The 20th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering
Green Chemical Reaction Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Beyond the Kyoto Protocol
Sun 7–Wed 10 September 2008
Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, JAPAN

Abstract format

A two-page camera-ready abstract including figures and tables should be typed single-spaced (12 pt Times Font or equivalent, 2.5 cm margins, page size A4) and should include the title, authors, affiliations, and addresses. Be aware of the ‘one paper for one speaker’ limitation. If you submit more than one abstract, the speaker of each paper should be different from the other papers’ speakers. A ‘Book of Abstracts’ will be prepared of manuscripts of this 2-page abstract of the accepted papers. The Books of Abstracts will be distributed to the attendees of the symposium.


Use the template for MS Word to prepare your abstract. To use this template, replace the text in the template with your text or figure. Use “Styles and Formatting” menu to apply recommended format, if necessary.

The following instruction is fully included in the template for MS Word.

Font and style

All the text should be in 12 pt Times font or equivalent, unless otherwise specified. Usage of Symbol font is allowed.

Title should be in 14 pt, bold, in capital case. Leave a blank line followed by author data. Author names should be typed in 12 pt, followed by a half-height blank line and the affiliation list in 11 pt italic font. If more than one affiliation appears, use superscripted numbers for distinction. See the example at the top of this template. The speaker at the meeting must be specified by an underline. Body of text should be in 12 pt and justified with the first line indent of 6.3 mm. Hyphenation is allowed if appropriate.

First level headings should follow a blank line and be left-aligned in 12 pt bold font with each initial letter capitalized. Second level subheadings should be left-aligned in 12 pt and normal weight with each initial letter capitalized, following a half-height blank line and preceding a half-height blank line. Usage of third level headings is discouraged, although they should be typed in 12 pt italic, followed by a dash at the beginning of a paragraph with no indentation.

Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be included in the manuscript. It is recommended to place figures and tables in frames at the corners of the margin nearest to the first reference in the text. Lettering should be legible. The 10 pt or larger size is recommended.

A caption to a figure should be typed below the figure. A caption to a table should be typed above the figure. Captions should be in 10.5 pt, bold, and left-aligned if it runs more than one line or centered if only one line.

Cite the figures and tables in the text with references such as “Fig. 1”, “Figs. 2(a)–2(b)”, and “Table 1”, etc.


Equations should be typed, although you can embed Equation Editor or other objects if the equation cannot be typed in a line. They should be centered and separated from the text by two half-height blank lines above and below the equation. See the example as follows:

sample equations

Center tabs and right tabs are used in these examples. The equations should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. The equation number should be placed in parentheses (round brackets) at the right margin.


All references within the text should be numbered by the order of appearance with the numbers followed by a right parenthesis as shown at the end of this sentence1,3–5). In the end of the manuscript, all the citation data should be listed in 10.5 pt font. See some examples in the end of this template. For more than 2 authors, “et al.” can be used, if you need to reduce the length.


Place acknowledgements at the end of the text, before the references.

  1. K. Miura, M. Kawase, R. Ashida, I. Gerlach, & T. Yamamoto, Chem. Eng. Sci., 62, 5655–5660 (2007).
  2. M. Kawase & K. Miura, Thin Solid Films, 498, 25–29 (2006).
  3. M. Kawase, T. Masuda, A. Nakanishi, N. Kijima, & K. Miura, Proc. 17th Int. Symp. Chem. React. Eng. (Hong Kong, August, 2002), MS# 0168 (2002).
  4. R.K. Sinnott, in Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Volume 6, Design, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, pp. 274–304 (1996).
  5. J. Fricke, H. Schmidt-Traub, & M. Kawase, Chromatographic Reactors in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Sixth Ed., June-2000 Electronic Release, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2000).
Most recent update: Oct 17, 2007