Author Guidelines

 Authors’ Names

Affiliation and mailing address

Abstract (~250 words)

This script describes the format of the articles’ text that is going to be published in the Proceedings of the international Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE-2011). Generally, the specifications are the same as in this script.

Keywords: Ecology, Theology, Environment, Ethics, text formatting

1. Introduction

All submitted papers must follow the following typewriting instructions.

Text Editor must be Microsoft Word prior to Word 2003. The Fonts used are Times New Roman. The Font size of the Title must be 17pt, bold, centered and in Title Case. There are 2 empty lines after. The authors’ names follow in 12pt centered and 1 empty line right after them. Follows the Abstract title in 12pt and bold, while the abstract text is in 10pt. Keywords are written one line after abstract text in 10pt fonts.

Finally follows 1 empty line. All empty lines are in 11pt normal. Note that there are no empty lines anywhere else in the text.


2.1 Page Setup

The author must use these specifications for page setup (File à Page Setup).


            Top: 2,77 cm   Bottom: 2,3 cm

            Inside: 1,8 cm  Outside: 1,8 cm

            Gutter: 0          Gutter Position: Left

            Multiple Pages: Mirror Margins


            Paper Size: Custom Size

                        Width : 17 cm

                        Height : 24 cm


            Section Start : New Page

            Headers and Footers :

                        Different Odd and Even à Checked

                        Different First Page à Checked

                        From Edge :

                                    Header : 1,8 cm

                                    Footer : 1,5 cm

2.2 Body Text

Body text is written in 11 pt fonts. The paragraph uses 6pt spacing after.

If a paragraph contains  

  • Bullets
  • Numbered cases e.g. a), b), c), or i), ii), iii) etc.
  • Other elements

which all belongs conceptually in the same paragraph, they must not have any additional spacing between them.

The chapters’ title (eg., 1. Introduction) uses 14pt bold, italic fonts with 12pt spacing before and 6pt spacing after. Do not use Automatic Numbering anywhere in the text.

2.3 Paragraphs

The paragraphs’ title use 12pt bold, italic fonts and 12pt spacing before and 6pt spacing after. Avoid using third level headings (eg., 2.1.1). If this is absolutely necessary, third level headings should be written in 11pt bold italic fonts.

For further text numbering, the bullets and numbering style can be used at will (any) eg. A), b) c) or i), ii), iii) etc. NOT AUTOMATIC

Footers are not allowed.

2.4 Equations

Mathematical equations which are not built-in a text line, should be centered in a separate line and must be considered as a separate paragraph. The equation numbers should be placed in the right margin and written in bold fonts.

2.5 Figures and tables

All figures and tables should be numbered. Figure captions should appear below each figure, whereas table captions should appear on top of each table and they both have 6pt spacing before and after.

Figure 1. Description Text

Table 1. Description Text


Tables’ text is the same as the body text.

All figures and tables will be printed in black and white. Author must select the appropriate colors, which are well-contrasted in a black & white print. We do not change colors.

Figures and tables should lie on the printable area of the page. If there is a large figure or table that should go in landscape, then a new section must be created for it without header.

There are a few issues coming from third party graphic manipulation applications. It’s preferred to use standard tools for this purpose.

2.6 Headers

Keep the headers of this script. We’ll use the right ones as well as the page numbers.

3. References

The references should be cited in the main text in brackets with the author’s name and the year. E.g. [Anderson et. Al. (1988)].

At the end of the paper, all references should be presented in alphabetical order, using the form below.

References (examples)

Andrianos L. (2009), Environmental Ethics: the limiting factor for Sustainable Development, in Proc. ECOTHEE-08: First International Conference on Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics, Chania, Greece.

Global Biodiversity Strategy Office, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment (2007): The Third National Biodiversity Strategy of Japan. Outline of The Third National Biodiversity Strategy of Japan. (Retrieved on July 7, 2008 from ‹http://www.biodic.go.jp/convention/The%20Third%20NBS.pdf›).

Torigoe, H. (2008), “Ecology of Divine Punishment and Favor: An Introduction to Environmental Ethnolgoy”, in: Conserving Nature – A Japanese perspective. Furuta N., K. Iwatsuki, H. Nishida, M. Kawamichi (Eds.), Biodiversity Network Japan, pp. 20-27.


1. The available surface for hanging posters will be 90 cm X 130 cm.

2. Posters should not be smaller than 70 cm X 90 cm

3. Please include poster title, authors' names, contact information and all institutions where the work was performed in large letters centered at the top of the page.

4. Posters will be numbered and we will provide thumbtacks for your poster at the exhibition site. If you prefer another kind of fixing your poster, please bring the required material to the exhibition site.

5. At least one author has to be present at the poster area for discussions during the exhibition session.

6. The time and date  of exhibition sessions will be mentioned at the conference schedule programme.

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