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Instructions for WEIS Authors
Tables and figures


Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx). They should typically be between 5,000 and 7,000 words long, typed in journal style, double spaced. They should be accompanied by an abstract of about 150 words and at least six keywords suitable for online search purposes. Manuscripts as pdfs are not acceptable.

Authors should state their full name, institutional affiliation and e-mail address on the first page of their manuscript. Any acknowledgements should be terse and noted as the last paragraph prior to the references.

Images and Illustrations should be carefully scanned, digitized and submitted as separate file attachments (.jpg or .gif). Aim for a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi): this is a large enough for clarity, and small enough to permit download in locations that may not benefit from broadband to access the internet. If authors incorporate any material from third parties, they should ensure - at their own expense - that any copyrighted material submitted for publication is appropriately cleared with the respective copyright holder(s). This is best done by securing permission in writing, and well ahead of publication, from each copyright holder of any such material to use and reprint such material in the journal.

Each section and sub-section should be clearly labeled using a consistent notation format. The labeling of sub-sub-sections should be avoided.

Tables and Figures

All tables and figures should appear in the text (unless they have been digitized, in which case, see images above); labeled (e.g. Table 1, Figure 1), and their preferred location identified within the text as follows: (Table 1 here; Figure 1 here).

All notes should appear as footnotes, consecutively numbered using Arabic numbering (1, 2, 3, ...). Extensive or wordy footnotes are not encouraged. Quoted matter, whether in text or notes, should be between double quotation marks ("xxx"). Substantial quotations (of four lines or more) should be indented without quotation marks.

The principal language of publication is English. However, exceptional papers/ reviews in other languages may also be carried.

Authors must sign a copyright transfer agreement before their paper can be published. In accordance with copyright laws, the manuscript must not duplicate substantial potions of previously published material. If a manuscript incorporates previously published material (in the form of text, tables, or figures), the author is responsible for obtaining written permission from the copyright holder and for any costs associated with the use of the copyrighted materials.


Citations are to appear alphabetically at the end of each manuscript under the heading 'References.' In references with more than two authors, use et al. in the text citation; but include the full list of authors in the reference section. The following conventions are to apply:

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