Your manuscript must be proofread and finalised before it goes to layout. Please send it to the publishing coordinator as a single doc or docx file. Note that the process will cause formatting and layout changes (e.g. the font, line length, number of lines on a page). Italic and bold formatting will be preserved, however.
- Make sure that different heading levels are distinct from each other and block quotes stand out from the text body. You can do this by using different styles in MS Word, for example.
- Check that there is no extra spacing between words. Do not use the space bar to position words or to indent lines.
- Check the use of hyphens and dashes. You may choose whether to use the en dash (–) or the em dash (—). Put spaces around the en dash – like this – but no spaces around the em dash—like this. Further, use the en dash between numbers to indicate a range or span (e.g. 1–10).
- In English, the opening quotation mark is rotated 180 degrees from the closing quotation mark: “– –” and ‘– –’.
- Do not use manual hyphenation, since manually added hyphens will remain visible even if the hyphenated words move to the middle of a line due to layout changes.
- Use the word processor's table tools for creating and formatting tables instead of the tab key and space bar.
- Please send us each image or figure in a separate file and convert coloured images into black and white.
- All images must be at a resolution of 300 dpi at the print size.
- Send us vector graphics in PDF format. We prefer that you convert images to PDF format with the same software used for creating them.
- Use descriptive titles for the files, such as image01, image02 etc.
- Mark the places for the images and figures clearly in the text and write captions for them. Captions are placed below images and figures, but above tables.