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Follow the given instructions thoroughly to ensure that the review and publication of your papers are effective enough to get published. The contents and the substance of the papers are the author's sole responsibility. Editors or Publisher will not indulge in any concurrence of the Editors or Publisher.
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To ensure authorship for the submitted manuscripts, the contributors should meet the following three conditions:
- Conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data has been done by the author
- Either drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content has been done by the author
- The final approval of the version to be published has been given by the author. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to be allowed to take public responsibility for suitable portions of the content.
Study design and ethical approval: Good research should be well justified, well planned, appropriately designed, and ethically approved. To conduct research to a lower standard may constitute misconduct. The authors are responsible for the whole scientific content as well as the accuracy of the bibliographic information.
Data analysis: Data should be appropriately analyzed, but inappropriate analysis does not necessarily amount to misconduct. Fabrication and falsification of data do constitute misconduct.
Conflicts of interest: Conflicts of interest comprise those which may not be fully apparent and which may influence the judgment of author, reviewers, and editors. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived. They may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. “Financial” interests may include employment, research funding, stock or share ownership, payment for lectures or travel, consultancies and company support for staff.
Peer-review: This journal uses Double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer because of potential conflicts of interest. No article is rejected unless negative comments are received from at least two reviewers.
Redundant publication: Redundant publication occurs when two or more papers, without full cross reference, share the same hypothesis, data, discussion points, or conclusions. In such cases, the manuscript will be rejected.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others’ published and unpublished ideas, including research grant applications to submission under “new” authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language. It may occur at any stage of planning, research, writing, or publication: it applies to print and electronic versions. All the manuscript submitted to Advanced Materials Letters are checked by authenticate for possible plagiarism. The authors are expected to check their manuscript for plagiarism before submission.
If plagiarism is detected during peer review, the submission can be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication we reserve the right, as necessary, to issue a correction or retract the article. We reserve the right to notify the institutions of authors about the plagiarism that was found before or after publication.
Corrections and retractions
To maintain the integrity of academic record, Advanced Materials Letters may have to publish correction or retraction of paper published in journal. According to agreed academic community norms, corrections or corrections of published articles are made by publishing an Erratum or Retraction article, without altering the original article in any other way than by adding a prominent connection to the Erratum / Retraction article. The original article remains in the public domain and should be commonly indexed to the subsequent Erratum or Retraction. We may have to delete the material from our website and archive sites in the exceptional event the material is considered to infringe those rights or is defamatory.
It may be necessary for the original author(s) to make minor corrections to published articles by making a comment on the published Article. It will only be acceptable if the modifications do not affect the article's results or conclusions.
Changes to published articles that affect the article's meaning and conclusion but do not invalidate the article in its entirety may be corrected, at the discretion of the editor(s), by publishing an Erratum indexed and linked to the original article. Changes in authorship of published articles are corrected through an Erratum.
If the scientific information in an article is significantly compromised on rare occasions it may be appropriate to retract published articles. In these cases Advanced Materials Letters must comply with the COPE guidelines. Retracted papers are indexed and the original article is referred to.
The submitted manuscripts that are not as per the “Instructions to Authors” would be returned to the authors for technical correction, before they undergo editorial/peer-review. Generally, the manuscript should be submitted in the form of two separate files:
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Conflict of Interest
The authors are required to declare all competing financial and non-financial interests regarding the publication during submission of their work. All authors will declare any manuscript-related conflict of interest, including but not limited to commercial, personal, political, and intellectual aspects. All editors, editorial staff and reviewers will also report potential conflicts of interest associated with the submissions for which they work.
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The authors are asked to submit the corresponding author's full mailing address, including mail codes, phone number, fax number, and email address. Authors are asked to provide at least four keywords that will be used for indexing purposes. The manuscript should be compiled in the following order: Novelty Statement, List of five referees with their full contact information, Title, Authors & Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References and Notes, Legends, Tables, Figures, and Schemes
Language: Articles must be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English. Any author who is not eloquent in vernacular English is urged to get assistance with manuscript preparation. Reviewers will not check and rectify grammatical errors and any insufficiency in this area may detract from the scientific content of the paper.
