Guide for Authors

Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAO) is a SCI-accredited journal publishing original scientific articles, notes, correspondence, and reviews on the solid earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere and space. In general, articles should not exceed 15 printed pages including illustrations. "Notes and correspondence" should be limited to 5 printed pages. "Reviews" should put previous scientific work of at least ten years into perspective. Although reviews may be longer than articles, prospective authors are advised to discuss their plans with an editor or associate editor in advance. Submission of a contribution is assumed to indicate that no similar paper, other than an abstract or a preliminary report, has been, or will be, submitted for publication elsewhere.

  1. Manuscript submission and preparation (Template)
    Please kindly note that manuscripts must be written in English. If your native language is not English, please consider seeking help from English-speaking colleagues/friends in preparation of the text. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format. For electronic submission, manuscripts should be prepared in MS WORD and submitted by Online Submission System. For initial submission, the manuscript should be prepared (with line and page number) and organized in the following order:
    1. Title page
      Title of the manuscript (< 100 characters, including punctuation and spaces), the name(s) of the author(s), full affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), the e-mail address/telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author, and a concise and informative title should be provided.
    2. Potential Reviewers
      Please suggest at least 5 potential international reviewers for your submission.
    3. Key points
      Please add three key points to the title page, the three key points should be provided to summarize your article and put them to the title page. Please note that each of them should be less than 85 characters including punctuation and spaces.
    4. Abstract
      An abstract is required at the beginning of the manuscript (< 1700 letters, including punctuation and spaces).
    5. Keywords
      At least three keywords should be provided after the abstract.
    6. Text
      Only standard terms and SI units should be used. Unfamiliar abbreviations must be defined when first used. All symbols should be clearly defined.
    7. Acknowledgements
      These should be as brief as possible.
    8. References
      The text citation should consist of the author and the year of publication, e.g., "according to Wang (1980)", or "as shown by earlier studies (Wang 1980; Liou et al. 1987)". In the list of references, references should be arranged alphabetically by author's last name without numbering. Each reference must be complete and in the following form:
      • For articles:
        author(s), year, title of article, title of journal, volume number, pages (abbreviations for journal titles should be in general form). If available, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the cited reference should be added at the end of the reference:
        Pruseth, K. L. and H. Palme, 2004: The solubility of Pt in liquid Fe-sulfides. Chem. Geol., 208, 233-245, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2004.04.014.
      • For books:
        author(s), year, title of book, publisher, pages:
        Lin, C. C., 1955: The Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability, Cambridge Univ. Press, 155 pp.
      • For book chapters:
        author(s), year, chapter name, editors, title of book, publisher, pages:
        Huang, H. J., F. Li, and X. R. Zhang, 2001: Water and sediment discharges from the Changjiang and Huanghe Rivers: A comparative study. In: Hu, D. X., S .Zhang, and W. Y. Han (Eds.), Land-Ocean Interaction in the Estuaries of the Changjiang and Pearl Rivers and the Adjoining Regions, China Ocean Press, Beijing, 36-49.
    9. Appendix
      Lengthy mathematical analysis or data tabulation should normally be put into an appendix. If the original dataset is too large to be listed in its entirety, they may be posted in the TAO Electronic Supplement at the TAO website.
    10. Figure captions
      Each figure must be accompanied by a caption. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred.
    11. Illustrations
      All figures should be of good quality. Lettering must be large enough to remain clearly legible when reduced. They may be embedded within the text.
    12. Tables
      Each table should have a title and a legend explaining any abbreviations used in that table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters.

      For detailed description and example, refer to "Preparation of Manuscript for Initial Submission" under "Guide for Authors" on the TAO website (http://tao.cgu.org.tw).

  2. Reviews and revision
    All manuscripts are subjected to at least two international peer reviews. The authors are recommended to provide names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of 5 potential reviewers when submitting a manuscript. Manuscripts which are returned to the authors for revision should be resubmitted within 3 months; otherwise they will be considered withdrawn.
  3. Copyright
    The Copyright Form must be signed by corresponding author, individually and in his/her own handwriting. Each manuscript published in the Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences journal is allowed only one first author and only one corresponding author. Designation of co-first authors and co-corresponding authors is not permitted.
  4. Open Access (from Vol. 27, No. 2)
    Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is a fully open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Creative Commons License
  5. Use of materials from TAO (from Vol. 1, No. 1 to Vol. 27, No. 1)
    Permission is granted for individuals to make single copies for their personal use in research, study, or teaching and to use figures, tables, and short quotes from this Journal for re-publication in scientific books and journals. There is no charge for any of these uses. The reproduction of multiple copies, the use of full articles, and the use of extracts for commercial purposes require specific permission from the TAO office.
  6. Publication charge
    • For regular issues:
      NT$500 (US$15) per page for articles of 15 pages or less, NT$1000 (US$30) per additional page if an article exceeds 15 pages.
    • For special issues or special sections:
      NT$500 (US$15) per page for special issues/sections of 100 pages or less, NT$1000 (US$30) per additional page if a special issue/section exceeds 100 pages.
    • Color pages:
      NT$4000 (US$120) extra charge per page.
  7. Reprints
    Reprints are available upon order, refer to "Ordering Reprints" under "Guide for Authors". Order form can be downloaded from the TAO website.
  8. Subscriptions, orders, and claims
    Subscription prices are available on the TAO website. For orders, claims and enquiries, please contact the TAO office through e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Preparation of Manuscript for Initial Submission

