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Authors may submit manuscripts in PDF format on-line at the Submissions page.

Submission of a manuscript acknowledges that the manuscript is original and is not under consideration elsewhere, and that it has not appeared, nor will appear, with substantially the same content in another publication, including proceedings. Correspondence by email is requested for convenience and speed:


Gianmario Benzoni
benzoni@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego
Language
Manuscripts must be in English. A brief abstract of about 150 words or less must be included. The abstract should be self-contained and not make any reference to the bibliography. Also required are keywords and subject classification for the article, and, for each author, postal address, affiliation (if appropriate), and email address. A home-page URL is optional.
Format
Authors can use their preferred typesetting software. The journal is produced in LaTeX, and authors wishing to prepare their document in LaTeX can, but are not required to, follow the example file below. At submission time only a PDF file is required. After acceptance, authors must submit all source material (see especially Figures below).
References
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. Cite in the text by author and date set in brackets: for instance, [Smith 2000].

Order the bibliography by last name of first author. The entries should follow roughly the following examples; they will be converted to the house style. (Author initials can also be placed after the last name.)

Journal article: J. M. Kelly and H. C. Tsai [1985], “Seismic response of light internal equipment in base-isolated structures&rdquo, Int. J. Earthquake Engin. Struct. Dynam. 13:6, 711–732.

Book: R. I. Skinner, W. H. Robinson and G.H. McVerry [1993], An introduction to seismic isolation, Wiley, New York.

Proceedings Article: M. N. J. Priestley and F. Seible [1994], “Seismic assessment of existing bridges&rdquo, Proc. Second International Workshop on the Seismic Design of Bridges (Queenstown, New Zealand), Vol. 2. pp. 46–70.

Links will be provided to all literature with known web locations.

Figures
Figures must be of publication quality. After acceptance, you will need to submit the original source files in vector format for all diagrams and graphs in your manuscript: vector EPS or vector PDF files are the most useful. (EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript.)

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're saving is vector graphics and not a bitmap. If you need help, please write to graphics@msp.org with as many details as you can about how your graphics were generated.

Please also include the original data for any plots. This is particularly important if you are unable to save Excel-generated plots in vector format. Saving them as bitmaps is not useful; please send the Excel (.xls) spreadsheets instead.

Bundle your figure files into a single archive using zip, tar, or rar, and upload on the link you been given at acceptance time.

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.

White Space
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 fonts and layout.
Proofs
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.

 

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