USE OF PAPER TEMPLATE
This electronic template was prepared in Microsoft Word 2000. Procedures for using it
1. At the www.scnz.org web site, download and Save as a DOT template i.e.
2. When you use steelinnovations2013_paper_template.dot as a document, you
can format manuscript by either
; replacing the text in each component of the template document with your
own text, or
; assigning the appropriate Style to typed text using pull down menu of
3. Now Save file with desired document name. This must be in the following
format: [abstract number_first author’s surname].doc
Steel Innovations Conference 2013 Christchurch, New Zealand
21-22 February 2013
TEMPLATE TO ILLUSTRATE PAPER FORMAT FOR THE STEEL INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE 2013
12I. M. Author and U. R. Too
This template illustrates the format that must be used in the preparation of papers for the Steel Innovations
Conference. Text and headings should be in Arial 10-point type. Included in this template are examples of headings, equation format, references, and other typographical features likely to be encountered in technical papers. The abstract can be shorter than the original abstract, since the maximum paper length is only ten pages. A good abstract should be an informative summary of the most important results. It should not be a summary of subjects covered. It should avoid expressions such as “is discussed” and “is described.” It should not include references, figures, or tables. The abstract is of utmost importance, because it is the most widely read portion of a manuscript.
The proceedings of the conference will be printed directly from the documents received from authors. Therefore, to enhance the overall visual quality of the proceedings, each author should make every effort to comply with the guidelines in the document entitled "Steel Innovations Paper Formatting Instructions." The purpose of this template is to aid in clarifying those guidelines.
The authors' institutional affiliations and addresses are to be given in single-line form at the bottom of the first page. The last affiliation line should rest on the bottom margin of the page with the topmost affiliation line being directly beneath a 4cm rule. The line should include a succinct address sufficient for sending mail to the author. Example illustrates format.
Both justified and ragged right margins are acceptable. However, as some word processors justify right margins with awkward character and word spacing, authors should exercise their judgment and select the option that provides the best presentation for their papers.
1Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Hazard Reduction, Seismic City, Postcode 2Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Hazard Reduction, Seismic City, Postcode (9-point type)
Heading 1 Example
The styles for three levels of headings are specified. Heading 1 is shown at the beginning of this section.
Headings should be preceded and followed by a one-line space.
Heading 2 Example
Heading 3 Example
Among the special features likely to be encountered in a technical paper are equations, figures, tables, and references. This section will show how to deal with these features.
Equations should be indented 1cm from the left margin, should have a reference number in parentheses flush with the right margin, and should be preceded and followed by a one-line space. For example,
MÜ + KU = f(t) (1)
where M, K, Ü, and U are variables in the equation and should be described in the text. Awkward line spacing caused by in-line equations should be avoided. Equations should be referred to in the text as Eq. 1, or as Eqs. 2, 3, and 4.
Figures and Tables
Please note that the border around this text is for illustration only. Figures in the paper
should NOT have a border.
Figure 1. A figure in the text; first letter capitalized, period at end, and indent following lines as shown. If
the caption is short, authors should center it under the figure.
Figures and tables can be included in the body of the text or at the end of the paper. Placement of tables and figures in the text where reference is made to them is encouraged, as it enhances readability. Each figure should be referred to by number in the text, as in Fig. 3, or as in Figs. 3, 4, and 5. Similarly, tables should be referred to as Table 3, or Tables 3, 4, and 5. All figures and tables must be referred to and described in the text. Figure captions should be placed below the figure and table captions above the table. Leave at least a one-line space between text and captions.
Table 1. Captions of tables; indent following lines with period at end. If the caption is short, authors
should center it above the table.
Line heading 111* 222
Line heading 33 4
References Within Text
When making reference in the text to a published work, refer to it by placing the last name of its principal author (or however many authors are necessary to distinguish it from other papers cited) and the date of publication enclosed in parentheses, e.g, (Public 1965) or (Public and Smith 1965). References should be listed in a section at the end of the paper, arranged in alphabetical order by last name of the first author. All references must be cited in the text.
Each paper is expected to concisely state the conclusions of the work. The Conclusions section should discuss the significance and applicability of the work, and not merely restate the abstract. Great care should be exercised to make explicit the limitations or conditions under which the results can be applied.
Acknowledgments should be succinct and used only as necessary.
Appendices only should be used to provide information that would otherwise interrupt the principle focus of the paper or to provide supplemental information to be read by a small portion of the readership. If more than one appendix is necessary, they should be numbered. Appendices should precede the References section.
Prolific, I. M., 1989. Title of Book, Publishing Company, City, Country.
[NOTES: 10-point type. Year of publication after author name, then period. Title of book is italicized.
Public, J. Q., and U. R. Smith, 1965. Title of journal article, Journal Name 6 (5), 725-801.
[NOTES: The title of the journal is italicized. The volume number follows the journal name without the word
"volume." In this case, the volume number is followed by the number of the issue (optional),
followed by the page numbers of the article.
New Zealand Standard (NZS 3404:1997), Design of Composite Members and Structures, Standards New
Student, G., 1993. Greatest dissertation ever written, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Canterbury, Christchurch,
Student, G., and M. Advisor, 1991. My research report, Report No. 1, Victoria University, Wellington, New
Tennessee Institute of Steel Construction, 1992. Specifications for the Design, Fabrication, and Erection of
Structural Steel for Buildings, Memphis, USA.