of Low Power Electronics
ISSN: 1546-1998 (Print): EISSN: 1546-2005 (Online)
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|Electronic systems that can operate with very
low power are of great technological interest. The growing research
activity in the field of low power electronics requires a forum for
rapid dissemination of important results: Journal of Low
Power Electronics (JOLPE) is that international
forum which offers scientists and engineers timely, peer-reviewed
research in this field.
|JOURNAL POLICY: It is journal policy to
publish only original and unpublished research work therefore Journal
of Low Power Electronics does not wish to receive any papers
on research work that has already been reported in parts or contains
already published text, data, figures, tables or other illustrations
or any copyright materials whatsoever that has been submitted or
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MANUSCRIPT PROCESSING FEES: All new manuscripts submitted to this journal after 12am Pacific Time on October 16, 2017 will be subjected to a Manuscript-Processing Fees of US$ 550 per article for all countries. Research article publishing is not without occurring costs and the costs have been steadily increasing. To defray part of the publication cost, the journal will charge manuscript-processing fees, to be paid by the authors or their affiliated research institutions. The publication fee will be used to defray part of the occurring expenses associated with manuscript processing, editorial work flow, typesetting, proofreading, printing, online-hosting, and archiving. There are no additional charges for color illustrations. When submitting a manuscript through online, it will be processed with an understanding that the corresponding authors fully agree to pay all manuscript-processing fees upon acceptance. The author who submits the manuscript to the journal is fully responsible for the manuscript-processing fees. Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts will not be processed and forwarded to production until all fees are paid in full to the publisher. Publisher will issue an invoice of manuscript-processing fees after a manuscript has been accepted for publication. Corresponding author will be asked to submit a signed Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) along with manuscript processing fees.
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|COVER ART: JOLPE features new cover art every issue. Authors are encouraged to submit high quality color figure/illustration suitable for cover feature.
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FULL PAPERS: JOLPE publishes high-quality full papers reporting an original research work in sufficient details. Simply explaining the results obtained does not constitute a scientific paper. Results must be compared with similar works reported by other groups and discussed scientifically. Authors should briefly mention the novelty of their research findings in the cover letter. The recommended length is 15-20 journal pages in the JOLPE format (see JOLPE Template).
REVIEW ARTICLES: Review articles are normally published by invitation from the Editors. Review Articles should bring the reader up-to-date with research in a particular field, highlighting the areas of special excitement and progress. The article should highlight important developments made over the past 5-10 years, providing an authoritative in-depth discussion on existing problems. Authors should identify areas in the field where further developments are imminent, and give possible directions. The recommended length is 15-20 journal pages. Potential authors willing to publish a review article in JOLPE should contact an Editor with the review title, abstract and outline before the manuscript preparation.
Authors are advised to cite proper references in all figures/tables captions of all previously published figures/tables/illustrations including their own published work and obtain proper copyright permissions from appropriate publishers and authors. It is authors' responsibility to obtain written copyright permissions to reproduce any copyright materials in print and online editions of the journal from other sources for reproduction of any figures, tables, photos, illustrations or other copyright materials from previously published work.
RESEARCH NEWS & VIEWS: It is primarily for non-specialized readers on recent progress and developments in various areas of materials science and engineering. It also includes materials-research based technology transfers, major product launches, and government policies and initiatives towards research fundings, intellectual properties, etc. Recommended length is 1 page only including one display item.
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ABBREVIATIONS: No abbreviations are allowed in the title and abstract and should be defined the first time they are used within the text. The "Journal of Low Power Electronics" should be abbreviated as J. Low Power Electronics. for the citation purpose.
REFERENCES: References should be in the proper format on a separate page, numbered in the sequence in which they occur in the text. Cite references numerically as superscripts in the text and list at the end of the manuscript. Do not use abstracts and websites as references. Do not cite any submitted work until it has been accepted for publication. References to papers accepted but not yet published should be designated as "in press". Avoid citing any unpublished work or personal communication. The references must be verified by the authors against the original documents, not just be copied from cited references in other journals/papers.
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Only published or accepted articles should be cited and included in the reference list; papers in preparation or just submitted should NOT be referenced. Status of the accepted articles in the reference list must be updated while revising the manuscript and proof reading. If the publication detail (volume and page numbers) of a cited article in press is not available, DOI numbers must be noted at the end of the reference.
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Ge. G. Samsonidze, R. Saito, A. Jorio, M. A. Pimenta, A. G. Souza Filho, A. Grüneis, G. Dresselhaus, and M. S. Dresselhaus. The Concept of Cutting Lines in Carbon Nanotube Science. J. Nanosci. Nanotech. vol. 3, n°3, pp.431-458 (2011).
S. S. Ray and M. Bousmina; Polymer Nanocomposites and Their Applications; ISBN: 158883-099-3, American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles (2006).
H. S. P. Wong and D. Akinwande; Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Device Physics; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2011).
3. Chapters in a Book
H. V. Jansen, N. R. Tas and J. W. Berenschot; MEMS-based nanotechnology; In Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles, (2004), Vol. 5, pp.163-275.
H. Jónsson, G. Mills, and K. W. Jacobsen; Classical and quantum dynamics in condensed phase simulations; In Nudged Elastic Band Method for Finding Minimum Energy Paths of Transitions; World Scientific, Singapore (1998), pp. 387–405.
4. Conference Proceeding
J. Kimura and H. Shibasaki; Editors. Recent Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology, (1995) October 15-19; Kyoto, Japan.
C. E. Larsen, R. Trip, and C.R. Johnson; Methods for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart; U.S. Patent 5,529,067, June 25 (1995).
S. J. Kaplan; Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilization; Ph.D. Thesis, St. Louis (MO), Washington University (1995).
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