NELS 54 Proceedings Guidelines • February 2024

Dear Author:

As we have every year since 1981, GLSA Publications will be publishing the proceedings of NELS 54. We are now ready to accept submissions.

Style Sheets and Deadline

The deadline for submissions is May 31th, 2024, 11:59PM EST.

The maximum lengths for submissions are defined as follows:
Invited talk: 20 pages,
Paper presentation (including special sessions): 14 pages,
Flash talk: 10 pages.

You will find the style sheets for LaTeX and Microsoft Word below. We really do encourage the use of LaTeX. Word users, please submit both your .docx file and a .pdf file.

LaTeX users (.zip)
Word users (.docx and .pdf)

LaTeX users
After extracting the contents of '' you will find several files. The file 'main.tex' was used to compile the PDF version of the styleguide and 'nels54style.bib' is the corresponding BibTeX file. Modify and use them as templates for your submission. The remaining document class (.cls) and bibliography style (.bst) files should not be modified but appropriately mentioned within your .tex file.

Word users
Please modify and use the 'NELS54_Style_Guide.docx' as a template for your submission.

To submit, attach the source file and a PDF version of your document, as well as all files necessary to compile it (.bib file, figures, etc.) and send to

As always, we look forward to hearing from you. If you have questions or need further information, feel free to send us a new email at with the subject line "NELS 54 - [last name]". It is our goal to help make this process as smooth as possible for you.

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