of Advanced Materials
1947-2935 (Print); EISSN: 1947-2943 (Online)
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|Science of Advanced Materials
(SAM) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal
consolidating research activities in all aspects of advanced
materials in the fields of science, engineering and medicine into a
single and unique reference source.
SAM provides the means
for materials scientists, chemists, physicists, biologists,
engineers, ceramicists, metallurgists, theoreticians and technocrats
to publish original research articles as reviews, full research
articles and communications of important new scientific and
technological findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied
research in all latest aspects of advanced materials.
|JOURNAL POLICY: It is journal policy to
publish only 100% original and unpublished research work therefore
Science of Advanced Materials (SAM) 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 accepted for publication either in a journal or
conference proceedings elsewhere in any form, in print or in
electronic media. When submitting a manuscript, authors should make
a full statement to the Editors that the research work contained in
their manuscript is completely original and unpublished. If
redundant or duplicate publication is attempted or occurs authors
should expect immediate editorial action to be taken including
prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. Submission of
any manuscript that contains redundant or duplicate publication of
the same or very similar research work violates the policies of this
journal and will be rejected.
It is the sole
responsibility of all authors to ensure that all manuscripts are
new, original and not published previously in any form any media,
shall not infringe upon or violate any kind of copyrights of others
and does not contains any plagiarized, fraudulent and improperly
attributed materials. Extended and modified versions of previously
published abstracts, papers in any conference or journal are not
Corresponding author should provide a
clear statement confirming this while submitting manuscript to any
ASP journal. Is this manuscript 100% original and unpublished? Has
this manuscript been published in parts (figures/text/tables) in any
conference proceedings or journal in any media or language or format
whatsoever? Is this manuscript from free from plagiarism (including
self-plagiarism) and copyright infringement?
follow this "Journal Policy" strictly.
American Scientific Publishers strictly follows guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, available at www.publicationethics.org. All Authors, Peer-Reviewers and Editors work together in a great harmony to ensure the highest ethical standards in publishing quality research work in our journals.
COMPLIANCE: Research papers reporting animal or clinical studies
should, where appropriate, contain a statement that they have been
carried out with animal or human ethics committee approval. All
scientific studies should be carried out in accordance with the
relevant national and local guidelines. Each author(s) warrants that
his or her research institution has fully approved the protocol for
all scientific studies involving animals or humans and that all
experiments of any kinds were conducted in compliance with ethical
and humane principles of research after ethics committee approval.
|SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT:
Authors are kindly advised to read SAM policy before submitting
their manuscript to SAM Editors. Authors are encouraged to submit
high quality original research work that has not been published or
nor under consideration by other journals or conference proceedings
elsewhere in any format whatsoever. Authors should submit manuscript
online to the Manuscript
Tracking System. Authors are highly encouraged to submit
manuscript electronically as a PDF file (preferred) or MS Word file
to save time for the reviewing process.
submit a list of FIVE (5) potential referees accompanied
with their complete mailing address, telephone, fax and email
address, who may be contacted for reviewing the manuscript though
refereeing, is done by anonymous reviewers. In order to ensure that
the highest quality manuscripts are published, reviewing process is
carried out in two stages. A mandatory editor's approval is required
in the first stage for the manuscripts before it is submitted to the
peer review process in the second stage.
To speed up the
reviewing process, editors will communicate with authors and the
referees via email. ASP or Editors will not return manuscripts to
authors and keep any records whatsoever after a formal decision has
been made about the manuscript. Editors have the right to reject the
new manuscripts submitted to this journal after 12am Pacific Time on
August 1, 2014 will be subjected to a Manuscript-Processing Fees.
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. Authors or their affiliated research institutions are
required to pay US$ 1080 per article from ALL COUNTRIES. 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
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COPYEDITING
sole responsibility of the authors to submit their manuscript in
correct English language, free of all typographical/grammatical
errors to meet high publishing standards. All authors from
non-English language countries should get their manuscripts
copyedited by professional copyediting services at author's own
expense. All copyediting services are fully paid for and arranged by
the authors. Manuscripts will be accepted for publication on a
condition that authors submit a certificate of proof along with
their final revised version. A list of professional copyediting
editing services can be found below.
