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ECST Author Instructions

Also available in PDF.

General Information
Manuscript Preparation


General Information

You will be preparing your manuscript for online submission to ECS Transactions (ECST). Acceptable file formats are either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF. Your manuscript will not be typeset; but it will be systematically converted to the PDF version used by ECST. Therefore, after you have uploaded your manuscript, be sure to check the online proof that will automatically be displayed for you. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY OTHER PROOFS.
DO NOT apply any headers or footers, INCLUDING PAGE NUMBERS, as the ECST system will apply these during the final issue preparation. Page numbers relevant to the completed issue will be assigned when the entire issue is assembled.

If you use any special font sets (Greek characters, ligatures, wingdings, etc.), you must embed your fonts within your manuscript, or else these characters may not be translated correctly by the submission system.

DO NOT include a listing of keywords in your manuscript. You will be asked to provide them at a later point in the process.

DO NOT password protect your document. If you do this, ECST will be unable to apply issue information or page numbers, and will be unable to correct margin errors, or other formatting errors.
Follow your volume editor’s specifications regarding the length of your paper.
In order to have a consistent-looking ECST issue, please follow these directions.

Manuscript Preparation

Template—To prepare your manuscript, you are encouraged to download the template provided on the ECST website.
Paper Size and Margins—Manuscripts should be typed single-spaced. Please use the following-set-up in your word processing software. The important measurement is the “typing area,” and this should be centered on the sheet of paper.
W X H - inches
W X H - cms
Letter Paper
Paper Size
8.5" X 11"
21.59 cm X 27.94 cm
Typing area
6" X 9.5"
15.24 cm X 24.13 cm
1.25" (each side)
.75" (top and bottom)
3.175 cm (each side)
1.91 cm (top and bottom)
Indenting—Except for the first paragraph of the main text, indent the first line of each paragraph the equivalent of five spaces. Leave one line of space between paragraphs and two lines of space between manuscript sections.
Typeface and Size—If the manuscript is published in a hard-cover edition of ECST, the text will be reduced to approximately 79% of its original size to accommodate the book’s page size; therefore, choose a relatively large typeface. When possible, use Times Roman type, 12-point font. (Most word processing packages have this font available.)
Title and Authors’ Names and Affiliations—The title of the paper should be typed in boldface and centered on the page. The authors’ names should also be centered on the page. Directly under the authors’ names, place their affiliation(s), with address and zip code, centered on the page.
Abstract—The manuscript should begin with a short abstract (not more than 150 words), typed single-spaced, four and a half inches wide (11.5 cm), and centered. The abstract should be on the first page of the text, following the paper title, and authors’ names and affiliations. Do not type it on a separate sheet.
Equations—All equations should be typed, centered, and separated from the text by one line of space above and below the equation. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper, with the numbers appearing in square brackets at the right margin, in line with the last line of the equation (example shown below).
A + B - (c + d) = xy • z + (q2 + 3)
Subheadings—The text should be suitably divided into subheadings. The following system is suggested: first-value subheadings should be in boldface and centered on a separate line; second-value subheadings should be upper and lowercase, underlined and placed flush left on a separate line. Leave one line of space above and below all headings that are typed on a separate line. Papers should be limited to two values of subheadings; but if unavoidable, third value subheadings should be typed upper and lowercase, underlined and run in as part of the succeeding paragraph, i.e., they should be indented the equivalent of five spaces, followed by a period, and then followed immediately by the text (examples below).
X-Ray Spectroscopic Study of Polysilicon
Splurging of Microcontaminants. The splurgin of...
Tables—All tables must fit within the margins specified above. All tables must be numbered consecutively with roman numerals, identified by a title, and cited (in order) within the text. The title should be typed above the table and aligned on the left side of the page.

Figures—Use only those figures that are necessary to illustrate the meaning of the text. All figures must be numbered consecutively with arabic numerals, identified by a caption, and cited in order within the text. Figures may be incorporated directly into the body of the text, or they may be grouped following the text. All figures and captions must fit within the margins specified above.

Graph and Line Drawings—Size figures so that readers may easily observe any points on the drawing that are mentioned in the text. Be sure that lines, symbols, and dimensions are heavy and large enough to be legible after size reduction. Generally, symbols and characters should be .125" (0.317 cm) high before reduction. Place captions directly below (or next to) the figure.
Photographs—Because reproducing photographs can be problematic, use them only where words, tables, or line drawings cannot make the point. Place captions directly below (or next to) the original photographs. Scale markers should appear on all micrographs.
Color Images—It is strongly recommended that you do NOT use color figures or photographs. They will only appear in color in the online edition. When the issue is being printed, the color figures and photographs will be printed in black-and-white; these color figures may not reproduce well in black-and-white. As a result, if you do use color images, please be sure to check your figure legends carefully and remove any mention of color.
Acknowledgments—Place acknowledgments at the end of the text, before the references, under the heading “Acknowledgments,” which should be centered on the page.
References—All references within the text should be numbered consecutively with the numbers in parentheses as shown at the end of this sentence (3). Complete citations should appear at the end of the text under the heading “References” which should be centered on the page. Use the reference style that is shown below for all references.

1. J. Doe and R. Hill, J. Electrochem. Soc., 152, H1902 (2005).
2. R. Smith, Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., 10, A1 (2007).


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3. E. Gaura and R. M. Newman, ECS Trans., 4(1), 3 (2006).

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4. A. D. Warren and J. M. Woodall, in Semiconductor Cleaning Technology/1989, J. Ruzyllo and R. E. White, Editors, PV 90-9, p. 371, The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, Pennington, NJ (1990).

5. F. P. Fehlner, Low Temperature Oxidation: The Role of Vitrous Oxides, p. 23, Wiley Interscience, New York (1986).
6. N. J. DiNardo, in Metallized Plastics 1, K. L. Mittal and J. R. Susko, Editors, p. 137, Plenum Press, New York (1989).

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