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Final Submission Quick Guide

File Formats
Microsoft Word 2000 or later for Windows/Mac is recommended. A set consisting of a text file and graphics is acceptable. Using these materials, the editorial stuff will create a PDF file according to the ACT layout style.
 
Title, Authors, Affiliations and Abstract
Paper title in Arial 14 pt bold. Name of each author in Times New Roman 12 pt with a superscript number corresponding to the note for that author. Each author's note shall include the job title, section, division, organization, city and country, and e-mai address of the corresponding author.
 
Text
Times New Roman 10 pt for the main body and Arial 11 pt bold and 10 pt bold for headings and sub-headings, respectively. Symbol fonts for Greek letters and mathematical symbols. Citations shall follow the Author-Year style, without any reference numbers in the text and the list. Figure and tables captions should be placed at appropriate locations in the text in Arial 9 pt. The text shall be in the single-column format, left and right margins of 20 mm, and top and bottom margins of 25 mm (paper size: A4).
 
Equations
Use of an quation editor working with MS Word is preferable. Equations in TeX, if any, should be supplied in the EPS format with a file name corresponding to the respective equation numbers. All equations should be arranged within the width of a column of 80 mm, including equation numbers. MathType, the superset of the Equation editor of MS Word, users should pay attentions to the dividing line thickness for fractions. The thickness should be set to 0.5 pt and not 0.5%.
 
Photographs
Photographs should be 8-bit grayscale in an MS Word compatible format with a resolution of 200 dpi: 3 times greater magnification when scanning original photographs. Check diagonal lines are smooth when zoomed 300 percent as pasted in a Word file. Number the photos ( Fig.2 or Fig. 8 (a) for example). Low resolution image files are unacceptable.
 
Drawings
Width less than 75 mm (if fits within the width of one column) or less than 160 mm (if spans two columns), including the vertical axis label. Line width greater than 0.08 mm (0.25 pt) and less than 0.35 mm (1 pt). Texts in Times New Roman or Arial 8 pt. Gradation fill is not acceptable.Scanned drawings are acceptable only when the resolution is greater than 200 dpi. Check diagonal lines are smooth when zoomed 300 percent as pasted in a Word file. Do not use the default line width of an MS Excel that may be set to 0.03 pt.
 
Tables
Tab-delimited standard Word tables in Times New Roman. Width less than 75 mm (if fits within the width of one column) or less than 160 mm (if spans two columns). Figure and tables captions should be placed at appropriate locations in the text. The body text and equations should be in single-column format. Figures and tables can be attached at the end of the text part.
 
Submission Methods

If you are unable to upload the necessary files with the online uploading system, possible options are as follows: A file can be submitted as an e-mail attachment if the file size is less than 10 MB. Large files can be sent to us using web submission form if the size is less than 20 MB, oherwise free file transfer services. In the latter case, ask ACT secretary for details. Submission as an ISO 9660 format CD-R disk is also acceptable.

Refer to the ACT Authors' Guide for more details
E-mail:
Dr. S. Tada, ACT secretary
Japan Concrete Institute
Sogo Hanzomon Bldg. 12F, No. 7, Kojimachi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, Japan.