Instructions to Authors

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Submission: Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically to

Style: Manuscripts should be attached and sent to the Editor via e-mail. The file has to be written using the following software: MS-WORD or PDF format.

Length: Paper should not exceed 25 typeset, printed pages. Order of parts: Title of article, authors' names, authors' institutional affiliations, abstract (150-300 words preferable), main text, tables (each starting with a caption) and figure captions, list of symbols and abbreviations (if necessary), numbered list of references, biographical sketch, and original figures.

Title: The title of the paper should be concise and definitive (with key words appropriate for retrieval purposes).

Author Names and Affiliations: All those who have participated significantly in the technical aspects of a paper be recognized as co-authors or cited in the acknowledgments. In the case of a paper with more than one author, correspondence concerning the paper will be sent to the first author unless staff is advised otherwise. Author name should consist of first name, middle initial, last name. The author affiliation should consist of the following, as applicable, in the order noted:

> Company or college (with department name or company division)
> Postal address
> City, state, zip code
> Country name
> Telephone, fax, and e-mail

Abstract: A short abstract (200-300 words maximum) should open the paper. The purposes of an abstract is to give a clear indication of the objective, scope, and results of the paper so that readers may determine whether the full text will be of particular interest to them.

References: The references should be brought at the end of the article, and numbered in the order of their appearance in the paper.

Paper Acceptance: The final decision on publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief upon recommendation of Editorial Board Members. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it must not be published in any periodical elsewhere without the permission of the editorial board.

Proofs: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned with one week of receipt. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any other corrections may be charged to the authors. Authors are advised to check their proofs very carefully before return, since the inclusion of late corrections cannot be acceptable. Corrected proofs are to be returned to the publishers.