Platform presentations will run 25 minutes in length with
an additional five minutes for questions. Meeting rooms will
be equipped with a laptop computer and computer projector,
as well as a lavaliere microphone and a stationary microphone
at the podium.
Platform presenters will receive a complimentary one-day
registration for the day of the talk or a reduced registration
of $295 if attending the entire conference.
Presenter manuscripts will be published in the Conference
Proceedings. See manuscript submission guidelines below.
Platform presenters are also welcome to submit
full papers to the UMass open access online journal, International
Journal for Soil, Sediment and Water.
Submission guidelines are posted on that web site.
Proceedings Manuscript Submission
Platform and Poster Presenters have until June 30, 2009 to
submit a 3-page summary of their conference presentation to
be included in the Conference Proceedings.
The conference proceedings editors reserve the right to make
editorial and format changes to the submitted manuscripts to
provide consistent style, grammar, and presentation throughout
the proceedings book. No changes to substantive content will
be made by the editors.
Please be sure that you include ALL supporting materials
(sources-cited, images, etc) with your interim-final manuscript.
Please read the submission guidelines below. When
you are ready (but by June 30), you can submit your interim-final
manuscript by dropping your document on our drop
box web site.
Preparing Your Manuscript
The editors prefer simple, clear grammar and format. Authors
should avoid overuse of bold, italics, underscore, indent,
and any other special formatting devises. If deemed useful
by the authors, an illustrative fully formatted version of
the manuscript with incorporated graphics may be submitted
along with the required simplified text and separate graphics
Complete manuscripts are to consist of 3 types of files: 1)
a text only file (i.e., "manuscript text") which shall be 3
pages or less in length. Name this file "Your First Name
Your last Name Manuscript"; 2) a "Literature Cited" file
which contains the full references to all literature cited
in the manuscript Name this file "Your First Name Your
last Name Bibliography"; and 3) graphics files each of
which will contain an individual graphic whether table, graph,
photograph, diagram, or other. Name this file "Your First
Name Your last Name Graphics". Thus, only the manuscript
text counts toward the 3-page.
Further, the manuscript text is to be organized in typical
scientific format possessing the following elements: title,
author names and affiliations, keywords, abstract, introduction,
methods, results, discussion, and conclusions.
Format for Cited References
Pages in a book:
- Rockwell, W., and H. Chang (1999). The Handbook of Environmental
Toxicology (3rd edition, volume 11, pp. 101-102) New York,
NY, Chemical Publishing Co., INC.
Chapter in a Book:
- Schmitt, R. (2004b). "Nano-engineered Materials: Releases
and Detection in the Working Environment." in New Developments
in Nanotechnology, S. Chambers, R. Morales, T. Chang & G.
Howard, Hollywood, FL: University of Hollywood Press.
- Jordan, J., and M. Wilmer (2008). "Environmental Effects
II: Understanding the Influence of Ambient Temperature on
the Physical and Chemical Properties of Fullerenes." J. Phys.
Chem. Prop. Nanomaterials 209 (5), 1006-1119.
- M. Winters, J. Kaplan, G. Lane, and M. Jones (2008). "Principles
of Nanotechnology I: Chemistry and Toxicity in the Environment." Scientific
Overviews in Government 919 (12), 12-45.
- United States Environmental Protection
Agency (October, 2008). "International Environmental Nanotechnology
Conference: Applications and Implications." http://emsus.com/nanotechconf/.
Manuscript Text Format
- Only one space after period in sentences!!!!
- 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman). Do not use
different type fonts within the same manuscript.
- Limit bolded or italicized text.
- Do not indent text except to begin a new paragraph.
- Do not use tabs around or within text.
- Do not capitalize text for emphasis.
- Page Setup
- 8.5 inch x 11 inch page size
- 1 inch top, bottom, and side margins
- page number
- in the center of each page
- 1/2 inch (1.25 cm)from the bottom
- on a separate line and with a blank line above it
- Arabic numbers, i.e., 1, 2, 3
- Single-spaced, left justified lines with ragged-right margins
- When using footnotes, do not imbed them into the text file
document. Place an Arabic numeral (no Roman numerals, letters,
Greek symbols, etc.) in parentheses at the place in the text
where the footnote is referenced. Place the footnote text
with corresponding parenthetical Arabic numeral at the end
of the manuscript.
Preparing Your Graphics
- Use tables and figures or other graphics only if they enhance
reader understanding of the manuscript.
- Do not include more than five graphics (tables, pictures,
graphs, diagrams, clip art, etc.) per manuscript
- Do not imbed graphics (tables, pictures, graphs, diagrams,
clip art, etc.) within the text file document. Instead, make
each graphic its own file document and label each file as
shown in the following examples:
- pg1tab2.doc (this is the document name for table #2 located
- pg2pic1.doc (this is the document name for picture #3
located on page 2).
- pg3grf4.doc (this is the document name for graph #4 located
- Upload your completed manuscript to our Drop Box site (URL
coming soon here).
- The editors prefer that manuscripts be generated using
Microsoft Word. If Microsoft Word is not available to the
authors, the editors prefer the use of Plain Text files rather
than other word processing programs.
- JPG or GIF files are the preferred formats for graphics
If possible, we would like you to upload your slide presentation
to our Drop
Box Site as well, so we may install them on the conference
computers prior to the sessions. If not possible, please bring
your presentation on a memory stick and report to the Registration
table immediately upon arrival so we can arrange to have your
slides installed on the appropriate computer.