Submission GuidelineAuthor’s Guide for Submission to JJAP [PDF]
The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) seeks articles that significantly contribute to advancements in the applications of physical principles as well as in the understanding of physics in view of particular applications in mind. It is very important to ensure that the content of your article fits well with the scope and policy of the journal. Papers that do not meet these standards will be rejected. Before preparing your manuscript, you are advised to read this Submission Guideline as well as the descriptions in About this Journal and Editorial Policy of JJAP. Moreover, reading the Reviewer Guideline may be helpful to understand what the reviewer looks for in your article.
As a basic rule of scientific publication, a manuscript to be submitted to the journal should be original. A manuscript having essentially the same content as what was or will be published elsewhere will not be considered for publication in JJAP. On submission of manuscripts, please pay careful attention to the followings:
- Manuscripts should not have been published or submitted elsewhere.
- Duplicate submission is unethical. Do not submit manuscripts that have been accepted or are under active consideration for publication elsewhere.
- The journal may accept a paper that has appeared in a similar form in publications not available to the general public, such as conference books for on-site use, internal reports, and abstracts for international conferences, but the author(s) must cite the previous publication in the reference section of the manuscript and also must provide at the time of manuscript submission a cover letter stating the previous publication with reprint(s) attatched.
The authors are requested to read also the Ethical Policy of JJAP/APEX to avoid ethical violation.to top
TYPE OF PAPERS
JJAP publishes various types of papers to match the authors’ demands. When submitting a manuscript, please follow the requirements of content, length limit and style recommendation of the respective type of paper that you are willing to contribute, as is summarized below.
JJAP plans Special Issues on specific leading topics. A Special Issue is composed of Regular Papers, Review Papers and Brief Notes. Authors of Special Issues are also requested to follow the same requirements as explained in the following:
Papers should cover all references which are appropriate and adequate to the work.
Regular Papers <RP>
- RPs 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 simulations by readers.
- There is no length limit to the paper.
- The abstract should be no more than 150 words.
- Papers should include sections with titles, such as Introduction, Experimental Methods, Results and Discussion, etc.
- Full papers typically have approximately 30 or more references.
Brief Notes <BN>
- BNs are short reports on significant improvements in instrumentation, fabrication processes and measurement techniques, as well as serving as an archive for knowledge useful for applied physics such as important material parameters. The research topic described must be of interest to researchers working in the field of applied physics.
- The maximum length is two printed pages (about 2060 words).
- The abstract should be no more than 100 words.
- BN should not be divided into sections.
Review Papers <RV> and Invited Review Papers <IR>
- RPs and IRs are comprehensive reports of the background 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.
- Prospective authors should consult the editors concerning the subject and content before submitting manuscripts.
- Manuscripts should be written as concisely as possible although no limitation on length is specified.
- Abstract should be no more than 150 words.
Papers should be submitted via the web-based editorial system. The authors should prepare the following items before submission, and then follow the instructions on the Web submission page.
- A single electronic file in PDF which must contain the main body, tables, figures, and photographs: Please refer to the “Instructions for Preparation of Manuscript” for the required format.
- Agreement Form for Copyright Transfer and for Publication Charge Payment: This form, signed by the author, should be sent to the Editorial Office by fax at the time of paper submission. Papers without this agreement will not be published.
- List of recommended reviewers: Authors are strongly encouraged to suggest several experts whom they consider particularly suited to review their paper. This recommendation would be very helpful for the editor to speed-up the review process particularly when the work is in an interdisciplinary research area. The editor is, of course, not constrained to select a reviewer from that list.
- Reference materials, if any