5th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM5)
27-29 September 2011, Tokyo-Japan

                       Floods: From Risk to Opportunity 

ICFM5: Full Paper Submission (CLOSED)

Authors of selected abstracts have an option to submit their full papers in order to be considered for a post-conference publication in the Journal of Flood Risk Management and/or as one of the IAHS Red Book Series. All submitted papers will be peer-review by external reviewers and they will be published only if they meet all requirements made by reviewers.

An invitation letter has been sent to authors of the selected abstracts on June 30 and the deadline for full paper submission is extended to August 31, 2011. Please note that submission of the full paper is optional and author of all accepted abstracts have the opportunity to make a presentation at ICFM5 without submitting the full paper. 

Guideline for Author (new)
This set of instructions outlines the required format of full papers. It would be better to limit your manuscript in 8 pages, however it shall not exceed 12 pages in total including references (single space, 10pt Arial font). Author(s) are required to submit the full version of their paper, as a Microsoft Word document to ICFM5 Secretariat at (info@ifi-home.info). An examples is available:

To ensure publication quality and uniformity, the following requirements have been prepared to assist authors in preparing papers. If these requirements are not followed, papers will be returned for revision and re-submittal. The resulting time delay could cause rejection of the paper because of publication deadlines. Once the paper has been accepted for publication, the ICFM5 Secretariat will request the author to submit the camera-ready of their manuscript according to the specific requirements of Journal of Flood Risk Management or IAHS Red Book Series.

Author(s) are required to submit one electronic version of the paper in MS Word, which is formatted according to these instructions. Electronic file documents should be submitted directly to ICFM5 Secretariat at (info@ifi-home.info) .

Schedule: The full paper must be submitted electronically by August 31, 2011. The post-conference publication is scheduled for the late 2011 and early 2012.

The author(s) are required to submit an electronic copy of the full paper in Word format. This file must be created from the “ICFM5_Template.doc” template file attached to this message. Authors are asked to ensure that the appropriate styles of text have been used throughout their final paper.
Regular, paragraph-form text is to be full-justified in 10pt Arial font, single-spaced, with spacing between paragraphs of 12pt. When using the provided template, select all regular text and set it to the ‘Paragraph’ style.

Title/Author: The full paper title should typed in the appropriate “Title” section of the template. The complete list of authors, along with their affiliation and country should be typed in the “Author” section of the template.
The format for both ‘Title’ and ‘Authors’ is provided in the template file. Simply type the title and select the ‘Main Title’ style, and then type the author names and affiliations and set them to the ‘Authors’ style. Author affiliations are listed below the names, in ‘numbered list’ format.

Abstract: Each paper should begin with an abstract of no more than 300 words. The Abstract should be entered in the “Abstract” section of the template file. Both the “Abstract” and the “Paper” are to be supplied in one file.

Numbered Headings: Within the paper, number all headings as follows – use the styles in the supplied template:
1. PRIMARY HEADING (Arial 10, all caps, bold)
1.1 Secondary Heading (Arial 10, each word caps, bold)
1.1.1 Tertiary Heading (Arial 10)

Equations, Formulas, Symbols and Units: Type all equations and formulas from the left margin (do not centre in the page) and number them consecutively. Use the ‘paragraph style’ (ie. Arial 10pt, single-spaced) for equations. Equation numbers should be placed flush at the right margin in square brackets. Refer to equations in the body of text by these numbers (e.g. “Equation 1 shows…”). Use SI units and Arabic numerals, but do not use italics. When presenting compound units, place spaces between their constituent parts and indicate division by negative exponents, such as m2 s-1, or W m-2. An example equation is shown below:
AP = σ                                                                                            [1]

Figures and illustrations: Number figures and illustrations (whether drawings or photographs) consecutively in the order of appearance and refer to them as Figure 1, Figure 2 to 4, and so on. Illustrations should be placed as close as possible to where they are first referenced in the text. Avoid placing illustrations sideways on a page; however if illustrations must be sideways, no other text should appear on that page. Photographs should be of good quality contrast. Use the style ‘Figure Caption’ available within the template file for your figure captions. Please ensure that illustrations borrowed or adapted from another source are properly acknowledged.
Captions should be placed immediately below the illustration. When properly selected as a figure caption, the caption will become centred on the page with the correct font. An example figure caption is shown below:
Figure 1: This is a figure caption.

Tables: Number tables consecutively in order of appearance and place them as close as possible to where they are first referenced in the text. Refer to tables as Table 1, or Tables 1 and 2, in the body of the text.
Type the caption above the table, and do not leave a line space between the table caption and the table. Both the table and the caption should be centred on the page.
Avoid abbreviations (except for units) in column headings. Indicate units in the line immediately below the heading. Omit vertical lines used as separators between columns in the table.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledge sponsor(s), design engineer, project engineer, contractors, and/or owners that were involved. The acknowledgements should be the last section prior to the References section.

References: Within the body of the text, references should be made in parenthesis with the authors’ surnames and the year of publication such as (Clark et al., 1977). At the end of the paper, list all references in alphabetical order of the first author’s surname. The first line of each entry in the reference list should not be indented; the following lines should have a two-space (10 point) indention. Do not leave an open line between references. Type the book titles and names of journals, reports and conferences in italics.

    Example (doc, 50KB)