Guidelines for the authors

Please prepare your paper for the Digital Proceedings of the Vilnius Seminar on Cartosemiotics according to the following Guidelines. The papers have to be submitted in MS Word format. Papers with considerable deviations from the present Guidelines will be returned to authors.

General. English is the language of the paper. For the Editorial Board an electronic copy prepared by MS Word editor and of Times New Roman type should be submitted following the requirements presented below. The text of the paper should be printed by Single interval on pages of 210x297 mm (A4 format). Page margins are: left – 3 cm, right – 2,5 cm, top – 2,5 cm, bottom – 2,5 cm. The same page format applies for the whole paper. Data concerning authors must be presented: name, surname, working place and its address, telephone (home, job), fax, e-mail address. If there are several authors, the person responsible for the correspondence should be indicated.

Structure of the paper. The paper should include the following parts:

·        heading,

·        the authors’ names and surnames,

·        name and address of their working places,

·        summary,

·        keywords,

·        introduction (the object and goal of the research, the methods applied, the review of literature and its analysis),

·        the main text,

·        conclusions or a generalisation,

·        list of references

·        abstract.

Appendices may be added; they are placed before the list of references.

The paper design

1. The heading of the paper should be printed 60 mm below the sheet top by capital letters of 14 pt Bold type and centered. There is a Single line interval between the heading and the author’s name.

2. The names and surnames of the author or co-authors should be printed in sentence case of 12 pt Bold type and centered. Below the author’s surname, the name of institution (represented by the author or co-authors) is printed in 11 pt Italic, its address, the author’s E-mail are written and centered. Different institutions represented by the authors are recorded in foot-notes.

3. Abstract and keywords are printed in Single interval of 11 pt type in one column and after the institution address the margins of 30 mm and interval of three lines below the institution address are left. Words Abstract and Keywords are printed in Bold. The volume of the abstract should be not less than 500 words. Between the abstract and keywords there should be an interval of one line. The keywords should include 4-10 items.

4. Introduction, main text and conclusions must be printed in 12 pt type Single interval in single column at the distance of 1 line from keywords. The first line of the paragraph is to be shifted by 7 mm from the left margin. The last page of the paper is to be filled not less than by 30%.

5. Mathematical dependences, their notations in the text and other symbols should be typed in Equation Editor 3 Italic 12 pt type, the indexes by 7 pt, subindexes by 6 pt. Matrices are typed in square brackets, vectors by Bold-Regular 12 pt type. All the numerals, including index numbers, are presented in Regular type. Formulas are centered. The are numbered by Arabic numerals in round brackets and aligned right. Between a formula and text there should be an interval of one line.

6. Figures and tables should be placed where they are mentioned; and they are centered. Larger tables and figures may be put in appendices. Photos should be of good quality, clear and suitable for reproduction. Photos, tables and figures can be colour or black-and-white. The numbers of figures and tables (for instance, Figure 1, Table 3) and inscriptions below are typed in 11 pt Regular font. Figures and tables are separated from the text by one-line interval.

7. The headings of introduction, chapters and sub-chapters are printed in 12 pt Bold-Regular lowercase and aligned left. The introduction, headings of chapters and conclusions are numbered by one Arabic numeral and sub-chapters by two numerals. The titles of chapters and sub-chapters should be separated from the text by one-line interval.

8. References are numbered in Arabic numerals by current numbers using square brackets, for instance, [1]. The list of references is given after conclusions. The word References is typed in sentence case of 12 pt Bold-Regular type on the left side and the list of references in 12 pt. The references must be presented in Latin transcription according to the following patterns:

1.      Gutkowski W. (1997). Discrete structural optimisation. New York: Springer. 250 p.

2.      Raukas A. (1994). Yoldia stage – the least clear interval in the Baltic Sea history. Baltica, Vol. 8, pp.5–14.

3.      Bitinas A. (1996). The stratigraphy of Quaternary deposits of the Lithuania maritime region. Proceeding of the third Baltic Stratigraphical Conference. Tartu, pp. 17–19.

4.      Rataiski L. (1976). Cartology, its development concept. The Polish Cartography. Warszawa, pp.36–49.

5.      ERMapper Inc., Image compression: ERMMapper 6.0 ECW 2.0 VsMrSID 1.3. (Last visited: April 6, 2009)


Example of a formatted paper  you can find at the conference web page:


You are kindly asked to send your paper by the deadline indicated in the invitation.

The papers must be submitted to:


Or by surface mail:


Algimantas Cesnulevicius

Lithuanian Cartographic Society

M.K. Ciurlionio 21/27

LT-03101 Vilnius



Thank you for keeping to these guidelines.


Organising Committee of the Seminar, Editorial board for the Seminar Proceedings.