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					Scientific Communication CITS7200

             Lecture 8
Types of publication
• Conference papers
• Journal Articles
• Book Chapters

 All part of the Australian Government
 audit administered by DEST
Conference publications
•   Common refereed venue for CS and SE
•   Fast turnaround
•   National and international
•   Counted in UWA output audit
Choosing the conference
• Costs (registration, travel,
• Venue
• Size
• Prestige
• Degree of specialisation
• Attendees
• Unrefereed conferences (e.g. Yanchep)
• Refereed abstracts
• Refereed full papers (e.g. ACSC)

• Oral Presentation
• Poster Presentation
• Camera-ready copy
• Template usage
ACSC2012, Melbourne, Jan/Feb
•   The Thirty-Fifth Australasian Computer Science Conference, ACSC
    2012, will be held in Melbourne, Victoria, in January/February, 2012 as
    part of the Australasian Computer Science Week.
•   Submission to ACSC 2012 will only be accepted electronically (using
    EasyChair) via the conference web page at
•   By submitting to the conference authors accept that they are aware of
    the Guidelines on Research Practice in Computer Science by the
    Computer Research and Education Association (CORE) and the policy
    listed on the CRPIT web site (
•   A sample Word style file, LaTeX style file and LaTeX document are
•   Each paper will be judged on its originality, significance, technical
    quality, relevance to ACSC, and presentation. Papers should be no
    more than 10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions
    for the Australasian Computer Society (ACS) - Conferences in Research
    and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT) Australian Computer
    Science Communications series. Instructions available from the
    ACSC2012 web site main page.
DICTA2003, Sydney December
• Prospective authors are invited to submit their full papers
  electronically at the conference web site
  ( ) before 11 August 2003.
• Papers are limited to a maximum of eight (8) pages. Authors of
  accepted papers, or at least one of them, should be registered
  and are expected to present their work at the conference.
• The conference proceedings will be available at the conference
  in paper and CD forms. Papers will also be available on the web.
• Authors of best papers will be invited to submit revised versions
  of their papers to be considered for publication in a special issue
  of the Image and Vision Computing journal published by
Journal publications
• Types of articles
  – Full length articles: typically 5000 words, a
    series of experiments
  – Short notes: typically 2000 words, one or
    two stand-alone experiments
  – Generally, one solid paper is better than
    two or three short notes
  – Articles in journals are better than chapters
    in books
• Choosing your journal
  – Choose a good quality, high prestige,
    international journal for maximum
  – Journal of the ACS is JRPIT – Journal of
    Research and Practice in Information
  – Excellence in Research Australia journal
• Quality is often measured by a journal’s
  Impact Factor, which is a measure of the
  average number of citations made to articles
  published in the journal
• B = 1998 citations to articles published in
• C = number of articles published in 1996-7
• 1998 Impact = B/C
• Seek advice on where to publish
• Review recent issues to see if your topic
  matches contents
• Examine the references section in your
  paper for common journals
• Check time-to-publish
• Submitting a paper
  – Follow instructions
  – Use correct format or template
  – Provide correct number of copies
  – Include required info in covering letter
• People involved:
  – Managing Editor (deals with
  – Editor (selects reviewers; makes final
    decision on acceptance)
  – Reviewers (experts in the paper topic)
•   Is the paper too long?
•   Is the paper well organised?
•   Are the design and analysis sound?
•   Do the conclusions follow from the results?
•   Has the author cited all relevant references?
•   Are all the tables and figures necessary?
•   Are the title and abstract fully descriptive of
    the text?
JRPIT reviews
•   Technical content (1-5)
•   Originality (1-5)
•   Writing quality (1-5)
•   Appropriate to JRPIT (1-5)
•   Overall assessment (1-5)
•   Comments to authors
•   Comments to editor
Possible recommendations:
• Accept with few or no revisions
• Accept provided that revisions are
  carried out according to the reviewers’
  (and/or editor’s) specific comments
• Reject but allow re-submission after
  major revision
• Reject
Revising your paper
• Check the time limit
• Write a cover letter addressing ALL
  reviewers’ comments
• Don’t attack the reviewer or the editor
• Don’t be intimidated by either
• Stand up for your viewpoint if you think
  you are right
Re-submitting your paper
•   Follow instructions carefully
•   Proof-read carefully
•   Generate high-quality laser copies
•   Date your work
•   unmatched parentheses,
•   wrong fonts,
•   misspelt words,
•   repeated words,
•   missing punctuation, especially commas,
•   incorrect hyphenation,
•   a widow header or word,
•   O for 0, l for 1, etc.
•   bad line breaks in mathematical equations,
•   incorrect formatting,
•   missing symbols,
•   errors in numbers in tables, and
•   incorrect citation numbers
• Unless using a typesetting template,
  galley proofs arrive shortly before
• Cross-check carefully
• Return within 24 hours!
• Indicate precise changes in cover letter
  and on proofs using correct mark-up
•   Acceptance rate is usually below 33%
•   Everyone gets rejected
•   Wait before trying again
•   Don’t be discouraged
•   Re-submit to another journal within a
Good practice
• Keep
    – a copy of your manuscript
    – a re-print
    – all reviewers’ and editor’s comments
•   Make sure you have all info for audit
•   Don’t give up
•   Start now
•   Make downloads available through web
• Same amount of material as a
  ten-minute talk
• Different from a talk or a paper
• Visual presentation designed to
  stimulate discussion
•   Introduction and motivation
•   Outline of materials and methods
•   Results
•   Conclusions
A good poster is
•   readable
•   legible
•   well organized
•   succinct
• Layout and design crucial
• Check space constraints
• Usually landscape with 1-2m2 , but
  sometimes portrait
                        Title, in sentence capitalisation
 Name — School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, The University of Western
Introduction              Results                                          Conclusions

                                                                       Literature cited

Materials and methods



                                                                       For further information
• Usually about 20% text, 40% graphics
  and 40% space
• Must have right angles, straight lines,
  perfect spacing between entities
• Plan your layout on paper first
• Use strong colour contrast
• Muted colours best for background, strong
  colours for borders
• Related background colours will unify the
• Use light background with dark photos, dark
  background with light photos
• Use neutral (grey) background to emphasize
  colour, and white to reduce colour impact
• Images and graphs preferable to tables
• Use professional tools
  – Guillotine
  – Spray adhesive
• Design for reading
• Sans serif fonts easiest to read
• Section headings in Helvetica, Boldface,
• Supporting text Helvetica, 24pt
• Should be readable from 1m

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