Instructions for Authors
Instructions for Authors
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted by email as PDF files to Constr.Approx@vanderbilt.edu. Please keep the .tex file that corresponds to the PDF version. If your paper is accepted, we will require the .tex file. Please do not send the .tex file at the time of submission.
Alternatively, a hard copy of the manuscript may be submitted by mail to:
E.B. Saff, Editor-in-Chief, Constructive Approximation, Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA.
Please make sure to provide the following information with your manuscript: E-mail address; Full postal address; Telephone and fax numbers.
All manuscripts must be written in acceptable English and should contain an abstract; key words and phrases; and current MSC classification numbers. (See "Does Springer provide English language support" below.)
Please use one of these four acceptable numbering systems when numbering the mathematical statements in your paper (Theorems, Propositions, etc., see link below)
References should be prepared in numerical style and presented in alphabetical order by author’s last name. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication.
Color can be published in the electronic edition of the journal at no charge to the author if appropriate electronic files are provided. Color will only be included in the print edition when the author covers the additional expense of color printing. The cost to print color will be provided when the author is sent page proofs during the production process.
Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations for Print
Send illustrations separately from the text (i.e. files should not be integrated with the text files). Always send printouts of all illustrations.
Vector (line) Graphics
Vector graphics exported from a drawing program should be stored in EPS format.
Suitable drawing program: Adobe Illustrator. For simple line art the following drawing programs are also acceptable: Corel Draw, Freehand, Canvas.
No rules narrower than .25 pt.
No gray screens paler than 15% or darker than 60%.
Screens meant to be differentiated from one another must differ by at least 15%.
Most presentation programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Freelance) produce data that cannot be stored in an EPS format. Therefore graphics produced by these programs cannot be used for print.
Black & white and color illustrations should be saved in TIFF format.
Illustrations should be created using Adobe Photoshop whenever possible.
Scanned reproductions of black and white photographs should be provided as 300 ppi TIFF files.
Scanned color illustrations should be provided as TIFF files scanned at a minimum of 300 ppi with a 24-bit color depth.
Line art should be provided as TIFF files at 600 ppi.
* We do prefer having the original art as our printers have drum scanners which allow for better reproduction of critical medical halftones.
Graphics from Videos
Separate files should be prepared for frames from a video that are to be printed in the journal. When preparing these files you should follow the same rules as listed under Halftone Illustrations.
Guidelines for Electronically Produced Illustrations for ONLINE
Quicktime (.mov) is the preferred format, but .rm, .avi, .mpg, etc. are acceptable.
No video file should be larger than 2MB. To decrease the size of your file, consider changing one or more of the following variables: frame speed, number of colors/greys, viewing size (in pixels), or compression. Video is subject to Editorial review and approval.
English Language Editing
For editors and reviewers to accurately assess the work presented in your manuscript you need to ensure the English language is of sufficient quality to be understood. If you need help with writing in English you should consider:
- Asking a colleague who is a native English speaker to review your manuscript for clarity.
- Visiting the English language tutorial which covers the common mistakes when writing in English.
- Using a professional language editing service where editors will improve the English to ensure that your meaning is clear and identify problems that require your review. Two such services are provided by our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts. Springer authors are entitled to a 10% discount on their first submission to either of these services, simply follow the links below.
Please note that the use of a language editing service is not a requirement for publication in this journal and does not imply or guarantee that the article will be selected for peer review or accepted.
If your manuscript is accepted it will be checked by our copyeditors for spelling and formal style before publication.
● 使用专业语言编辑服务，编辑人员会对英语进行润色，以确保您的意思表达清晰，并识别需要您复核的问题。我们的附属机构 Nature Research Editing Service 和合作伙伴 American Journal Experts 即可提供此类服务。
・プロの英文校正サービスを利用する。校正者が原稿の意味を明確にしたり、問題点を指摘し、英語の質を向上させます。Nature Research Editing Service とAmerican Journal Experts の2つは弊社と提携しているサービスです。Springer の著者は、いずれのサービスも初めて利用する際には10%の割引を受けることができます。以下のリンクを参照ください。
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