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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Preparation checklist

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration
  • The submission file is either in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF document file format, or LaTeX typesetting format.
  • The text should meet the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author's Guidelines.



  • An abstract shall reflect the content of the paper and shall be a maximum of 350 words.

  • The affiliation where the research was conducted should be given.

  • Authors should as a minimum include their full names and affiliations.

  • One author should be identified as the corresponding author, and all persons who have a reasonable claim to authorship must be named in the manuscript as co-authors; the corresponding author must be authorized by all co-authors to act as an agent on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and the order of names should be agreed upon by all authors.


  • The text area should consist of a 16 cm wide centered area on an A4 sheet of paper.
  • The title should start on a line 4.5 cm from top
  • The title should be capitalized. 9 mm underneath the title the author names should be listed, separated by a comma, with a superscript number reference to their affiliation and address.
  • The affiliation and addresses should follow 9 mm below the author listing. The first section should be an abstract. The abstract title line should follow 24 mm below the last author affiliation line. All lines should be single-spacing. The abstract title should be printed in 16-point Calibri Light all caps bold. Major section titles should be printed in 12-point Arial all caps bold. Minor section titles should be printed in 12-point Arial bold. The bulk text should be printed in the 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • All section titles and the first paragraph of a section should start at the left-hand end of the printed area. All other paragraphs should start with a 7.5 mm indent.

  • For references to figures in the text, please write Fig. number, in boldface as in the following example: See Fig. 1. The figures should be centered on the page. Small figures may be placed beside each other. The figure caption should be FIGURE followed by the number and colon, written out in 10 pt Arial boldface. Figure caption text should be in 10 pt Arial and should be centered underneath each figure.
  • Equations should be centered. The equations shall be numbered with the equation number written in brackets to the right. Please make sure it is enough space above and below (and in between) the equations to ensure easy reading in a good-looking text. Reference to equations in the text shall be Eq. followed by the number.

  • Tables should be placed similarly to figures. Table caption should be written similarly to the figure caption, however, placed above the tables. Text reference to tables should be Table followed by the table number using boldface.

  • For references to documents referred to in the reference list, use superscript sequentially1–6. Author names may be used together with a superscript number.

  • The reference list shall be written in 10 pt Arial fonts. The bibliography should be formatted according to the ACS style. All papers published in the Annual Transactions of the Nordic Rheology Society shall be referred to as journal references.


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