Author's Kit (World Scientific)

Author's Kit (World Scientific):



 

Author's Kit


Editorial ProcessCheck List for Authors Submitting Their CRC and Reformat Manuscripts

  • Send 1 quality laser printout (paper clipped, NOT stapled) of your manuscript to your desk editor.
    • Is your manuscript single-spaced?
    • Is it printed on one side of the paper only?
    • Does each page fit inside the allowed dimensions?
    • Has a soft copy been included (Zip disk or CD-ROM)?
  • Enclose all original halftones (gray-scales) and/or colour figures
    • Are the details and labels within the figures large enough for reproduction and printing?
  • Transfer of Copyright form, signed? (for review volume)
  • Permission Release Form: Required if you have adopted previously published material. This form must be signed by the copyright holder of that material, usually other publishers or the original authors.
  • In your cover letter to the desk editor list any items that need special attention. Please indicate when and how you can best be reached in the next few months after submission.
  • Keep copies of all these items for your reference.
General Instructions For Authors (Books)

  1. Authors can download our style files, irrespective of the trim size of the book as agreed in the publishing contract, from WSPC's website at the following URL:http://www.worldscientific.com/page/authors/book-stylefiles
  2. Authors may use the following software to prepare their manuscripts:
    1. Latex2e
    2. MS Word (please specify the version used)
      Also, please inform the publisher whether it is done in PC, Unix or Macintosh format.
  3. Text Area and Font Sizes
    MS Word User
    1. Trim size: 6 by 9 inch
    2. Text area: 4.5 by 7 inch (excluding running title and folio)
    3. Text font: 11 pt (11 pt is recommended if you are using Times New Roman)
    4. Interline spacing: 14 pt
    5. Chapter No.: 12 pt (Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    6. Chapter Title: 16 pt (Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    7. Section heads:
      1. 1st Section head: 11 pt Bold roman, Upper and Lower Case
      2. 2nd Section head: 11 pt Bold italic, Capitalise 1st letter of 1st word only
      3. 3rd Section head: 11 pt Italic, Capitalise 1st letter of 1st word only
    8. Figure and Table captions are set in 9 pt with 11 pt for interline spacing
    9. Table entries: 9 pt
    10. Running title (footers and headers): 9 pt
    11. Reference text: 9 pt with interline spacing of 12 pt
    12. Index entries: 9 pt with interline spacing of 11 pt
    Latex User

    1. Trim size: 6 by 9 inch
    2. Text area: 4.5 by 7 inch (excluding running title and folio)
    3. Text font: 10 pt (CMR fonts by default)
    4. Interline spacing: 13 pt
    5. Chapter No.: 12 pt (\Large, Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    6. Chapter Title: 17 pt (\Large, Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    7. Section heads:
      1. 1st Section head: 10 pt Bold roman, Upper and Lower Case
      2. 2nd Section head: 10 pt Bold italic, Capitalise 1st letter of 1st word only
      3. 3rd Section head: 10 pt Italic, Capitalise 1st letter of 1st word only
    8. Figure and Table captions are set in 8 pt with baselineskip of 10 pt
    9. Table entries: 8 pt
    10. Running title (footers and headers): 8 pt
    11. Reference text: 9 pt with baselineskip of 11 pt
    12. Index entries: 9 pt with baselineskip of 11 pt
  4. Illustrations and imagesPlease prepare all line drawings, halftones (gray scale) and colour illustrations in high resolution.
    The requirements are:

    1. 600 dpi for line drawings (black and white).
    2. 300 dpi for halftones (gray scale). Do not convert from colour images as they reproduce very poorly.
    3. 300 dpi for colour images. Must be in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) for colour separation. RGB (Red, Green and Blue) is unacceptable for colour separation work. Colour images to be printed in colour are allowed only as agreed in the contract.
    4. Ensure all labels/annotations are sharp and clear for reproduction. Easy-to-read typeface/font like Arial, Helvetica or Times Roman are recommended for the labels.
    5. To provide softcopy of the illustrations in either eps, ps, tif, jpg, gif or bmp format, preferable on a PC platform. All illustrations should be embedded in the text. At the same time provide the illustrations as individual files. Use the correct file names for each illustration, for example, John-fig1.eps, John-fig2.eps, or John-fig1.tif, John-fig2.tif.
    6. If soft copies are not available, authors are requested to submit good original glossy prints for clear reproduction. Figure number must be clearly labeled on the back and preferably indicate which side of the figure is the top by using an arrow pointing upwards.
  5. Pagination of the book
    1. Front matter
      page i - half-title page, will be prepared by publisher
      page ii - blank
      page iii - full title page, will be prepared by publisher
      page iv - copyright page, will be prepared by publisher
      page v - dedication page (this is optional)
      page vi - blank
      page vii- Foreword/preface (if there is no dedication page then this will be on page v)
      page ix - Contents (starts on odd page with roman numeral, this will run on from the last page of the Foreword or Preface)
    2. Main text
      Chapter 1 - starts on page 1
      Chapter 2, etc. - you may run on the page numbers. It is not necessary for each chapter to start on an odd page.
    3. Back matter
      References or Bibliography - to start on odd page
      Index - to start on odd page (it is best that authors code the index items in the softcopy)
    If the organization of the author's manuscripts is different from the above pagination guidelines, please send an e-mail to the respective desk editor for advice.

  6. Camera-ready copy (CRC) manuscripts
    For authors who are submitting their manuscripts in CRC form (whether in pdf files or Postscript files) please ensure all postscript fonts, i.e. Type 1 fonts are embedded. Bitmap fonts, e.g. Type 3 fonts are not readable on the screen and the search functions will not be made available. Authors may supply pdf files either in CD-ROM, ZIP disk, or upload to our ftp site ftp://ftp.wspc.com.sg/incoming/. Before using ftp, it is best to inform the publisher or desk editor in advance. Authors are advised to break the pdf files into individual chapter files, etc. For example:
    • Preface.pdf
    • Contents.pdf
    • John1.pdf (chapter 1)
    • John2.pdf (chapter 2) etc.
    • References.pdf
    • Index.pdf
  7. Miscellaneous
    1. Please ensure that quotation marks are paired correctly, e.g. "good quotes" rather than "bad quotes".
    2. Italicized words should not be done in Tex's mathmode when using TeX and Latex2e. This will result in unusual character spacing. Use the proper control sequence of "\it".
    3. Use a hyphen (-) for compound words (e.g. 'two-dimensional'), an en-dash (–) to link numbers, nouns or names (e.g. 220–240 Volts, electron–positron collisions, Einstein–Rosen–Podolsky paradox), and an em-dash (-) to link sentences or clauses - this is what we would regard as a 'normal' dash.
    4. Note this set of common abbreviations:
      Equation(s) - Eq./Eqs.
      Figure(s) - Fig./Figs.
      Reference(s) - Ref./Refs.
      Section(s) - Sec./Secs.
      Please spell in full if any of the above is the first word of the sentence.
    5. Latin words are italized, e.g.
      etal., a priori, in situ, ibid. etc.


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