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These instructions are
provided to help authors prepare their manuscripts.
Submitted papers should report new work or ideas.
Full-length papers, critical reviews, technical notes,
comments on published papers and short communications are
acceptable for submission.
1. Papers must be written in
English. Spelling and grammar should be checked by an
English-speaking editor if English is not the first language.
The manuscript in the word format should be submitted
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aaqr. The system will
convert the word file into pdf/html files for the review
purpose only. Upon approval for the format and
appropriateness of the submitted manuscript, the manuscript
would be in review process. You must first create an account
in the on-line submission system before you are able to
submit the manuscripts.
3. The main text of the
manuscript must be typed in 12 Times New Roman font,
double-spaced on one side of A4 or 8.5” × 11” paper using
appropriate margins. The font size of the title and
sub-title is 16 and 14, respectively. The submitted
manuscript should not exceed 35 pages including text,
references, tables, and figures. All pages should be
numbered at the bottom of each page.
4. Insert consecutive
line numbers in the left margin of all pages. This feature
can be found in “Page Setup”.
5. Leave only one space
6. Manuscripts should
contain the following elements in sequence: title, names and
affiliations of authors, abstract, keywords, introduction of
paper, text, conclusions, acknowledgements, appendices,
references, list of table titles, tables, list of figure
captions, and figures.
7. Download the
submission template of the manuscript at
http://www.aaqr.org/ and follow the same format to
prepare the manuscripts.
1. Title should be
informative and specific, not to exceed 20 words.
2. Avoid chemical
formulae in title.
Name of author and affiliation
1. List each
author’s first, middle and last name and affiliation.
2. Include the fax,
telephone and e-mail address for the corresponding author in
a footnote on page one.
1. Maximum of 300 words
should be used in the abstract, not to exceed one-page,
including list of authors, affiliation and keywords.
2. The purposes, methods,
contents, conclusions, as well as new significant findings,
should be summarized in the abstract.
1. Highlights are mandatory for AAQR, and should be submitted in a separate file through the online submission system. They will also be reviewed by reviewers and editors. Highlights should include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point) to convey the essence of the research.
2. Highlights will be displayed in online search result lists, the contents list and in the online article, but will not (yet) appear in the article PDF file or print.
1. Include up to five
keywords to facilitate literature searches.
2. Avoid duplicating
words already contained in the title.
1. All references to
literature in the text should be cited in the form Smith
(1997) if there is one author, Smith and Jones (1997) if
there are two authors, or Smith et al. (1997) if there are
more than two authors. The manuscript should be carefully
checked to ensure that the information given in the text is
exactly the same as that given in the reference list.
2. References should be
arranged in alphabetical order by the first author’s last
3. Some examples for
arranging the references:
Watson, J.G., Chow, J.C.
and Chen, L.-W.A. (2005). Summary of Organic and Elemental
Carbon/Black Carbon Analysis Methods and Intercomparisons.
Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 5: 65-102.
Charell, P.R. and Hawley, R.E.
(1981). Characteristics of Water Adsorption on Air Sampling
Filters. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 42: 353-360.
Kerker, M. (1969). The
Scattering of Light, Academic Press, New York.
(iii) Edited books:
Crittenden, B.D. and
Long, R. (1976). In Carcinogenesis--A Comprehensive Survey,
Vol. 1, Freudenthal, R.I. and Jones, P.W. (Eds.), Raven
Press, New York, p. 209.
proceedings, symposia, etc.:
Fissan, H.J., Franzen,
H., Helsper, C. in: Benarie, M.M. (Ed.) Atmospheric
Pollution 1978, Proc. 13th Int. Colloq., Paris, France,
1978, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 263-266.
4. The title of the cited
journal should be abbreviated as in the Word List of
Scientific Periodicals. For example, Aerosol and Air Quality
Research should be abbreviated as Aerosol Air Qual. Res. Include the full title if the correct abbreviation is not
Tables and Figures
1. Submit each table and figure on a separate page.
2. Number tables and
figures consecutively with Arabic numerals (Table 1, etc.)
in order of citation in the text. The text should include
references to all tables and figures.
3. Excessive tabulation
of data or large tables should be avoided.
4. Each table and figure
should have a brief and self-explanatory title. The title
should be above the table or below the figure. Also provide
a list of table and figure titles on a separate page.
5. Tables should be
presented in the simplest style. Vertical lines should not
6. Explanations should be
given in footnotes with superscript italic Roman letters (a,
b, c, etc.)at the bottom of the table, if it is necessary
for the understanding of the table.
7. Figures should be
clearly legible when reduced to a single-column width.
8. In the text, refer to
figures as “Fig. (1)”, or “Figs. 1(a) and (b)”.
9. Color figures will be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in their printing and publication. The charge of color figure is US$250 each page. Good-quality color prints or files should be provided in their final size.
10. The publisher has the right to refuse publication of color prints deemed unacceptable.