Manuscripts should be formated for 8 1/2 x 11" or A4 sized paper, one side only, leaving 1" margins on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively with the first page containing the title, the authors, the affiliation, a short abstract from 100 to 250 words, and five to ten key words. Since the abstract and the key words will be used to select appropriate referees, it is essential to make them as informative as possible. Work planned but not completed should not appear in the abstract. Sections and subsections of the paper should be in lower case, and be numbered using Arabic numbers starting with '1'.
LaTeX authors who wish to approximate the final journal layout in their submission can use LaTeX and BibTeX style files, and additionally the natbib package if they wish. The publisher does not use LaTeX though but rather a proprietary format.
The first page should include the following declaration: "This paper or a similar version is not currently under review by a journal or conference, nor will it be submitted to such within the next three months. This paper is void of plagiarism or self-plagiarism as defined in Section 1 of ACM's Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism."
Each figure and table must be mentioned in the text, and must be numbered consecutively in order of appearance (with captions in lower case). For the review process, the figures should be integrated into the text as much as possible, rather than being inserted at the end of the document.
Authors are encouraged to use either Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) or TIFF format. Figures should be saved in separate files without their captions, and captions should be included with the text of the article. Files should have extensions that indicates their format, such as `figure1.eps'. For vector graphics, EPS is he preferred format. Lines should not be thinner than 0.25pts and in-fill patterns and screens should have a density of at least 10%. Font-related problems can be avoided by using standard fonts such as Times Roman and Helvetica. For bitmapped graphics, TIFF is the preferred format but EPS is also acceptable. The following resolutions are optimal: black-and-white line figures - 600 - 1200 dpi; line figures with some grey or coloured lines - 600 dpi; photographs - 300 dpi; screen dumps - leave as is. Higher resolutions will not improve output quality but will only increase the file size (which may cause problems with printing), and lower resolutions may compromise output quality. Please try to provide artwork that approximately fits within the typeset area of the journal. Especially screenshots and other originals with grey areas may suffer badly from a reduction by more than 10-15%.
Completeness of the bibliographic data is far more important than adherence to the format conventions.
Citations in the text should be made similar to the following examples: "Miller & Jones (1990, 1991) invented the XY model. In the first version (1990) they ... while in the enhanced version (1991)..." "This model has been criticized recently (Klein, 1992; Tong et al., in press)."
The journal prefers PDF format, but can also accommodate most other popular formats. Electronic articles should be sent to submission [at] umuai.org . The title and abstract of the submission should also be sent in plain text format. Authors who prefer other transmission methods should contact help [at] umuai.org. The receipt of a submission will be acknowledged within a few days. A description of the review process can be found here.
PERMISSIONS, COPYRIGHT, OFFPRINTS
Prior to publication, contributors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright owners if they use illustrations, tables, or lengthy quotes from material that has been published elsewhere. Contributors should write to both the publisher and the author of the material they are seeking permission to reproduce.
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Twenty-five offprints of each journal article will be provided free of charge. Additional offprints can be ordered when the proofs are returned to the publisher.