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General Instructions

1. MS Word or PDF are the preferred input programs.

2. Please list the title of the chapter first along with all author affiliations. Do not footnote the affiliations nor list them at the end of the chapter.

3. Please begin the chapter with a descriptive abstract (100-400 words) summarizing the content of the article and indicate the abstract with the heading ABSTRACT. Other essential headings include: INTRODUCTION;..CONCLUSION (not Conclusions; not Discussion; not Concluding Remarks); REFERENCES and any other headings deemed necessary within the chapter to reflect the important subsections or divisions.

4. In text references should be either author identified or reference number identified and placed in square brackets on the line, e.g. [12]. Examples of acceptable forms of reference lists at the end of the chapter/article in Journals:

Author, A. B.; Author, C. D. J. Abbrev. 19XX, vol, xx-yy. NOTE: No punctuation in journal abbreviations except periods. No conjunctions, articles, or prepositions in journal abbreviations. No comma or semicolon before or after journal titles.

Examples of acceptable forms of reference lists at the end of the chapter/article in Books:

Author, A. B.; Author, C. D. Book Title; Series Name and number; Publisher: City, STATE (2 letters), year; Vol. 1, pp xx-yy. Edited Books Author, A. B. In Book Title; Editor, C. D.; Ed.; Series Name and number; Publisher: City, STATE (2 letters), year; Vol. 3, pp xx-yy. Electronic Media Author, A. A. (1996). Title of electronic text [E-text type]. Location of document Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1996). Title of electronic journal article. Title of electronic journal [On-line serial], Volume number (Issue number). Email address and request message

5. Artwork can be embedded, sent as separate graphic files, or sent via regular mail for hand insertion. Jpeg, tiff or gif file formats are acceptable. Line art should be scanned using the Line Art scanner setting. A PDF version may be sent for verification.

6. If the program being used is MS Word, use any font ranging from 10-12 point depending on what is most convenient for you. Don't be concerned about line spacing. We will be performing electronic page layout.

7. Please try to keep vertical (portrait) tables a maximum of 5.5 inches wide. If width is a problem, use the landscape layout with section breaks on both sides if MS Word is being used. Do not follow the end of sentences with two spaces but instead with only a single space.

8. Either American or British spelling is acceptable. International, American and British punctuation are all acceptable.

9. For any explanatory notes, please use Footnotes.

10. Color graphics are possible upon agreement with the Publisher.

11. We will be sending electronic page proofs as the publication works its way through the system.

12. The entire article can be sent when complete via email to editor@nwpii.com. or by regular mail or courier to the address listed on Contact Us page. PDF files are welcome for positioning purposes but must be accompanied by the original text or Microsoft word files. Receipt will be acknowledged promptly. If you don't receive our email acknowledgment, it is probably lost in cyberspace.

13. Tracking information concerning the editor, ISBN, page proof status and other production stages including shipping will be available and updated regularly by searching for the title or author, editor or contributor name. At the bottom of the entry is a field identified as status. The six codes which may be found there are: AN = Announcing stage; FM = Formatting stage; PP = Page proof stage; FP = Final production stage; AP = At press; AV = Available for shipping. Book are entered in the system only upon assignment of the Announcing information, ISBN etc.

14. A form for copyright transfer will be supplied by the editor of each book or by the publisher. Without completion and receipt of this form by the publisher, publication cannot take place.

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