This must be an original article (not a reprint) and you must be the first author. It should be noted that the aim is not a scholarly article written in a style appropriate for a specialized journal, but rather a magazine-style article addressed to a wide audience of physicists. It should be written at the level of a finishing undergraduate or beginning graduate student in physics, and could be somewhat more informal or “conversational” than a typical research article. Note also that, as with any article, your co-authors must be made aware of the article. Thus, when you submit the article, please cc all of your co-authors so that we know they are indeed aware.
Your extended abstract should be prepared according to the following guidelines:
- The manuscript must be no more than 3 journal pages in length. As a general guideline, the article should be no more than 2300 words (including references), less 300 words per figure included in the article.
- The manuscript must be formatted for 8 1/2×11 (letter) paper, and should be double-spaced.
- The paper must begin with the title (centered), authors (including affiliation and email address, also centered) and an “abstract” (summary of the content) of 25 words or less.
- Use the following format for section headings: SECTION / Subsection / SUBSUBSECTION.
- Each figure must be placed in an appropriate location and be referenced in the text. It must also include a caption clearly describing its content.
- References appear as numbers in square brackets within the body of the paper (e.g., ), and are then listed at the end of the paper in numerical order (DO NOT use the endnote feature in your word processing package), using the following formats:
- A. Einstein, B. Podolsky, and N. Rosen, “Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?”, Phys. Rev. 47, 777-780 (1935).
- P.A.M. Dirac, “The principles of quantum mechanics, 4th edition“, Oxford Science Publications, 1982.
If a reference has more than three authors, use the first author only, as in: A. Einstein, et al., “Can…”.
Two versions of the paper must be submitted electronically: a word version and a pdf version (fonts embedded). The word format will be used for typesetting; the pdf will help to ensure that mathematical symbols are correctly typeset. Both versions, as well as individual, high-resolution (300 dpi) graphic files (.jpg, .tif, or .pdf (fonts embedded)) for each figure and a high-resolution (2×2) or low resolution (3×5 or larger) photo of the author must be received by the CAP office (email@example.com) by August 15.