# Equations

Equations should be treated as part of the text, and therefore punctuated (with a space between the end of the equation and the punctuation mark). Equations are numbered consecutively, with the number enclosed in parentheses and placed flush with the right-hand margin. References to them in the text should be of the form ‘Eq. (3), Eqs. (7) and (8), Eqs. (3)–(5)’, or ‘Equation (3)’ at the beginning of a sentence.

Equations may be written using the equation editor provided in *Word or MathType*. Using the style ‘equation’ in the template you can use the tab key to insert the equation (centred) and then the number flush with the right-hand margin.

**Please DO NOT insert equations as figures.**