Please find here the instructions for preparing your paper(s) and the Proceedings volume of your IAU Symposium:
Aims and Scope
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union publishes high-quality and timely previews and reviews of fundamental and state-of-the-art astrophysical developments around the world, as presented at some nine IAU-sponsored conferences per year and at the triennial General Assemblies of the IAU. Subjects covered include fundamental astronomy; the sun and heliosphere; planetary systems; stars and variable stars; interstellar matter; the galactic system; galaxies and the Universe; optical and infrared techniques; radio astronomy; and space and high-energy astrophysics.
Types of Article
IAU welcomes the following article types:
- Research Articles
- Poster Papers
These article types may be eligible for APC waivers or discounts under one of the agreements Cambridge University Press has made to support open access.
The Proceedings of an IAU Symposium should provide a comprehensive overview of the field, rather than a collection of short papers that provide snapshots. Thus, the IAU encourages the Editor(s) to publish primarily review and invited papers of typically 10-20 pages each that summarize the main developments in the subfield over the past decade and list outstanding questions.
Posters should not be included in the published Proceedings (for space reasons or otherwise) but they can be provided as 'supplementary information' in electronic format only, of typically 2 pages each.
Preparing your article for submission
Authors are encouraged to compose their papers in LATEX. Authors should use the LaTeX templates provided here:
If you are uploading your manuscript in LaTeX format, please upload a single PDF file for review and reference and designate as "Main Document". Please upload your LaTeX source files under the "LaTeX Source Files" designation. Authors can upload all of their LaTeX source files in a single zip file if needed. Please note: The system cannot convert PDF files produced directly from pdfTeX (though PDF created from .dvi is fine). If your PDF has been created using pdfTeX, open it in Adobe Acrobat and re-save it in a standard PDF format before uploading it to the ScholarOne system. ScholarOne does not support type 3 fonts.
Tables and Artwork
Tables, however small, must be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. The word table is only capitalized at the start of a sentence.
Figures should be as small as possible while displaying clearly all the information required, and with all lettering readable. Every effort should be taken to avoid figures that run over more than one page. For review purposes figures should be embedded within the manuscript. Upon final acceptance, however, individual figure files will be required for production.
Each figure should be accompanied by a single caption, to appear beneath, and must be cited in the text. Figures should appear in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and figure files must be named accordingly to assist the production process (and numbering of figures should continue through any appendices). Failure to follow figure guidelines may result in a request for resupply and a subsequent delay in the production process.
For further information, please consult the Cambridge Journals artwork guide
Seeking permission for copyrighted material
If your article contains any material in which you do not own copyright, including figures, charts, tables, photographs or excerpts of text, you must obtain permission from the copyright holder to reuse that material. As the author it is your responsibility to obtain this permission and pay any related fees, and you will need to send us a copy of each permission statement at acceptance.
For information on how to obtain permission, please refer to this guidance document.