CLIFF at IBM.COM
Fri Oct 26 14:00:26 EST 1990
Rather than receive a lot of separate queriers about the "Instructions
for Authors" for the Pattern Book in this forum and my mail box, why
don't I post it once here. To get an idea about what these class of
patterns look like, see Computers, Pattern, Chaos, and Beauty (1990) St.
Martin's Press, NY. ISBN 0-312-04123-3.
THE PATTERN BOOK: INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Each submission consists of two pages: one page is single-
spaced explanatory material, professionally written, and
with references as needed. A separate page contains a fig-
ure or figures. Below is the precise format which must be
followed for the text page:
1st Line - Pattern Name (Left justify the following introductory lines.)
2nd Line - Blank
3rd Line - Author's name (Titles such as Ph.D., M.D., etc. may be used)
4th Line - Author's address, placed on a single line.
5th Line - Continuation of address if necessary.
Next Line - 2nd Author (if applicable).
Next Line - 2nd Author's address (if applicable).
Next Line - "Key words: (e.g.) fractals, genetics, botany, tiles, ... "
Next Line - Blank
Begin your text with words similar, if not identical, to:
"Described here is a pattern showing..." Your text may con-
tain a few-sentence introduction to the general field and
how your work differs from others. Include, where applica-
ble, the equations used to generate the figures in the text
of your article. You may include computer algorithms or
pseudocode. If your graphics give interesting insights, let
the reader know. If you are making just slight variations
on a previously published pattern, give ample credit to the
Describe and refer to each of your figures. For example,
"Figure 1 shows..." or "The Figure shows..." Make your fig-
ure as large as possible. References - you may wish to list
a few references in the field you are working in at the bot-
tom of your paper. If you use references, skip a line after
the text of your article, and left-justify the header "Ref-
erences". Beneath this header, list the references. Refer
to references in your text by number. References should
1. Barratt, K. (1980) Logic and Design in Art, Science, and
Mathematics. Design Press: New York.
2. Kirsh, J., Kirsh, R. (1988) The anatomy of painting
style: description with computer rules. Leonardo. 21(4):
Your second page containing the figure(s), should contain a
short "legend" or title for each figure, beneath the figure.
The photocopy version of the book cannot contain color so
your submissions should be in high-quality black and white.
In the event that a book publisher can publish color, you
may supply an alternate page with color figures, which I
will retain in my files.
All contributors must sign the release form.
RELEASE FORM FOR AUTHORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE PATTERN BOOK
Copyright for the article (and figure) entitled
on the date ____________
is hereby transferred to Cliff Pickover, or to his appointed
publisher, who will have the right to distribute, copy, and
publish this article. The author declares that the article
is free of all copyright restrictions on both text and il-
lustrations. When C. Pickover uses this article in a publi-
cation, the author will be properly cited. The author
reserves the right to use all or part of this article in fu-
ture works of his own and the right to reproduce the article
for his own purposes.
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