1. American Journal
2. BioMed Proofreading LLC (www.biomedproofreading.com/index.htm)
3. Editage (www.editage.com)
4. International Science Editing Ltd. (www.internationalscienceediting.com)
5. ScienceDocs Inc.(www.sciencedocs.com)
6. SciTechEdit International (www.scitechedit.com)
7. Stallard Scientific Editing (www.stallardediting.com)
8. Textcheck (www.textcheck.com)
9. Write Science Right (www.writescienceright.com/index.html)
FILES AND HARDCOPIES:
Authors who submitted their
manuscripts after 12am Pacific Time on August 1, 2014 and have paid
manuscript-processing fees will receive pdf files of their published
articles. If authors require a hardcopy of the journal issue having
their research articles then authors may also purchase hardcopies of
the journal issue or subscribe to the journal by contacting the
publisher. No free hardcopies of journal issue and/or research
article are provided. If authors require a hardcopy of the journal
issue having their research article then authors should pay
additional $850 to the publisher to recover the costs of all color
illustrations in a print edition and shipping.
OPEN ACCESS: Publisher would allow
open access participation in Author Choice with an advanced payment
of $2950 fee where author may select open access publication of
their published articles. Open access publication of articles will
be allowed after receiving a full payment.
|FREE COLORS: Color illustrations are
most welcome by the journal as they are effective in conveying
complex graphs and photographs. Free color printing at the
Publisher's discretion, will provide an opportunity to publish color
figures/illustrations in print at NO COST to the authors.
|COVER ART: SAM features new cover art
time to time. Authors are encouraged to submit high quality color
figure/illustration to have their published paper featured.
|FULL RESEARCH ARTICLES:Full-length
papers that report original research work on any aspects of
materials in the fields of science, engineering and medicine.
|COMMUNICATIONS: Highest priority will
be given to the communications reporting important new scientific
and technological findings. Rapid publication is provided for
concise and up-to-date reports. These articles should not exceed
three-four published pages. No section headings should be used for
these short communications.
|REVIEWS: The state-of-the-art review
articles with author's short biography and photo are published.
Reviews are limited to a maximum length of 35 journal pages having
more than 100 references. It is authors' responsibility to obtain
written copyright permissions to reproduce any copyright materials
from other sources. Authors are advised to cite proper references in
figure/tables captions of all previously published
figures/tables/illustrations including their own published work and
obtain copyright permissions from appropriate publishers and
|CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: Selected
peer-reviewed articles from conferences and symposia.
|TYPING: All manuscripts must be in
English, typed double-spaced on one side of the page throughout
(including footnotes, references, tables, legends) on 8.5" x 11"
or A4 white paper leaving at least 1 inch left hand margin.
|INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL: The first page
of the manuscript should have a concise title limited to about 15
words and the names of all authors, complete mailing address for
correspondence, telephone, fax numbers and email address. Please
indicate with an asterisk (*) the author to whom correspondence
regarding the manuscript should be directed.
|ABSTRACT: All manuscripts must contain
an informative 150 to 200 words abstract explaining the essential
contents of the work, key experiments, ideas and results.
|FIGURES: It is very important to supply
high quality figures in a form suitable for reproduction. All
figures, tables, illustrations, photographs should be prepared in
such a way that they could be printed in a single column size with a
width of 3 1/4 inches or 8.25 cm. Use 14 ARIAL BOLD font for
legends and 12 ARIAL font for numbering/wordings
in figures, use the same font for all figures. Only if absolutely
necessary should figures/tables/photos occupy double columns. Each
figure must be referred to in the text and will be printed in black
and white unless otherwise instructed by the authors. Each Figure
should be submitted on a separate sheet and marked with the name of
the author, title of manuscript and figure number. All formulae and
figures should be carefully drafted and never drawn freehand. High
quality original figures and glossy prints of all photographs are
required. Photocopies of the figures and photographs are not
|PHOTOGRAPHS: Half-tone illustrations
should be supplied as clear, glossy, unmounted prints. The author's
name, title of manuscript and figure number should be written on the
|TABLES: Each table must be referred to
in the text. Each table should be typed double-spaced on a separate
sheet and identified sequentially by Arabic numerals corresponding
to the order in which they appear in the text. Each table should
have a brief explanatory title, which should be labeled
unambiguously. The position of each table should be clearly marked
in the text.
