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- Electronic copy of manuscript.
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- Hardcopy of figures and tables, that is one file per each figure or table.
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The final version of your manuscript must include the following:
- An informative 50- to
200-word abstract at the head of the manuscript.
- References in a separate
bibliography at the end of the paper, with items referred to by numerals
in square brackets, e.g., .
- Style for papers:
Author, first initials followed by last name, title, volume, inclusive page
numbers, month and year.
- Style for books:
Author, title, location and publisher, year, chapter or page numbers (if
desired). See previous issues for examples.
- All original artwork for figures referred to in your manuscript is to
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timely return of the galley proofs). Also, to circumvent possible typesetting
errors, all changes and corrections are to be legibly hand-printed.