49th Annual (2000) Denver X-ray Conferenceô
Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel 
 Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
July 31 - August 4, 2000

Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts

Abstracts are reproduced as-submitted in the Book of Abstracts. They must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text. To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared according to the following guidelines:

Abstract Format - download Example Abstract

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches;A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation( s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high. Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") to allow insertion of session codes/information by conference staff
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper and lower-case, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting authorís name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning the text
  • Text:
    • text should appear flush left;
    • do not indent

      use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    • a blank line is recommended (space permitting)

      between paragraphs

Information Page
In addition to the abstract, please submit a separate page with the following information:

  • Speakerís name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • If the speaker is not the person to whom correspondence should be sent, please include contact personís name, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • Indicate your preferences: suggested session where paper may be best suited; oral presentation or poster
  • If your submittal is invited, please indicate that your paper is invited and include the chairpersonís name that issued your invitation along with the session title
  • Indicate whether you intend to publish this paper in Advances in X-ray Analysis, Volume 44 Abstracts may be submitted by regular mail or e-mail: 1. Mail: Send an original and one photocopy, WITHOUT FOLDS, to Ron Jenkins, Chairman (see address below). 2. E-mail: Send as an attached file, created in Microsoft Word (6.0 through 97) or WordPerfect (6.0 through 7), to: dxc@icdd.com.

    Please note:

  • Special characters, tables, mathematical formulae and figures should be kept to a minimum.
  • If special symbols or Greek letters are used, please limit the fonts to those that are available with the standard distribution of Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. Non-standard fonts may lead to errors in transmission.
  • All graphics must be embedded in the Word or WordPerfect document.

Note: Because they do not reproduce well, abstracts submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

Presented Papers 
The Organizing Committee considers unprofessional the withdrawal of a paper (except in special circum-stances) after it has been accepted and widely advertised. Non-U.S. authors, in particular, please try to secure travel funding and approvals before submitting your abstract(s).

Publication of presented papers: In the interest of releasing the conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis, as early as possible after the conclusion of the conference, we are encouraging authors to sub-mit their manuscripts for publication during the conference, at the conference registration desk. If you are unable to bring your manuscript with you at that time, please mail it no later than 7 September 2000 to:

Ron Jenkins 
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273 U.S.A.

Note: To be acceptable for publication, papers should describe either new methods, theory and applications, improvements in methods or instrumentation, or other advances in the state of the art. Papers emphasizing commercial aspects are discouraged. Information for preparing manuscripts will be mailed after abstracts have been received.