Paper Submission Guidelines
|Steps for submitting papers|
|Submit electronically||:||In Word or rich text format, with an abstract, and up to six key words; submit as one document.|
|Length||:||Not to exceed 30 pages, including all tables, figures, notes, appendices, and references.|
|Margins||:||1" (2.54 centimetres) on all dimensions.|
|Title||:||Arial pt. 14, Bold, align centre|
|First Author and
|:||Font Arial pt. 12, Bold, align centre. Initials and surname in that order. Multiple authors must be separated by a comma. Include affiliation of author(s) in a footnote (Arial, pt 10, align left).|
|Abstract||:||Include an abstract in the main text, maximum length
300 words (Arial 12 pt, align left)
|Key words||:||Include key words immediately after the abstract (Arial 12 pt, Italic, align left)|
|Body of the text||:||Arial, 12 pt, align left|
Single-space all material (text, quotations, figure legends, tables, references, etc). Separate paragraphs with a space.
Page numberingNumber all pages; place the number in the bottom right hand corner of the page.
All submissions must include the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), the title of the paper, an abstract and keywords.
FootnotesFootnotes should be used when appropriate and placed on the relevant page of your manuscript. Do not use endnotes.
StatisticsUse leading zeroes with all numbers less than 1, including probability values (e.g., P < 0.001). Whenever possible, indicate the year and version number of the statistical software used.
Web (HTML) linksAuthors may include links to other Internet resources in their article [(e.g., the International Association for the Study of Commons: http://www.iascp.org/]. This is especially encouraged in the reference section. When inserting a reference to a webpage, please include the http:// portion of the address.
Headings and subheadings
Main headingsThe body text should be subdivided into different sections with appropriate headings. The standard headings must appear on a single line by themselves, left justified, and be UPPER CASE
Subsection headingsLower order headings must appear on a line by themselves and should be left-justified, italicized, and lowercase except for the initial letter of the first word which should be uppercase.
Literature citedThe list of Literature Cited should be included after the final section of the main article body. A blank line should be inserted between single-spaced entries in the list.
Software to handle referencesIf reference software is used, we ask that the correct in-text citation methods be used in the text itself (e.g. in Procite this would be Author Date / ft : page number) and that the files be submitted that are necessary to compile the database with all -and only- the references that are necessary to compile the bibliography. In the case of Procite, both the .pdx and .pdt file should be sent. Please also submit your literature list in full (see more below in the advice on Literature cited).
In ENDNOTE the correct output style is called "Chicago 15th B".
If reference software is not used, be sure to do the following before submitting the manuscript:
- Check each citation in the text against the Literature Cited to ensure that they match exactly
- Delete citations from the list if they are not actually cited in the text of the article
- Make sure the list conforms in sequencing and punctuation to that found in Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide for science and social science.
- Spell out all journal titles completely
- In the titles of articles, capitalization of the common names of organisms and the spellings of all words should agree exactly with that used in the original publication.
|If more guidance is required on formatting of papers please refer to the guidelines for the International Journal of the Commons or contact the Conference Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org). These guidelines are based on the submission requirements for papers submitted to the International Journal of the Commons.
All submissions must include the author's full name, affiliation and contact details, the title of the paper, and an abstract.
We advise you to upload a copy of your full paper by November 30, 2010. This would enable us to include your paper in the USB memory stick that will be available to all Conference delegates as part of their registration pack. When submitting your full paper, we also request you to provide us with the permission to post your paper on Indiana University’s “Digital Library of the Commons“ (see http://dlc.dlib.Indiana.edu for further details).
|Paper submission deadline extended to Nov 30, 2010.|