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       Text. Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate. The text should be typewritten, using double spacing or triple spacing. For editorial purposes, triple spacing is preferred. Preferred page size is 8.5 x 11 inches, which is approximately equivalent to 22 x 28 centimeters.

       Language. For both editorial considerations and final publication, English is the official language of the journal.

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       Abstract. Each contribution should include an abstract of at least 50-100 words. The abstract should give a clear and concise idea of the paper content.

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       Headings. At least 3-4 headings for major sections of the paper should be provided. In particular, it is desirable to include a section entitled Introduction and a section entitled Conclusions , or sections described by equivalent titles.

       Formulas. To avoid typographical errors, all formulas should be typewritten. Complexity of notation should be avoided, if possible. In particular, authors should avoid the simultaneous use of too many subscripts and superscripts. Formulas written on multiple levels should be avoided, if at all possible. For example,

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       Numeration of Sections. Use consecutive numeration for major sections of the paper, e.g., 1, 2, 3, . . . , etc. For subsections, the style is as follows: 3.1 denotes the first subsection of Section 3; analogously, 3.2 denotes the second subsection of Section 3, and so on.

       Numeration of Footnotes. Use consecutive superscript numeration for footnotes, e.g., 1, 2, 3,. . . , etc.

       Numeration of Formulas. Use consecutive numeration, within parentheses, for formulas, e.g., (1), (2), (3), . . . , etc. The numeration should appear to the right of a given equation, flush with the right-hand margin.

       Numeration of References. Use consecutive numeration, e.g., 1, 2, 3, . . . , etc. References should be listed in the order in which they actually appear in the text, not alphabetically.

       Numeration of Theorems. The style employed is as follows. Theorem 3.1 denotes the first theorem of Section 3, Theorem 3.2 denotes the second theorem of Section 3, and so on.

       Numeration of Propositions, Lemmas, Corollaries, Results, Remarks, and Examples. Use the same style that applies to the numeration of theorems (see above).

       Special Symbols. Authors should provide a list of special symbols employed in the paper, for instance, Greek symbols, script symbols, or sans serif symbols. If a special convention is used to denote boldface symbols, that convention should be stated clearly (the convention preferred is a wavy underline).

       Style for References. For maximum clarity, abbreviations should be avoided in the references. The standard JOTA style is described in the examples below for journal articles (Ref. 1), reports (Ref. 2), books (Ref. 3), edited books (Ref. 4), articles in edited books (Ref. 5), MS Theses (Ref. 6), and PhD Theses (Ref. 7).







HUANG, H. Y., Unified Approach to Quadratically Convergent Algorithms for Function
, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 5,
pp.405-423, 1970 (or Vol.5, No.6, pp.405-423, 1970).
HUANG, H. Y., and LEVY, A. V., Numerical Experiments on Quadratically Convergent
Algorithms for Function Minimization
, Aero-Astronautics Report No. 66,
Rice University, 1969.
LEE, E. S., Quasilinearization and Invariant Imbedding, Academic Press,
New York, New York, 1968.
MIELE, A., Editor, Theory of Optimum Aerodynamic Shapes, Academic Press,
New York, New York, 1965.
RALSTON, A., Numerical Integration Methods for the Solution of Ordinary Differential
, Mathematical Methods for Digital Computers, Edited by A. Ralston and
H. S. Wilf, John Wiley and Sons, New York, New York, Vol.1, pp.95-109, 1960.
CANTRELL, J. W., Method of Independent Multipliers for Minimizing Unconstrained
, MS Thesis, Rice University, 1969.
CRAGG, E. E., On a Conjugate Gradient-Restoration Algorithm for Mathematical
Programming Problems
, PhD Thesis, Rice University, 1972.