Information for Authors
(for scope of journal topics, see
Call for Papers.)
NEW: Categories of Contributions
Authors may contribute material to Haptics-e in two forms:
Papers are intended for significant contributions to the
research field of haptics. Scope, significance, and quality are
expected to be comparable to articles published in high quality
peer-reviewed journals in engineering, psychology, human factors, or
physical sciences. Unless justified by special circumstances, papers
must be limited to 20 pages (according to formatting rules below).
Short Papers are intended for smaller contributions which
authors think will be of interest to Haptics-e readers, but which
are not of the scope or significance of full papers. Short papers
are limited to 6 pages (in the format below).
Both categories of contributions will be reviewed by at least three
annonymous reviewers selected from among experts and knowledgeble
researchers in the field. Each volumne of Haptics-e may contain
both regular and short papers. Both will be indicated in the
table of contents by volume, number, and date of publication. Short
papers will have the term "(short paper)" after the title, and/or may be
listed in a separate section of the table of contents for the volume.
Document Style and Formatting
Since Haptics-e papers
will be distributed electronically, they must be prepared in what is usually
called "camera ready" form.
Final stylistic guidelines are now being developed.
As of now, manuscripts will be reviewed which are formatted as follows:
- Length: papers should not exceed 20 pages (formatted as below) including
figures, tables, and references. Exceptions to the page limit may be considered
by the Editor. If the manuscript is longer than 20 pages, include a justification
in the email of submittal.
- Font: 12 pt. type, single spaced, "Times" or equivalent font.
- Figures may be diagrams or photographs in color or black and white. All color
figures or diagrams must be legible when printed out or rendered on a black and
- All words, type, equations, and lettering
must be black and the "paper" (or document background) must be white. Colored text
may be acceptable as labels within figures.
- 1" (2.5cm) margins at the sides, top, and bottom, of the paper.
- all pages must be numbered in the bottom center of the page.
- Figures and their legends should be included in the text and centered.
- References should be cited by first author and year (example: (Einstein, 1926))
and listed alphabetically by first author at the end of the paper.
We are still collecting opinions on 1 vs 2 columns. Right now all
submitted papers have been single col. Any opinions
Proposed Document Format Standard
Jim Troy (firstname.lastname@example.org) has updated the draft formal style definition
[DRAFT STANDARD]. We currently need
volunteers to generate templates for Latex and MS Word.
If you would like to contribute a style sheet / template/ macro header
for your favorite program, please contact Jim.
Submission and Review Process
To be eligible for review by Haptics-e, a manuscript must not have been previously
published elsewhere nor be under review elsewhere. The editor and reviewers of
Haptics-e will keep all submitted manuscripts off-line and confidential until
accepted. The reviewers will be anonymous and their recommendations will be
confidential. Some or all comments from the reviewers may be made available to the
authors at the discretion of the editor for the purpose of helping to improve
revisions of the manuscript or explaining an editorial decision.
After a period of testing, we have begun to use an on-line system for handling submitted
The on-line system (open-source software courtesy of the Public Knowledge Project)
requires authors to register. Please also register as a reviewer!
You will need to register as a user first (see the REGISTER link at bottom of page). Please also register as a reviewer. Thank you.
Important: After submitting the paper, please send an email to the editor (
blake --at sign-- u.washington.edu ) so that we can check for proper receipt of the manuscrpt.
Prior to publication, you must print out the
sign it and mail it by postal mail to the above address. Alternatively, it may be
faxed to the editor at 1-206-221-5264. No paper will be published the Haptics-e
without the signed Copyright form.
Instructions for Reviewers.
Revised 6-Aug-2004 Blake Hannaford