Manuscripts for publication should be submitted via the online submission form
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Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers.
Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
2) How to Submit
Manuscripts should preferably be submitted in the original file format and in PDF format.
The title page should include:
- - The name(s) of the author(s)
- - A concise and informative title
- - The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
- - The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
- ・Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
- ・Use italics for emphasis.
- ・Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
- ・Do not use field functions.
- ・Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
- ・Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
- ・Use the equation editor or MathType for equations. Note: If you use Word 2007, do not create the equations with the default equation editor but use the Microsoft equation editor or MathType instead.
Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.
Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.
Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets.
- 1. Negotiation research spans many disciplines .
- 2. This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman .
- 3. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.
- Journal articlep>Tao CW, Taur JS, Chan ML (2004) Adaptive fuzzy terminal sliding mode controller for linear systems with mismatched time-varying uncertainties. IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern 34(1): 255-262
Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al” in long author lists will also be accepted:
Morales Y, Carballo A, Takeuchi E, et al (2009) Autonomous robot navigation in outdoor cluttered pedestrian walkways. J Field Robotics 26(8):609-635
- Article by DOI
Soung-Min Im, Ju-Jang Lee (2008) Adaptive crossover, mutation and selection using fuzzy system for genetic algorithms. Artif Life Robotics (13:129-133). doi:10.1007/s10015-008-0545-1
Sutton RS, Barto AG (1998) Reinforcement learning: an introduction. MIT Press, Cambridge
- Press, Cambridge Book chapter
Gunter Niemeyer and Jean-Jacques E. Slotine (1990) Experimental studies of adaptive manipulator control. In: V. Hayward, O. Khatib (Eds.) Experimental Robotics I, Springer, pp. 166-179 (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences 139)
- Online document
Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing
PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php
- ・All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
- ・Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
- ・For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table.
- ・Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
- ・Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters
(or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Electronic Figure Submission
- ・Supply all figures electronically.
- ・Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork.
- ・For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. MS Office files are also acceptable.
- ・Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
- ・Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.
- ・Definition: Black and white graphic with no shading.
- ・Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size.
- ・All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide.
- ・Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi.
- ・Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
- ・Definition: Photographs, drawings, or paintings with fine shading, etc.
- ・If any magnification is used in the photographs, indicate this by using scale bars within the figures themselves.
- ・Halftones should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
- ・Definition: a combination of halftone and line art, e.g., halftones containing line drawing, extensive lettering, color diagrams, etc.
- ・Combination artwork should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
- ・Color art is free of charge for online publication.
- ・If black and white will be shown in the print version, make sure that the main information will still be visible. Many colors are not distinguishable from one another when converted to black and white. A simple way to check this is to make a xerographic copy to see if the necessary distinctions between the different colors are still apparent.
- ・If the figures will be printed in black and white, do not refer to color in the captions.
- ・Color illustrations should be submitted as RGB (8 bits per channel).
- ・To add lettering, it is best to use Helvetica or Arial (sans serif fonts).
- ・Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt).
- ・Variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label.
- ・Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc.
- ・Do not include titles or captions into your illustrations.
- ・All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
- ・Figures should always be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order.
- ・Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.).
- ・If an appendix appears in your article/chapter and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc." Figures in online appendices (Electronic supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.
- ・Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
- ・Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type.
- ・No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption.
- ・Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- ・Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
Figure Placement and Size
- ・When preparing your figures, size figures to fit in the column width.
- ・The figures should be 39 mm, 84 mm, 129 mm, or 174 mm wide and not higher than 234 mm.
- ・For books and book-sized journals, the figures should be 80 mm or 122mm wide and not higher than 198 mm.
If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Springer will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.
In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your figures, please make sure that
- ・All figures have descriptive captions (blind users could then use a text-to speech software or a text-to-Braille hardware)
- ・Patterns are used instead or in addition to colors for conveying information (color-blind users would then be able to distinguish the visual elements)
- ・Any figure lettering has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.
Upon acceptance of your article you will receive a link to the special Author Query Application at Springer’s web page where you can sign the Copyright Transfer Statement online and indicate whether you wish to order OpenChoice, offprints, or printing of figures in color. Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs.
In addition to the normal publication process (whereby an article is submitted to the journal and access to that article is granted to customers who have purchased a subscription), Springer provides an alternative publishing option:
Springer Open Choice. A Springer Open Choice article receives all the benefits of a regular subscription-based article, but in addition is made available publicly through Springer’s online platform SpringerLink. We regret that Springer Open Choice cannot be ordered for published articles.
Springer Open Choice [http://springer.com/openchoice]
Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the International Society on Artificial Life and Robotics.
Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author
Online publication of color illustrations is free of charge. For color in the print version, authors will be expected to make a contribution towards the extra costs.
The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor.
After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.
In order to publish your paper, the payment of a "Submission Fee" is required. It is the author's share of the production costs incurred by the AROB Journal Office. After your paper has been published in the Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics, the AROB Journal Office will send you an invoice with the total amount due, including the cost of shipping. The fee needs to be paid by credit card or bank transfer after the publication. Please note that any bank fees or commissions are your responsibility. One free issue of the journal in which your paper has been published will also be shipped to the recipient of the invoice.
|Submission Fee||Up to 5 pages||80,000 JPY|
|Extra page charge||16,000 JPY|
|Shipping Cost||Domestic||700 JPY/delivery|
|International||*Please see the following table for the details.|
|Extra copies (Option)||-||5,000 JPY/issue|
|Japan||China, South Korea, Taiwan||Asia (excluding China, South Korea, Taiwan)||Oceania, Canada, Mexico, Middle East, Europe||U.S. (including Guam and other U.S. territories)||Central and South America (excluding Mexico), Africa|
|Number of books||0||0|
- * The final number of pages your paper will occupy in the journal will be determined by the publisher after proofreading.
- * If the remittance is overdue, the rate of 14.6% of the submission fee will be added to the original cost.
- * Extra copies for your co-authors are available at 5,000 JPY per issue.
- * 10% consumption tax will be added to the fees if the paper is submitted from Japan.
- * These prices are subject to change.
Invoice for the following options will be sent by the Springer.
- * Colour Figures
- * Open Access
- * Offprint