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Formatting Instructions

Please read the following format instructions carefully. Formatting your paper correctly saves a great deal of editing time, which in turn ensures publication of papers in a timely manner. Papers not formatted correctly will be returned.

Formatting Templates

Template for Initial Submission can be downloaded from here

Template for Final Submission can be downloaded from here

Initial Submissions

The paper must be single column double-spaced or with 1.5 line spacing for initial submission for review. Acronyms are spelled out at first mention but not thereafter unless there is good reason to do so. The title is centered on the page and is CAPITALIZED AND SET IN BOLDFACE. Please limit the title to a maximum length of 18 words. The author's name(s) follows and is also centered on the page. A blank line is required between the title and the author's name(s). Last names should be spelled out in full and preceded by author's initials. The author's affiliation, complete mailing address, and e-mail address are provided below.

Do not underline or capitalize any of the headings. The headings and subheadings, starting with "1. Introduction", appear in upper and lower case letters and should be set in bold and aligned flush left. All headings from the Introduction to Acknowledgments are numbered sequentially using 1, 2, 3, etc. Subheadings are numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc. If a subsection must be further divided, the numbers 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. are used and the number and associated title are set in italics instead of bolded. The first paragraph under each heading or subheading should be flush left and subsequent paragraphs should have a five-space indentation. A colon is inserted before an equation is presented, but there is no punctuation following the equation. All equations are numbered and referred to in the text solely by a number enclosed in a round bracket (i.e. (3) reads as "equation 3"). Ensure that any miscellaneous numbering system you use in your paper cannot be confused with a reference [4] or an equation (3) designation.

An abstract, not exceeding 250 words, is required for all papers.

Key Words

The author should provide a list of key words, up to a minimum of six. Authors are encouraged to select keywords from the provided list, also they can input their own keywords. A paper furnished with enough keywords is likely to get assigned to suitable reviewers.

The introduction of the paper should explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose, and the contribution of the paper. It is assigned the number "1" and following sections are assigned numbers as needed. For example, the third section of a paper might be "3. Performance Analysis".

A conclusion section must be included and should indicate clearly the advantages, limitations and possible applications of the paper.

An acknowledgement section may be presented after the conclusion, if desired.

This heading is not assigned a number. A reference list MUST be included using the following information as a guide. Only cited text references are included. Each reference is referred to in the text by a number enclosed in a square bracket (i.e., [3]). No reference to the author is necessary. References must be numbered and ordered according to where they are first mentioned in the paper, not alphabetically. Examples follow.

W.-K. Chen,
Linear Networks and Systems (Book style). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, pp. 123-135. 1993

Note that Book title is set in italics.

Journal Papers:

[2] G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics”, in Plastics, 2nd ed. vol. 3, J. Peters, Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 59-64. 1964

[3] S. Chen, B. Mulgrew, and P. M. Grant, “A clustering technique for digital communications channel equalization using radial basis function networks”, IEEE Trans. Neural Networks, vol. 4, pp. 570-578, July 1993.

Note that journal title is set in italics.

Proceedings Papers:

[4] S. P. Bingulac, “On the compatibility of adaptive controllers”, in Proc. 4th Annu. Allerton Conf. Circuits and Systems Theory, New York, pp. 126-136. 1994

Figures and Tables

To ensure a high-quality product, diagrams can be submitted at full size, but authors must ensure an image of sufficient quality and resolution so that reduction to publication size does not render the image illegible. If possible, please also submit an electronic copy of your figures (high-resolution JPEG, TIFF, EPS, PSD, or Adobe pdf format, or as embedded figures in MS Word format).

Figure captions appear below the figure, are flush left, and are in lower case letters. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, the abbreviation "Fig." is used. Table captions appear centered above the table in upper and lower case letters. When referring to a table in the text, no abbreviation is used and "Table" is not capitalized.

Final Submissions

When all the review procedures are completed, authors will be asked to download the MS word template ISTPress Word Template and format the paper accordingly. Most of the formatting requirements remain the same except that the final version is double column, single spaced and font size etc.

Check List

You can obtain from the editor or download from the ISTPress website. We request that you go through this list, check off each item as it is completed, and return the checked list to us with your submitted paper. Compliance with these formatting instructions will expedite the publication process and ensure high-quality publication of your work.

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