|UNITS: Internationally accepted units
of measurement must be used. The units of measurement are used in
conjunction with their numerical values; the units should be
abbreviated as suggested below. If more commonly used units are
adopted, conversion factors should be given at their first
occurrence. Greek symbols may be used.
|%, ºC, nm, µm (not m), mm, cm, cm3,
m, h (or hr), min, s (or sec), µg, mg, g (or gm), kg, cal,
kcal, in. (or write out inch), ml [write out liter(s)].
|The American Physical Society style
guide can be used as a general reference on matter of units, grammar
|ABBREVIATIONS: No abbreviations are
allowed in the title and abstract and should be defined the first
time they are used within the text. The "Science of Advanced
Materials" should be abbreviated as Sci.
Adv. Mater. for the reference 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.
When citing in the text, reference numbers should be superscripted in brackets.
Do not use linked fields (produced by EndNote and similar programs). Please use the one-click button provided by EndNote to remove EndNote codes before finalizing your manuscript for submission.
Each cited work should have a separate reference number (multiple citations are not allowed against a single reference number).
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.
Authors’ names should begin with first and middle names initialized, followed by the surname. Full titles of all cited articles are required. The article titles in the reference list should be written in sentence case (only the first word capitalized, not all words) and in upright (not italicized).
While citing a book chapter, the reference should begin with the names of the chapter authors, followed by the chapter title (in sentence case and upright), and then the book title (all words capitalized and italicized). Finally, the publisher, city, year and page number should appear in sequence.
Journal titles should be abbreviated as standard usage (italicized).
The year of publication should be typed bold, but the parentheses should be normal (not bold) terminating with a period.
For example, References should be typed in the following pattern.
|1. Journal Article
E. Singh and H. S. Nalwa, Graphene-based dye-sensitized solar sells: A review, Sci. Adv. Mater. 7, 1863 (2015).
A. Umar (Ed.); Encyclopedia of Semiconductor Nanotechnology; vol. 1-7, American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles, USA (2017).
A. Umar and Y.B. Hahn (Eds); Metal Oxide Nanostructures and Their Applications; vol.1-5; American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles, USA (2010).
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).
M. J. Field. R. E. Tranquada, J. C. Feasley, Editors. Health services research: work force and educational issues. Washington: National Academy Press; (1995) Contract No.: AHCPR282942008. Sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
S. J. Kaplan; Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and utilization; Ph.D. Thesis, St. Louis (MO), Washington University (1995).
Do not use the phrases "et al." and "ibid." in the reference section. Instead, the names of all authors in a reference must be listed.
|ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: These should be brief
and placed at the end of the text before the references.
|PROOFS: Page proofs for the correction
of printer's errors only will be dispatched to the corresponding
author denoted with an asterik (*) unless otherwise requested.
Alterations at this stage are not allowed as they are expensive and
may have to be charged to the authors. The proofread copy and
reprint order form must be returned within 72 hours.
|OFFPRINTS: Authors may order offprints
of articles with a minimum of 100 from American Scientific
Publishers (ASP) prior to publication. An order form accompanying
the page proofs will be sent directly to the corresponding author
(*). Please return your offprint order form with the page proofs.
|ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Upon acceptance
of the manuscript for publication, authors should submit to the
publisher a diskette or CD containing the final version of the
manuscript accompanied by a hard copy printout to improve the
accuracy and speed up the typesetting process. The disk or CD should
be clearly labeled with the author's name, manuscript title, the
date, and the hardware and software package used in preparation. The
preferred medium is a CD in Windows/MS-DOS or Macintosh having TeX.
