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Formal conditions of acceptance
Papers will only be published in English.
Each typescript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not
been submitted for publication elsewhere in English. Previous presentation
at a conference, or publication in another language, should be disclosed.
All papers are refereed, and the Editor-in-Chief
reserves the right to refuse any typescript, whether on invitation
or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before
publication. Typescripts which have been accepted become the property
of the publisher. It is a condition of acceptance that copyright
shall be vested in the publisher.
The publisher shall furnish authors of accepted
papers with proofs for the correction of printing errors. The proofs
shall be returned within 14 calendar days of submittal. The publishers
shall not be held responsible for errors which are the result of
The original typescript should be submitted
electronically in A4 size format, with double-spaced typing and
a wide margin on the left, following the submission requirements
described on the Journal's website.
A final paper which would exceed 6000 words
or occupy more than 15 pages of the Journal may be returned for
A complete typescript should include, in
the following order: title, author(s), address(es), abstract,
keywords, biographical notes, introduction, text, acknowledgements,
references and notes, tables, figure captions, figures.
Authors are asked to supply their articles,
where possible, on 3½" floppy disk. Please state the
word processing program used (Microsoft word is preferred)
It should not be assumed that the reader
is familiar with specific national institutions or corporations.
Countries and groupings of countries should
be referred to by their full title (for example, 'China', 'Europe'
and 'America' are all ambiguous).
Special attention should be paid to identifying
units of currency by nationality.
Acronyms should be translated in full into
English. (See also 'Translated works' below.)
abstract, keywords, addresses, biographical notes
Please assist us by following these guidelines:
Title : as short as possible
Abstract: approximately 100 words, maximum
Keywords : approximately 10 words or phrases
Address : position, department, name of institution,
full postal address
Biographical notes : approximately 100 words
per author, maximum 150.
Inderscience journal uses a numbering system
in which references and notes are placed in the same sequence.
In the text, a reference is indicated by
a number in square brackets, e.g. . This system avoids footnotes.
Full references and short notes should then be placed in number
order at the end of the text.
References should be made only to works that
are published, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'),
or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source
should be qualified by a note regarding availability. Full reference
should include all authors' names and initials, year of publication,
title of paper, title of publication (underlined), volume and issue
number (of a journal), publisher and form (book, conference proceedings),
page numbers. [see
Notes should make a specific point, and be
short and succinct.
All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs,
are referred to as Figures and are numbered sequentially. Please
place them at the end of the paper, rather than interspersed in
Originals of line diagrams will be photographically
reduced and used directly. All artwork for figures must be black
and white and prepared to the highest possible standards. Bear in
mind that lettering may be reduced in size by a factor of 2 or 3,
and that fine lines may disappear.
Difficulty often arises in translating acronyms,
so it is best to spell out an acronym in English (for example, IIRP
- French personal income tax).
Similarly, labels and suffixes need careful
attention where the letters refer to words which have been translated.
The names of mathematical functions may change
in translation - check against an English or American mathematical
Inderscience journal follows the Système
International for units of measurement.
Imperial units will be converted, except
where conversion would affect the meaning of a statement, or imply
a greater or lesser degree of accuracy.