Guideline of “Full Journal Paper” Submission
Regular papers are solicited for works presented at GPVC 2018 for publication in “Thin Solid Films (TSF)”
). Thin Solid Films is an international journal which serves scientists and engineers working in the fields of thin-film synthesis, characterization, and applications.
Manuscript Submission will be opened from March 14, 2018 to March 31, 2018.
- Manuscripts, prepared according to the journals’ Guidelines for Authors, should be submitted electronically through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES: http://ees.elsevier.com/tsf/default.asp). It is important that authors select the correct article type when they submit their articles in EES. If authors select the wrong article type their paper may end up publishing in a regular issue and not the special issue. When submitting the papers, authors must select VSI:GPVC 2018 as the article type.
- For the preparation of the manuscript, please see the Guide for Authors for information on article submission from the journal web-site (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/thin-solid-films/0040-6090/guide-for-authors).
- Only full research papers (> 2500 words and at least 4 figures) will be accepted and truncated short “conference papers” will be rejected. All the manuscripts submitted will be peer-reviewed according to the editorial policy of TSF.
- Manuscripts will not be accepted for publication in the GPVC 2018 Special Issue unless they have been delivered as oral or poster presentations by authors listed in the program during the conference. Therefore, authors should include "paper number (ex.CSi-O-01)" and "presentation title" in the cover letter.
- To expedite the publication procedures, the manuscripts can be rejected based on the quality of English and figures. Certificates confirming that the manuscripts was edited by a ‘native English-speaking’ editor can be requested by the Guest Editors, especially in the revision stage.
[Note] The Special Issue of GPVC 2018 will be published as a Virtual Special Issue (VSI). A VSI speeds up the publication of individual articles as, unlike the publication process for conventional Special Issue articles, a VSI does not need to wait for the final article to be ready before publication. Due to the dispersed publication of VSI articles, print copies are not currently possible.
Examples of the VSIs on line can be found here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02641275/vsi/