6th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity


Carleton Scientific Style Guidelines for Preparing Papers for Publication

The submission is over.

Important things to remember in preparing your article:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 information. 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 level.

Authors' Names:

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 cseditor@scs.carleton.ca or or steve@nestor.wlu.ca. Remember, April 23, 1999 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).

LaTeX2e Guides

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