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Balance-Unbalance (BunB) 2016 Formatting Instructions for Authors


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Abstract

The Proceedings of the Balance-Unbalance conference will be compiled from electronic manuscripts submitted by the authors. This paper provides brief style instructions that will facilitate high-quality, consistent, proceedings. The title “Abstract” should be 10 point, bold type, centered at the beginning of the left column. The body of the abstract summarizing the thesis and conclusion of the paper in no more than 200 words should be 9 point, justified, regular type.


Keywords

The title “Keywords” should be 10 point, bold type, centered at the beginning of the left column. Using 9 point, justified, regular type, write up to ten keywords that highlight the main areas of your essay’s content.


Introduction


Your essay’s heading should be 12 point, bold style, centered. Your body text should be 10 point, justified, single space. The first sentence after the heading begins without a paragraph indent like this paragraph.

The second, and subsequent paragraphs are indented 10 points. Do not leave double-space between words or paragraphs. This sample shows a 10-point Times New Roman text. Times New Roman is the font to be used throughout the essay.



The BunB2016 submission must be Microsoft Word files formatted for 8-1/2''  11'' paper.

Word Processing Software


As detailed below, BunB has prepared and made available a Microsoft Word template for use in formatting your paper. If you are using some other word processing software, please follow the format instructions given below and ensure that your final paper looks like this sample.

Length of Papers


A variety of paper lengths will be accepted under different categories. Please note that submission lengths must be all inclusive (including references, biographies and acknowledgements).

  • Paper submissions can be between 4 and 8 pages in the BunB2016 template format.

  • Poster proposal submissions can be between 2 and 3 pages in the BunB2016 template format.

  • Panel proposal submissions can be between 2 and 3 pages in the BunB2016 template format.

  • Artistic works submissions can be between 2 and 3 pages in the BunB2016 template format.

  • Transdisciplinary workshop submissions can be between 2 and 3 pages in the BunB2016 template format.

  • Virtual project submissions can be between 2 and 3 pages in the BunB2016 template format.

Style and Format


Templates that implement these instructions can be retrieved electronically at http://www.balance-unbalance2016.org

Layout


Print manuscripts two columns to a page, in the manner in which these instructions are printed. The exact dimensions for pages are:

  • left and right margins: 0.75''

  • column width: 3.31''

  • gap between columns: 0.38''

  • top margin—first page: 1.25''

  • top margin—other pages: 0.75''

  • bottom margin: 1.25''

Format of Electronic Manuscript


For the production of the electronic manuscript, you must use Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Additionally, you must specify the American letter format (corresponding to 8-1/2''  11'') when formatting the paper.

Review process


The papers will be peer-reviewed. You are at liberty to include your name, affiliation and cite your papers in a natural manner, and you are also at liberty to anonymize the text if you so desire.

Title and Author Information


Center the title on the entire width of the page in a 16-point bold font. Below it, center the author name(s) in a 12-point bold font, and then center the address(es) in a 9-point regular font. Credit to a sponsoring agency can appear in the Acknowledgment Section described below.
Figure 1. This is an example of figure caption. Note that all figures, and tables are to be referenced in the text. ©Respect Copyright.

Text


The main body of the text immediately follows the abstract. Use10-point type in Times New Roman font.

Indent when starting a new paragraph, except after major headings.


Headings and Sections


When necessary, headings should be used to separate major sections of your paper. (These instructions use many headings to demonstrate their appearance; your paper should have fewer headings.

Section Headings Print section headings centered, in 12-point bold type in the style shown in these instructions. Your body text should be 10 point, justified, single space. Do not number sections.

Subsection Headings Print subsection headings left justified, in 11-point bold type and mixed case (nouns, pronouns, and verbs are capitalized). They should be flush left. Your text should be 10 point, justified, single space. Do not number subsections.

Subsubsection Headings Print subsubsection headings inline in 10-point bold type. Do not number subsubsections.

Special Sections You may include an unnumbered acknowledgments section, including acknowledgments of help from colleagues, financial support, and permission to publish.

The references section is headed “References,” printed in the same style as a section heading. A sample list of references is given at the end of these instructions. Note the various examples for books, proceedings, multiple authors, etc.



Footnotes

If footnotes are necessary, place them at the bottom of the page in 9-point font. Refer to them with superscript numbers.1 Separate them from the text by a short horizontal line.



Illustrations 300 dpi TIFF or PNG


These should be placed throughout the paper, next to the text that they illustrate, preferably at the top or bottom of the page. Leave .25 inches between images on top, bottom, left and right margins.
Itemized Lists

Itemized lists shall use the en-dash as item. Let’s take the case of URL, automatic links and punctuation as an example:



  • Turn off the automatic linking feature for URLs in Word.

  • Quotations: For direct quotations remember to use “double in­verted commas.” Quotations must be carefully transcribed and accurate.

  • Periods and commas go inside quotation marks. This applies to “double inverted commas,” as well as single ‘inverted commas,’ and to the use of a full stop as in the “following example.”

  • Parenthesis: When an entire sentence is enclosed in parentheses, the punctuation mark belongs inside the closing parenthesis as in this example: applying this may be difficult at times. (We think it is important.)

  • The punctuation mark belongs outside the closing parenthesis if the brackets are within the sentence as in this example: applying this may be difficult at times, but good results are guaranteed (and this is important).

  • Use en dashes with spaces – like this – to set off phrases. En dashes are moreover placed between digits to indicate a range (1–10 October; pp. 25–30). You can type an en dash with ALT + 0150 (in the numeric key­pad) in Windows, or OPTION + HYPHEN in Mac.

Quotations and Extracts


Indent long quotations and extracts by 10 points at left margins.

Acknowledgements


The preparation of these instructions and Word files was facilitated by borrowing from similar documents used for ISEA and Balance-Unbalance proceedings.





  • Figure 2. Example of a double-column figure with caption. ©Respect Copyright.


  • References


  • The title “References” should be 12 point, bold style, centered. Citation standards adhere to the guidelines set by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - APA, 6th ed. References should be 9 point, regular type. List them in numerical order immediately after your essay. The numbers should be cross-referenced within the essay, with numbers placed at the end of the sentence in square brackets, with a space after the full stop, as shown at the end of this sentence. The following are citation examples:

  • [1] Belch, G. E. & Belch, M. A. (2001). An Integrated Communication Perspective. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • [2] Bruner, G. C. (2007, April 27). Media Interactions. Retrieved from http://www.miad.org/mi/.

  • [3] Tarlow, H. (1993). Fundamentals for preparing journal articles. Journal of Research, 55, 893-896.

  • [4] Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Bibliography


  • The title “Bibliography” should be 12 point, bold style, centered. Using 9 point, regular type, list your bibliography in alphabetical order by family name, after the references. The difference between a reference list and a bibliography is that in your references, you list all the sources you directly referred to in the body of your writing - in numerical order, whereas a bibliography includes an alphabetical listing of all those authors and sources that you have consulted while writing your essay. Use the same format as for the references otherwise.
  • Author(s) Biography(ies)


  • The title “Author(s) Biography(ies)” should be 12 point, bold style, centered. Using 9 point, regular type, biographies should be no longer than 150-word count.



  • Questions?



  • For technical questions about Microsoft Word formatting please seek online tutorials. For questions about your manuscript, please contact: submissions.bunb2016@gmail.com



1 This is what a footnote looks like. Try to avoid using them!


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