Authors may submit manuscripts in PDF format online at the submission page.
Submission of a manuscript acknowledges that the manuscript is original and and is not, in whole or in part, published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is understood also that the manuscript will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration for publication in this journal.
Choice of Editor
During submission, authors will be asked which editor should initially
handle their submission. They should choose
the editor whose
interests are closest to the subject of the paper,
but who is not directly connected to one of the authors
(e.g., as a former advisor/student, a close relative,
a colleague at the same institution, or a close collaborator).
Sometimes after submission the manuscript is reassigned
to another editor for handling.
Articles in ANT are usually in English, but
articles written in other languages are welcome.
There is no a priori limit on the length of an ANT article, but ANT
considers long articles only if the significance-to-length ratio is
appropriate. Very long manuscripts might be more suitable elsewhere
as a memoir instead of a journal article.
A brief abstract of about 150 words or less must be included. It should be self-contained and not make any reference to the bibliography. If the article is not in English, two versions of the
abstract must be included, one in the language of the article and one in English. Also required are keywords and
subject classifications for the article, and, for each author, postal address, affiliation (if appropriate), and email address. A homepage URL is optional.
Submission requires uploading the paper in PDF. If your submission is
accepted you will then need to supply source files, which may be in
any variety of TeX or LaTeX, or in other software such as Word.
Bibliographical references should be
complete, including article titles and page ranges.
All references in the bibliography should be cited in the text. The use of BibTeX is
preferred but not required. Tags will be converted to the house format,
however, for submission you may use the format of your choice.
Links will be provided to all literature with known web locations and authors
are encouraged to provide their own links in addition to those supplied in the
Figures must be of publication quality.
After acceptance, you will need to submit the original source files in vector
graphics format for all
diagrams in your manuscript: vector EPS or vector PDF
files are the most useful.
Most drawing and graphing packages — Mathematica, Adobe Illustrator,
Corel Draw, MATLAB, etc. — allow the user to save files in one of
these formats. Make sure that what you are saving is vector graphics
and not a bitmap. If you need help, please write to
with as many details as you can about how your graphics were generated.
Bundle your figure files into a single archive (using zip, tar, rar or
other format of your choice) and upload on the link you been provided at
Each figure should be captioned and numbered so that it can float. Small figures occupying no more than three lines of vertical space can be kept in the text (“the curve looks like this:”). It is acceptable to submit a manuscript with all figures at the end, if their placement is specified in the text by means of comments such as “Place Figure 1 here”. The same considerations apply to tables.
Forced line breaks or page breaks should not be inserted in the document. There is no point in your trying to optimize line and page breaks in the original manuscript. The manuscript will be reformatted to use the journal's preferred ps and layout.
Page proofs will be made available to authors (or to the designated corresponding author) at a Web site in PDF format. Failure to acknowledge the receipt of proofs or to return corrections within the requested deadline may cause publication to be postponed.
This journal operates a single-anonymized review process (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author).
All contributions will be initially assessed by an editor for suitability for the journal.
Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of one independent expert reviewer to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
The editors are responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.
The editors’ decisions are final.
Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves.