Guide for Authors
Manuscript submission
Graphics upload
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How to prepare your manuscript file


Text file


  • Upload the full manuscript with all following items:
    • title
    • abstract
    • manuscript text
    • tables
    • all figures as embedded graphics
    • figure legends and references
  • Following file formats are supported for electronic online submission. The full manuscript may be submitted as either:
    • Microsoft Word
    • RTF
    • and if possible a PDF file

  • WordPerfect = save WordPerfect files as RTF
    LaTEX, TEX = always produce a PostScript or PDF file to be uploaded together with your LaTEX, TEX submission.

  • The best option is submitting the full manuscript in the original word processor format and also in PDF.
    If you have not submitted a PDF file together with your manuscript in the original word processor format, the manuscript will be automatically formatted as a PDF file for the editorial handling.

  • Upload your manuscript only ONCE on to the system.

  • If possible, please use standard fonts only:
    (Arial, Times New Roman, Symbol, Helvetica, Times)

Embedding a graphics file in MS WORD

  1. Position the insertion point where you want to embed the object.
    From the Insert menu, Picture, choose From File.

  2. Select the file and click OK (Windows), Insert (Macintosh)

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