of Low Power Electronics
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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
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on research work that has already been reported in parts or contains
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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.
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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 (Use Harvard Referencing): References should be in the proper Harvard style on a separate page, numbered in the sequence in which they occur in the text. Cite references numerically in a bracket [ ] in the text and list in the same numerical order at the end of the manuscript. References should be listed in the HARVARD Referencing format:
Names of all Authors. The Surname is followed by First name initials. (example; Williams, P. G.)
Year of Research Article Publication (in Bold: 2015)
Title of Research Article.
Full Journal Title (complete journal title in Italics, do not use abbreviated journal titles).
Volume Number of the Journal.
Issue Number of Journal.
Page Numbers of research article (starting from beginning page to last page of a research article)
Authors could directly copy the references of all research articles in Harvard style from Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com) and cite accordingly in their manuscripts.
EXAMPLES OF HARVARD REFERENCING
Journal Articles in Harvard Style
Xu, Y., Bai, H., Lu, G., Li, C. and Shi, G., 2008. Flexible graphene films via the filtration of water-soluble noncovalent functionalized graphene sheets. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(18), pp.5856-5857.
Kim, K.S., Kim, K.H., Nam, Y., Jeon, J., Yim, S., Singh, E., Lee, J.Y., Lee, S.J., Jung, Y.S., Yeom, G.Y. and Kim, D.W., 2017. Atomic layer etching mechanism of MoS2 for nanodevices. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(13), pp.11967-11976.
Book Referencing in Harvard Style
Nalwa, H.S. and Miyata, S., eds., 1996. Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and
Polymers. CRC Press.
Nalwa, H.S., ed., 1997. Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers.
4-volume set. Wiley.
Nalwa, H.S. ed., 2000. Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices, 10-volume set. Academic Press.
3. Book Chapter in an Edited Book in Harvard Style
Krill, C.E., Harberkorn, R. and Birringer, R., 1999. in Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, edited by H. S. Nalwa, Academic Press, Vol. 2, pp.155-211.
4. Website in Harvard Style
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (https://www.nrel.gov/solar)
5. Conference Proceedings in Harvard Style
Kimura, J. and Shibasaki, H., eds., (1995). Recent Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology.
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology,
October 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. pp. 10-15.
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