The 3rd International
Water Safety Symposium

Full paper Submission

All authors who wish to submit a paper for the Special Issue of the Journal of Coastal Research are
invited to do so by Monday 1th October 2018.
"There will be no extension of the deadline, please be reminded"

Papers (5 pages max.) can be submitted using the same online portal that was used for abstract
submission. Please download the author instructions and paper templates below.
Two paper templates are given with different examples of how to deal with multiple affiliations and
paper styles. Please follow the templates and author instructions carefully; papers not formatted
correctly cannot be accepted for publication in JCR.

The author hereby assign and transfer all copyrights in all forms and media of expression now known
or later developed, to the Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. effective if and when it is
accepted for publication in Journal of Coastal Research. This form should be completed, scanned, and
uploaded PDF format with the article.
Instructions for authors writing papers for our
Special Issue in the Journal of Coastal Research
· Papers are due on the Monday 1th October 2018, please note that we are working on a very tight deadline and no
papers can be accepted after that date. Online submission will be available through our submission
portal. Please note that you will also have to submit the Copyright Transfer agreement at the same
time as the paper.
· Papers must be submitted as word documents.
· Please follow the templates carefully. Papers not following the format will NOT be accepted for
· Papers are strictly 5 pages long. Please note that even though the templates are longer than
5 pages, your paper cannot exceed 5 pages in length.
General rules for writing camera-ready scientific papers apply :
· Fonts and font sizes in the template cannot be modified. Neither the page size of layout.
· All citations have to be listed in the list of references following the format provided
· Please use international metric system for units.
· Make sure that all figures have readable labels, axis are labelled, and can be read in greyscale
(for printed proceedings) as well as color (for online proceedings)
· All figures should be original unless you have permission to reproduce them.
· All figures, tables and equations are to be numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the
manuscript. Independent number lists are to be used for figures, tables and equations.
· Papers need to be written in clear scientific English. Authors unsure of their level of English
should seek help from a language editor prior to paper submission.
· Please see below for specific instructions to use the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) template.
General guidelines when using the JCR template :
· Please do not change anything on the yellow highlighted fields as they will be used by the editors
to compile the final volume of proceedings.
· Use 'Additional Index Words' instead of 'Keywords'.
· Laboratory and college/department should be listed above the university. Do not include PO
Boxes and street names from your affiliations.
· Italicize et al., e.g., etc., and i.e. throughout the text.
· In-text citations are listed in alphabetical order.
· Eliminate all numbers from headings.
· Write out 'Fig.' as 'Figure' throughout the text.
· Have the main headings of : INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, ANAYLSIS (when applicable),
DISCUSSION, and CONCLUSION. All others can be subheadings under these main section headings.
· Add text between main headings (e.g., METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION) and subheadings.
We no longer accept stacked headings. There should be a brief paragraph (2-3 sentences) in
between the main heading and the first subheading to introduce the section. Technically, that is
proper scientific writing protocol, so we've made it one of our formatting requirements.
· Have separate sections each for METHODS, RESULTS, and DISCUSSION. Do not combine them.
· Use ' CONCLUSIONS' instead of 'Concluding remarks'.
· Use 'LITERATURE CITED' instead of 'References'.
· Review the LITERATURE CITED section and confirm that all citations are in proper JCR format.
Examples are provided below.
Examples of Literature Cited Formats for the JCR
Single-Author Paper in a Journal :
· Dickinson, W.R., 2000. Hydro-isostatic and tectonic influences on emergent Holocene
paleoshorelines in the Mariana Islands, western Pacific Ocean. Journal of Coastal Research,
16(3), 735-746.
· Klemas, V., 2011. Remote sensing technologies for studying coastal ecosystems: An overview.
Journal of Coastal Research, 27(1), 2-17.
Two-Authored Paper in a Journal :
· Lidz, B.H. and Hallock, P., 2000. Sedimentary petrology of a declining reef ecosystem,
Florida Reef Tract (U.S.A.). Journal of Coastal Research, 16(3), 675-697.
· Fairbridge, R.W. and Teichert, C., 1948. The low isles of the Great Barrier Reef: A new analysis.
Geographical Journal, 3(1), 67-88.
Multi-Authored Paper in a Journal :
· Finkl, C.W.; Estebanell Becerra, J.; Achatz, V., and Andrews, J.L., 2008. Geomorphological
mapping along the upper southeast Florida Atlantic Continental platform; I: Mapping units,
symbolization and geographic information system presentation of interpreted seafloor
topography. Journal of Coastal Research, 24(6), 1388-1417.
· Martinez, J.O.; Gonzalez, J.L.; Pilkey, O.H., and Neal, W.J., 2000. Barrier island evolution on the
subsiding central Pacific Coast, Colombia, S.A. Journal of Coastal Research, 16(3), 663-674.
