Proceedings of the Conference EE250

It has been agreed with Elsevier to have the Proceedings of the Conference EE250 published in a special issue of Physica D. The guest editors of the volume are Gregory Eyink (Baltimore), René Moreau (Grenoble), and Andrei Sobolevskii (Moscow), and the coordinating editor is Uriel Frisch (Nice).

Here are general guidelines for authors of submissions to the proceedings volume. See below for concrete instructions on preparing your paper in LaTeX and submitting it.

Submission is limited to participants, speaking or not speaking. Papers must have a good connection with the main themes of the Conference. All papers will be sent to two referees. The (extended) deadline for submission is 15 October, 2007, 24 hours Paris time.

Papers submitted by non-speaking participants should normally not exceed 5 pages (two-column format) and should be genuine research papers. For invited lecturers this limit is 8 pages and for survey lecturers, 12 pages; their contributions should preferably have a review character, especially for Survey Lecturers.

For the young participants, the papers will usually be expanded versions of the abstracts submitted, but this is not compulsory as long as the paper remains within the scope of the Conference.

Submissions may be rejected by the Editors without being refereed when they are deemed to be outside of the scope of the Proceedings or too weak or too badly written to be appropriate for refereeing.

Merged submissions (NEW). As was stated in the guidelines for young scientist applications, several participants, speaking or not, can contribute a joint paper, which in this case should normally not exceed 10 pages (or 12 pages if a survey lecturer is one of the authors and this is his only submission). Longer merged submissions, within the page limit obtained by the sum of allowances of individual authors, may be considered if they have a genuine review character.

Preparation of the manuscript

Submitted papers should be prepared in REVTeX 4, which is based on LaTeX 2e. You can download an article template file here. This will in particular help you with the global structure of the file, the title matter, and the appropriate cite-by-number reference style for Physica D.

Please supplement your paper with suitable PACS numbers (the Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme can be accessed on the web here).

In case you wish to cross-reference other papers appearing in the Proceedings of EE250, please put them in the reference list as usual, including author(s) and the title (if already known) and ending the reference with the words ", these Proceedings." (with the comma and period as shown but without the double quotes). The latter is COMPUILSORY: without these words, the reference will not be properly formatted in the paper edition and, more importantly, will not be properly hyperlinked in the electronic edition of the volume.

In case your TeX installation complains that REVTeX 4 is absent when you try to compile the template file, please contact your system administrator. You can also download REVTeX 4 yourself from the American Physical Society web site. Go to this page, scroll approximately 3/4 down to “Download REVTeX 4,” and download the compressed distribution; uncompress the downloaded file and follow the insrtuctions in the README file. If for any reason you happen to be unable to install REVTeX 4 properly, it is enough to put the files listed in README as “essential” in the same directory as your paper.

If you use BibTeX, the corresponding Elsevier style file elsart-num.bst can be downloaded from the Elsevier web site.

The REVTeX 4 Author's Guide (PDF, 601 KB) is a useful reference for other things REVTeX.

Submission procedure

Submissions should be made by sending a PDF file of the paper by email. To prepare a high-quality PDF file, we suggest to use the pdflatex or dvipdfm programs.

Please email your submission as an attached file to “ee250pd AT gmail DOT com”. Please use ee250pd and NOT ee250 in the address. This email should come from the corresponding author; all correspondence concerning the submitted paper will be sent by us to the email address from which the submission is received.

The subject of your email should read, according to the number of authors, “EE250: <first author name>, <second author name>, <third author name>” (or “EE250: <first author name> et al” if there are more than three authors).

The body of your email should read:

Please find attached the paper "<Paper title>" by <the full list
of authors> submitted to the proceedings of the Conference EE250.

The corresponding author is <corresponding author name>.
Snail mail address: <address of the corresponding author>
Telephone: <telephone number of the corresponding author>
Fax: <fax number of the corresponding author (optional)>

This paper has not been submitted or considered for publication
in any other journal.

You may also include into your email the following optional material:

We shall manually check each submitted paper and send you an acknowledgment; if you do not receive it after ten working days, please send us a message at the same address with the subject “did you receive?” and giving the title and name of the authors in the body of the email.

The deadline for submission is 15 October, 2007, at 24 hours Paris time. If a paper passes the refereeing process successfully, the corresponding author will be instructed how to upload the final version to the Elsevier electronic system for production processing. Actual publication is expected in the Summer 2008.

Posting. Early submission/acceptance

We encourage the posting of your submission on the arXiv. We recommend using nlin.CD with crosslisting wherever appropriate. After posting (on the arXiv or elsewhere) you can advertise your paper on the EE250 forum and provide a link, but unfortunately you cannot post it there (not enough space).

If you submit your paper early, for example in May 2007, the editorial process wil be started immediately and the process can converge long before the actual publication of the Proceedings. If and when the paper is accepted, Elsevier will post it with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. In due time it will of course be given a page number and appear in printed and electronic form in the Proceedings of EE250.