Guide for Authors

(Templates for English papers can be downloaded from here)


      Copyright agreement


When a manuscript has been submitted for publication by the journal, authors will be requested to fill and sign the below copyright agreement to grant publisher rights to the journal. These rights include the exclusive right to publish and distribute the accepted article in all forms and media and the authority to enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of an author, against third parties, in cases of plagiarism or copyright infringement.


JCR Copyright Form


Ayan Datta a, Arun Narasimhan (Guide?) b, *

a faculty of computer and information technology engineering, Qazvin branch, islamic azad university, Qazvin,Iran
b MEL, JNCASR, CPMU, Bangalore - 64

Received 4 January 2005; accepted 8 January 2005



These pages provide you with instructions on how to use this word template to prepare your paper according to the required layout and style for Journal of Computer & Robotics.


Keywords: (Please select a maximum of 6 keywords from the keyword list, please see keywords.pdf)



  1. How to use the template

Using this template will enable you to prepare your paper in accordance with the instructions for authors for Journal of Computer & Robotics papers with a minimal amount of manual styling and formatting.

Where appropriate you should overtype the different  fields with your own text. Make sure that as you do this the correct style for the current paragraph is still displayed in the style box on the menu bar. If you need to modify the style of a section of text that you have added or changed, highlight the section and choose the correct style from the drop down box to apply it.

If you use the template you do not have to worry about setting margins, page size, and column size etc. as the template  already has the correct dimensions.

2.  Format

Text should be produced within the dimensions shown on these pages; each column 8.47 cm wide with 0.85 cm middle margin, total width of 17.78 cm and a maximum length of 21cm on the first page and 23.5cm on the second and following pages. Make use of the maximum stipulated length apart from the following two exceptions: (i) do not begin a new section directly at the bottom of a page, but transfer the heading to the top of the next column; (ii) you may exceed the length of the text area by one line only in order to complete a section of text or a paragraph.

2.1. Spacing

You must use single line spacing. However, when typing complicated mathematical text it is important to increase the space between the text lines in order to prevent sub- and superscript fonts overlapping one another and making your printed matter illegible. If you are using a desktop publishing program ensure that your auto adjust for interline spacing is suitably set to prevent overlapping but without leaving too much space.

2.2. Fonts

All text should be Times New Roman (or Times Roman) with font sizes as follow: Title 17pt, Authors 13pt, Addresses 8pt, Article history 8pt, Abstract including abstract title 9pt, Keywords 8pt, Body text 10pt, Level 1 headings 10pt bold, Level 2 headings 10pt italic, Level 3 headings 10pt italic no space below, Level 4 headings 10pt italic no space below and text runs on, Footnotes 8pt.



Table 1

Summary of data obtained from least-squares fit of Eq. (20) to km vs Ei plots for  three selected systems

Redox moiety



k0 (s-1)

Ei0’  V vs SSCE


fwhm (V)a




3.4 x 104







3.3 x 104







6.0 x 104







6.1 x 104







3.2 x 106







3.2 x 106




aFull-width-half-maximum of the cyclic voltammetric peak.

bThis is the format for table footnotes.


3. Printout

The most suitable printer is a LaserJet. A dot matrix printer should only be used if it possesses an 18 or 24 pin printhead ('letter quality').

The printout submitted should be an original; a photocopy is not acceptable. Please make use of good quality plain white A4 (21 ´ 29.7 cm) paper size.  Remember to leave at least 3 cm at the top of the page above the first text line.

Printers sometimes produce text which contains light and dark streaks, or has considerable lighting variation either between left- and right-hand margins or between text heads and bottoms. To achieve optimal reproduction quality, the contrast of text lettering must be uniform, sharp, and dark over the whole page and throughout the article.

If corrections are made to the printout, run off completely new replacement pages. The contrast on these pages should be consistent with the rest of the paper, as should text dimensions and font sizes.

4. Tables

Tables should have a title which makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text. Tables should be presented in the form shown in Table 1, with all text, including title 8pt. Their layout should be consistent throughout.

Horizontal lines should be placed above and below table headings, above the subheadings and at the end of the table above any notes. Vertical lines should be avoided.

If a table is too long to fit onto one page, the table number and headings should be repeated on the next page before the table is continued. Alternatively, the table can be spread over two consecutive pages (first on even-numbered, then on odd-numbered page).

5. Illustrations

5.1. Line drawings

Line drawings should be drawn in black ink on drawing or tracing paper or should be glossy prints of the same, if they have not been prepared on your computer facility. All illustrations should be clearly displayed by leaving at least a single line of spacing above and below them. When placing a figure at the top of a page, the top of the figure should be at the same level as the first text line of the other column. Legends to illustrations should be centred if on one line or aligned left if on two or more lines and should be 8pt.




Fig. 1. A caption is positioned left-justified below the figure or scheme.

5.2. Photographs

5.2.1. Black and white photographs

Photographs must always be sharp originals (not screened versions) and rich in contrast. A copy or scan of the photograph should be pasted on the page and the original photograph (labelled) should accompany your paper.

5.2.2. Colour photographs

Sharp originals (not transparencies or slides) should be submitted close to the size expected in the publication. Charges for the processing and printing of colour will be passed on to the author(s) of the paper. As the costs involved are per page, care should be taken in the selection of size and shape so that two or more illustrations may be fitted together on one page. When your paper has been received and logged by the publisher you will be contacted re: prices for colour figures.

5.3. General

All notations and lettering should be no less than 2 mm high. The use of heavy black, bold lettering should be avoided as this will look unpleasantly dark when printed.

6. Equations

Equations should be placed flush-left with the text margin and should be precede and followed by one line of white. Conventionally, in mathematical equations variables and anything that represents a value appear in italics. You may choose to number equations for easy referencing. In that case the number should appear at the right margin.



7. Bibliography

References in the text should be indicated by Arabic numerals in square brackets that run consecutively through the paper. Authors should ensure that all references are cited in the text and vice versa. The reference list should contain only literature references; other information (e.g. experimental details) should be placed either in the body of the text, or as a footnote. Each reference should contain only one literature citation. Authors are expected to check the original source reference for accuracy. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to American Chemical Society guidelines (The ACS Style Guide; Dodd, J. S., Ed.: American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1997). See examples for journal articles [1], books [2], multi-author books [3], proceedings [4] and personal communications [5], shown in References below.


Acknowledgments should be inserted at the end of the paper, before the references, not as a footnote to the title. Use an unnumbered section heading for the Acknowledgments, similar to the References heading.


[1] D.E. Tallman, G.G. Wallace, Synth. Met. 90 (1997) 13.

[2] H.W. Kroto, J.E. Fischer, D.E. Cox, The Fullerenes, Pergamon, Oxford, 1993.

[3] A.G. MacDiarmid, A.J. Epstein, in W.R. Salaneck, D.T. Clark, E.J. Samuelson, (eds.), Science and Applications of Conducting Polymers, Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1991, p.117.

[4] D.I. Eaton, Porous glass support material, US Patent No. 3 904 422 (1975).

 [5] B. Miller, Proc. 6th Australian Electrochem. Conf.,Geelong, Vic., 19-24 Feb., 1984; J. Electroanal. Chem., 168 (1984) 91.



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