Manuscript Preparation Guideline
General Requirements: 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 which 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
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 with at least 4 keywords that define the major areas of the manuscript's focus of research. These keywords will be used for indexing purpose.
Text: Text should be subdivided in the simplest possible way consistent with clarity. The text should be in the active voice with simple 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 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
Acknowledgements: An acknowledgement 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 which 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 (singlecolumn width is 8.4 cm; doublecolumn 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 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). 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 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.