Guidelines of ITC13 Manuscript Preparation
for Contributed and Invited Papers

1. Introduction
All papers presented at ITC13 will be considered, via peer review, for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research published by the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research. Details of this journal and society can be found at To make a timely publication of these proceedings, the Editorial Office has come up with the following guidelines for manuscript preparation. Authorsf cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Contributed papers which are not presented at the poster session will be automatically excluded from the publication in the Journal. The presentation does not necessarily guarantee the publication in the Journal.

2. Manuscript preparation
Language and material: Manuscripts should be written in clear English on white vertical A4 size paper (210X297 mm) with a 25 mm margin on all sides. The text should be typed in one column format with 12 pt font size. Times roman font or equivalent is recommended. Page numbers should appear at the center of the bottom of pages.

The title should be set centrally at the top of the first page in 14 pt bold letters.

Authors and affiliations:
Set centrally beneath the title with the family name in upper-case followed by the first name such as gLANGMUIR Irvingh. Affiliations should be written in italics. If authorsf affiliations are more than one, correspondence between authors and affiliations must be specified by superscript 1), 2), etc.

Corresponding authorfs e-mail address should be written beneath the affiliations in italics.

Five to ten keywords of the manuscript should be placed beneath the abstract. Put a comma after each keyword and type them in lower-case except for special cases such as abbreviations.

Length limit:
The total length will be limited to 8 journal pages for plenary talks, 6 journal pages for invited and oral talks, and 4 journal pages for contributed papers presented in posters, including figures and tables. A journal page is printed in two-column format except for title, affiliation, abstract and keywords. One column contains 51 linesX53 letters (in average) in 76X221 mm rectangular. The height of one line in a journal page is 4.3 mm. A sample of a journal page is available on our web page Any papers longer than this limit will not be published. Please rigorously check the length of your manuscript before submission by utilizing the length-check (two-columns) sample file.

References should be included at the end of the text, and cited in the text like this [1]. They must be listed in order that they appear in the text in the following manner:
[1] T.Kakuyugo et al., J. Plasma Fusion Res. 79, 9999 (2003).
The number in bold letters indicates the volume number, followed by the page number and the year of publication in round brackets.
Figures and tables: All figures and tables should be prepared in black-and-white (or in gray scale) and arranged in numerical order such as Fig. 1, and drawn one by one in separate pages. The captions should be below the figures and tables. Note that figures and tables will be reproduced in one column size (76 mm-width) or two column size (161 mm-width) in journal pages. A figure of an aspect ratio 1:1 in one column size is approximately equivalent to 20 lines except for a caption.

3. Manuscript submission
3.1 Submission for review
Bring with you to the conference and turn in your original manuscript and two copies at the publication desk. The original will be retained at the Editorial Office and the copies will be forwarded to reviewers. Manuscripts will be checked in terms of length and format, etc. Please be advised that if these guidelines are severely violated, manuscripts will not be forwarded to reviewers, in which case these manuscripts can not be considered for the publication. Again, authorsf cooperation would be appreciated from the timely publication point of view. Reviewersf comments will be forwarded to authors as soon as they become available.

3.2 Submission for publication

Responding to reviewersf comments, authors are requested to revise and re-submit their manuscripts to the Editorial Office, whereby the acceptance for publication will be decided. For the journal publication, the Editorial Office needs to collect authorfs revised manuscripts and also their electronic files. In preparing electronic files, both PC and Mac files are acceptable. Submission of figures in EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) or PostScript files is recommended. Again, equations must be prepared using the software compatible with these platforms.

Type of manuscript file:
Microsoft WORD file or LaTeX file is recommended. Equations must be prepared using the software compatible with these word processors.

LaTeX Sample file:
A LaTeX sample file is available on our web page LaTeX users can prepare the manuscript according to this file. One page of this sample manuscript is approximately equivalent to 0.6 journal page.

WORD Sample file:
A WORD sample file is also available on our web page WORD users can prepare the manuscript according to this file. One page of this sample manuscript is approximately equivalent to 0.6 journal page.

If manuscripts contain any reproduction from other sources, authors are requested to furnish the Editorial Office with a document of the original publisherfs agreement.

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