AstroShop Support Resources Education Events Publications Membership News About Us Home
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific


   home > events


Events Topics:


Annual Meeting


Past Meetings


Other Workshops, Conferences and Events


Cosmos in the Classroom


Public Lectures


Tours & Travel


Special Events

meeting logo

Conference Proceedings

Author Guidelines

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is publishing the proceedings from the 2010 annual meeting of the ASP. It is an opportunity for all accepted workshops, presentations and posters for the EPO symposium to be published in the official ASP conference series (both print and e-access). The purpose for this book of proceedings is to provide a written overview/summary of the symposium.

This year, the cost of the volume is not included in the conference registration fee. You may order the volume here.

Questions can be addressed to 2010proceedings {at}

Important Deadlines:


FINAL deadline for manuscripts (via e-mail):

September 1, 2010

Revisions (if necessary) as requested by the editors due:

October 1, 2010

A timely publication of the proceedings is needed in order for this publication to be useful to the EPO community. To help us meet such a goal, contributions received after the deadline may not be included. If revisions are not received by the deadline, then the editors reserve the right not to publish the original manuscript. The editors reserve the right to edit grammar, some content, placement of charts, tables, etc. within each manuscript.

All manuscripts must be sent via e-mail to the address given below. Individual CD or other forms of communication will not be accepted.

Abstracts will not be published in the proceedings.

Each contribution will be reviewed by the editors for appropriateness, copyright issues, and duplication of information. Manuscripts that are of a commercial/for-profit nature will also be reviewed for appropriateness. The editors will notify individuals if there are any issues or if revisions are needed. Editors reserve the right not to accept a manuscript for publication.

All contributions must be original work from the author(s) or have the written authorization of original author(s). It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the document to obtain the written authorization and provide the document to the ASP in order for the submission to be included.

Publication Agreement and Copyright Form

Please download, fill in and send in via the U.S. mail the form PUBLICATION AGREEMENT AND COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT (Word doc, 33 KB). At least one author needs to complete this form and send it to:

2010 Proceedings
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112

This document may also be sent via email to 2010proceedings {at}

If you will be using a photograph or figure in your article that you did not take or generate yourself, you must get a Permission to Use Form signed by the copyright holder and give appropriate credit in the figure caption.

Style and Formatting

Because many presentations at this meeting are not given in the traditional scientific "paper presentation" format, authors are asked to summarize their workshop, demonstration, panel and/or poster presentation in a way that best provides an overall feel and description for the information being communicated. The ASP Conference Series editors recommend that authors follow the writing guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and the Elements of Style by W. Strunk Jr. and E. B. White (4th edition, 2000). For more information and author instructions, please see

We encourage authors to submit in LaTeX using the ASP Conference Series templates (see below). However, manuscripts submitted in Word will also be accepted. Please note that if you submit your paper in Word, the editors will copy the paper into LaTeX for publication. The paper will not appear exactly as in Word format. If you submit a LaTeX paper, you will be able to see what the paper will look like in print. If you use complex typesetting (e.g., complicated equations, detailed tables, etc.) we highly recommend that you use LaTeX to write your paper to make sure it turns out the way you want it to.

Authors do not need to know or use LaTeX to submit a LaTeX manuscript. If you would like to, you may fill in the LaTeX template using simple text. If you don't have complex math equations or tables, filling in the LaTeX template may be as simple as cutting and pasting text from your preferred word processor into a simple text file with intuitively-organized sections and subsections. If you submit your paper in Word, the editors will copy your text into the LaTeX template later. You can therefore save the editors some work by using the LaTeX template, even if you don't use LaTeX yourself.

If you wish to write and submit your paper using LaTeX, and want to take full advantage of its abilities to generate nicely-formatted and typeset documents, please refer to the relevant sections of the following manual: New Instructions for Authors and Editors. Information in this file replaces earlier versions and takes precedence over web-based instructions. (PDF, 782 KB). These instructions are formatted as the final volume will be formatted, so it is a useful place to see how to format references, include graphics, etc. You will also want to download the New LaTeX style file (41 KB) and the LaTeX template file (8KB).

If you choose to fill in the Microsoft Word template instead, please download the Word template (44KB) instead. Please follow the instructions therein and use the included formats. If you do, it will allow the editors to semi-automatically extract the information needed to generate the LaTeX file. If not, it will have to be done manually by the editors. It will save everyone's time if we avoid having to iterate to fix problems.

Note that the sample paper template contains a checklist authors can use to make sure their paper is ready for publication.

The Manual contains detailed instructions on how to include multiple author affiliations, bibliographic information, footnotes, figure formats, etc. Even if you plan to submit using Word, we recommend taking a look a the first section (pages 3 - 38) of the Manual for guidance on how to organize your paper.

Reference Format

The ASP Conference Series uses a simplified reference format that does not use italics, bold fonts, etc. For LaTeX users, the manual provides instructions on using BibTeX for your references. This is not required; we will also accept references using the standard natbib style in LaTeX:

Jones, D. H., \& Bland-Hawthorn, J. 1998, PASP, 110, 1059
Strunk Jr., W., \& White, E. B. 2000, The Elements of Style (Boston: Allyn and Bacon), 4th ed.

Word users should insert references in unformatted text, with authors listed as last name, first initial, date, title or journal, publisher (for books), and page, such as:

Kopka, H., & Daly, P. W. 1999, A Guide to LATEX (Harlow: Addison–Wesley), 3rd ed.

Lamport, L. 1994, LATEX, A Document Preparation System: User’s Guide and Reference Manual (Boston: Addison–Wesley), 2nd ed.

The manual (starting on p. 11) explains our editorial style for citing references in the text.

Page Limits

Up to 10 pages for 90-minute oral sessions or 45-minute half-sessions.
Up to 6 pages for 10-minute oral presentations.
Up to 4 pages for posters.

Submitting Your Manuscript

You must submit your files using the following scheme:

1. Name the LaTeX or Word file with the first author's family name.

For Example: wilson.tex or wilson.doc and the figures as wilson_fig1.eps, wilson_fig2.eps, etc.

2. If you are the first author of more than one contribution use "a", "b", etc. to mark each contribution.

For example: wilson_a.tex, wilson_a_fig1.eps, wilson_a_fig2.eps, etc. for the first contribution, and wilson_b.tex, wilson_b_fig1.eps, wilson_b_fig2.eps, etc. for a second one.

3. Then use tar, gzip or zip to package your files.

For example: tar cvf wilson.tar wilson.tex wilson_fig1.eps wilson_fig2.eps gzip wilson.tar

4. If you are the first author of more than one contribution, package each one into separate .tar .gz or zip files.

For example: wilson_a.tar.gz, wilson_b.tar.gz, etc.

Send by e-mail the file containing your contribution to:

To: 2010proceedings {at}
Subject: ASP 2010 Meeting: (write your name here)

If you have more than one contribution, send them separately (and label them "a", "b", etc. in the subject field).

If you have questions about sending your file, please contact: 2010proceedings {at}

Once The Manuscript Is Submitted

We plan to pre-process your contribution to ensure it was received in good order, it is complete and within page limits, it adheres to Chicago Manual of Style rules and the figures and tables follow the above-outlined recommendations on legibility and uniformity. While this is not a peer-reviewed publication we still desire that it be up to the standards of one. 

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the EPO community and the ASP conference. If you have any questions, please contact 2010proceedings {at}


Joe Jensen, Michael Gibbs and Jim Manning


home | about us | news | membership | publications

events | education | resources | support | astroshop | search

Privacy & Legal Statements | Site Index | Contact Us

Copyright ©2001-2012 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
ASP Auction!