Guidelines for Paper Writing

Basic Rules for Writing

1. Furnish your writing with good format and content such that it looks as professional as it can/should be. Proof-read your own writing before giving it to anyone else.

2. A complete work must have bold title, authors, affliation, email, abstract, numbered sections, and references. All pages must be numbered. Settings for page text height, width, font format/size, and spacing should be carefully adjusted.

3. The abstract must show the beef of your work. Focus on the problem being addressed, your idea and solution, and how your solution performs.

4. The introcution section must have a smooth and tight story-telling logic flow. It should detail the problem being addressed, how others attack the problem and how their methods perform or what disadvantages they have, how you view the problem, and the organization of the rest of the paper. References should be inserted appropriately.

5. The conclusion section must summarize the whole paper, give new thought and view of the problem or solution, emphasize the contributions, and point out the directions to extend the work reported here.

6. All figures and tables must be numbered and named with proper titles. They should appear after the text paragraphs that refer them. Use figures and tables whenever needed to help you convey the ideas.

7. References must be sorted according to the order they appear in the text body (preferred) or alphabetically according to the last name of the first author. References should have the format: author(s), title, publisher/URL/conference/journal, page numbers as pp.12-21, publication date (month and year).

8. Sketch your paper organization before writing it up. The outline should be detailed enough about the key points and logic flows in each paragraph, and indicate the figures and tables needed. Always think over the messages you want to convey to the readers in each section and in the whole paper.

9. Watch the grammar problems and expressiveness of your writing when you transform your outline into a paper. Do not jump to the next sentence unless you are happy with the current sentence. You have plenty example sentences to refer in good papers you referred.

10.The content and format of your writing are, in most circumstances, equally important. A quality content with poor writing skills will never get accepted in a major journal/conference. However, a less-quality content with excellent writing skills appears here and there.