In general, article should not exceed 30 printed pages including illustrations. “Notes and correspondence” should be limited to 10 printed pages. (Each printed page of TAO contains roughly 530 words or 2 tables/figures.) Only standard terms which have been generally accepted should be used. Unfamiliar abbreviations must be defined when first used. All symbols should be clearly defined.

You may prepare the manuscript using MS WORD for initial submission. The file should include both texts and figures and named as “FirstAuthor.doc/.docx”. An example file illustrating the format of manuscripts for initial submission is available at the TAO website under "Guide for Authors”. For initial submission to TAO, each manuscript should be prepared and organized as follows:

  1. Title page
    Title of the manuscript: Less than 100 characters, including punctuation and spaces.
    Author(s): All authors’ names should be in the full name format. Please indicate the corresponding author whose complete mailing address and email address should be provided.
    Affiliation(s): All authors’ affiliations should be provided with TAO’s format (e.g., Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C.).
  2. Key points
    Please add three key points to the title page, the three key points should be provided to summarize your article and put them to the title page. Please note that each of them should be less than 85 characters including punctuation and spaces.
  3. Abstract
    An abstract is required at the beginning of the manuscript (< 1700 letters, including punctuation and spaces).
  4. Keywords
    At least three keywords should be provided after the abstract.
  5. Text
    Only standard terms and SI units should be used. Unfamiliar abbreviations must be defined when first used. All symbols should be clearly defined.
  6. Acknowledgements
    These should be as brief as possible.
  7. References
    The text citation should consist of the author and the year of publication, e.g., "according to Wang (1980)", or "as shown by earlier studies (Wang 1980; Liou et al. 1987)". In the list of references, references should be arranged alphabetically by author's last name without numbering. Each reference must be complete and in the following form:
    • For articles:
      author(s), year, title of article, title of journal, volume number, pages (abbreviations for journal titles should be in general form). If available, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the cited reference should be added at the end of the reference:
      Pruseth, K. L. and H. Palme, 2004: The solubility of Pt in liquid Fe-sulfides. Chem. Geol., 208, 233-245, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2004.04.014.
    • For books:
      author(s), year, title of book, publisher, pages:
      Lin, C. C., 1955: The Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability, Cambridge Univ. Press, 155 pp.
    • For book chapters:
      author(s), year, chapter name, editors, title of book, publisher, pages:
      Huang, H. J., F. Li, and X. R. Zhang, 2001: Water and sediment discharges from the Changjiang and Huanghe Rivers: A comparative study. In: Hu, D. X., S .Zhang, and W. Y. Han (Eds.), Land-Ocean Interaction in the Estuaries of the Changjiang and Pearl Rivers and the Adjoining Regions, China Ocean Press, Beijing, 36-49.
  8. Appendix
    Lengthy mathematical analysis or data tabulation should normally be put into an appendix. If the original dataset is too large to be listed in its entirety, they may be posted in the TAO Electronic Supplement at the TAO website.
  9. Figure captions
    Each figure must be accompanied by a caption. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred.
  10. Illustrations
    All figures should be of good quality. Lettering must be large enough to remain clearly legible when reduced. They may be embedded within the text.
  11. Tables
    Each table should have a title and a legend explaining any abbreviations used in that table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters.

Preparation of Manuscript for Final Submission

For final submission to TAO, the finalized manuscript with all texts and figures containing the text file and graphic files should be sent to the TAO Office. Each manuscript should be prepared and organized in the manner similar to that for the initial submission except that the figures should be prepared as separate files and the format regulations must be strictly followed.

For the texts, the file should be prepared using MS WORD. Files in pdf and LaTeX are not acceptable. Example files illustrating the format of manuscripts for final submission is available at the TAO website http://tao.cgu.org.tw under “Guide for Authors”. Details are described below. (Differences from those rules for the initial submission are underlined.)

