American Society for Information Science and Technology
ASIST 2002 Annual Meeting
November 18-21, 2002 • Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel • Philadelphia, PA

Knowledge, Connections and Community

ASIST 2002:  Submission Instructions for Contributed Papers

Templates for Contributed Papers


Contributed papers should present original research contributions and will be refereed.  Papers must be submitted electronically via the conference submission web page.  Papers can be accepted in Word, Postscript, PDF and RDF.  Authors should ensure that their papers are printable on a standard Postscript printer.  Charts and graphs should not rely on color for clear interpretation since printing will be black and white only.


Paper length is limited to 12 pages (including all figures, tables, bibliography and appendices).  Authors should follow the format found in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science .  Papers should be in double-column pages with a font size of 11 points using Times New Roman type for text and Helvetica for title, author information and abstract. Papers should be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper.  All material on each page should fit within a rectangle of 7" x 9", centered on the page. Top and bottom margins should be 1 inch and side margins 0.75 inches.  The text should be in two 3.33" columns with a .33" gutter.

The first page must contain the title of the paper (16 point type, left justified, helvetica font) and the authors' names, affiliations, mailing addresses, and email addresses, left justified, 11 point helvetica font.  In the case of multiple authors, please indicate which author is to receive correspondence.  Financial support may be acknowledged in a footnote to the title; for other purposes endnotes should be used. An informative abstract of 200 words or less (12 point helvetica font, bold face) should be included on the first page.  Sections should be numbered 1., 2., and subsections 1.1., etc.  First level section headings should  be in 12 point Helvetica, bold face with subsections in 12 point italic Times New Roman. 

Paper style should follow the forms given in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., 2001).   In general, the background and purpose of the study should be stated first, followed by details of the methods, materials, procedures, and equipment used.  Findings, discussion and conclusions should follow in that order. Appendices may be employed where appropriate. The APA Publication Manual should be consulted for details as needed.

Figures should be incorporated in the text and should be in a form suitable for publication when printed with a good quality laser printer.  Figures will be printed in black and white and should be readily interpreted without the use of color.

The accuracy and completeness of the references is the responsibility of the author. References to personal letters, paper presented at meetings, and other unpublished material may be included.  The format for citations in text for bibliographic references follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., 2001). Citation of an author's work in the text should follow the author-date method of  citation; the surname of the author(s) and the year of publication should appear in text. For example, "Smith (1999) found that…"; "other researchers (Black & Tan, 2000) …".  Formats for citation of electronic references are given on the APA web site: .

Templates for Contributed Papers

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