Instructions for submissionThe ANZIAM Journal is trialling a new automated submission system: you should follow the following steps to submit an article for reviewing:
- prepare your draft article in either Adobe PDF or Postscript only and according to the followng Preparation Instructions;
- register with our system at http://anziamj.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ;
- Click on the "Author" link, then click on the "Step one of the submission process" link, and follow the instructions to upload your pdf or postscript article;
- in the process, select whether you are submitting to
- an e-mail note acknowledging receipt will be issued by the system;
- if after the refereeing process your article is accepted, you will be eventually asked to upload all the source files as one .zip or .tar.gz archive.
If any of the above fail, please send an e-mail note direct to email@example.com.
Instructions for preparation
The journal is typeset from LaTeX2e. If and when the article is accepted for publication the final source must be submitted to the editor who reserves the right to return to authors poorly presented material for appropriate revision, or even to reject a paper on TeXnical grounds.
A LaTeX template is provided with more detailed instructions covering not only how to use LaTeX to typeset the article, but also what information should be in the abstract and introduction, together with some hints for writing well. Download the template by clicking on the following link: template.tex You should also follow a 63-point check list of "do's and dont's" in LaTeX typesetting that we insist upon.
- The title should be a short and clear statement on what is achieved by the article. If the title is long, supply also a shortened version of the title not exceeding 40 characters for a running header.
- An abstract not exceeding about
300 words must be included in the manuscript. Many browsers will
only see the title and the abstract so these must be crafted
with care. The abstract must be composed of a few succinct and
plain sentences addressing:
- what you have done;
- why it is important;
- how others will use your results.
- Use the Introduction to
summarise your research in more detail and to place it in the
context of international work. Use as little technical language
as possible. Ellaborate on:
- what exactly is your research and its results?
- why was it done?
- what is needed to understand it?
- how is it presented?
- The manuscript must be typeset in the standard LaTeX article [12pt] style and page size. Standard sectioning, numbering, spacing and equation commands are to be used throughout. Avoid defining macro commands to replace or modify standard LaTeX or its packages. The use of forced spacing commands in the text is abhorred. Authors must use the label and ref commands to reference equations, sections, figures, etc.
- Typeset using the
bibitem and cite commands. As in the standard
LaTeX bibliography style, references should be cited in the text
by giving the appropriate number in square brackets, and the
reference list should be in alphabetical order by name of the
first author, preceded by a reference number in square brackets.
Also, to help connect the web of science and ensure maximum
visibilty for your work, for each article in your references
please provide where possible:
- a URL to the title/abstract page of the article (as provided by many publishers);
- the DOI of the article;
- the Maths Review MR number;
- the Zentralblatt reference number.
- Figures may be typeset within a figure environment using either in the LaTeX picture environment, postscript, pdf or jpeg. Note that the page size of the electronic journal is A5 sized, so each figure should not be complicated. Please use colour appropriately in your figures.
- The SI system of units should be used.
- Appropriate hypertext links and references may be included using the standard hyperref package.
- Special effects
- Colour images, movies, sounds and executable demonstrations may be published with the manuscript at the discretion of the editors.
- An index to terms occurring in the paper may be included, but only if constructed via the LaTeX index command.
Write wellI suggest you learn from these authors:
- Jonathan Shewchuk, Three Sins of Authors in Computer Science and Math, http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~jrs/sins.html, 1997.
- N. J. Higham, Handbook of writing for the mathematical sciences, SIAM, 1998, http://www.siam.org/books/ot63 (excellent for writing with mathematical content included---I use it as the text for our communication courses)
- William Strunk Jr, The elements of style, http://www.bartleby.com/14 1
- Justin Zobel, Writing for computer science, Springer, 2000.