With the exception of transactions, the preferred format for biographical sketches can vary depending on the publication. But, in general, they should include the following information:
//First name/last name// is a //academic title, institution, or business title, company//. His research interests include //list three or four topics//. //Last name// received a //highest academic degree// in //what discipline?// from //degree-granting institution//. He is a member of //up to three relevant professional organizations.// Contact him at //e-mail address.//
Note: If there are space issues—for example, an unusually large number of authors—the professional organizations and research interests can be deleted (in that order).
The format for transactions biographies is:
//First name/last name// received the //first to latest sequential degrees in respective disciplines and institutions//. He is a //academic title, institution, or business title, company//. His research interests include //list three or four topics//. He has authored //number of papers or the name of relevant texts//. He is a member of //relevant professional organizations//.