatory caption below.

So in order to optimize the message you deliver in your paper here are some suggestions:

  • Keep the title brief
  • Keep the abstract short, 70-100 words
  • Assume that the readership is familiar with the topic and so keep the pre-amble short and focus on your own innovative work. Refrain from justifying the work with detailed accounts of the obvious, e.g. climate warming. Only include essential references.
  • Focus on a few, 2 or 3, messages from your work
  • Avoid repetition (in such a short paper, usual form of saying what you are going to say in the Intro, saying it, then saying what was said again in the Conclusion, is less appropriate)
  • Carefully select figures - note, they must be reproduced large enough so that all text is readable (should be 7 to 8 pt). Describe the figure in the caption.
  • Usually not necessary to repeat data given in tables in the text, just refer to the table.
  • Keep the Conclusion brief

Thank you. Feel free to email me questions.

Christopher Neale
[email protected]