INSTRUCTIONS for AUTHORS



You may send abstracts or full papers.

A one-page abstract will be included in the abstract book. Full papers (invited and contributed, oral presentation and posters) will be considered for publication in the special proceedings issue of SENSORS

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via e-mail to sensors@mdpi.org  before April 1, 2003.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via email to sensors@mdpi.org before April 1, 2003.

Brief instructions for preparing the abstract are given here  It is requested that the abstract should be in Microsoft Word format. The corresponding author's mailing address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address should be supplied. Information concerning the acceptance of papers will be announced by the end of April 2003.

Format of Abstracts

Text area: A4 size paper with 25 mm margin all around.
Text font: Times New Roman.
Title in boldface and 14 pts font size with single spacing; capitalize the first letter of each word.
Name(s) of author(s) in 12 pts font size with single spacing; the presenter's name being underlined.
Affiliation in 12 pts font size with single spacing; leave one line as spacing with the text.
Text in 12 pts font size with single spacing.
References should appear in the text as numbers within square brackets and listed at the end of the abstract in 12 pts font size with single spacing. The reference should follow the ACS journal (e.g., J. Am. Chem. Soc.) style:
[1] Author, A. Journal Title, year, volume, initial page.

Format of papers

Submission of Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in English by e-mail with a covering e-mail, to sensors@mdpi.org
  • MS Word (all versions) files are preferred. Manuscripts prepared with other software and computers may export the full text (with figures, schemes and tables inserted into the text) to a MS Word format (either for Macintosh or for Windows). Authors who intend to send their final, accepted papers by surface mail may contact the editor beforehand.
  • Submission of a paper implies that the copyright is transferred to MDPI.
Manuscript Preparation
  • Manuscripts should be prepared with a word processor. The printing area is 17.5 cm x 24.7 cm. For A4 paper, the margins should be 1.5 cm on top, 3.5 cm at the bottom and 1.75 cm on both left and right sides of the paper. For US letter-sized paper, the margins should be 1.5 cm on top, 1.74 cm at the bottom and 2.05 cm on both left and right sides.
  • The paper style of SENSORS should be followed. You may download a sample paper and a template file from Molecules homepage. The full titles and the cited papers can be given. However, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
    Journal references must cite the title of the paper and its starting and ending pages, thus
      8. Bowman, C. M.; Landee, F. A.; Reslock, M. A. Chemically Oriented Storage and Retrieval System. 1. Storage and Verification of Structural Information. J. Chem. Doc. 1967, 7, 43-47.
    References to books should cite the authors(s), title, publisher, publication date, and page.
      9. Smith, A. B. Textbook of Organic Chemistry; D. C. Jones: New York, 1961; pp 123-126.
    In referring to a book written by various contributors, cite authors(s) first, as in
      10. Winstein, S.; Henderson, R. B. In Heterocyclic Compounds; Elderfield, R. C., Ed.; Wiley: New York, 1950; Vol. 1, Chapter 1, p 60.
  • Authors' full address, homepage address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address can be included in the title page and these will be published.
  • A list of three to five keywords must be given, and placed after the Abstract.
  • Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Conference slides, video sequences, software, etc., can be included and published as supplementary material.
  • Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading.
  • Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table and after a figure or a scheme.
Referees
The author should suggest at least three referees with the appropriate technical expertise, although the Editor will not necessarily approach them. Their addresses, homepage addresses, phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses should be provided as fully as possible.