Graphical abstract: Graphical abstract should provide a pictorial summary of your manuscript. Within a glance, the reader should be able to grasp the findings of your work.
Novelty Statement: A statement of novelty should be provided in not more than 100 words, giving a brief description of the original research conducted in the submitted manuscript.
Title: The title should be brief, specific, and rich in informative words; it should not contain any literature references or compound numbers. A few essential keywords in the title will be helpful for the web-search results.
Authors and Affiliations: Where possible, the name of the author should be in the structure of the given names, middle initials, and family names for complete identification. Use superscript lowercase letters to indicate different addresses, which should be as detailed as possible and must include the country name. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk (*), and the contact details (email, fax) should be placed in a footnote. Information relating to other authors (e.g., present addresses) should be also placed in footnotes indicated by the appropriate symbols (overleaf).
Abstracts: Authors must include a short abstract of approx 100 - 400 words that state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. References and compound numbers should not be mentioned in the abstract unless full details are given.
Keywords: Authors should provide at least 4 keywords that define the major areas of the manuscript's focus of research. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
Text: Text should be subdivided in the simplest possible way consistent with clarity. The text should be in the active voice with simply constructed sentences. Headings should reflect the relative importance of the sections. Ensure that all tables, figures, and schemes are cited in the text in numerical order. The preferred position for chemical structures should be indicated. Trade names should have an initial capital letter. All measurements and data should be given in SI units where possible, or in other internationally accepted units. Abbreviations should be used consistently throughout the text, and all nonstandard abbreviations should be defined on the first usage. Authors are requested to draw attention to hazardous materials or procedures by adding the word CAUTION followed by a brief descriptive phrase and literature references if appropriate
Acknowledgments: The authors are required to acknowledge anyone who has contributed to the work submitted, but may not meet the authorship criteria. It is mandatory to state any support with third party translations or editing, such as professional commercial writing/editing services. The authors will get permission from all of those mentioned in the section on Acknowledgments.
An acknowledgment section may be included. It should be placed after the manuscript text and before the references. If needed, the dedications should be used in this section.
Abbreviations: Standard ACS abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript and are employed without periods. The preferred forms for some of the more commonly used abbreviations are mp, bp, μC, K, min, h, mL, μL, g, mg, μg, cm, mm, nm, mol, mmol, μmol, M, mM, μM, ppm, HPLC, TLC, GC, 13C NMR, 1H NMR, GCMS, HRMS, FABHRMS, UV, FTIR, EPR, ESR, DNase, IV, XRD, EDX, XPS, ED50, ID50, IC50, LD50, im, ip, iv, mRNA, RNase, rRNA, tRNA, cpm, Ci, dpm, Vmax, Km, k, t1/2. All nonstandard abbreviations should be defined following the first use of the abbreviation. References and Notes: In the text, references should be indicated by superscript Arabic numerals which run consecutively through the paper and appear after any punctuation. Please ensure that all references are cited in the text and vice versa. The reference list should preferably contain only literature references, although other information (e.g., experimental details) can be placed in this section. Preferably, each reference should contain only one literature citation. Authors are expected to check the original source reference for accuracy.
References and Notes: In the text, references should be indicated by superscript Arabic numerals, which run consecutively throughout the paper and appear after any punctuation. Please ensure that all the references are cited in the text as well as the entire text should have proper references. The reference list should preferably contain only literature references, although other information (e.g., experimental details) can be placed in this section. Preferably, each reference should contain only one literature citation. Authors are expected to check the original source reference for accuracy. Formatting for common references is shown below:
- Scientific Article: 1. Ramalingam, M.; Tiwari, A. Adv. Mat. Lett. 2010, 1, 179.
- Book: 2. Tiwari, A.; Kobayashi, H. (Eds.); Responsive Materials and Methods; Wiley: USA, 2013.
- Book Chapter: 3. Nam, K.; Kishida, A. Application of the Collagen as Biomaterials, In Biomedical Materials and Diagnostic Devices; Tiwari, A.; Ramalingam, M.; Kobayashi, H.; Turner, A.P.F. (Eds.); Wiley: USA, 2012, pp. 3-18.
- Patent/Chem. Abstract: 4. Fokin, V.; Finn, M. G.; Sharpless, K. B. U.S. Patent 0311412 A1, 2008.
