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- should be typewritten by the equation utility of the MS word and should be placed in a separate line in the text. Equations should be numbered consecutively e.g. (1), (2), etc. Quoting an equation in the text should be given as Eq.1, etc. Equations should be capable of fitting into a two-column print format. Vectors and matrices should be in bold and variables in italic. If your paper contains superscripts or subscripts, take special care to ensure that the positioning of the characters is unambiguous. Exponential expressions should be written using superscript notation. After an equation is given the parameters that have not been explained before, must be given immediately after. Please, avoid defining each parameter on a separate line; treat them as normal text. Do not transfer equations in the text because there are marks that do not be provided by standard text font.
References and notes should be listed at the end of the manuscript in a separate page. Notes should be treated as the references. In the text references and notes should be numbered consecutively at the time they first appear and should be given in brackets before punctuation marks (e.g. …free energy is given by Gibbs : or Cahn , Haller et al. , and Cahn and Hilliard , and many others discussed…). In the references and notes list, a journal reference should comprise initial(s) and name(s) for all authors, name of journal, volume number in bold, first pages, and year in parenthesis. A book reference should comprise initials and name for all authors, full title, initial(s) and name(s) of the editor(s) if applicable, publisher, place of publication, page if applicable, and year in parenthesis. A note gives an explanation which the author(s) does not desire to include in the text. References may be grouped under the same number, in this case they divided from each other by semi-columns (;). A note may also contain references. Styles for conference paper, patent, thesis, standards, and web addresses are given too. Examples:
2. D.H.Everett and J.M.Haynes, J.Coll.Interface Sci. 38, 125 (1972).
3. A.W.Adamson, Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Wiley, New York p.7-10 (1982).
4. Since Γ is independent form the location of the dividing surface it is possible to dispense the geometric interpretation of excess quantities and formulate a suitable algebraic method; i.e. without explicit reference to a dividing surface. For both geometric and algebraic methods see also: R.S.Hansen, J.Phys.Chem. 66, 410 (1962); F.C.Goodrich, Trans. Faraday Soc. 64, 3403 (1968).
5. L.Jones, and D.Brown, Proc. Int. Conf. Systems Biology, Stockholm, Sweden, pp.1-7 (2006).
6. F.Brown, British Patent 123456 (2004).
7. N.L.Abbott, PhD thesis, MIT (2005).
8. BS1234 (2006).
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- should appear between the Conclusions and References sections.
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