The Asian Journal of Nanosciences and Materials (Asian J. Nanosci. Mater.) is published quarterly. Contributions from all fields of basic sciences may be submitted by scientists from all over the world. The papers submitted to this journal should not have been published previously, except in the form of a brief preliminary communication, nor submitted to another journal. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Committee of the Asian J. Nanosci. Mater. Manuscripts will be considered for publication in the form of articles, preliminary communications, notes and review articles. The work should be original or a through review by an authoritative person in a pertinent field.
All types of a paper accepted by Asian Journal of Nanoscience and Materials are below
The Journal publishes Original Research Article, Short Communications, and Review Article.
Original Research Article (3-10 pages)
This is the most common type of journal manuscript used to publish full reports of data from research. It includes full Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections.
Short Communication (2-5 pages)
These papers communicate brief reports of data from original research that editors believe will be interesting to many researchers, and that will likely stimulate further research in the field. As they are relatively short the format is useful for scientists with results that are time sensitive (for example, those in highly competitive or quickly-changing disciplines).
Review Article (5-25 pages)
A review article is an article that summarizes the current state of understanding on a topic. A review article surveys and summarizes previously published studies, rather than reporting new facts or analysis. Review articles are sometimes also called survey articles or, in news publishing, overview articles. Academic publications that specialize in review articles are known as review journals.
It is important to have a reasonable and defensible copyright and permissions policies in order to protect the rights of the authors and societies whom we serve. It is a condition of publication that, on acceptance of the article by the journal editor, copyright must be assigned to the publisher. An Assignment of Copyright Form will be issued with author proofs or can be downloaded from an individual journal’s instructions for authors.
Individuals (authors, readers, ...) can use the articles for a range of scholarly purposes without seeking additional permission from Asian J. Nanosci. Mater., so long as no commercial use is made of the article:
- Authors can share their articles with colleagues and research associates.
- Authors can post (archive) in an institutional or subject based repository after printing.
- Authors can use for teaching purposes in the author’s institution.
- Authors can use at a conference after printing.
- Readers are free to download, print, copy, link to, distribute, and display the articles, as long as it is for noncommercial use.
- Asian Journal of Nanoscience and Materials is not liable for any content or for the integrity of the articles.
Manuscripts that are submitted to the Asian Journal of Nanosciences and Materials during 2018-2019 will not be subject to any Article Processing Charges.
Plagiarism screening policy
Asian Journal of Nanosciences and Materials does not allow any form of plagiarism. In accordance with our journal policy, submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism softwares to detect instances of overlapping and similar texts by editors and reviewers.
The primary criteria for acceptance and publication are scientific rigor and potential to advance the field. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to peer review.
Material and methods
Results and Discussion
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Title, Author names, affiliations, and Corresponding author are essential.
The title should be concise and accurately reflect the content.
Full names and addresses of authors should be given after the title on the first page. Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk and provide his or her e-mail address on this page.
The abstract should be a clear, concise, one-paragraph synopsis (100–200 words). Placed directly after the title and author information. It should indicate the subject and scope of the review, listing the major topics covered, as well as the overall objectives. The abstract should be self-contained for direct use in Chemical Abstracts or other secondary services.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 3-5 keywords, and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
The introduction, usually one or two manuscript pages, should state precisely the purpose and goals of the review and its scope and limitations, as well as the years of literature covered. Historical material and references to earlier pertinent reviews, as well as a limited amount of material of personal or anecdotal nature, may be included. Any special nomenclature, notation, or symbols should be defined her.
Materials and methods
Material in the review proper should be logically arranged and presented in a clear and concise style. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Authors must emphasize any unexpected, new, and/or significant hazards or risks associated with the reported work. This information should be in the experimental details section of the full article or communication.
Results and discussion
Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section (max. 200 words).
A Graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm.
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be included using the following format:
For Journals, the author(s), publisher’s name, year of publication, Volume:First page
. Choudharym D., Paul S., Gupta R., Clark J.H. Green Chem., 2006, 8:479
. Yadav J.S., Reddy B.V.S., Premalatha K. Adved Synthesis & Catalysis, 2003,345:948
For books, the author(s), title, publisher’s name and address, year of publication, and the chapter or page(s) should be included:
. Benson S.W. The Foundations of Chemical Kinetics; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1960; p 342
The Acknowledgments should be placed in a separate paragraph after the text of the review. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail contains the copyright form and the proof. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately - please upload all of your corrections and the signed copyright letter within 72 hours. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that Asian J. Nanosci. Mater., may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.
Peer Review Process
Manuscripts submitted for publication in Asian Journal of Nanoscience and Materials will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.
It is necessary to upload these files separately:
1-" Main File " without title page (*)
2- Title Page (*)
3- Cover Letter
4- Graphical Abstract (JPEG or cdx) (*)
5- Completed Copyright Form (*)