- Meeting/Conference/Symposium Abstract: 5. Larcher, D. Abstracts of Paper, Session S2: Lithium-ion Batteries, Symposium S, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 822, Warrendale, PA, Vol. 822, 2004.
Citing and Listing of Web References: As a minimum, the full URL should be given as a web reference. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.) should also be given. The web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. The digital object identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alphanumeric character string that is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly "Articles in press" because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. The correct format for citing a DOI is shown as follows (example taken from a document in the journal Physics Letters B): DOI:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071). When you use the DOI to create URL hyperlinks to documents on the web, they are guaranteed never to change.
Footnotes: Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the appropriate page and be indicated by the following symbols: an asterisk (*), dagger († ), double dagger (‡), section sign (§), paragraph ( ¶ ), parallels (||) and number sign (#).
Tables: All tables should be cited in the text, and numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numerals. All table columns should have a brief explanatory heading and, where appropriate, units of measurement. Vertical lines should not be used. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript letters. A descriptive heading is needed for each table. This table heading, along with the individual column headings should make the table self-explanatory. In setting up tabulations, authors are requested to keep in mind the column widths (8.4 cm and 17.7 cm) and to make the table conform to the limitations of these dimensions.
Legends: Legends for figures and schemes should be grouped together separately.
Artwork: Figures, schemes, and equations must be cited in the text and numbered in order of appearance with Arabic numerals. Other graphics, such as structures, do not need to be numbered, but please indicate in the text where these are to appear. All graphics (including chemical structures) must be provided at the actual size that they are to appear (single column width is 8.4 cm; double column width is 17.7 cm). Please arrange schematics so that they fill the column space (either single or double), so as not to leave a lot of unused white space. Please ensure that all illustrations within a paper are consistent in type, quality, and size. Legends should not be included as part of the graphic; instead, all legends should be supplied at the end of the text. To help the authors provide actual size graphics, it is suggested that the following settings be used with CSC ChemDraw and ISIS.
Draw: font 10 pt Helvetica, chain angle 120Â°, bond spacing 18% of length, fixed-length 10.08 pt (0.354 cm), bold width 1.4 pt (0.049 cm), line width 0.42 pt (0.015 cm), margin width 1.12 pt (0.040 cm), and hash spacing 1.75 pt (0.062 cm). Compound numbers should be in boldface. In order to accurately design schematics to print out at the proper width, the original drawing cannot exceed a column width of 8.4 cm (for single column) and 17.7 cm (for double column). The layout design is facilitated if authors submit their original artwork in the actual size to be published. Please save graphics as an Encapsulated PostScript file (EPS) or a Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), as well as the program the graphic was originally drawn in.
Color: Color figures should be supplied in electronic format as JPEG files (minimum 300 dots per inch).
On the Web: Any figure can appear free of charge in color in the Web version of your article regardless of whether or not this is reproduced in color in the printed version. Please note that if you do not opt for color in print, you should submit relevant figures in both colors (for the Web) and black and white (for print).
In Print: Color figures can be printed in the journal at a minimal charge to the author.
Software: Software used as part of the computer-aided drug/agent design (e.g., molecular modeling, QSAR, conformational analysis, molecular dynamics) should be readily available from accepting sources and the authors may specify where the software can be obtained. Assurance of the quality of the parameters employed for the relevant potential functions should be detailed in the manuscript.
Preparation of Supplementary Data: Advanced Materials Letters accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, movies, animation sequences, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips, and more.
Proofs: Proofs will be dispatched via email to the corresponding author and should be returned with corrections within 48 hours of receipt. Failure to do so will delay the publication of the manuscript. This is possible due to the innovative use of the DOI article identifier, which enables the citation of a paper before volume, issue, and page numbers are allocated. The Article in Press will be removed once the paper has been assigned to an issue and the issue has been compiled.
Electronic Offprints: The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via email. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet, with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.
ORCID Number: It is mandatory to provide ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number of the corresponding author and all co-authors upon submission of the manuscript to the Advanced Materials Letters. Orcid number of all co-authors should be provide in the Title page of the manuscript. It can be obtained for free on: https://orcid.org/register.