We are also able to accept line artwork/graphics on CD if you supply
us the source files to enables us to modify the artwork as required
for the journal format.
|WARRANTIES AND COPYRIGHTS: By
submitting the manuscript, the authors warrant that the entire work
is original and unpublished; it is submitted only to this Journal
and all text, data, figures/tables or other illustrations included
in the research article are completely original and unpublished, and
these have not been previously published or submitted elsewhere in
any form or media whatsoever. All authors are responsible for the
complete contents of their manuscript. The author(s) warrant that
the work contains no unlawful or libelous statements and opinions
and liable materials of any kind whatsoever, do not infringe on any
copyrights, intellectual property rights, personal rights or rights
of any kind of others, and does not contains any plagiarized,
fraudulent, improperly attributed materials, instructions,
procedures, information or ideas that might cause any harm, damage,
injury, losses or costs of any kind to person or property. Each
author(s) agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless American
Scientific Publishers and the Editors for any breach of such
warranties. It is authors' responsibility to obtain written
copyright permissions from other sources (publishers) for
reproduction of any figures, tables, photos, illustrations, text or
other copyright materials from previously published work. It is the
policy of American Scientific Publishers to own the copyright of all
contributions it publishes. To comply with the U.S. Copyright Law, a
Copyright Transfer Form that transfer copyright of the article to
the publisher must be completed by the authors prior to publication
of an accepted article in this journal. Authors must submit a signed
copy of the Copyright Transfer Agreement with their manuscript.
ETHICAL ISSUES: Authors cannot submit a manuscript
for publication to other journals simultaneously. It is waste of
valuable resources because editors and referees spent a great deal
of time processing submitted manuscripts. It is also unethical to
republish similar research articles (text/figures/tables) again
because journals have limited page space and it most likely violates
copyrights which have already been transferred to the first journal.
Therefore, all journals require a signed author's copyright transfer
agreement stating the originality of the research work submitted
through a manuscript. As stated above that authors should submit
original, new and unpublished research work to the journal. The
ethical issues such as plagiarism, fraudulent and duplicate
publication, violation of copyrights, authorship and conflict of
interest are serious issues concerning ethical integrity when
submitting a manuscript to a journal for publication.
OF MANUSCRIPTS: If the author requests withdrawal of manuscript
after submission within the time span when the manuscript is still
in the peer-reviewing process with Editors/Referees, author is
allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal
penalty whatsoever. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted
manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The
withdrawal of manuscripts from the journals after submitting to the
publisher will incur a withdrawal penalty from American Scientific
Publishers. After the manuscript is accepted for publication either
through journal editors or guest editors or conference organizers,
the withdrawal is not permitted by American Scientific Publishers.
If the authors or conference organizers or a third party withdraw
manuscripts any time after final manuscripts have already been
submitted to American Scientific Publishers for processing, the
request is not entertained without a significant withdrawal penalty.
Authors or conference organizers or a third party are not allowed to
withdraw submitted manuscripts because the withdrawal wastes
valuable manuscript processing time, money and works invested by the
publisher. The authors or conference organizers or a third party
must always pay $200 per page manuscript processing charges as
withdrawal penalty to the publisher even if the withdrawal is
permitted. The withdrawal of the conference papers by conference
organizers will never be permitted and the conference organizers
will be punished for withdrawal by paying a withdrawal penalty of
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after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the American
Scientific Publishers by the authors or conference organizers or a
third party. Any reason whatsoever of withdrawal of submitted
manuscripts is treated as invalid and completely unacceptable under
any circumstances. Publisher is not responsible for any damages
whatsoever resulting from this consequence of the author's or
conference organizer's or a third party decision. All questions or
differences whatsoever concerning manuscripts withdrawal from
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abstracting and indexing of their scientific journals in any types
of databases (SCIE, Scopus, Compendex, PubMed, CPCI, etc.),
therefore, the publisher does not guarantee and take any
responsibilities whatsoever for any kind of abstracting and indexing
coverage of the published work in any types of databases whatsoever.
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fraudulent activities going on in some countries where Conference
Organizers are cheating fellow colleagues by falsely promising the
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