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Style Guidelines for the
Preparation of Meeting Abstracts

General Information

Abstracts will be posted to the website and reproduced on the CD-ROM exactly as they are prepared by the author. The submission and scheduling system will automatically apply a header to the abstract, which gives information about the meeting and the abstract number. Because of the volume of submissions, ECS is unable to make corrections to abstracts for authors. Do not apply any headers or footers and DO NOT password protect your document. Please use the meeting abstract template wherever possible. Abstracts are not accepted by fax or e-mail.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Meeting Abstracts should be one page in length and consist of two columns.
  • Each column should be 3.25 in. wide X 11 in. high (82.5 x 279 mm).
  • The abstract should be approximately 800 words total or 400 words per column.
  • A recommended format is one column of text and references and an additional column of tables, graphs, or figures.
  • The preferred font for laser printers is 10-point Times Roman

Title and Author Names and Affiliations
The title of the paper must be centered in the first column of the first page of the abstract. The authors’ names are typed in capital and lower case letters and centered immediately below the title. Directly under the authors’ names, place their affiliations, with address and zip code, typed in capital and lower case, as shown here.


All equations must be typed, centered, and separated from the text by two lines 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, as shown here.

A + B - (c + d) = xy * z + (q2 + 3)                  [1]

The text should be suitably divided into subheadings. The following system is suggested. First-value subheadings should be all upper-case and centered on a separate line; second-value headings should be upper- and lower-case, underlined and placed flush left on a separate line. Leave two lines 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 lower-case, underlined and run in as part of the succeeding paragraph, i.e., they should be indented five spaces, followed by a period, and then followed immediately by the text.

All table must fit within the space allowed for text. All tables must be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals, identified by a title, and cited (in order) within the text. The title should by centered above the table.

Place acknowledgments at the end of the text, before the references, under the heading ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, which should be centered on the page.

All references within the text should be numbered consecutively with the numbers is parenthesis 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., 137, 1902 (1990).
2. R. Smith, J. Appl. Phys., 14, 329 (1985).

ECS Proceedings Volumes
3. 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).

4. F. P. Fehlner, Low Temperature Oxidation: The Role of Vitrous Oxides, p. 23, Wiley Interscience, New York (1986).

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. Group all figures following the text. All figures and captions must fit within the margins specified above.

Graph and Line Drawings
Be sure that lines, symbols, and dimensions are heavy and large enough to be legible after size reduction. Generally, symbols and characters should be 1/8 high before reduction.

Scale markers should appear on all micrographs. You may use color photographs; but note that if the CD-ROM user prints them, they may not reproduce well on a black-and-white personal printer


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