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RNDE Submission Process

Instructions for Authors

Review Process

To expedite the review process, authors may recommend three to five reviewers. Please provide the name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and area of expertise for each recommended reviewer. Recommended reviewers will be used at the discretion of the RNDE Editor-in-Chief. An acknowledgment of receipt of the manuscript submission will be sent to the corresponding author, including an assigned manuscript number that should be included in all subsequent correspondence. To ensure that revised manuscripts are linked to the original submission, revised manuscripts should be submitted using the Corresponding Author Center in RNDE Manuscript Central located at

Manuscript Style

Manuscripts must be in English and should be typed with double-spacing and margins of at least one inch on all sides. Authors are urged to submit manuscripts as Microsoft Word documents or as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Uploading high-resolution images may slow down the submission of your manuscript; therefore, authors are encouraged to initially submit low-resolution images to increase uploading speeds. The submission of one or more PDF documents that contain text, tables and all figures for the initial review is encouraged. Authors will be able to resubmit high-resolution images later.

Abstracts and Organization

Each article should be prefaced by a brief (less than 200 words) abstract. Text should be organized clearly and headings and subheadings should be indicated. All mathematical symbols and Greek letters must be identified clearly. Subscripts and superscripts should be set off clearly and a zero should precede all decimal points. Principal equations should be displayed on separate lines and the following sequence of parentheses should be used: )]}. Equation numbers should be given in parentheses at the right-hand margin.


Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher resolution
  • Pre-sized to fit on an RNDE page
  • EPS, TIFF or PhotoShop format only
  • Illustrations need to be submitted as separate files; do not embed illustrations in the text files
  • all units must be included. Illustrations should be labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction.

Color illustrations will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge for the first page with color is $900. The next three pages with color are $450 each. A custom quote will be provided for color art totaling more than four journal pages. Good-quality color files should be provided in their final size. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color images deemed unacceptable.

Tables and Figures

Tables should not be embedded in the text document, but should be included as separate files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included.


Within the text, references should be cited in numerical order, in brackets 
(e.g. [1,5-8]). References to technical journals will be made by author and journal title (with article title omitted). Journal abbreviations will be those used in the 
current listing of Physics Abstracts Service Source Index Quarterly. Examples are shown below.

  1. J.E. Gubernatis, E. Domamy, and J.A. Krumhansl. J. Appl. Phys. 48: 2804 (1977)
    References to books will include the title and pages within the book.
  2. H.S. Carslaw and J.C. Jaeger. Conduction of Heat in Solids 2nd ed., p. 125. Oxford University Press, London (1959)
    A “private communication” or “unpublished research” may be referenced when required to give proper credit. The citation must include the affiliation and address of the person involved.
  3. J.J. Doe, private communication, AAA Company, Washington, D.C. (January 1980)

NoteRNDE Manuscript Central will automatically place a running header and footer (of your choice), as well as page numbers and line numbers on your manuscript for review. Best online viewing results for authors and reviewers will be obtained with original files that DO NOT include page numbers, line numbers, or any information in the manuscript’s header or footer.

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