Authors' Guidelines

The basic checklist for manuscript preparation

  • After acceptance for publication, the authors should provide the accepted paper source files (either Latex or Microsoft Word) properly formatted in accordance with the provided templates;
  • For the review process the authors should submit a simple formatted document with one column and 1.5 line spacing, in PDF format, with figures, tables and equations, numbered consecutively and embedded in the text. The format for references should be the IEEEtran;
  • When using the provided templates please consider the following: 
    • Latex template
      • Please use only public packages available from CTAN (the Comprehensive TEX Archive Network).
      • Do not redefine already existing commands, however you can add additional ones if they support your work
      • The full LateX distribution is required (e.g. in Ubuntu run “sudo apt install texlive-full”)
    • Word template
      • To be provided soon
    • authors should not modify the templates regarding formatting, as this may results in additional review cycles
  • Rename the template to a file name which clearly identifies the main author and the main topic of the work. Also use identifying file names for all submitted files. Avoid overly generic file names (e.g. article_final.docx, fig1.png, etc…)
  • Please use the provided template for referencing other publications. All bibliographic data must be incorporated into the article file.
  • Please do not provide a list of authors and affiliations for our double blind review process, in the final accepted version of the manuscript a full list of all authors, their affiliations as well as email addresses will be added.
  • Proofread your article thoroughly and carefully.
  • The first page of an article must contain a descriptive title and the abstract
  • You have to make sure  that you have the consent of all authors and other entities for the publication. This is especially important for all auxiliary data (e.g. experimental data sets) you provide along with your article.
  • Make sure your article clearly outlines the two major core points of the journal
    • reproducibility
    • benefit for the OpenFOAM community
    • Please check the scope of the journal for more information.
    • It is the author’s responsibility to focus on those two topics.

 

Checklist for figures/tables 

  • All figures/tables have to be inserted into the text body (both for the Latex and the Word template).
  • Number figures/tables consistently throughout the paper.
  • Use an in-text reference at least once before the figure appears in the text.
  • Set captions below the figure and above the tables. Text within figures should be legible and its size should be no less than 80% of the main body text size
  • Make sure figures are sized correctly and do not extend into the margins of the page.
  • File format
    • vector graphics figures are preferred (e.g. eps or PDF)
    • resolutions for bitmap graphics
      • min. 600 pixels per inch at 100%
      • If the figure is too large, resize the figure in a graphics program, not in Latex or Word. This applies also to photographs.
      • Photographs must be at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
    • Overly generic file names should be avoided (e.g. fig1.eps)
    • Fonts should be fully embedded in your graphics.
    • Do not crop by pasting areas of white over portions of the graphic.
  • Make sure that you have all rights to all your figures for publication.