Instructions to Authors for A4: 21.0x29.7 cm
HSCI Journal/Proceedings Manuscripts
Author Affiliation(s) with full Address(es)
Abstract. These instructions give you guidelines All papers should be written in English. Other
for preparing papers for the “International languages can be accepted (and welcomed) as in
Journal on Hands-on Science” and HSCI’ the case of IJHSCI, International Journal on
conferences or workshops proceedings books. Hands-on Science, www.aect.pt/hsci/ij.html, or
Use this document as a template for for some conferences, as stated on their websites,
Microsoft Word 6.0 or later. Define all symbols (in any case a translation of the title and of the
used in the abstract. Do not cite references in the abstract in English should be provided). There
abstract. are no size/length limitations. However six pages
The abstract is to be in fully-justified long is considered to be a suitable length (letters
italicized text, at the top of the left-hand column to the editor should be limited to 3 pages at
as it is here, below the author information. Use most). The manuscript should be arranged in the
the word “Abstract.” in 12-point Times, boldface following order:
type, left positioned, initially capitalized, - Main title
followed by the abstract in 11-point, single- - Author(s), affiliation(s), full and e-mail
spaced type, up to 100 words long. addresses
Leave one blank line after the abstract, then - Abstract
begin the keywords. Use the word "Keywords." - Keywords
in 12-point Times, boldface type, left positioned, - Main text
initially capitalized, followed by up to ten - Footnotes
keywords in 11-point, separated by comma, as - Acknowledgements
below. - References
Leave one blank line after the keywords, and All printed material, including text and
then before begin the main text. figures, must be kept within a print area of 16 cm
(6.3") wide by 24.7 (9.7") high. Do not write or
Keywords. Times New Roman, 11 pt. About print anything outside the print area. Paper size is
four, alphabetical order, key words or phrases, A4: 21x29.7 cm (8.3x11.7"). Margins (top,
separated by commas. bottom, left, right) are 2.5 cm (1"). If paper size
is Letter: 21.6x27.9 cm (8.5x11"), margins are:
1. Introduction left and right 2.8 cm (1.1"), and top and bottom
1.6 cm (0.63"). All text must be in a two-column
This is an example of papers for the format. Columns are to be 7.7 cm (3") wide, with
“International Journal on Hands-on Science” and a 0.6 cm (0.24") space between them. Text must
HSCI’ conferences or workshops. These be fully justified. Indent each paragraph by 0.5
guidelines include complete description of the cm (0.2").
paper style including formatting, fonts, spacing,
and related information for producing your 3. Main title
proceedings manuscripts. Please follow them
carefully and if you have any questions, send it The main title (on the first page) should begin
via e-mail to email@example.com or 2.5 cm (1") from the top edge of the page,
firstname.lastname@example.org. centered, and in Times 14-point, boldface type.
Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns,
2. Paper organization and formatting verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize
articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions
(unless the title begins with such a word). Leave and flush right. Please do not place any
a blank line after the title. additional blank lines between paragraphs.
4. Author name(s) and affiliation(s) 7.1. Figures
Author names and affiliations are to be All figures are to be included within the text.
centered beneath the title and printed in Times Figure captions are to be below the figures, in 9-
12-point, non-boldface type. For multiple point Helvetica (or a similar sans-serif font),
authors, affiliations are centered below each boldface. Initially capitalize only the first word
author name, italicized, not bold. Include also e- of each figure caption. Figures are to be
mail addresses. Follow the author information by numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals
two blank lines before main text. throughout the paper, for example: “Figure 1.
Database contexts”, and are referred to in the text
5. Type-style and fonts as Fig. 1, Fig 2, etc.
Wherever Times is specified, Times Roman,
or Times New Roman may be used. If neither is 7.1.1. Illustrations, photographs and
available on your word processor, please use the graphs
font closest in appearance to Times that you have
access to. Please avoid using bit-mapped fonts if Illustrations, photographs and graphs are
possible. True-Type 1 fonts are preferred. considered as figures. All graphics should be
centered. Your artwork must be in place in the
6. First-order headings (may extend to article (preferably printed as part of the text
the next line) rather than pasted up). If you are using
photographs and are able to have halftones made
For example, “1. Introduction”, should be at a print shop, use a 100- or 110-line screen.
Times 12-point boldface, initially capitalized, Supply the best quality photographs and
flush left, with one blank line before, and one illustrations possible (for files larger than 10Mb
blank line after. Use a period (“.”) after the please contact the editors first. Penciled lines and
heading number, not a colon. For long headings very fine lines do not reproduce well.
use a hanging indent aligning the text to the right Remember, the quality of the book cannot be
of the heading number as shown above. better than the originals provided.
6.1. Second-order headings
As in this heading, they should be Times 12-
point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left,
with one blank line before, and one after. Use a
hanging indent for long headings.
6.1.1. Third-order headings
Third-order headings, as in this paragraph, are
discouraged. However, if you must use them, use
12-point Times, boldface, initially capitalized,
flush left, with one blank line before, and one
after. Use a hanging indent for long headings. Figure 1. Helvetica, 9 points, boldface
7. Main text High resolution color photos or pictures are
welcomed. However it will be printed b/w in the
Type your main text in 11-point Times, printed version of the journal and of the
single-spaced. Do not use double-spacing. All conferences/workshops proceedings. Videos or
paragraphs should be indented 0.5 cm (0.2"). Be computer simulation can be included for the
sure your text is fully justified—that is, flush left electronics (online) version of the Journal.
7.2. Tables 9. References
All tables are to be included within the text. List and number all bibliographical
Table titles are to be above the tables, in 9-point references, sorted in order of appearance in the
Helvetica (or a similar sans-serif font), boldface. main text, in 11-point Times, single-spaced, with
Initially capitalize only the first word of each a hanging indent, at the end of your paper. When
table title. Tables are to be numbered referenced in the text, enclose the citation
consecutively with Arabic numerals throughout number in square brackets, for example . Use
the paper, for example: “Table 1. Input data.” the style of the references shown below for:
and are referred to in the text as Table 1, Table 2, authored book , edited book , journal
etc. Column headings should be as brief as article , paper in conference proceedings ,
possible. web resource  (please don’t forget to indicate
date of access in square brackets).
 Barghaf V., Poursni R., editors; Information
Equations should be numbered serially on the Technology for Pseudo-Knowledge
right-hand side by Arabic numerals in Management. Paris: ETCr Publishing; 1998.
parentheses, and referred to in the text by citing  Hkang JR, Ceiw W, Inger BD, Lea FR.
the equation number. Graphs in Computer Simulations. LIAM
Journal on Computer; 18(2): 244-57, 1999.
7.4. Footnotes  Divjak S. Instructions to Authors. In:
Proceedings of the International Conference
Use footnotes sparingly (or not at all!) and on Hands on Science. Divjak S, editor. 2004
place them at the bottom of the column on the Jul 5-9; Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana;
page on which they are referenced. Use Times 8- University of Ljubljana; p. 5-15; 2004.
point type, single-spaced. To help your readers,  The Knowledge Creating. Tinaka I, Tagchi
avoid using footnotes altogether and include H. Berlin University Press; 1895.
necessary peripheral observations in the text  Schulzrinne H, Casner SL, Frederick R,
(within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this Jacobson V. RTP: A Transport Protocol for
sentence). Real-Time Applications. Internet
Engineering Task Force; 2001.
8. Acknowledgements http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/
Acknowledgements, if necessary, should
appear in a separate paragraph preceding the