· The subscript for the permeability of vacuum 0, and other common scientific constants, is zero with subscript formatting, not a lowercase letter “o”.
· In American English, commas, semi-/colons, periods, question and exclamation marks are located within quotation marks only when a complete thought or name is cited, such as a title or full quotation. When quotation marks are used, instead of a bold or italic typeface, to highlight a word or phrase, punctuation should appear outside of the quotation marks. A parenthetical phrase or statement at the end of a sentence is punctuated outside of the closing parenthesis (like this). (A parenthetical sentence is punctuated within the parentheses.)
· A graph within a graph is an “inset”, not an “insert”. The word alternatively is preferred to the word “alternately” (unless you really mean something that alternates).
· Do not use the word “essentially” to mean “approximately” or “effectively”.
· In your paper title, if the words “that uses” can accurately replace the word “using”, capitalize the “u”; if not, keep using lower-cased.
· Be aware of the different meanings of the homophones “affect” and “effect”, “complement” and “compliment”, “discreet” and “discrete”, “principal” and “principle”.
· Do not confuse “imply” and “infer”.
· The prefix “non” is not a word; it should be joined to the word it modifies, usually without a hyphen.
· There is no period after the “et” in the Latin abbreviation “et al.”.
· The abbreviation “i.e.” means “that is”, and the abbreviation “e.g.” means “for example”.
An excellent style manual for science writers is .
IV. Using the Template
After the text edit has been completed, the paper is ready for the template. Duplicate the template file by using the Save As command, and name the file according to your paper name using hyphens instead of spaces, e.g. “Advanced-Programming-Techniques”. Do not include author or organization name. In this newly created file, highlight all of the contents and import your prepared text file. You are now ready to style your paper; use the scroll down window on the left of the MS Word Formatting toolbar.
A. Authors and Affiliations
The template is designed so that author affiliations are not repeated each time for multiple authors of the same affiliation. Please keep your affiliations as succinct as possible (for example, do not differentiate among departments of the same organization). This template was designed for two affiliations.
For author/s of only one affiliation (Heading 3): To change the default, adjust the template as follows.
A) Selection (Heading 4): Highlight all author and affiliation lines.
B) Change number of columns: Select the Columns icon from the MS Word Standard toolbar and then select “1 Column” from the selection palette.
C) Deletion: Delete the author and affiliation lines for the second affiliation.
D) For author/s of more than two affiliations: To change the default, adjust the template as follows.
E) Selection: Highlight all author and affiliation lines.