Instructions for authors

Authors must prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF.



As a summary, please ensure the following:

  • Paper size is European A4.
  • Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
  • The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
  • There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
  • The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
  • Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
  • The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
  • All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
  • Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
  • Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
  • A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.


Templates and Guidelines for Proceedings Papers

Essential guidelines

Please follow these essential guidelines when preparing your paper:


Authors must prepare their papers using our Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e templates, and then convert these to PDF format for submission:


Review Process
The steps of the reviewing process are as follows:

  1. Author submit its paper through easychair management system:
  2. Editor distributes the papers to selected program committee. Each paper will be reviewed by 2 reviewers 
  3. Reviewers review each paper based on BEST2021 guideline 
  4. Reviewers result is sent to author 
  5. If necessary, author should fix its paper based on the review note. Paper should not be changed more than 30% of its content 
  6. Author send its final (camera ready) manuscript. If needed, editor is allowed to perform minor changes. Editor is also allowed to ask the author to fix the error and re-send the manuscript 
  7. Editor agrees on manuscript copyright 
  8. One of the author is asked to present the paper on the conference day. Only presented papers will be published. 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
BEST is intolerant to any act of plagiarism. Authors are expected to submit original work with proper citation to the work of others. Should any plagiarism is detected in a work, editors has the right to do this following actions:

  1. Reject the submitted article 
  2. Report the violation to affiliated institution(s) 
  3. Provide the information regarding the violation to any academic institution 
  4. Publish the information regarding the violation to public