Scope of JJAP

Subjects Covered by JJAP

JJAP publishes articles that significantly contribute to the advancements in the applications of physical principles as well as in the understanding of physics in view of particular applications in mind. Subjects covered by JJAP include the following fields:

  • Semiconductors, dielectrics, and organic materials
  • Photonics, quantum electronics, optics, and spectroscopy
  • Spintronics, superconductivity, and strongly correlated materials
  • Device physics including quantum information processing
  • Nanoscale science and technology
  • Crystal growth, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and bulk materials
  • Plasmas, applied atomic and molecular physics, and applied nuclear physics
  • Device processing, fabrication and measurement technologies, and instrumentation
  • Cross-disciplinary areas such as bioelectronics/photonics, biosensing, environmental/energy technologies, and MEMS

JJAP publishes Special Issues on specific leading topics. Scope of the issue and subjects to be covered are specified individually for each Special Issue and may be different from those for JJAP regular issues as illustrated above.

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Types of Articles

Regular Papers

Regular Papers are original papers with comprehensive, detailed descriptions of the research work, presenting fully-developed discussions on the results obtained in respective fields of applied physics. They must provide sufficient and self-contained information to ensure the repeatability of experiments and analyses by readers. There is no limit to the paper length.

Rapid Communications

Rapid Communications are concise papers reporting new and timely developments with strong impact in respective areas of applied physics. The maximum length of the paper is three printed pages. (For any manuscript submitted on or after January 1 2013, the page limit of a Rapid Communication paper will be four printed pages.) To ensure prompt publication, papers will be handled swiftly in the reviewing and publication processes.

Brief Notes

Brief Notes are short reports on significant improvements in instrumentation, fabrication processes, measurement techniques, and theoretical analyses, as well as serving as an archive for knowledge useful for applied physics such as important material parameters, within the limit of two printed pages. (For any manuscript submitted on or after January 1 2013, the page limit of a Brief Note paper will be three printed pages.)

Review Papers and Invited Review Papers

Review Papers and Invited Review Papers are comprehensive reports of the background of and state-of-the-art research on a specific field in applied physics. They should provide overviews of the field to nonspecialists and aim to broaden the scope of applied physics. There is no length limitation.

Comments and Replies

Reader’s comments on an original paper published in JJAP and author’s reply to the comments may be published. Comments are expected to be published together with the corresponding reply when available. The length for each should be within two printed pages.

Errata

Errata announce the corrections made to published papers and paper retraction. The length should be within one printed page.

Papers for Special Issues

JJAP publishes Special Issues on specific leading topics in applied physics. Scope of the issue and subjects to be covered are specified individually for each Special Issue. A Special Issue is composed of Regular Papers, Review Papers and Brief Notes. Articles submitted to Special Issues must meet all the usual standards of quality for the journal.

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Citation Format

Since the January 2009 issue, JJAP has started using a citation format based on six-digit article IDs instead of conventional page numbers.

The structure of the six-digit article ID is as follows:

  • first two digits indicate the issue number.
  • middle two digits indicate the article type and/or subject area.
    • 00: Editorial, Foreword
    • 01: Invited Review Papers, Comprehensive Reviews, Review Papers
    • 02: Selected Topics in Applied Physics (STAP)
    • 03: Rapid Communications
    • 1n: Semiconductors, dielectrics, and organic materials
    • 2n: Photonics, quantum electronics, optics, and spectroscopy
    • 3n: Spintronics, superconductivity, and strongly correlated materials
    • 4n: Device physics including quantum information processing
    • 50-52: Nanoscale science and technology
    • 55-58: Crystal growth, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and bulk materials
    • 60-64: Plasmas, applied atomic and molecular physics, and applied nuclear physics
    • 65-67: Device processing, fabrication and measurement technologies, and instrumentation
    • 7n: Cross-disciplinary areas such as bioelectronics/photonics, biosensing, environmental/energy technologies, and MEMS
    • 80: Brief Notes
    • 91: Comments and Replies
    • 92: Errata
  • The last two digits are assigned according to publication order, within that issue and section.

An example of the correct citation format for an article in JJAP is:

A. Oyo and B. Buturi, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 53, 011001 (2014) .

In the full-text PDF file available online and in the printed issue, the article ID appears on each printed page. A hyphen followed by a page number added consecutively is appended at the end of the article ID. For the sample article above, the printed pages would appear with this page numbering: 011001-1, 011001-2, and 011001-3. The hyphen and page numbers should not be used when citing or searching for an article.