Manuscript submission guidelines

For all persons to whom an oral presentation is allotted, the submission of a manuscript for the proceedings volume is mandatory. Authors of poster presentations are also encouraged to submit a manuscript. The proceedings volume will be published as a supplementary hard cover issue of the international journal LITHOS, as for the 8IKC, with full text access online as well.

Manuscripts will be handled by on-line submission only; paper submission is not possible. Manuscripts must be submitted through the regular LITHOS electronic submission system (ess) which can be found at:

Manuscripts should follow the guide for Lithos authors, details of which can be found at:

In addition, because of the high number of submissions expected, 9IKC contributions will have a length limit of 7,000 words and 10 display items (figures and tables). The figures should be black and white but exemption can be made for the use of colours. A word count and the number of display items should be given on the cover page. Additional figures and tables may be included as on-line files that will not appear in the printed version. Shortened versions of long tables may be included in the manuscript, where full-length tables are included as an electronic appendix.

The on-line submission system for the conference volumes will be opened on Tuesday 1st July 2008, and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday 9th September 2008 (three weeks after the conference), after which the on-line submission portal will close.