Large Fires Conference Proceedings Submission Guidelines
REMINDER ABOUT PROCEEDINGS!
NOTE: Conference abstracts for poster or oral presentations submitted to the website will NOT appear in the proceedings. If you want your abstract to appear in the proceedings you must submit it to Bob Keane separately before July 1, 2014.
Manuscripts can be submitted as an abstract, extended abstract, or full paper. Abstracts should be less than 500 words and contain no references, tables or figures. Abstracts submitted online will NOT be used for publication because many are too short. Extended abstracts are approximately 3-5 pages in length (around 1000-1500 words) and may contain references, figures and tables. A full paper is no longer than 20 pages (5000 words) including references, figures, and tables.
All submissions must follow the RMRS guidelines for format, style, citations, tables and figures. Please read the guidelines on this website and review your manuscript to ensure that the format is correct. Be especially careful about the headers, citations, and references. Common mistakes are:
- Using “et al.” instead of “and others”
- Using the percent sign % instead of the word “percent”
- Using slang units instead of SI (ft/sec instead of ft sec-1)
- Inconsistent units within text (alternate between English and metric)
Remember to create separate files for tables, figures, and references. We suggest you use the following convention: NNNNN_XXX_YYY.doc
Where NNNNN is your last name; XXX denotes whether it is an abstract (abs), extended abstract (ebs), or paper (pap); and YYY signifies whether it is the manuscript text file (text), tables (tab), figure captions (fcap), or references (ref). So, tomback_ebs_text.doc is Diana Tomback’s manuscript text file for an extended abstract. If you have more than one submission, then use your name and a number (e.g., tomback1_ebs_text.doc). Remember the following:
- Have all figures as separate files in high resolution format (300 dpi or greater)
- Have a separate file for figure captions.
- Put a caption at the top of each table.
All abstracts, extended abstracts, and papers must be peer-reviewed by at least two people prior to submission and the manuscript must be revised based on reviewer comments. Senior authors must identify all reviewers and their contact information in the submission email and they must save the review comments in case there is an inquiry until after the proceedings are published.
Your final edited manuscript can be emailed to Bob Keane (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 1, 2014 BUT only if the entire set of files is less than 5 MB. If more than 5 MG, then send Bob Keane an email and he will give you a ftp site for submission.