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Submission Guidelines for ISMAR S&T TVCG Journal Papers

Note: The Abstract deadline is March 7, 2021 (23:59 AoE). The authors should at least provide the paper title and abstract in the abstract submission form before this deadline. If the abstract form is not completed at this time, the full paper will not be allowed to submit. The Full Paper deadline is March 15, 2021 (23:59 AoE). A complete paper submission including paper and supplementary files should be made before this deadline.                             

All submissions must be done electronically. Note that there are several submission categories. Note that the use of a teaser image in papers is encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:

ISMAR TVCG Papers must be submitted electronically to PCS. The ISMAR TVCG Papers will use the vgtc journal style format. Note that the use of a teaser image in papers is encouraged.

All Journal Papers submissions should be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society TVCG journal format described here.

Page Length:

  • 4–9 pages of text, plus 2 pages of references

Size and Margins:

It is very important to follow these margins exactly or you run the risk of losing text when the final paper is produced at a smaller trim size.

  • Paper Size: 8.5 inches by 11.0 inches (21.59cm by 27.94cm)
  • Top Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
  • Bottom Margin: 0.625 inch (1.5875 cm)
  • Inside Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
  • Outside Margin: 0.625 inch (1.5875 cm)
  • Columns: Two (2) columns, each 3.48 inches (8.8392 cm) wide
  • Column Gutter: 0.17 inches (0.4318 cm) column gutter

Images:

  • Teaser images are allowed and encouraged. Please do not include any other images/graphs/charts on the first page of your paper and try to place all other images in one of the four corners of your pages, if possible.

Header:

  • Please do NOT include headers in your paper. We will automate these for you with the appropriate information.

Title:

  • Title Text: 18pt Helvetica, centered
  • Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word).

Author Information and Affiliation: (Only for camera-ready version; should be anonymous during submission)

  • Author Names:10pt Helvetica, centered
  • Author Information is specified in a comma separated list, the last one being attached with ‘, and’. If only two authors are given simply separate them  with a single ‘and’. IEEE Members should be indicated by appending ‘Member, IEEE’ or ‘Student Member, IEEE’, whichever applies.
  • Author Affiliation should be 8pt Times or Times New Roman and contact information is provided as a list in a separate footnote at the bottom of the first page in the left column. Please insert punctuation at the end of each  item. Please include each author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address, in bullet form.

Abstract:

  • Justified,indented an extra 0.33 inches from main Body text of paper on inside and outside margins.
  • Word “Abstract”: 8pt Helvetica, bold, justified, NOT numbered
  • Body Text: up to 3 in. (7.62 cm) long.
  • Abstract must be 1 paragraph; any paper with multiple paragraphs will be returned for correction.

Index Terms:

  • Justified,indented an extra 0.33 inches from main Body text of paper on inside and outside margins.
  • word “Index Terms”: 8pt Helvetica, bold, justified, NOT numbered
  • Please capitalize the first word in the list, separating the words with commas, and ending the list with proper punctuation.
  • A list of  relevant index terms should be included after the abstract.
  • Please think of these as being written in the style of Keywords, instead of the  traditional ACM Index Terms (Looking at the sample PDF, might be of help.)
  • Leave one blank line after Index terms

Diamond Rule:

  • Insert Diamond Rule after Index Terms, centered

Headings:

  • Section Headings:9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, numbered, small caps
  • Subsection Headings: 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, numbered
  • Sub-subsection Headings: 9pt Helvetica, flush left, numbered

Body Text:

  • 9pt Times or Times New Roman, justified on 10pt leading
  • Indent all paragraphs by 1em (roughly 3mm) except the first one under a heading
  • No blank lines between paragraphs

Caption Text:

  • 8pt Helvetica
  • Figures and tables must be numbered separately
  • Figure captions are to be flush left BELOW the figures, please number each figure in the following manner: ‘Fig.#.’, followed by the title, using the appropriate punctuation; capitalize the first word of each sentence in the figure  caption.
  • Table titles are to be centered ABOVE the tables; Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word) of each figure caption.

Acknowledgments: (Only for camera-ready version; should not be mentioned during submission)

  • Word “ACKNOWLEDGMENTS”: 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, NOT  numbered, small caps
  • Acknowledgment text : 9pt Times or Times Roman

Citations and References:

  • Word “REFERENCES”: 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, NOT numbered, small caps
  • List of references: 8pt Times or Times Roman on 9.5pt leading
  • When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1].
  • Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books.

[1] Albert B. Smith, Christopher D. Jones, and Egon F. Roberts, “Article  Title”, Journal, Publisher, Location, pp. 1-10, Date.

[2] Christopher  D. Jones, Albert B. Smith, and Egon F. Roberts, Book Title, Publisher, Location, Date.

[3] Christopher  D. Jones, Albert B. Smith, and Egon F. Roberts, “Chapter Title”,  Book Title, Book Editors, Publisher, Location, Date.

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