The text file, which should be named as "Manuscript Number_Text.doc", includes the following items:

  1. Title page
    Title of the manuscript: Less than 100 characters, including punctuation and spaces.
    Author(s): All authors’ names should be in the full name format. Please indicate the corresponding author whose complete mailing address and email address should be provided.
    Affiliation(s): All authors’ affiliations should be provided with TAO’s format (e.g., Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C.).
    Running title: A concise and informative Running Title (short title) should be provided, approximately 60 LETTERS (including punctuation and spaces). This will be used as the running head on each odd page.
  2. Key points
    Please add three key points to the title page, the three key points should be provided to summarize your article and put them to the title page. Please note that each of them should be less than 85 characters including punctuation and spaces.
  3. Abstract
    An abstract is required at the beginning of the manuscript (< 1700 letters, including punctuation and spaces).
  4. Keywords
    At least three keywords should be provided after the abstract.
  5. Text
    Only standard terms and SI units should be used. Unfamiliar abbreviations must be defined when first used. All symbols should be clearly defined.
  6. Acknowledgements
    These should be as brief as possible.
  7. References
    The text citation should consist of the author and the year of publication, e.g., "according to Wang (1980)", or "as shown by earlier studies (Wang 1980; Liou et al. 1987)". In the list of references, references should be arranged alphabetically by author's last name without numbering. Each reference must be complete and in the following form:
    • For articles:
      author(s), year, title of article, title of journal, volume number, pages (abbreviations for journal titles should be in general form). If available, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the cited reference should be added at the end of the reference:
      Pruseth, K. L. and H. Palme, 2004: The solubility of Pt in liquid Fe-sulfides. Chem. Geol., 208, 233-245, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2004.04.014.
    • For books:
      author(s), year, title of book, publisher, pages:
      Lin, C. C., 1955: The Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability, Cambridge Univ. Press, 155 pp.
    • For book chapters:
      author(s), year, chapter name, editors, title of book, publisher, pages:
      Huang, H. J., F. Li, and X. R. Zhang, 2001: Water and sediment discharges from the Changjiang and Huanghe Rivers: A comparative study. In: Hu, D. X., S .Zhang, and W. Y. Han (Eds.), Land-Ocean Interaction in the Estuaries of the Changjiang and Pearl Rivers and the Adjoining Regions, China Ocean Press, Beijing, 36-49.
  8. Appendix
    Lengthy mathematical analysis or data tabulation should normally be put into an appendix. If the original dataset is too large to be listed in its entirety, they may be posted in the TAO Electronic Supplement at the TAO website.
  9. Figure captions
    Each figure must be accompanied by a caption. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred.
  10. Illustrations
    Only computer generated graphics, original drawing or high quality glossy photoprints are accepted. Lettering must be large enough to remain clearly legible when reduced. They should not be embedded in the text file but must be submitted as individual files without captions. The file names should be assigned as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, ..., Fig. 10, etc. More tips on the graphic files are listed below.
    • For most graphics with lines and text only, use vector graphics EPS, AI, PSD, JPEG, or TIFF (600 dpi). All lines must be at least 0.5 point or 0.01 inch thick (no hairline rules), when reduced.
    • For photographic images or equivalent, use TIFF, PSD, or high-resolution JPEG (300 dpi).
    • For false-color imagery, shading, or texture, use JPEG or TIFF (300 dpi).
    • For color figures, CMYK is required for the print version of the journal.
    • Choose fonts carefully and embed all fonts used. Helvetica is preferred for its readability. Font size should not be less than 8 point in the final layout size.
    • For all types of graphic files, their widths are required to be at least 18 cm (2100 pixels) wide.
  11. Tables
    Each table, which should be provided using MS WORD, should have a title and a legend explaining any abbreviations used in that table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters.

Ordering Reprints

Terms of delivery & Prices of TAO Reprints

These terms apply only to the authors of the paper. It is essential that the reprint requirements of all the authors of a paper are included on this order form. No reprint order is available after publication.

Reprints can be ordered by filling in the Reprint Order Form, which is available on the TAO website, and returning it (by fax or mail) to TAO office at the address given in the top right-hand corner of the form. Ordered reprints will only be supplied, if this form is completed and returned. Receipt of offprint orders is not acknowledged.

Your order should be accompanied by an Institutional Purchase Order (if available); the reference number of which must be specified on the Offprint Order Form.

The price of the reprints depends on the number of pages, the number of reprints ordered and the delivery address, domestic or foreign. (See price lists attached.) Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please note that the minimum order is 50.

Cancellation or return of an order will not be accepted after printing of the journal has been finalized.

Reprints will be dispatched 2 weeks after publication via regular surface mail at no extra charge. Claim for missing or damaged reprints must be made within six months of the date of publication of the issue in which your article appears.

Any correspondence in connection with reprints must state the title and our reference number of the article, and name of the corresponding author.

 

Domestic price (TWD) pages Foreign price (USD) pages
10 20 30 40 10 20 30 40
reprints 50 3200 3600 4000 4400 reprints 50 180 220 260 300
100 4300 5100 5900 6700 100 280 360 440 520
150 5400 6600 7800 9000 150 380 500 620 740
200 6500 8100 9700 11300 200 480 640 800 960

* The number of pages indicate the upper bound of the range.