- Manuscripts for the Journal of Rheology® should be submitted electronically at http://jor.peerx-press.org. All correspondence to the Editor should occur via the web.
- It is the preference of the Editor that papers be published in the English language.
- A short synopsis (maximum length 200 words) is required for all papers. This synopsis should be carefully prepared, for it is automatically the source of most abstracts. The synopsis should be a summary of the entire paper, not the conclusions alone, and it should precede the main body of the paper.
- The paper should be reasonably subdivided into sections and, if necessary, subsections.
- Authors are encouraged to use the International System of Units (SI Units) and their standard abbreviations where possible. The notation should conform to the official standards of The Society of Rheology as adopted in 1984. The most recent version was published in Vol. 39, pages 253-265 (1995). The text is also available on The Society of Rheology World Wide Web page at http://www.rheology.org/SoR/.
References should be cited in the text, using the name of the first author or two, and the year of the publication. For example: ‘‘Prior work by MacMillan (1989), by Edwards and Beris (1989), and by Kalika and co-workers (1989)...’’ Both authors are cited when there are two and the phrases ‘‘and co-workers’’ or ‘‘et al.’’ are employed to cite a publication having more than two authors. The references are compiled at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order, the title of the paper or book cited is to be included and the volume number, complete pagination, and year of the reference given. As an example we may cite:
Edwards, B. J. and A. N. Beris, ‘‘Order parameter representation of spatial inhomogeneities in polymeric liquid crystals,’’ J. Rheol. 33, 1189-1193 (1989).
All references must be accessible; citations of ‘‘submitted’’ or ‘‘in preparation’’ manuscripts are not permitted.
- Please supply numbers and titles for all tables. All table columns should have an explanatory heading.
- Illustrations published in the journal are received electronically from the author, and integrated with the text of the article, creating completely electronic pages. Adherence to electronic submission instructions is crucial. Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your illustrations for submission:
Sizing Illustrations (Electronic Graphics Files)
- Prepare illustrations in the final published size, not oversized or undersized. Size your illustrations according to your journal's specifications. Submit each illustration at the final size in which it will appear in the journal. The standard is 12.7-cm maximum width (5" or 30 picas) for one column. This is especially important for screened or shaded illustrations; reduction of screened/shaded originals during the digitizing process introduces an unacceptable moiré pattern.
- Ensure a minimum of 8-point type size (2.8 mm high; 1/8" high) and 1-point line width within illustrations. Ensure that line weights will be 0.5 points or greater in the final published size. Line weights below 0.5 points will reproduce poorly. Avoid inconsistencies in lettering within individual figures, and from one figure to the next. Lettering and symbols cannot be handwritten. Avoid small open symbols that tend to fill in if any reduction is necessary.
Preparation of Electronic Graphics Files
- Acceptable formats: Graphics must be submitted as PostScript, EPS (using either Arial or Times Roman fonts), or TIFF (lzw compressed). Do not send application files, e.g., Corel Draw, etc.
- Settings: Set the graphic for 600 dpi resolution for line art, 264 dpi for halftones (noncompressed), and 600 dpi for combinations (line art + halftone). Save the files to grayscale (B/W), not color.
- Make sure there is only ONE figure per file. Each figure file should include all parts of the figure. For example, if Figure 1 contains three parts (a, b, c), then all of the parts should be combined in a single file for Figure 1.
Detailed instructions for submitting electronic graphics to AIP and a glossary of terms may be found on the AIP Physics Information Netsite at www.aip.org/epub/submitgraph.html
- Please supply captions for all figures and compile these on a separate sheet.
- Authors are cautioned to type—wherever possible—all mathematical and chemical symbols, equations, and formulas. If these must be handwritten, please print clearly and leave ample space above and below for printer’s marks; please use only ink. All Greek or unusual symbols should be identified in the margin the first time they are used. Please distinguish in the margins of the manuscript between capital and small letters of the alphabet whenever confusion may arise (e.g., k, K, k). Powers of ten should be used for magnitudes; the E + XX nomenclature produced by some graphics programs is not acceptable. Please underline with a wavy line all vector quantities or use boldface type. Use fractional exponents to avoid root signs. The symbols used should conform to the Society's Official Nomenclature whenever possible.
- This journal does not assess page charges and provides 25 free reprints. Additional reprints, if desired, may be purchased when galley proofs of manuscripts are received. Author's may also opt to pay $2,500 to upgrade their electronic article to Open Access, making it freely available to non-subscribers.
- Under the provisions of U.S. copyright law, effective January 1978, the copyright must be explicitly transferred from author to publisher to enable the publisher to assure maximum dissemination of the author's work. A copy of the transfer agreement to be used for the Journal of Rheology® is printed in this issue and on the world-wide web at http://www.rheology.org/SoR/publications/j_rheology/. Additional copies are available from the Editor, or authors may photocopy the agreement from the journal. A copy of that agreement, executed and signed by the author, is now required with each manuscript submission. (If the article is a ‘‘work made for hire’’ the agreement must be signed by the employer.)