Instructions for Manuscript Submission
Manuscripts should be placed on a public access World Wide Web server.
Manuscripts can include text, figures (including color),
raw or processed data, programs, movies, recorded sound or any other information
that can be accessed through an HTTP client.
Recommended formats are:
It is necessary to use a single
HTML document (cover page) to refer to all of the independent files
when manuscripts consist of separate documents such as separate text, figures and captions.
This may also be convenient for longer manuscripts that can then be
broken up into sections. The reader can then access the sections separately.
- For text - HTML language or postscript files
(such as are generated from TeX, or LaTeX documents);
- For figures - postscript, gif or jpeg.
A more detailed discussion of recommended
styles and formatting is available.
To submit a manuscript the following fields should be filled in:
: This should be a complete URL address such as
Revision / Manuscript identification number:
If the manuscript is new, do not enter anything in the Manuscript ID field.
The Manuscript ID is assigned by the InterJournal and is the unique identifier
of the manuscript. It generally appears enclosed by square brackets, e.g. .
You will be notified of the Manuscript ID when your
submission is confirmed. The number will also be stored in your author activities
list so that you can find it later when you look for referee reports and comments.
To revise a manuscript enter the existing manuscript number
do not include square brackets
and check the box indicating that it is a revision.
Manuscript title>: Type in the full manuscript title.
Fill in the author IDs of all of the manuscript authors.
All manuscript authors must be registered with the InterJournal.
Do not use author names. The author names and addresses will be taken from the
information provided during registration.
Space for additional authors is available
at the bottom of the registration form. Click on the words additional authors
for direct access to these lines. If there are many authors it is highly recommended
that one or more group author names be registered using the standard registration form.
Group names can be used to identify authors that regularly collaborate.
At present this is necessary if there are more than 40 authors on a manuscript.
A comment many be written to the editor if this limit is a problem.
Contact author and password:
One of the authors should be identifid for special correspondence from the editor.
The usual correspondence of authors with referees is managed by
the InterJournal on-line forms.
All of the authors of a manuscript have direct access to this information
through the Author/Referee Access form. The contact author is identified for
any special correspondence from the editor. The contact author ID must duplicate
one of the manuscript authors specified previously.
The contact author must confirm the manuscript submission using his or her password.
Options for anonymity and Editor selected referees:
Click to mark the desired options:
- Anonymous during refereeing implies that the readers of
the manuscript are not shown the author ID or name until the manuscript is accepted.
Please note that the manuscript itself should be written so as to
avoid author identification in this case. A revision of the manuscript
should then be submitted to add author identification once he
refereeing is complete.
- Editor selected referees implies that only referees selected by the
editor will have access to the manuscript during an initial refereeing period.
This is a more conventional
refereeing and may be selected in order to receive referee comments before general
exposure. By convention this also maintains confidentiality of the manuscript.
If this option is selected it is necessary to suggest at least five referees.
An author may also indicate referees not to be selected during the initial refereeing
period for reasons of conflict of interest.
However, the manuscript is not accepted until the authors perform a manuscript
revision without this option. Then the manuscript will undergo open
refereeing in the usual manner prior to acceptance.
If a manuscript with this status is not revised for an extended period of time it may
be removed from the journal database at the discretion of the editors.
The abstract consists of text and is strictly limited to 40 lines,
but should be no more than 20 lines for short manuscripts (letters and brief articles).
Longer abstracts may be included with the manuscript itself when necessary but will
not be displayed during access through the InterJournal.
Areas of interest:
Areas of interest should be chosn from the list of available fields in the
The areas of interest specified will be used to bring your manuscript to the attention
of referees competent in these areas and to readers of the InterJournal.
The areas are designated by the bold letters at the beginning of each line in the list.
More general areas in the hierarchy refer to articles of interest to a broader audience.
By specifying more general areas you are indicating that the manuscript is of interest to
researchers in all of its subclassifications. This should be done with care. Readers who
are not interested in the article generally do not referee
favorably. However, overly restricting
the area of interest will limit the exposure of your work.
A more detailed explanation is available.
Category of publication.
The significance of the different categories is explained in the
category description file.
The different categories are mutually exclusive.
It is helpful to suggest referees since the manuscript will be brought to their attention.
Both name and e-mail are necessary.
If the editor selected referees option is selected, then at least five referees must be
suggested. The editor will use these suggestions and the areas of interest
to guide the selection of referees. When this option is selected the author may also
indicate some researchers not to use as referees due to conflict of interest. See the
discussion above for further details.
The essential items on the Manuscript submission form are
- Manuscript location on the Web
- At least one Author ID
- Contact Author ID.
- Contact Author password.
- At least one area of interest
- When a referee is suggested both name and e-mail must be provided
- Five suggested referees if the editor selected refereeing option is selected