These guidelines are intended to assist you with preparation of your camera-ready proceedings manuscript. CLICK HERE to access the general ANS standards for technical publications. Additional information is provided in the following Sections 2 through 5. A manuscript page is illustrated via the following link: manuscript page

Typing/Formatting instructions are provided in: formatting instructions Section 6 provides information about figures.


If your word processor is capable of using page layouts, you may printout the manuscript on a blank, good quality paper. Otherwise use only the preprinted manuscript mats. These mats are marked with nonreproducible blue margins and graphics rule line guides. All figures and text should appear within the margin guides. There are also spaces for the author’s last name and manuscript page number. Please be sure this information appears on each page of your manuscript. If you require preprinted manuscript mats, contact, ANSHeadquarters c/o Scientific Publications Department 555 N. Kensington Ave, La Grange Park, IL 60525 (708) 352 6611


Please send your original manuscript along with two copies flat, protected against damage. Upon receipt, manuscripts become the property of ANS and will not be returned to the author(s). Below is the specific instructions for

  • ANS Winter Meeting
  • National Heat Transfer Conference


Laser Printers and other high-resolution printers

All type and illustrations should appear within the margins (7″x9″). We recommend 10-point type with 12 points of leading (spacing between lines). Use Times-Roman typeface or equivalent. Single space all text. Double space between paragraphs.

Typewritten manuscripts

If you use type writer, use elite type (12 pitch, or 12 characters per inch). Please do not use pica type (10 characters per inch). Single space the text. Double space between paragraphs. Keep all type within the preprinted margins.


If you must make a correction to your manuscript after sending it to ANS, send a replacement page to ANS as soon as possible. Include your log number and marked photocopy of the original page showing the exact location of the correction.


Figures positioned on the manuscript page will be reproduced full size. Figures should be clear and legible but sized to make economical use of the space. Similar or related figures should be of uniform size with uniform lettering. All figures should be called out in the text as well as properly labeled and captioned.

Line drawings

These should be original black-ink drawings if they are the proper size or reduced or enlarged photographic copies of the original drawings. High-quality photocopies may also be used. Paste line drawings in position on the manuscript. Make all lettering symbols, lines, etc., black and clear.


Continuous-tone photographs are reproduced in printed books as halftones. The halftones process converts photographs into a “screened” pattern of black and white dots, giving the appearance of a gray scale. Please do not use photocopies of photographs on the manuscript page. ANS will produce the photographic copy of your glossy photo and paste it in place on your manuscript. Be sure to leave sufficient space for the photo in your manuscript and type the figure caption in position on the manuscript. Enclose original photographs and drawings, clearly labeling each one on the back with your log number, figure number, page number, and the correct “up” orientation of the figure.

Scanned images

Scanned images, e.g., line art, photos, etc., can be used if the output resolution is at least 600 dpi.

Pasting up figures

All illustrations (except those to be inserted by ANS) should be pasted in place on the manuscript. Use rubber cement or pressure-sensitive wax. DO NOT USE CLEAR TAPE (white tape is acceptable). Figures may be pasted within the text near their citations or grouped consecutively at the end of the manuscript.