Instructions for Paper Preparation

The following instructions should be carefully followed in preparing and submitting the manuscript:

Submission

Please submit your manuscript to the Secretariat before September 20th, 2001, as a .RTF or MS Word .DOC file in a floppy disk or CD-ROM + three paper copies.

Label the disk with the name of the computer and word-processing package used, your name, and the name of the files on the disk.

Filenames of manuscripts must be acronym of contribution ("C" for Oral communication, "P" for Poster) plus first author name and initials, and be saved as follows:

§ in .RTF file

e.g. (Oral Communication from Paul Andrew Smith)

CSMITHPA.RTF

§ in .RTF file

e.g. (Poster from Mario Rossi)

PROSSIM.RTF

§ or in Word .DOC file,

e.g. (Oral Communication from Paul Andrew Smith)

CSMITHPA.DOC.

§ or in Word .DOC file,

e.g. (Poster from Mario Rossi)

PROSSIM.DOC.

Filenames of images and graphs should be composed by the manuscript filename (as above), plus the reference to the picture – e.g. PROSSIMFIG01.TIF.

Mailing Address for Applications to:

INDEX2001 Congress Secretariat

ANPA, Via V. Brancati, 48,

I – 00144 Rome (Italy)

Tel. +39.06.5007.2249 – .2376;

Fax +39.06.5007.2048 – .2218;

E-mail: index2001@anpa.it

 

Format

The total length of the manuscript, including abstract, references, figures etc., must not exceed 10 pages for oral paper and 3 pages for poster paper.

The manuscript should be printed on DIN A4 paper and all margins should be set to 3 cm.

All text (headings included) should be in Normal style, flushed with the left margin, typed single-spaced and using Times New Roman fonts, size 10, except for the headings which should be size 12 bold for first order headings and size 10 bold for second order headings.

Papers should be checked carefully for accuracy and misspelling. Please use English (either UK or USA) language correctors.

The first page should include the title, author(s) name(s), address, abstract and keywords as described below. The first paragraph under the heading INTRODUCTION should start immediately below the keywords. Paragraphs should be separated by one line space.

Title: The title should be in Times New Roman 12 pt bold font, ALL CAPS, flush left, single-space.

Author(s) and Institution(s): Type author(s) family name, with initials only, in Times New Roman 10 pt normal font. If the paper has more than one author, use numerical superscripts to indicate those from different institutions. Underline the name of the person presenting the paper.

All addresses should follow the last author's name. Include full address, fax and e-mail.

Keywords: Include a maximum of 5 keywords in Times New Roman 10 pt bold font; separate keywords with a comma.

Abstract Content: Use Times New Roman 10 pt font. Only standard abbreviations may be used. Do not include tables, graphs, endnotes, footnotes or frames. Use superscripts and subscripts for mathematical formulae and Greek symbols from "Insert symbol (normal text)".

Tables should be inserted in the text following their first reference and as close to it as possible. They should be separated from text above and below by one line space. The word TABLE should be capitalised and followed by an Arabic numeral and a proper legend. Legends should be centred. Where a table exceeds one page, the column headings should be repeated. The legend should precede the table.

All drawings and graphs should possibly be in black and white. They have to be alleged also as separate files. Filenames of these files should be composed by the manuscript filename (see above), plus the reference to the picture – e.g. CSMITHPAFIG01.JPG. Only *.JPG or *.TIF graphic formats can be used. Please check if patterns in black and white plots are clearly comprehensible.

All drawings and graphs should be sized to fit within the typing area, including any labelling, numbers or legend. They should be inserted in the text following their first reference and separated from text above and below by one line space.

Captions should be centred and preceded by the word FIGURE followed by a number in Arabic numerals. The caption should follow the figure. Photographs should be good quality glossy black and white prints, not under or over-exposed, and not taken from previously printed material. They should be inserted in the text in the appropriate position, using a latex-based or spray-type adhesive, but not adhesive tape.

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author’s name should be mentioned, followed by ‘et al.’. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ‘a’ and ‘b’ after the date to distinguish the works. Examples: (Winograd 1986a, b), (Winograd 1986; Flores et al. 1988), (Bullen and Bennett 1990).

References to books, journal articles, articles in collections and conference or workshop proceedings, and technical reports should be listed at the end of the article in alphabetical order (see examples below). Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text (e.g., T. Moore, personal communication).

References to books should include the author’s name; year of publication; title; page numbers where appropriate; publisher; place of publication, in the order given in the following example:

White, G.C. and Garrott, R.A. 1990. Analysis of Wildlife Radiotracking Data. Academic Press: San Diego, CA.

References to articles in an edited collection should include the author’s name; year of publication; article title; editor’s name; title of collection; first and last page numbers; publisher; place of publication, in the order given in the following example:

Lidicker Jr., W.Z. and Koenig, W.D. 1996. Responses of terrestrial vertebrates to habitat edges and corridors. In Metapopulations and Wildlife Conservation, pp.85-109. Edited by D.R. McCullough. Island Press: Washington D.C.

References to articles in conference proceedings should include the author’s name; year of publication; article title; editor’s name (if any); title of proceedings; first and last page numbers; place and date of conference; publisher and/or organisation from which the proceedings can be obtained; place of publication, in the order given in the following example:

Baudry, J. and Merriam, H. 1988. Connectivity and connectedness: functional versus structural patterns in landscapes. In Connectivity in Landscape Ecology. Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Munster, Munstersche Geographische Arbeiten.

References to articles in periodicals should include the author’s name; year of publication; article title; full title of periodical; volume number (issue number where appropriate); first and last page numbers, in the order given in the following example:

Turner, M.G. and Romme, W.H. 1994. Landscape dynamics in crown fire ecosystems. Landscape Ecology 9: 59-77.

References to technical reports or doctoral dissertations should include the author’s name; year of publication; title of report or dissertation; institution; location of institution, in the order given in the following example:

Forys, E.A. 1995. Metapopulations of marsh rabbits: a population viability analysis of the Lower Keys marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Florida: Gainesville. 244 pp.

 

 

Posters

Poster size has to be 1 m high x 0.7 m wide maximum.