Do not use a font size smaller than 9 points, including figure captions. For the main body of the document, 10 point font size is preferred.
Do not include any page numbers or headers and footers.
If you use MS Word, please use the most current version, which will help reduce Word-to-PDF conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc.
All fonts must be embedded into the document. If you generate figures with MATLAB and export them using the “File/Export” menu, MATLAB will produce pdfs without embedded fonts. In order to include your fonts in the exported figures, use the following MATLAB command: export_fig(gcf,'FontMode','fixed','FontSize',10,'Color','filename.pdf') Download the export_fig package here.