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Author Guidelines for Sustainability:

Preparation of Papers for RIT Journal of Environmental Sustainability (JES)

Place holder for author names (Note: Authors and affiliations are only to be added after blind peer review is completed and the paper is accepted pending revisions) First A. Author, Jr. Institution, email)
Second B. Author, Institution, email
Third C. Author, Institution, email

ABSTRACT

These instructions give you guidelines for preparing papers for JES. Use the The electronic file of your paper will be formatted further at RIT. Do not cite references in the abstract.

Key Words

Approximately four key words or phrases in alphabetical order, separated by commas.

I. INTRODUCTION

  1. Use italics for emphasis; do not underline.
  2. To insert images in Word, position the cursor at the insertion point and either use Insert | Picture | From File or copy the image to the Windows clipboard and then Edit | Paste Special | Picture (with “Float over text” unchecked).
  3. To ensure a unified style your paper will be formatted by RIT’s Scholarly Publishing Studio before appearing on line or in print.

PROCEDURE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION

A. Review Stage

Please submit your manuscript electronically for review. Follow the submission instructions at http://library.rit.edu/oajournals/index.php/jes/about/submissions#onlinesubmissions

B. Final Stage

Please submit your final manuscript electronically as a “revision” (this maintains the manuscript number and ongoing revision history) after your paper has been accepted and corrections have been addressed. Follow the submission instructions at http://library.rit.edu/oajournals/index.php/jes/about/submissions#onlinesubmissions The author who submits the manuscript will be the “corresponding author.” This is the author to whom proofs of the paper will be sent. Proofs are sent to the corresponding author only.

C. Copyright

Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright permissions.

D. Figures

For consistency when preparing tables and figures, use a sans serif font such as “Arial” or “Helvetica.” RIT cannot extract the tables and figures embedded in your Microsoft Word document. (The figures and tables you insert in your document are only to help you gauge the size of your paper, for the convenience of the referees, and to make it easy for you to distribute preprints.) Therefore, submit in separate files, tables, graphs, and image files, using the naming conventions as follows in Section E, “Electronic Image Files.”

E. Electronic Image Files

The figures in your paper should be ready for print. Please submit graphic files in the following formats: JPEG, TIFF, PDF, Excel. Use a separate file for each image. File names should be of the form “fig2.pdf,” etc. Files should be sized at the intended size of reproduction, or at least 5 inches wide, to maintain optimal readability and resolution.

  1. Line figures and tables: Using a scanner, save the images in TIFF format. High-contrast line figures and tables should be prepared with 1200 dpi resolution and saved with no compression, 1 bit per pixel (monochrome), with file names of the form “fig3.tif” or “table1.tif.”
  2. Photographs and grayscale figures: Images should be prepared with 300 dpi resolution and saved with no compression, 8 bits per pixel (grayscale).
  3. Color figures: Color images should be prepared with 400 dpi resolution and saved with no compression, 8 bits per pixel (palette or 256 color).