Information for Authors

For contributed paper, please Submit Online and for paper format, please refer to the following format:

Types of Contribution
Submitted articles may be of two basic types:
Regular paper: Original research involving new methods, concepts, and theories.
Brief paper: New technical concepts and developments, and incremental contributions.

The recommended paper length is 8-14 pages for regular papers and 5-6 pages for brief papers, both in SVjourn format.

Title Page
The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

Please provide an abstract of 100 to 150 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes

Text Formatting
Manuscripts should be submitted in LaTeX. Please use Springer’s LaTeX macro package and choose the formatting option “twocolumn”.
The submission should include the original source (including all style files and figures) and a PDF version of the compiled output.Download LaTeX macro package here

Word files are also accepted. In this case, please use Springer’s Word template for preparing your manuscript. Download word template here.*
(*The word template provides additional “Added-In Toolbar”, where manuscript’s formats can be quickly accessed by using it in an easier way. For information in detail, please find the users’ guide which attached together with the template.)

Please use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Footnotes on the title page are not given reference symbols. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:
1. Negotiation research spans many disciplines [3].
2. This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman [5].
3. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

Reference list
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Please find the guide here. The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

Journal article
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329

Article by DOI
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. Doi:10.1007/s001090000086

South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London

Book chapter
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257

Online document
Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. Available via DIALOG. of subordinate document.
Accessed 15 Jan 1999

Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see