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Preparing your paper
  1. The paper topic should align with the scope of the symposium, as well as the publisher's guidelines, to ensure relevance to the event's focus. This ensures that the submitted work is pertinent to the conference's objectives and will be of interest to the attendees and readers.
  2. The submitted paper must be an original work and should not have been previously published or presented at another meeting. 💡 To ensure the paper's authenticity, it is recommended to use the Similarity Checker feature available in the Editor pane of Microsoft Word to check the paper against online sources.
  3. The paper should be written in English (US).
  4. The abstract should be concise and no longer than 200 words, excluding the abstract title, authors, and affiliations. It should be formatted in a two-column layout on A4 paper size in PDF format. Furthermore, the paper should be at least four pages long to provide a comprehensive overview of the paper's main points and contributions.
  5. The template, modified in Microsoft Word and saved as a DOCX file for PC compatibility, offers authors a comprehensive set of formatting guidelines for preparing electronic versions of their papers. You can access the downloadable DOCX template here ↧. This template includes built-in specifications for margins, column widths, line spacing, font sizes, and font types, ensuring a professional and consistent appearance for your submissions.
    • Font types. Arial (for paper title and headings); Times, Times Roman, or Times New Roman (for all contents, included figures and tables).
    • Font sizes. Title (16 pt); Author (10 pt); Affiliation and Abstract (9 pt); Heading 1 (12 pt); Heading 2-4 and Content (10 pt); Table head, Figure caption and Table body (9 pt).
    • Margins. Top (25 mm); Left, Bottom and Right (20 mm).
    • Please ensure that all fonts are embedded, not as encrypted/secured file, and has no headers, footers, bookmarks, form fields, links, or annotation. 💡 For further assurance, we recommend utilizing the PDF analyzer ↗︎ provided by EDP Sciences to inspect the document and guarantee that the submitted paper meet the required standards.
  6. To ensure optimal print quality, it is crucial that the listed artworks are provided with the highest resolution suitable for printing, specifically 300 DPI (dots per inch). 💡 For further assurance, we recommend utilizing the PDF analyzer ↗︎ provided by EDP Sciences to inspect the document and guarantee that the artworks meet the required standards.
  7. When incorporating tables and figures from external sources into your manuscript, ensure that the original work is written in English (US) and that you have obtained the necessary permissions from the copyright holder. Additionally, include a proper credit in your paper to acknowledge the source and comply with copyright regulations.
  8. For both primary and co-authors, it is essential to provide complete credentials, including full names and email addresses. If co-authors are affiliated with multiple institutions, the secondary institution(s) and the investigators associated with each institution must be listed. Please note that the author name order should not be reversed unless explicitly instructed by the publisher. Additionally, affiliations and author names should not include professional titles, such as "Professor", "Graduate Student Researcher", "HOD", "Lecturer", "Alumnus", etc., to maintain consistency and clarity.
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