Title (Heading 2)
The title appears centered at the top of the first page. To format the title, use the “Title” style from the formatting menu. Avoid use of acronyms and abbreviations in the title, unless they are widely understood.
Name and affiliation of authors
The list of authors follows just under the title. To avoid confusion, each author’s name should be written with family name as the last part of each name. Do not include any professional title (e.g. Dept. Head), any academic title (e.g. Dr.) or any membership of professional organization (e.g. Senior Member of ASME). For multiple affiliations of an author, each affiliation should appear on a separate line. Identify the corresponding author (CA) and providing the e-mail address of the corresponding author is compulsory for the submission.
Main body of the manuscript
The main body of the paper should be composed of main sections, each preceded by a main heading, and sub-sections, each preceded by subheadings. For body text of the paper, proper style is “Normal” style (Times New Roman, font size 10). The headings “Acknowledgments”, “Nomenclature”, “References” and “Appendix” are unnumbered.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even those defined in the abstract. Abbreviations such as IEEE, SI, MKS, CGS, sc, dc, and rms do not have to be defined.
Use either SI (MKS) or CGS as primary units (SI units are encouraged). English units may be used as secondary units (in parentheses). An exception would be the use of English units as identifiers in trade, such as “3.5-inch disk drive.”
Avoid combining SI and CGS units, such as stresses in Pascals and geometry (dimensions) in millimeters. This often leads to confusion because equations do not balance dimensionally. If using mixed units is necessary, clearly state the units for each quantity in the equation.
Formatting of equations is an exception to the prescribed specifications of this template. You can type using either the Times New Roman or the Symbol font (please no other font). To create multileveled equations, it may be necessary to treat the equation as a graphic and insert it into the text after your paper is styled.
Number equations consecutively. Equation numbers, within parentheses, are to be positioned flush right, as in (1), using a right tab stop. To make your equations more compact, you may use the solidus ( / ), the exp function, or appropriate exponents. Italicize Roman symbols for quantities and variables, but not Greek symbols. Use a long dash rather than a hyphen for a minus sign. Punctuate equations with commas or periods when they are part of a sentence, as in
where ai is the coefficient, bi is … and i is the error value for parameter i.
Note that the equation is centered using a center tab stop. Be sure that the symbols in your equation have been defined before or immediately following the equation. Use “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1),” when referring to an equation, except at the beginning of a sentence: For example “Equation (1) is ...”
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