Style and content guide for annual reports
In order to standardise the layout of our annual reports (and publications in general) we ask you to follow the rules listed here.
- In the title of the annual report all nouns, adjectives and verbs start with a capital letter.
- Symbols are written italic while units are written roman.
Example: "$E$ = 10 MeV"
Chemical symbols are to be written roman.
Example: "$\rho$(Al) = 2.7 g/cm$^3$"
- Symbols should not be used at the beginning of a sentence.
Example: "Gamma rays were detected ..." instead of "$\gamma$ rays were detected ..."
- Acronyms are to be explained on their first occurrence.
Example: "The random-phase approximation (RPA) is used ..."
- Adjectives and nouns that belong together and are used together like an adjective, are connected with a hyphen.
Example: "gamma-ray detection" instead of "gamma ray detection"
Example: "shell-model calculations" instead of "shell model calculations"
Example: "free-electron laser" instead of "free electron laser"
- Figures / Graphics:
- Tick marks have to be inside the frame of the figure.
- The size of the axis labels should be at least text size.
- Text inside the figures should be of readable size.
- Axis labels are of the form "quantity / unit" (set spaces arounf the "/")
Example: "$E_\gamma$ / keV"
Example: "($\Gamma/E^3$) / (keV/MeV$^3$)"
Example: "Film thickness / mm"
- References shall be written only in the format:
- Author list, Phys. Rev. C 66 (2002) 024310
- Author list, Nucl. Phys. A 620 (1997) 277
If the author list contains more than three authors, it is to be written in the form:
- Author1, Author2 et al.,
Author is written as e.g. R. Beyer, ...