Guidelines for authors
Here are guidelines for the authors of abstracts
in the first phase.
During the second phase, the editors
will read your article and possibly send you comments and ask for a revised
version. We expect that this phase will last until 01 Sep 2007.
The full text corresponding to the selected abstract
should be sent to us in PDF or plain text at email@example.com by
01 Jun 2007.
Please quote the number of your abstract in any correspondence about it.
The full text should contain around 3000 words or 10 pages,
but these are not strict limits.
The important thing is to get your point across clearly.
You may include pictures and diagrams as needed.
Make sure they print well in black and white,
because we won't be able to print color pages.
There is no need to include full code in the text. We plan to setup a
repository for Gem code in lua.org.
However, you can (and perhaps should) include pieces of the
code in the text if you refer to them or discuss them in the text.
if you use a literate programming approach,
then of course the full code (or most of it) will be in the text.
In any case,
it is important that your article be self-contained.
The full text should be in final form
but do not worry about formatting right now;
we'll work on that near publication.
Concentrate now on the contents of your gem.
Try to motivate the reader and be as clear as possible.
For some ideas on how to go about this,
Lua Technical Note 0.
In the third and last phase we will typeset the book. We intend to use
LaTeX for typesetting and so it would be best if you used LaTeX as well,
but we will also accept HTML or even plain text. In all cases, try to write
the simplest LaTeX or HTML. Detailed instructions about this will be posted
here in due time.
We will ask that you license non-exclusive rights on your contribution to us.
You will retain full copyright of your work.
Each gem will contain the following notice on its first page:
"Copyright © 2007 authors name here.
Used by permission."
Details about this will be posted here and sent to you in due time.
Please check the
periodically for any announcements.
We look forward to reading your gem.
Wed May 9 00:17:00 BRT 2007