Last Modified: 25/09/07

Instructions for Abstract Preparation

Use this page only for post deadline abstract. If accepted, the corresponding paper will not be published in JNM.

These instructions are intended to assist you with preparation of your electronic abstract. For your convenience you can download the abstract template (Word format) and use it to create your abstract.

How to Submit Your Abstract

All abstracts must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word compatible format.

Please, put all contact information at the bottom of the page, along with topical area (choose number in the topic list) and poster/oral preferences, as shown on the abstract template. 

When ready, send your abstract by e-mail as an attached document to icfrm13@cea.fr. Contact icfrm13@cea.fr with questions or comments.


Use no more than 350 words for the abstract text. The abstract must fit on one A4 size page (21cm x 29.7 cm) with the top, bottom, right, and left margins all 2.54 cm.

Abstract Format

Type Specifications

Twelve-point type with single spacing is required. Use Times New Roman typeface. Do not paginate.


Indent each paragraph 6 mm. Single-space your text in single column format justified on both sides.

Title of Paper

Limit the title to ten words. Center the title, which should be initial capital letters (i.e., capitalize the first letter of each significant word). Use 12 pt Times New Roman typeface and boldfaced font style. Skip one line; then begin author information.


Limit listing authors to three or fewer if possible. Center the name(s) of author(s), which should be initial capital letters (i.e., capitalize the first letter of each name) and 12 pt Times New Roman typeface. The Presenting Author's name should be underlined. At the bottom of the page, provide complete contact information for the Corresponding Author. Skip one line; then begin affiliation information.


Use initial capital letters (i.e., capitalize the first letter of each significant word). Using italic type, center the affiliation, city, state and/or country, and email address. Use superscript numbers to denote the affiliation of each author.


Formulae should have one line of space above and below. Type equation numbers in Arabic numerals in parentheses flush with the right margin. Number equations consecutively.

Units of Measure

Use SI units. Conventional (non-SI) quantities may follow parenthetically if the author desires.


If an acronym is used more than once, define it at first use followed by the abbreviation or acronym in parentheses and then use the acronym from that point, e.g., liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) or General Electric (GE).