Paper Format

Please use the following files as template when preparing your paper.

Word Template

Latex Template

1. File Formats

1.1 Submit your file electronically by e-mail to the editor. Email to the editor should provide your full particulars: names of authors, e-mails, institutions and addresses.

1.2 Your paper should be in Word or PDF format for review. However, you have to use Word or Latex for the final manuscript so that we can edit your file.  Please inform the editor-in-chief if you have problems generating files in one of the above format.

2. Text body

2.1 Paper size: A4 (210mmx297mm)

2.2 Text body (page frame) : 130 mm (width) x 200 mm (height), single column.

2.3 Paragraphs: Paragraphs are started with an indentation of 3mm. No extra line spacing between paragraphs.

2.3.1 Do not indent the 1st paragraph of each of the sections.

2.3.2 Leave 2 blank lines between 2 sections. (Leave only 1 blank line between the section titled Abstract and the section titled Keyword

2.3.3 Within a section, leave a blank line between the section title and the content of the section. (Except for Abstract and Keywords)

2.4 Justification: Both left and right alignment for main text body and abstract.

2.5 Paper Size: Must be in A4 size. Margins: top 4 cm, bottom 5.7 cm, left 4 cm, right 4 cm. Header: 2 cm. Footer: 1.75 cm.

2.6 Line spacing: single, this is uniform throughout the whole text body, including the reference section.

2.7 Section numbering: In Arabic numbers 1, 2 .. and sub-sections in 1.1, 1.1.2 etc.

2.8 Page Number: No page number. We will insert proper page numbers for you.

2.9 Header:

2.9.1 On the first page:

Journal of Chinese Language and Computing (vol. no.)((issue no.)):(page range)

2.9.2 On even numbered pages and centralized: (Author(s))

2.9.3 On odd numbered pages and centralized (except for the first page): (Paper title)

(shortened if necessary in order to fit into 1 line)

2.9.4 All italicized and 10 points

3. Font

3.1 Font point size: 10 points

3.2 English font: Times New Roman

3.3 Chinese font: SongTi for main text, HeiTi  for titles and KaiTi for abstract.

3.4 Italic and underline: restrict the use of italic and underline to minimum.

3.5 Bold: use HeiTi instead of bold for Chinese characters

3.5.1 Never bold any Chinese characters

4. Tables, figures and equations

4.1 Tables and figures:

4.1.1 Must be properly numbered, referred in text and placed where it is closest to the text, with proper captions.

4.1.2 Centralize the tables and figures.

4.1.3 Place the captions of figures and tables at the bottom of the figures and tables.

4.2 Equations:

4.2.1 Must be properly typeset and in italic.

4.2.2 Must be numbered and referred in text.

4.2.3 All equations are started with an indentation of 10 mm

4.3 Leave a blank line at the top of the tables, figures, and equations.

4.4 Leave a blank line at the bottom of the tables, figures, and equations.

4.4.1 Leave 2 blank lines at the bottom of the tables, figures, and equations if there are at the end of a section

5. Title and sub-titles

5.1 Main Title: 16 points, Times New Roman for English and HeiTi for Chinese title, all centralized, in one column

5.1.1 If the main title goes beyond 1 line, set the spacing between the lines to be exactly 1.6 line

5.1.2 For English titles, do not capitalize all of the letters. Only capitalize the first letter of the first word, the first letter(s) of the proper noun(s) and the short-forms. Do not itialize the words

5.1.3 Bolden the English main title. Do not italicize the words.

5.2 Sub-titles: As above but in 10 points, must be numbered in 1, 2…, or 2.1, 2.2, …, and left justified. Place a space between the number and the sub-title itself, e.g., “1.(SPACE)Introduction”

5.2.1 Each section must be preceded by a title

5.2.2 If the section title goes beyond 1 line, align the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. justify according to the 1st line.

5.3 Names of authors: below the main title, separated by a blank line.

5.3.1 English names in western style, i.e., first name, middle name and then surname (last name);

5.3.2 Chinese names: surnames appear before given names.

5.3.3 All in 12 points. English Times New Roman and Chinese SongTi..

5.4 Address (below the name(s)): Full addresses for all authors must be provided, 10 points, Times New Roman. Includes names of institution, street, district, city, country and postal codes, Fax, e-mail, etc.

5.5 Important dates (below the address(es) and separated by a blank line): Date submitted, revised and accepted must be specified in format of day, month, year, 10 points, Times New Roman or SongTi, eg. Submitted on 25 August, 1998 Revised and Accepted on 23 October, 1998 etc .

6. Abstract and Keywords

6.1 Language for abstract: In English for paper written in English. In Chinese and English for paper written in Chinese.

6.2 The English abstract for a paper written in Chinese must be an extended abstract, taking up at least one full page of paper, with all important formulae, figures and tables included

6.3 Position of abstract:

6.3.1 The English abstract for an English paper appears after the title, authors’ names, addresses and important dates.

6.3.2 The English abstract for paper written in Chinese must be the last page of the paper.

6.4 Font for abstract

6.4.1 Title – the word Abstract

  • Bold Times New Roman, 10 points and has a line spacing of 1.5 lines

6.4.2 Content:

  • English abstract in Times New Roman, italicized and 10 points; and Chinese abstract in KaiTi, also 10 points.

6.5 Keywords: At least 6 keywords must be provided, In italicized Times New Roman or KaiTi, 10 points.

6.5.1 The title Keywords should be bold, or the title should be in HeiTi. Further more, both should be in 10 points, and have a line spacing of 1.5 lines

6.6 Leave two blank lines between the title Abstract and the last line before the abstract, and underline the first blank line.

6.7 Leave 1 blank line between the section for abstract and the section for keywords

6.8 Leave 3 blank lines between the set of keywords and the next title, and underline the first blank line.

7. Acknowledgement

If you have a section for Acknowledgement, do not put a section number in front of it.

8. References and citations

8.1 Follow the format:

  • Gale, W. A. and Church, K. W., 1993, A program for aligning sentences in bilingual corpora, Computational Linguistics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 75-102. Do not apply underline to the name of journals or books.

  • If the above line goes beyond 1 line, indent 3mm for the 2nd, 3rd, … line(s).

8.2 The references are cited in the text as: (Kupire 1993; Matsumoto et al. 1993; Smadja and McKeown 1994), (Sato 1992).

8.3 When citing conference proceeding, please also indicate: Full name of conference, Venue, Date, Proceedings editor/s

8.4 Space: single line spacing, no paragraph break between references.

8.5 After all, they should be sorted in alphabetical order – simply sort it using the sort command in Microsoft Word.