File format


The document uploaded during Step 2 of the submission process:

 

 

The AOSIS house style


The manuscript must adhere to the AOSIS house style guide.

 

 

Referencing style guide


The manuscript must adhere to the APA referencing style.

 

 

Language


Manuscripts must be written in British English, according to the Oxford English Dictionary [avoid Americanisms (e.g. use ‘s’ and not ‘z’ spellings), set your version of Microsoft Word to UK English]. Refer to the AOSIS house style guide for more information.

 

 

Page and line numbers


Include page numbers and line numbers in the manuscript file.

 

 

Font type


Use a standard font size in any standard font family.

 

 

Special characters


Refer to our AOSIS house style guide on math and Unicode font guidelines.

 

 

Line spacing


1.5

 

 

Headings


Ensure that formatting for headings is consistent in the manuscript. Limit manuscript sections and sub-sections to four heading levels. Make sure heading levels are clearly indicated in the manuscript text. Do not number headings.