MG14 Proceedings

Proceedings of the Fourteenth Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity
edited by Massimo Bianchi, Robert T Jantzen, Remo Ruffini
World Scientific, Singapore, 2017

Publisher website for proceedings [e-proceedings with abstracts now available here]


FINAL Manuscript submission deadline: [Delayed to 2017]

February 1, 2016.
The final postponement of the deadline for submission will be April 1, 2016. We urge everyone who has not submitted to reconsider contributing to this Einstein Centennial overview of the broad field touched by his theory to be released as an open access e-book by Summer 2016.

December 31, 2015.
The original deadline of December 31, 2015 was postponed tentatively to February 1, 2016.

September 21, 2015.
An email was sent to all participants who officially arrived at MG14 (and checked in at registration) with a new username and password for uploading proceedings contributions as described below. If you did not receive an email or if it was lost in your trash folder, email the main meeting mailbox for help.

It is the submitter responsibility to login again after submission to check the PDF output of the LaTeX typeset document they submitted. Word submissions  (which we discourage) must be handled manually and require more time for the PDF to be posted. Chairpersons will also see all of the contributions to their session to eventually checkmark if acceptable for publication. In the case of multiple chairs, the first chair will have access but can collaborate with the remaining chairs in reviewing the session contributions.

Rapporteur authors should remind Bob Jantzen with an email to increase their page quota, or if necessary create an additional upload slot for the rapporteur article.

Summer 2015.
Instructions for uploading zipped archive files (containing the complete LaTex source of your compuscript using the modified World Scientific proceedings macros below or their modified Word template together with the PDF they produce) will appear here shortly by September 2015 and will be emailed to all participants with the final pagination limits. The procedure will be similar to past meetings but with your cooperation, will result in quicker publication as an e-book with free open access for everyone, making the proceedings much more accessible and valuable. LaTeX is preferred, with MS Word used only if LaTeX is not possible.

Author manuscript submission instructions

It is very important that manuscripts are submitted following our instructions carefully.

Author manuscript preparation instructions

Articles must be prepared with the World Scientific proceedings macros/templates for 9.75" x 6.50" trim size (second row in the table, LaTeX: for Proceedings Contributors) in LaTeX2e or with MS Word. Corrected versions of the .cls LaTeX file and of the Word template remove leading white space above the title and are available below. Do not download your macros/templates from the World Scientific website: the full zip files with instructions, example, and corrected macro/template files with an additional MG14 example file to get started with are linked here:

  1. The capitalization of the article title has been simplified---just like a normal sentence: capitalize the first word of the title and any other words that would normally be capitalized: "The Kerr black hole paradigm: a new perspective and common misconceptions". Authors should be listed in the manuscript by full name in normal word order  (like "Robert T. Jantzen, Bruce M. Lee and Ted Johnson").
  2. PREFERRED method: LaTeX
    Use the LaTeX macro .cls "class" file ws-procs975x65.cls [click here to download a corrected version of the zip file]. The instruction file ws-procs975x65.tex that comes with our modified proceedings macro package is a long sample file which also describes the package and can be used as a template. Please follow this style. A brief file main.tex can be used to start an article with the necessary titlepage details that always vary from journal to journal, but the rest of the article follows standard LaTeX article style for the most part unless you require side by side figure captions or sideways tables or run into other complications, explained in the longer instruction file. Graphics figure files are not included using the graphicx package.

    Note: the name of the TEX file to be LaTeXed must be "main.tex", even if you are submitting a single file, and even a single file must be zipped with the file extension .zip or  .gzip to be processed by our server robot.

    WARNING: The titlepage material formatted with the commands \title \author \address is slightly nonstandard in this package, with no \maketitle command, but instead a \bodymatter command preceding the body of the article.   Use "in Ref.~\refcite{...}" or "in Refs.~\refcite{... , ...}" for explicit in line references to the unformatted in-line reference number instead of the superscript \cite{...} for normal citations, which must follow punctuation. For acknowledgements use "\section*{Acknowledgements}". Use \begin{thebibliography}{00} for references. Journal names (abbreviated) should be in italics: "{\em Phys.\ Rev.} {\bf D40}, 345 (1990)." 

  3. ACCEPTABLE IF LATEX NOT POSSIBLE:MS-Word .doc or .docx file
    MS Word has a .dotm template file and instructions which must be downloaded and used if for some reason the LaTeX formatting is a problem [click here to download a corrected version of the zip file]. Open this dotm file and save it as a docx file (or doc file if your Word software is older). Then edit this file appropriately to replace its contents with your article. 

    Numbered superscript citations to the bibliography should be used, following punctuation if present.

  4. PAGE LIMITS FOR ARTICLES. Plenary speakers and parallel session rapporteur authors may use up to approximately 20 pages, while ordinary parallel session contributors (poster or oral) are limited to 6 pages. Chairs have some flexibiity in allowing somewhat higher page limits for a limited number of invited speakers.

Electronic only open access publication as an e-book

In today's scientific world, the expectation is that articles should always be available electronically and indeed this is the way most academics now access journal articles. By publishing the proceedings of MG14 as an e-book with unlimited open access, they will have much more impact than the paper proceedings of the past as well as allow color graphics and more generous contribution page limits.

IJMPD publication of plenary and appropriate rapporteur articles

As with the past meeting MG13, plenary and stand alone rapporteur articles appropriate for the audience of the journal IJMPD will again be published in that journal as they are received before the December 31, 2015 deadline. LaTeX must be used. After uploading a plenary proceedings article, email Bob Jantzen to forward the article to the journal which will reformat it with their LaTeX macros. Rapporteur authors authorized by their chair must first contact Bob Jantzen for an upload slot to be created for their review if their existing talk slot is not to be used (state session abbreviation, title and author list).