Author Guidelines for Book
Audience discourse level: Target audience of the book (especially societies, professional organizations, companies and other groups): academia staff, wide-range researchers, Ph.D, M. Sc., Post docs, students, medical staff, food/pharmaceutical companies, private producers and innovative companies.
Organization of the book:
Name of Book
Volume I: Chapter-I ,II…Each Chapter should be 10,000 – 12,000 words (without references) Volume II:……
Preparation and Submission of the Manuscript
Manuscripts should be concise and consistent in style, spelling (US), and use of abbreviations. Manuscripts should be submitted directly to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your chapter to your editor on or before specified date.
Please do not save your entire submission as one file. Save each element (chapter, figure, table, etc.) as a separate file with a logical file name, excluding spaces or special characters, e.g. Vol_III_Title_of_Chapter.doc, Vol_II_Title_of_Chapter.doc, Fig1.2.tif, etc.
Keep your presentation simple and consistent. Do not attempt to style your manuscript to make it look like a final typeset, printed book.
Your manuscript should be in the range of approximately 10,000 – 12,000 words (without references) to create approximately 40-45 double-spaced pages in Microsoft Word, at 12-pt font with 1" margins (including all references, images, figures, and tables).
Title and Affiliations
Please include at the top of your manuscript the chapter title, as well as the authors' full names and complete affiliations, including email, telephone, and fax (please indicate corresponding author).
Chapter abstracts and keywords
As a contributor, you are required to prepare a short abstract and key word list for each chapter and appendix in your submission, to be delivered along with each completed chapter.
Abstracts should be 100-350 words long and provide a brief summary of the chapter theme and content.
Keyword lists should comprise 5-10 words or phrases that describe the contents of a chapter, or would likely be used by someone searching for the specific information provided within the chapter.
Abstracts and keywords are included in electronic versions of your book to improve the discovery of chapter-level content through online searches.
The main body of the chapter should be organized into numbered sub-sections, clearly identified and sequentially numbered as section 1, section 2, section 3, etc. Lower level sub-sections may be organized as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.
This book will be published in full color in the electronic book and black and white in the print book, so please keep this in mind when generating figures and graphs. All images must be provided at a minimum of 300 dpi to ensure professional reproduction. A minimum of 2 cartoon/artwork figures are required. Please note that it is your responsibility to obtain permission for figures, where applicable.
References and Citations
Please compile your references using Harvard (Name-Date) reference style. If using referencing software, please use Harvard reference style.
In-Text Citation: Indicate references using (Name Date) format within the text.
List: List references in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript.
Reference to a journal publication:
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.
Figure, Table and Artwork Guidelines
Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text. Please DO NOT embeds tables, graphs, figures, photos, or other artwork within the text manuscript. Captions for figures and tables should be included at the end of the text file, however.
Please indicate in the text where each table or figure should fall (e.g.: “<Insert Figure 1 here>”). All images should have a resolution of at least 300dpi, except for screenshots which can be 72dpi. Acceptable file types are .jpg or .tif.
Provide guidance with a note in the text or artwork list if the arrangement or sizing of figures is particularly important, e.g. [Figures 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3. in a row horizontally, total size together half-page].
Each chapter author is responsible for obtaining written permission from the copyright owner (this is usually the publisher) for re-use in both print and electronic formats, and for all future editions of your work. Associated permissions fees for material from previously published sources is the responsibility of the contributor. Please note that no copyrighted work will be published without appropriate permission.
Please use original, unpublished figures, tables, and other material whenever possible.