The layout of the text


For the body of your document, use Arial or Times New Roman, 10-point. The whole document should be fully justified.

No headers and footers, no page numbers.


Headings should be 12-point, sentence case, bold.


Subheadings should be 10-point sentence case, bold.


Tables: Text size is 9-point; all captions should be sentence case and left-oriented.

If possible, please submit tables as editable text and not as images.


Equations should be on a separate line in the main body of the text and marked on the right-hand side of the page with numbers in round brackets.


Always use a minimum of 300 dpi.

Figures must be cited in consecutive numerical order in the text and referred to in both the text and the caption as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Captions should be in sentence case and left-oriented. Figures and images must be embedded in your document.

Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.

Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please ‘save as’ or convert the images to JPG formats.
Remember: Always use a minimum of 300 dpi.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are too low in resolution.
  • Submit figures that are disproportionately large for the content.
  • Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript.