Manuscript Preparation Guideline

Author Guidelines: Please make sure that you follow the instructions carefully to ensure that the review and publication of the papers is as efficient and quick as possible. The contents of the papers are the sole responsibility of the authors only and the publication shall not imply any concurrence with the editors or the publisher.

Submit Manuscript:Authors are required to submit the manuscript electronically using the Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are kindly advised to go through the journal policy before submitting a manuscript.

Template of the Manuscript can be downloaded from Template for Research Article / Template for Review Article 

Language: Articles must be written in concise, clear, and grammatically correct English. Any author who is not fluent in idiomatic English is advised to gain assistance with manuscript preparation. Reviewers are not expected to look for grammatical errors in the paper and correct them. Any deficiency in this area may result in the detraction of scientific content from the paper.

Journal Policy: The submission of an article by an author is an undertaking that the work described has not been published previously (except as an abstract or a published lecture or academic thesis) , that it has not been submitted elsewhere for consideration for publication, that all the authors involved have approved for its publication and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published anywhere else in the same form, in English and no other language, without the written and explicit consent of the publisher. The responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented lies with the authors and they should obtain any authorization, if required for publication. As such the contents of the papers are the sole responsibility of the authors and the publisher shall not imply the concurrence of the editors or publisher. All the papers are submitted to referees for review who then advise the editor on the matter of acceptance keeping in mind the high standards required on the understanding that the subject matter contains an element of novelty and has not been previously published and is not under consideration elsewhere. The names of the referees are not disclosed, but the editor shares their views with the authors for consideration. The authors are encouraged to submit at least five names of experts in the field when papers are first submitted.

Copyright Guidelines: When the authors submit the articles online, they are asked to electronically sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement by checking the box. Acceptance of the agreement makes sure of the widest possible dissemination of information. If the work contains any excerpts from other copyrighted works, the author(s) must ensure that they take necessary permission from the owners of the copyright and credit the source(s) in the article. Neither the editorial committee nor the publisher bears any responsibility for any copyrighted material from others' work in the author'(s) manuscript and any legal issues related to the same, if arise, are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

Authors' Rights: As an author, you (or your employer or institution) retain certain rights. For details, please contact the editorial office.

Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation:

General Requirements: The manuscript should include the corresponding author's full mailing address, including mail codes, phone number, fax number, and email address. The authors are also required to provide four keywords, which will be used for indexing purposes. The manuscript should be compiled strictly in the following order: Novelty Statement, List of five referees with their full contact information, Title, Authors & Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Experiment, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References and Notes, Legends, Tables, Figures, and Schemes.

Novelty Statement: A statement of novelty also needs to be submitted in not more than 100 words entailing a brief description of the original research conducted in the submitted manuscript.

Title: The title should be short, specific, and filled in informative words. However, it should not contain any literature references or compound numbers.

Authors and Affiliations: Wherever possible, the authors are required to provide given names, middle initials, and family names to help with complete identification. You should use superscript lowercase letters to indicate different addresses, which should be as detailed as possible and must positively include the country name. An asterisk should be usef to indicate the corresponding author, and all the contact details, like email and fax should be placed in a footnote. Moreover, information related to other authors should be placed in footnotes and indicated by the appropriate symbols.

Abstracts: The authors are also required to include a short abstract of 100-400 words stating the purpose of the research, the principal results, and the major conclusions. There should be no references and compound numbers mentioned in the abstract unless all the details are given.

Keywords: The authors should also 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: The text should be subdivided as simply as possible while maintaining the clarity. The headings should be decided in a way that they reflect the relative importance of the sections. The authors should ensure that all tables, figures, and schemes are cited in the text in numerical order. The preferred position for chemical structures in the document should be indicated. The initial letter of the Trade names should be capital whenever giving any measurements or data, only SI units should be used or the other internationally accepted units. If there are any abbreviations used, they should be used consistently throughout the document 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.

Acknowledgements: An acknowledgement section may be included. It should be placed after the manuscript text and before the references.

Abbreviations: Standard ACS abbreviations should be used throughout the manuscript and must be 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, CV, 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 right after the first use of the abbreviation.

References and Notes: In the text, superscript Arabic numerals should be used to indicate references, which should run consecutively through the paper and appear after any punctuation. The authors should make sure that all references are cited in the text and vice versa. The reference list should preferably contain literature references only, 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 to maintain accuracy.

Formatting for common references is shown below:-

  1. Scientific Article: 1. Ramalingam, M.; Tiwari, A. Adv. Mat .Lett. 2010, 1, 179.

  2. Book: 2. Tiwari, A.; Kobayashi, H. (Eds.); Responsive Materials and Methods; Wiley: USA, 2013.

  3. 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.

  4. Patent/Chem. Abstract: 4. Fokin, V.; Finn, M. G.; Sharpless, K. B. U.S. Patent 0311412 A1, 2008.

  5. 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: It is a minimum requirement that the full URL should be given. Any further information, if known (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc) should also be given. 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. A DOI, when assigned, never changes. Therefore, it is the appropriate medium for citing a document, particularly "Articles in press" because they do not hitherto contain their full bibliographic information. The correct format for citing a DOI is as below (example taken from a document in the journal Physics Letters B): DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071). When the authors use the DOI to create URLs and hyperlink to documents available on the internet, they are guaranteed to never change.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the appropriate page and they should be indicated by the following symbols: asterisk, dagger, double dagger, section sign, paragraph, parallels, etc.

Tables: All the tables that are included in the text should be cited and also numbered in the sequence of their appearance with Arabic numerals. All the table columns should include a short explanatory heading, and even include units of measurement, wherever applicable. The use of vertical lines should be discouraged. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript letters. Each table should have a descriptive heading, which, when coupled with the individual column headings, should make the table, as much as possible, self-explanatory. While setting up the tabulations, the 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: All the Figures, schemes, and equations included in the document must be cited and also numbered according to the order of their appearance, with Arabic numerals. If there are any other graphics, such as structures, do not need to be numbered. However, you are required to indicate where these are to appear in the text. All graphics (including chemical structures) should be provided in the actual size that they are to appear in the text (single-column width is 8.4 cm; double-column width is 17.7 cm). It is advised to arrange the schematics so that the entire column space (single or double) is filled and a lot of unused white space is not left. Moreover, all the illustrations within a document should be consistent in terms of size, quality, and type. The legends should not be included as part of the graphic; instead, all legends should be included 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 120°, 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 are required to be in boldface. In order to accurately design schematics so that they 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 the authors submit their original artwork in the actual size in which it is 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: If needed, any figure can be included free of charge in colour in the online version of your article irrespective of whether or not it is reproduced in colour in the printed version. Please note that if you decide not to opt for color in print, you should submit relevant figures in both color (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 computer-aided drug/agent design (e.g., molecular modeling, QSAR, conformational analysis, molecular dynamics) should be easily available from the accepted sources and the authors are also required to specify where the software can be obtained. The manuscript should contain a detailed assurance of the quality of the parameters employed for the relevant potential functions.

Preparation of Supplementary Data: Advanced Materials Proceedings accepts supplementary material in electronic form in order to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files create additional possibilities for the author to publish supporting applications, movies, animation sequences, high-resolution images, background datasets, sound clips, and more.

Proofs: Proofs will be sent to the corresponding authors via email which should be returned within 48 hours of receipt. If not, this will lead to delay in the publication of the manuscript. This is possible as the DOI article identifier is used, which enables the citation of a paper before volume, page, and issue numbers are allocated. The article in press will be removed as soon as the paper has been assigned to an issue and the issue has been compiled.

Electronic Offprints: The corresponding author, under no conditions, 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 cover image of the journal and a disclaimer laying out the terms and conditions of use.