Formatting Guidelines for TVCG Journal Track Papers
 

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If you are the author of a *Conference Track Paper* for VIS or ISMAR, please use the formatting guidelines found here. If you have questions regarding document formatting or for which style of track you were accepted (conference or journal), please forward your inquiry to submissions@vgtc.org.

Summary of Format

Size and Margins:

It is very important to follow these margins exactly or you run the risk of loosing text when the final paper is produced at a smaller trim size.

Please note, if you are using MS Word, you will need to use the margins found here.

  • Paper Size: 8.5 inches by 11.0 inches (21.59cm by 27.94cm)
  • Top Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
  • Bottom Margin: 0.625 inch (1.5875 cm)
  • Inside Margin: 0.75 inch (1.905 cm)
  • Outside Margin: 0.625 inch (1.5875 cm)
  • Columns: Two (2) columns, each 3.48 inches (8.8392 cm) wide
  • Column Gutter: 0.17 inches (0.4318 cm) column gutter

Images:

  • Teaser images are allowed and encouraged in Journal papers. Please do not include any other images/graphs/charts on the first page of your paper and try to place all other images in one of the four corners of your pages, if possible.

Header:

  • Please do NOT include headers in your paper. We will automate these for you with the appropriate information.

Title:

  • Title Text: 18pt Helvetica, centered
  • Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word).

Author Information and Affiliation:

  • Author Names: 10pt Helvetica, centered
  • Author Information is specified in a comma separated list, the last one being attached with ', and'. If only two authors are given simply separate them with a single 'and'. IEEE Members should be indicated by appending 'Member, IEEE' or 'Student Member, IEEE', whichever applies.
  • Author Affiliation should be 10pt Times or Times New Roman and contact information is provided as a list in a separate footnote at the bottom of the first page in the left column. Please insert punctuation at the end of each item. Please include each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, in bullet form, providing one bullet point for each author.

Abstract:

  • Justified, indented an extra 0.33 inches from main Body text of paper on inside and outside margins.
  • word "Abstract": 8pt Helvetica, bold, justified, NOT numbered
  • Body Text: up to 3 in. (7.62 cm) long.
  • Abstract must be 1 paragraph; any paper with multiple paragraphs will be returned for correction.

Index Terms:

  • Left aligned, indented an extra 0.33 inches from main Body text of paper on inside and outside margins. In MS Word, if the Index Terms run more than one line, please justify so the far right is flush aligned except on the last line; we do not want the last line spacing stretched out to flush both left and right on the last line.
  • word "Index Terms": 8pt Helvetica, bold, justified, NOT numbered
  • Please only capitalize the first letter of the first word in the list, separating the words with commas
  • Starting in 2013, a period (.) is no longer allowed at the end of the Index Terms
  • A list of relevant index terms should be included after the abstract
  • Please think of these as being written in the style of Keywords, instead of the traditional ACM Index Terms (Looking at the sample PDF, might be of help.)
  • Leave one blank line after Index terms

Diamond Rule:

  • Insert Diamond Rule after Index Terms, centered

Headings:

  • Section Headings: 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, numbered, small caps
  • Subsection Headings: 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, numbered
  • Sub-subsection Headings: 9pt Helvetica, flush left, numbered

Body Text:

  • 9pt Times or Times New Roman, justified on 10pt leading
  • indent all paragraphs by 1em (roughly 3mm) except the first one under a heading
  • no blank lines between paragraphs

Caption Text:

  • 8pt Helvetica
  • figures and tables must be numbered separately
  • figure captions are to be flush left below the figures, please number each figure in the following manner: 'Fig.#.', followed by the title, using the appropriate punctuation; capitalize the first word of each sentence in the figure caption.
  • table titles are to be centered above the tables; Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word) of each figure caption.

Acknowledgments:

  • word "ACKNOWLEDGMENTS": 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, NOT numbered, small caps
  • Acknowledgment text : 9pt Times or Times Roman

Citations and References:

  • word "REFERENCES": 9pt Helvetica, bold, flush left, NOT numbered, small caps
  • List of references: 8pt Times or Times Roman on 9.5pt leading
  • When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1].
  • Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books.
    [1] Albert B. Smith, Christopher D. Jones, and Egon F. Roberts, "Article Title", Journal, Publisher, Location, pp. 1-10, Date.
    [2] Christopher D. Jones, Albert B. Smith, and Egon F. Roberts, Book Title, Publisher, Location, Date.
    [3] Christopher D. Jones, Albert B. Smith, and Egon F. Roberts, "Chapter Title", Book Title, Book Editors, Publisher, Location, Date.