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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or TeX document file format and one of the provided ISAAR manuscript templates has been used.
  • The manuscript length is no longer than 8 pages, including all tables, figures, and references. This maximum length is 12 pages for invited papers.
  • The abstract has a maximum of 1400 characters including spaces.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • All cited references appear in alphabetical order in the reference list, and all references listed in the reference list are cited in the text.
  • All references are formatted according to the guidelines provided in the manuscript template.
  • A link to the DOI has been included for all cited references, unless a DOI was not available.

Author Guidelines

For lay-out of manuscripts, authors must follow one of the provided manuscript templates available for download below:

Formatting instructions are given in the default template text. The manuscripts of the invited speakers are limited to 12 pages including figures. Contributed papers (including poster presentations) are restricted to 8 pages including the figures. 

All references should be in formatted as indicated in the manuscript template and DOIs should be provided for each reference when available.

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in two copies:

  • One copy in .docx or .tex format, corresponding to one of the above templates
  • One copy in .pdf format, where total page length does not exceed 8 pages (12 pages for invited contributions)

All figure files must also be provided separately.

For all manuscripts submitted in .tex format, bibliography files must also be provided if references have not been included in the .tex file.

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