All talks are invited
talks. However, if you would like to give a talk please contact Russ
and if there is still room for another speaker he will most likely
invite you to give a talk. Once the talking slots are filled with
invited talks, contributed posters will be
welcome up to the limit of conference attendees. Invited speakers may
also have a contributed poster. All attendees with either an invited
talk or a contributed poster are welcome (and encouraged) to provide a
written chapter for the conference
proceedings. Additional written chapters will be solicited from
non-conference attendees to fill in important double star topics not
presented at the conference.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INVITED TALKS
PowerPoint presentations will be fully supported and are strongly
● All talks are 20 minutes in length (maximum). All presentation times
include any introduction and any questions and answers. Generally if
you finish your talk before the 20 minutes is up the session moderator
will ask for questions.
conference presentations are strictly timed, with 5, 2, 1, and 0 minute
timing cards held up by the session timer for all to see. The
speaker should acknowledge each timing card with a nod towards the
● See the instructions below for speakers preparing a written
chapter for the proceedings. All speakers are encouraged to contribute
a written chapter, although this is not mandatory.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTED POSTERS
attendees may contribute a poster.
● Poster should fit in a space 1 meter square.
(speakers or posters)
you for submitting your chapter for consideration for the double star
conference proceedings being published by the Collins Foundation Press.
You can help the process by carefully following the instructions below
so that publications go as smoothly and effectively as possible
Contributor Information: Please list your name under your paper title as
you wish it to appear in the published volume. Include your affiliation
on your paper, below the author name(s). The affiliation(s) will also be
listed in a Contributor section in the front of the published volume.
You may include, as an optional Author’s Note, a short biography and/or
contact information or acknowledgements at the end of your chapter,
before the reference list.
Title: It is best to keep titles to 75 characters, since they are used
as a running header for each page. If it is not possible to keep your
title that short, the editors will need to shorten it for the header
(but leave it full length in the table of contents) or you may
suggest a header.
Readership: The primary audience we intend to target is professional and
amateur astronomers as well as intelligent laypersons who want an
overview of recent advances in double star research.
Word count: Typically 2,000 to 3,000 words, including references;
please try to write concisely and clearly. Please note that each chapter
will have its own references rather than having an overall reference
list at the end of the volume.
5. Permissions: If you cite lengthy quotations or a large amount of
material from another source, please obtain appropriate reprint
permissions from the copyright holder. In a book of this type, it is
best to not use lengthy quotes. If you want to use your own previously
published work for more than what is fair, be sure to obtain permission
from the original publisher.
Format: Your paper must follow our MS Word format. These format
instructions are in a downloadable template found by clicking at the
bottom of the page at: http://www.collinsfoundationpress.com/CFP
Publications Instructions to Authors 2.doc.
Submit your paper electronically to Ed
The deadline is January 31, 2013. Please put “Double Star Paper”
in the subject line. Name the file as described below.
Graphics (tables, pictures, diagrams, photographs): These need to be
submitted separately, with indication in the text where you want them
inserted. We need graphics in a specific format, see the template at the
Collins website, above.
File names: Please use the last name of the first author followed by
first name with no other symbols or punctuation for the file name on
your paper: If submitting more than one chapter, please put a numeral
after the name:
Doe John.doc (or .docx,
.rtf, or .txt)
Doe John 2.doc (or .docx, .rtf, or .txt)
Copies: Please keep both an electronic and hard-copy of your
paper in case questions arise during the editing process.
Process: Chapters may be sent out for external review to insure quality
and appropriateness for the intended readers. There could also will be
numerous edits by the edit team, as well as contact & review with
authors as needed.