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publish only 100% original and unpublished research work therefore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their manuscript is completely original and unpublished.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.
|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. The manuscript-processing fees for the countries are
defined in accordance with World Bank list of economies (July 2014).
Authors or their affiliated research institutions are required to
pay US$ 1080 per article from Upper Middle and High Income Countries
and US$ 690 from Lower Middle Income Countries while the Publisher
offers 100% waiver to Low Income 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 fees.
Manuscript-Processing Fees Based on Author's Location*
|Upper Middle and High Income
|Lower Middle Income Countries
|Low Income Countries
* World Bank List of Economies (July 2014)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COPYEDITING
It is 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
1. American Journal Experts (www.aje.com)
2. BioMed Proofreading LLC (www.biomedproofreading.com/index.htm)
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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.
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.
References to papers accepted but not yet published should be
designated as "in press". Information from manuscripts
submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished
observations" with written permission from the source. Avoid
citing a "personal communication" unless it provides
essential information not available from a public source. For
scientific articles, authors should obtain written permission and
confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal
communication. References should be listed in the following style.
The references must be verified by the authors against the original
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J. M. Koziara,
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Nanotechnol. 6, 2712 (2006)
S. Nalwa, Editor, Handbook of Nanostructured Biomaterials and
Their Applications in Nanobiotechnology, Vols. 1-2, American
Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles (2005)
Chapter in a Book
H. V. Jansen, N. R. Tas and J. W.
Berenschot, in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
Edited H. S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles (2004),
Vol. 5, pp.163-275.
4. Conference Proceedings
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;
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.
J. Kaplan. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access
and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO), Washington
Larsen, R. Trip, C. R. Johnson, Inventors; Novoste Corporation,
assignee. Methods for procedures related to the
electrophysiology of the heart. US Patent 5,529,067. June 25
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
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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
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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
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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.
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is original and unpublished; it is submitted only to this Journal
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ETHICAL ISSUES: Authors cannot submit a manuscript
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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
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