Submission Guideline


170 x 250 mm paper size, one column format

Isaline Boulven1,*, Isabelle Houlbert2 , and Agnès Henri1

1EDP Sciences, Editorial Department, 91944 Les Ulis Cedex A, France

2EDP Sciences, Production Department, 91944 Les Ulis Cedex A, France


* Corresponding author:

2. Page Layout

Use 170 x 250 mm paper size (W x H mm) and adjust the margins to those shown in the Table 1. The final printed area will be 130 x 210 mm. Do not add any page numbers.

Table 1. Setting Word’s margins.











3. Paper Title

The title is set in bold 16-point Arial, justified. The first letter of the title should be capitalised with the rest in lower case. You should leave 22 mm of space above the title and 6 mm after the title.

4. Authors Name and Affiliations

The style for the names is First Names, typed in italic 10-point Times, then Last Name, typed in 10-point Times, with a comma after all except the last author, which is separated by comma + “and”. Do not use academic titles.

Affiliations of authors should be typed in 9-point Times. They should be preceded by a numerical superscript corresponding to the same superscript after the name of the author concerned. Please ensure that affiliations are as full and complete as possible and include the country.

5. Abstract

Abstract. You should leave 8 mm of space above the abstract and 10 mm after the abstract. The heading Abstract should be typed in bold 9-point Arial. The body of the abstract should be typed in normal 9-point Times in a single paragraph, immediately following the heading. The text should be set to 1 line spacing. The abstract should be centred across the page, indented 17 mm from the left and right page margins and justified. It should not normally exceed 200 words.

6. Introduction

In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

To prepare your paper, use directly this template and simply replace this text by your text.  These instructions are to be followed strictly, and it is strongly advised to use the styles indicated in this document between square brackets. It is strongly advised NOT to use formatting or styles in your paper different from the ones mentioned here.

The text of your paper should be formatted as follows:

- 10-point Times, Times Roman or Times New Roman.

- The text should be set to single line spacing.

- Paragraphs should be justified.

- The first paragraph after a section or subsection should not be indented; subsequent paragraphs should be indented by 5 mm.

The use of sections to divide the text of the paper is optional and left as a decision for the author. Where the author wishes to divide the paper into sections the formatting shown in Table 2 should be used.

Table 2. Formatting sections, subsections and subsubsections.






12-point Arial bold

6 mm before 3 mm after

1, 2, 3, etc.


10-point Arial bold

6 mm before 3 mm after

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.


10-point Arial Italic

6 mm before 3 mm after

1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, etc.

Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models. If you cite using Mendeley please use Elsevier Harvard (With Title) for cite model style of this journal.

7. Footnotes

It is requested not to us any of footnotes. All references should be in the References. Explanations should be preferably included in the text.

8. Figures and Tables

Figures and tables, as originals of good quality and well contrasted, are to be in their final form, ready for reproduction, pasted in the appropriate place in the text. Try to ensure that the size of the text in your figures is approximately the same size as the main text (10 point). Try to ensure that lines are no thinner than 0.25 point.

9. References

Online references will be linked to their original source, only if possible. To enable this linking extra care should be taken when preparing reference lists.

References should be cited in the text by placing sequential numbers in brackets (for example, [1], [2, 5, 7], [8-10]). They should be numbered in the order in which they are cited. A complete reference should provide enough information to locate the article. References to printed journal articles should typically contain:

  • The authors, in the form: initials of the first names followed by last name (only the first letter capitalized with full stops after the initials),
  • The journal title (abbreviated),
  • The volume number (bold type),
  • The article number or the page numbers,
  • The year of publication (in brackets).

Authors should use the forms shown in Table 3 in the final reference list.

Table 3. Font styles for a reference.





Initials followed by last name

Journal title



Book title, Proceedings title


Volume number


Page number




In brackets

For instructions on article formats, citations, and bibliography, please download the following documents: Submission Guideline, Template