3rd International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics

MUSME 2008

April  8 - 12 ,  2 0 0 8  -  San Juan  -  Argentine




Here we present the guidelines for the manuscript format.

You can download the guidelines in a Word file also.



Proceedings of MUSME 2008, the International Symposium

on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics

San Juan (Argentina), 8-12 April 2008

Paper n. XX-MUSME08



Center Title Here (12-14 pts. Initial Caps, 1-3 lines)




Name of Author(s)

And Affiliations(s)

(1-5 Lines), (Use Upper and Lower Case)

If multiple author affiliations, you can use multiple columns




Put Keywords here first, then follow with your Body Text.  A list of no more than 5 keywords will identify your paper in indices and databases. Use text of about 10 points in size, but never smaller than 8 points.  Use boldface for the word ďKeywordsĒ then regular text for the keywords themselves.

Use the same size and font type for the Body Text.  Fonts must be one or more of the following:  Times New Roman, Arial, Symbol, or Courier.  These fonts are installed on almost all computers, and are also included with this template.

Text can be either flush left or justified.


Arial:  This is a sample of Arial.

Symbol:  abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Courier:  This is a sample of Courier.



All caps, bold, flush left.  Start the text on the next line.



Initial caps, bold, flush left.  Start the text on the next line.


Secondary Subheadings

Initial caps, bold, indented about five spaces.  Start the text on next line.



Use footnotes sparingly; endnotes can be substituted.

Begin two lines below the end of the column.  Include a line or underscore between the body text and the footnote.

For the format for the second and all subsequent pages of text, see the next page. One column. 


Tables and Figures

Your paper will be printed in CD-Rom Proceedings, so you may use color figures. Make sure that text and legends in figures are readable.


Table Headings and Figure Captions

Number figures sequentially, and number tables separately, also sequentially.

Start the caption with the number of the figure or table. Figure captions should appear at the bottom of the figure itself, and table headings should appear at the top. A sample caption and heading:

Figure 6.  Graph of the output of the first simulation run

Table 2.  Comparison of the two methods used for each simulation run



You can list your references either in a numbered list in the order that the citations appear in the text, or in an alphabetical listing by author name.


Reference Citations in Text

If using references by numbered list, cite the reference in the paperís body with square brackets around the numeral, e.g. [1], [2-5], etc.

If listing reference by author name, use the following methods to cite them in the body text:

[Smith 1999]: Single author

[Smith 1999a]: Multiple papers by same author, published in the same year, with the final letter determined by the order in which the citations appear in the text

[Smith and Jones 1999]: Two authors

[Smith et al. 1999]: Three or more authors


Reference List

For a numbered list, start each reference with the number inside square brackets.

For an alphabetical list, start with the primary authorís last name.

Use initial caps in titles

Use quotation marks around titles of articles, chapters, reports, theses and dissertations

Put titles of books in italic type.  If italic is not available, use an underscore

Include page numbers, volume, number and date of periodicals, and publisher when available

Samples of several types of reference listings can be found in your author kit



If space permits, include a brief biography of no more than 300 words for each author at the end of the article to give it greater impact and validity for the audience.




Language:          English.

Font:                    Times New Roman, Arial, Symbol, or Courier; size 10 point.

Spacing:              single spacing will be used.

Pages:                   maximum 16 pages.

Page layout:    the text area will measure 16.0 x 24.5 cm; in a A4 paper sheet use margins of 2.5 cm, like in this file.

Page number:    put the number XX of the paper, when the Organizing Committee will assign it

Title page:        title should be printed in bold upper case, size 12-14 pt, beginning at 2cm from the top margin of the printed area. After one line centre the author's name, next business affiliation, complete address, size 10 pt. A short abstract and the keywords will follow.

Keywords:         five from general to specific topics.

Main Text:        the main text should follow immediately below the keywords after two blank lines with one column layout, size 10 pt. Sections of the papers will start after one blank line with a major heading.

Major Headings: they are typed in upper case.

Subheadings:     they are typed in upper and lower case.

Indentation:    all paragraphs and headings begin at the left margin.

References:       list and order all bibliographical references at the end of the paper. For citation within the text type reference number in square brackets or type the authors' names and year of publication within brackets.

Figures and Tables: they are included within the text and are numbered with a short centered caption in Italic. Leave one line space above and below. Photographs should be included as black and white glossy prints and pasted onto pages.

Equations:         type the equations and enclose the equation number in parentheses at the right margin.

Page number and identification: number the pages on the bottom in the center; name the pdf file with the name of the first author.

File format: send pdf file to Osvaldo Penisi (Musme 2008 Congress), e-mail: musme2008@unsj.edu.ar



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