· Anthony, E.J.; Gardel, A.; Gratiot, N.; Proisy, C.; Allison, M.A.; Dolique, F., and Fromard, F., 2010.
The Amazon-influenced muddy coast of South America: A review of mud-bank-shoreline
interactions. Earth-Science Reviews, 103(1), 99-121.
· Tomás, A.; Méndez, F.J., and Losada, I.J., 2008. A method for spatial calibration of wave
reanalysis data bases. Continental Shelf Research, 27(8), 952-975. doi:10.1016 / j.csr.2007.09.009
* Including DOI numbers is optional when printed page numbers are available
Paper in a Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Special Issue :
Reed, C.W.; Brown, M.E.; Sanchez, A.; Wu, W., and Buttolph, A.M., 2010. The coastal modeling
system flow model (CMS-Flow): Past and present. In: Rosati, J.D.; Wang, P., and Roberts, T.M.
(eds.), Proceedings, Symposium to Honor Dr. Nicholas C. Kraus. Journal of Coastal Research,
Special Issue No. 59, pp. 8-14.
Paper in a Proceedings Volume with No Editor :
· Butenko, J. and Barbot, J.P., 1980. Geological hazards related to offshore drilling and
construction in the Oronoco River Delta of Venezuela. Proceedings of the Offshore Technology
(Houston, Texas), Paper 3395, pp. 323-329.
· Uda, T. and Hashimoto, H., 1982. Description of beach changes using an empirical predictive
model of beach profile changes. Proceedings of the 18th Conference of Coastal Engineering
(Cape Town, South Africa, ASCE), pp. 1405-1418.
· Goda, Y., 1970. The observed joint distribution of periods and heights of sea waves.
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
(Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), pp. 227-246.
Paper in a Proceedings Volume with Editors :
Ashton, A.D.; Murray, A.B., and Littlewood, R., 1980. The response of spit shapes to wave-angle
climates. In: Kraus, N.C. and Rosati, J.D. (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium
on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes
(New Orleans, Louisiana),
pp. 351-363.
Book; Commercial Publisher :
· Darwin, C., 1842. The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. London : Smith Elder, 214p.
· Roberts, N., 1989. The Holocene : An Environmental History. Malden, Massachusetts : Blackwell, 316p.
Book; Government :
Fisk, H.N., 1944. Geological Investigations of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River. Vicksburg, Mississippi : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Commission, 78p.
Book; University Press :
· Woodroffe, C.D., 2002. Coasts: Form, Process and Evolution. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 623p.
· Pilkey, O.H.; Neal, W.J.; Kelley, J.T., and Cooper, A.G., 2011. The World’s Beaches. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 283p.
Chapter in an Edited Book :
· Wang, Y. and Healy, T., 2002. Definition, properties, and classification of muddy coasts. In: Healy, T.; Wang, Y., and Healy, J.A. (eds.), Muddy Coasts of the World: Processes, Deposits and Function. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 9-18.
· Oertel, G.F., 2005. Coasts, coastlines, shores, and shorelines. In: Schwartz, M.L. (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Coastal Science. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 323-327.
Miscellaneous Reports with Specified Author :
· McKee, E.D., 1989. Sedimentary Structures and Textures of Río Orinoco Channel Sands, Venezuela and Colombia. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper W2326-B, pp. B1-B23.
· Mehta, A.J. and Montague, C.L., 1991. A Brief Review of Flow Circulation in The Vicinity of Natural and Jettied Inlets: Tentative Observations on Implications for Larval Transport at Oregon Inlet, N.C. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida, Department of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, Report UFICOELIMP91/03, 74p.
· Vann, J.H., 1969. Landforms, Vegetation, and Sea Level Change along the Coast of South America. Buffalo, New York: State University College at Buffalo, Technical Report No. 3, 128p.
· Farrow, D.R.G.; Arnold, F.D.; Lombardi, M.L.; Main, M.B., and Eichelberger, P.D., 1986. The National Coastal Pollutant Discharge Inventory: Estimates for Long Island Sound. Rockville, Maryland: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 40p.
Miscellaneous Reports without Specified Authors:
· McClelland Engineering Staff, 1979. Interpretation and Assessment of Shallow Geologic and Geotechnical Conditions. Caracas, Venezuela: McClelland Engineering, Inc., Orinoco Regional Survey Areas, Offshore Orinoco Delta, Venezuela, Volume 1, 109p.
· U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Staff, 1994. The Long Island Sound Study: Summary of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication, EPA 842-S-94-001, 62p.
Theses and Dissertations:
· Worthy, M.C., 1980. Littoral Zone Processes at Old Woman Creek Estuary of Lake Erie. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University, Master's thesis, 198p.
· Arens, S.M., 1996. Aeolian Processes in the Dutch Foredunes. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: University of Amsterdam, Ph.D. dissertation, 150p.
Maps or Charts:
Beltran, C., 1993. Mapa Neotectónico de Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela: FUNVISIS Departmento de Ciencias de la Tierra, scale 1:2,000,000, 1 sheet.
· The Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc.
· United States Department of Agriculture. The Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996.
· Turner and Townsend, 2012. International Construction Cost Survey 2012.