Technical Paper Editorial/Graphic Guidelines
Definitions and Terminology
Language used in IIAR Technical Papers shall conform to the definitions and terminology provided in the ANSI/IIAR-1 Standard "Definitions and Terminology Used in IIAR Standards"
Charts and Graphs
Drafts are to be formatted per the specifications below:
- Drafts will be developed in Microsoft Word format, and must be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- IIAR will prepare the paper in a common format for printing; therefore, it is important that you use the following format for the text and graphics in your drafts.
Use the following guidelines:
- 8½ x 11 inch paper with a 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin on all sides.
- Use a standard 12-point serif font (Times New Roman is preferred) with a minimum of elaborate formatting.
- Text should be left justified.
- Major section titles should appear in bold (12 point), and subsection titles in italics (12 point).
- Leave two lines between paragraphs, and four lines between sections.
- Do not indent or number paragraphs or section titles.
- IIAR members from around the world will read your work, so you must use dual units, i.e. common English engineering units (inch-pound) and S.I. (common metric).
- Send original photographs or high resolution scans (minimum 600 dpi) as individual .GIF, .TIF or .JPG files. For charts and graphs, original Excel files ARE preferred.
- Provide a complete list of files with filenames, sent separately or at the end of the paper
- Reference all graphic files within the text of the paper (where they belong) and highlight the reference. When the final layouts are arranged, it must be clear where graphics are to be inserted.
- Powerpoint files and low resolution PDF files are unacceptable.
- It is permitted and encouraged to embed your graphics into the document text. This is an excellent way to maintain the flow of your paper. However, this reduces the resolution of graphics. It is therefore necessary that each graphic should be provided separately in a high resolution format so that the layout specialist can maintain print quality (see above). Use larger fonts (12 pt or greater) and avoid using color or very thin lines, which do not print clearly print in black and white.
- Use a file name that indicates the author's last name and the graphic identity (e.g., Jackmann.Figure.01.tif).
- For drawings, CAD or otherwise, print out each individual drawing on a separate page with the appropriate captions, figure numbers, titles, etc. for each graphic/table. Alternatively, you may submit an Autocad data file.