Advanced Materials Series is an open-ended book series, publishes 8-10 volumes per year starting from January 2013. The series is intended to provide recent advancements of the fascinating field of advanced materials science and technology. Each volume will be devoted to one broad subject and the multi-discipinary aspects will be drawn out in full.
Series EditorAshutosh Tiwari
Advanced Materials Series is an open ended book series, publishes 8-10 volumes per year by Scrivener Publishing and co-published with John Wiley & Sons, USA starting from January 2013. The series is intended to provide recent advancements of the fascinating field of advanced materials science and technology, particularly in the area of structure, synthesis and processing, characterization, advanced-state properties, and applications. The volumes will cover theoretical and experimental approaches of molecular device materials, biomimetic materials, hybrid-type composite materials, functionalized inorganic and organic polymers/materials, superamolecular systems, information- and energy-transfer materials, bio-based and bio-degradable or environmental friendly materials.
Each volume will be devoted to one broad subject and the multi-disciplinary aspects will be drawn out in full. Each volume will be comprehensive and will represent the cutting edge science of Advanced Materials. They are written for a broad readership including researchers and students from diverse backgrounds including chemistry, physics, materials science & engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology, nanotechnology and biomedical engineering. For more titles from Wiley-Scrivener visit www.wiley.com/go/scrivener.
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All the book chapters submitted for publication in the Advanced Materials Book Series are peer-reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. Decision of the reviewers shall be final. Authors are solely responsible for originality of the published chapters.
Advanced Materials Series shall uphold the highest ethical standards of scientific publications. Scrivener Publishing, USA retains the copyrights of all published materials in all books of the Advanced Materials Series. The reproduction of the published materials in any form or by any means can not be published without prior written consent of Scriviner Publishing.
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The publication of all articles in the Advanced Materials Book Series is to be done by a peer-reviewed process. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the book editor/s, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Our ethic statements are based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Book Editors.
The Series Editor of the Advanced Materials Book Series is responsible for deciding which of the book chapter submitted to the book should be published. The series editor may be guided by the policies of the publisher and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision
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Fundamental Errors in Published Works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the series editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the book chapter before printing of the book.