6th International Colloquium on Structural Information and
Carleton Scientific Style Guidelines for Preparing Papers for Publication
The submission is over.
Important things to remember in preparing your article:
- The final page size will be 6 inches wide by
9 inches high. This results in a printable area (not including
running heads) of 27 picas wide by 43 picas high or 4.5 inches
wide by about 7.2 inches high or about 11.25 cm wide by about
17.9 cm high. These are the dimensions built into cs.sty; you
should not need to use them in your file except if you need
dimensions for importing graphics.
Please make sure that the revised manuscript does not exceed 15 pages
including figures, tables, references, etc using the style file cs.sty.
Please design all graphic material to fit readably within this
space. Some mathematical formulas and constructions may not fit
ccomprehensively on this size of line, so please check the math
and either put it into a display with the lines broken
appropriately or, if you must run it in-line, use word spaces in
those places where it would be appropriate to break the lines.
- We use LaTeX2e for processing all files. Most sites
that run TeX should have this version available. Let us
know if this causes difficulty for you. Our style file (cs.sty) modifies
only a few things in LaTeX2e, mostly article title pages in order
to facilitate processing many articles in one run of the program.
- We use epsfig as our primary graphics package. If you use a
non-standard package you may need to send it to us.
Please try to keep
graphics files as small as possible. A good way of doing this is
to use the native LaTeX pictures commands as much as possible.
- Use cs.sty without modification or added definitions that
change the formatting of the commands contained in that style
package. Remember that we are processing every author's files
together into one book -- if you define or redefine a variable
that someone else uses, there is a great likelihood that
someone will get unexpected results.
Most of our style requirements involve commands at the beginning
of the file, especially to set up the title and author
Here is an example, download the example.tex
file. To use this file (and to build your final manuscript) you have to download the cs.sty file.
Other General Points
In all titles (main article title, subsection titles, etc.),
use a capital letter to begin all significant words (i.e., words
other than conjunctions and prepositions); e.g.:
An Optimal Algorithm for Broadcasting Multiple Messages in Trees
Do not add extra spacing between paragraphs; if you need to
indicate a change in topic, add a subsection of the appropriate
We are running authors' names centred one above the other with
affiliation information listed below each author's name.
This makes it easier to fit long names and multiple authors on
the narrow width of the page rather then trying to squeeze
multiple author names side-by-side.
Submitting files and deadline:
Please send your LaTeX source files plus any necessary graphic
files in a tar archive (you can use gzip for compression)
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or
or email@example.com. Remember,
is a HARD DEADLINE.
Please avoid merely concatentating a number of files into a mail
message, as it becomes difficult to determine where one file ends
and another begins, especially if they are of mixed types (e.g.,
tex and PostScript).
We used the following text as our main source of information on
LaTeX2e (many other books are available):
Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly, A Guide to LaTeX2e: Document
Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users, Second Edition
(Addison-Wesley, Harlow, England, 1995).
Last updated: July 7, 1999