USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Submission Instructions Page
All pdf files should have fonts embedded. Do not use Type 3 bitmap fonts.
Please have available prior to entry:
Author information (Name, Contact, E-mail, and Organization Info)
Title of paper and Technical Topic Area
PDF file (of URSI abstract)
Your PDF will be checked for format compliance.
NonCompliant papers may be rejected or returned for correction.
The biggest source of error is not
embedding ALL fonts
. (Using the IEEE JobOptions file that is available from many IEEE conference links
resolves these issues for use with Acrobat. If the fonts are not embedded, the resultant PDF may not
view properly in a PDF viewer, not just Adobe Reader.)
If you are submitting a
, simply resubmit the paper in the modify paper area. You will select the paper to modify and then can modify
the basic information and select to upload a new PDF.
Special/Invited Session Paper Authors
: All papers in special and plenary sessions should meet the requirements of URSI-USNC.
Special session and plenary papers need to mention the session title and chair in the
comments section for identification. The choice of topic can be "other"
or any relevant topic for URSI. All special session authors are
asked to notify their session chair with their paper number after they
submit their papers. All Special Session papers shall be submitted by the
deadline that all authors should meet. Late submissions may be cause for your
paper to be excluded, even if you have been invited.
: (Including instructions for abstract format)
Frequent Problems with Files That Fail Compliance
one page abstract (Word), (LaTeX);
two page summary (Word), (LaTeX);
CLS file for LaTeX.
, no double columns
Adobe Acrobat Encryption or Security Settings (NO Passwords)
Type 1 or TrueType
Fonts of at least
Embed All Fonts
(Not embedding fonts causes problems with other viewers such as GhostView and
systems that have different fonts)
Scanned PDF files
use PDF Writer that came with earlier versions of Acrobat (AA5 and earlier)
include links or bookmarks (for those using Acrobat, do not use PDFMaker to
create your PDF in Office products, but simply print to the Acrobat Distiller
or Adobe PDF printers)
The PDF must be
or earlier. If Acrobat 6 or later is used to create the PDF,
be sure the compatibility has been selected in the printer and do not save once
opened in Acrobat 6.
of 600dpi should be used. For graphics this means
600 dpi for black & white
300 dpi for grayscale
300 dpi for color
Special Note for LaTeX users
: Font problems are often caused by fonts embedded in EPS graphics (or PDF
graphics). If there are font problems, check you graphic files and then
recreate the PDF.
For useful information from IEEE on PDF preparation, consult the
IEEE PDF guide for authors
and also use the
job-options file for Acrobat Distiller