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Please check the table below for details of format requirements for initial submissions and for final proofs. Format requirements for the two versions are essentially the same except for the first two requirements.

Initial Submission *Final Proof
  (for accepted manuscripts)
2 Line numbers are included Line numbers are not included
3 One Column
4 Single space
5 Page numbers are included
6 Figures should be in high-resolution
7 ONE inch Margin (left, right, up, bottom)
8 Tables and Figures are inserted in the body of the manuscript

*Final Proof
This is only for manuscripts that are accepted for publication by the editorial board after the peer review process.

Manuscript Templates:
The manuscript templates below are designed for easy use by authors to prepare their manuscripts. These templates indicate placement and presentation for types of content typically included in a manuscript.

Download Word 97-2003 Template

Download Word 2007-2010 Template

Download Latex Template (WinZip)

Download Latex Template (WinRar)


The manuscript may be organized as follows (in order): title page, abstract, introduction, main research, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement, and references.
The title page should contain the manuscript title, author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information. Corresponding author(s) should be marked.
The abstract should not exceed 250 words. Three to five keywords should be provided following the abstract.

Text: Cambria, size 11.  
Heading Level One: Cambria, size 16, in bold, and numbered in the style of “1. Introduction.”
Heading Level Two: Cambria, size 11, italicized, and numbered in the style of: “2.1 Materials.”

Reference Format Requirements:

(Improper reference format will delay your manuscript publishing date)
In the Main Text:
(a) Single author: the author's last name and the year of publication. For example: Smith (1999) developed….
(b) Two authors: both authors' last names and the year of publication. For example: Smith and Jones (1999) developed…
(c) More than two authors: only the first author's last name followed by “et al.” and the year of publication. For example: Smith et al. (1999) developed…
For a group of references in the main text, citations should be ordered chronologically. For example: The methods were used in many areas (Thomas, 1998; Smith et al., 1999; Jones and Smith, 2002).

In the Reference List:
Notice: From March 28, 2014, the format for the reference list has been changed to APA style for compatible with reference managing software.
Citations in the reference list should be ordered alphabetically first.
For references with the same authors in the same order, they should be listed chronologically.

If there are more than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year, “a”, “b”, "c", etc can be used after the year of publication for differentiation in both the main text and the reference list.
In the reference list, the last name and the initials of the first and middle names (if available) of all authors should be listed. Please refer to the following examples:

Journal publication:
Ball, D. F. (1964). Loss‐on‐ignition as an estimate of organic matter and organic carbon in non‐calcareous soils. Journal of Soil Science, 15(1), 84-92.

Constantinides, A., & Mostoufi, N. (1999). Numerical methods for chemical engineers with MATLAB applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR.

Book chapter:
Jursinic, P. A. (1979). Photosynthesis and fast changes in light emission by green plants. In Photochemical and Photobiological Reviews (pp. 125-205). Springer US.

Conference paper:
Caicedo, J. M., Marulanda, J., Thomson, P., & Dyke, S. J. (2001). Monitoring of bridges to detect changes in structural health. In American Control Conference, 2001. Proceedings of the 2001 (Vol. 1, pp. 453-458). IEEE.

Tables and Figures:
Number tables according to the order of their appearance in the text.
Number figures according to the order of their appearance in the text.
Figures should be referred to in the style of “Fig. 1” or “Figs. 1 and 2” in the text.



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