"Everything in Nature is a part of Science."

The First International Conference on

SCIENCE MATTERS: A Unified Perspective

Manuscript Submission

I. General Instruction

1. The Proceedings will be published by World Scientific, the famous international publisher based in Singapore. It will be a book in the new book series Science Matters (Editor-in-Chief of series: Lui Lam).

2. Manuscripts should be written in good English. (Ask a friend to help you to improve the English writing if needed, before submitting.)

3. All manuscripts will be refereed.

4. Use the Manuscript Sample (the other file sent to you by email) to type and format your manuscript. (We are very rigorous about format; manuscript not adhere to format will be returned for corrections. Pay particular attention to how references are quoted in text and at end.)

5. Each manuscript should be between 15 to 17 printed pages. (If you need more than 17 pages, please discuss with L. Lam as soon as possible—which could be possible if some other authors use less than 17 pages. Please make your paper at least 15 pages; otherwise the book could be too thin.)

6. You are responsible to obtain the approval of reproducing any material (diagrams, photos, etc.), in writing, from the copyright owner, if that person is not yourself or your coauthor of your manuscript. (A stand form for you to use for this purpose will be emailed to you soon.)

7. Please try your best to submit a first draft of your paper at the conference. At the conference, submit a hard copy to Lui Lam, and before the conference, email a MS Word file to both cochairs (mariaburguete@gmail.com, lui2002lam@yahoo.com).

8. After the conference and before July 1, 2007, submit a revised manuscript (if you wish) by email to both cochairs. This version will be used for referring.

9. You should receive any referee report before Aug. 1, 2007. And Sept. 1, 2007 will be the deadline to submit your final version to be included into the Proceedings.

10. Contact L. Lam for clarification if you need information about preparing your manuscript not yet included in II below.

II. The Writing of Your Paper

1. Please keep in mind that the readers of this book are very diversified in background, ranging from artists to scientists, and from philosophers to historians.

2. Consequently, have a long introduction in Sec. 1; avoid jargons (if you need to use them, explain in text or footnote); do not use empty words, don’t use rhetoric, give concrete examples to illustrate what you want to say in crucial cases.

3. It won’t make your arguments more forceful or correct by quoting authorities (not even Einstein, who was wrong in many occasions). Try to write and explain your basic “assumptions/theories/hypotheses” in your own words (with appropriate source references).

4. There are some words like “chaos” and “chaotic” which are used in our daily lives but have since been hijacked by the scientists and giving a precise technical meaning. To avoid confusion, please adhere to the
scientific/technical definition of these words (with reference if needed). For the same reason, let us agree to use “theory” to mean a “proven hypothesis”, and “hypothesis” to mean well-guessed conjecture.

III. Preparing Manuscripts

1. Use MS Word only

2. Use Time Roman fonts only

3. For two authors, the names should be like Lui Lam and Second Author; for three or more authors, like Lui Lam, Second Author and Third Author (see Sample).

4. If there is only one address, do not use numbering superscript at end of author’s name and the beginning of the address.

5. Note that the first line of every section or subsection is aligned to the left. The first line of second paragraph in each section (or subsection) is indented.

6. You may use images/pictures (in addition to diagrams and line drawings). Each one should fit within one page including its figure caption. The whole paper will be printed in black and white.

7. Make sure you own the copyright or have the approval of the copyright owner (in writing) for all figures and tables. There should be no infringement of copyright for all materials in your paper. (A form to get the necessary copyright approval will be emailed to you later.)

8. Text Area and Font Sizes

(1) Trim size: 6 by 9 inch
(2) Text area: 4.5 by 7 inch (excluding running title and folio)
(3) Text font: 11pt (11pt is recommended if you are using Times New Roman)
(4) Interline spacing: 14pt
(5) Chapter No.: Will be added in by Desk Editor later
(6) Chapter Title: 12 pt (Bold Upper Case)
(7) Author Title: 10pt (Roman Upper and Lower Case)
(8) Affiliation Title: 10pt (Italic Upper and Lower Case) (18 pt empty line between Affliation line and Abstract Text.)
(9) Abstract Text: 10pt (Roman, interline spacing is 12pt)
(10) Section heads:
(a) 1st Section head: 11pt Bold roman, Upper and Lower Case
(b) 2nd Section head: 11pt Bold italic, Upper and Lower Case
(c) 3rd Section head: 11pt Italic, Upper and Lower Case
(11) Figure and Table captions are set in 9pt with 11pt for interline spacing
(12) Table entries: 9pt
(13) Running title (footers and headers): 9pt
(14) Reference text: 9pt with interline spacing of 12pt
(15) Index entries: 9pt with interline spacing of 11pt


Ericeira, Portugal 28-30 May 2007