Guide for Authors

Types of Article:
Progress in physics of applied materials publishes original research articles, reviews, short communications, and letters.

 

Preparation of manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be typeset in English with double spacing by using word files (*.doc or *.docx are acceptable). While you are preparing your paper for submission, please take care of the following:

  • For original research articles, experimental manuscripts should not be longer than 16 double-spaced typed pages and 8 figures and tables; for theoretical manuscripts, a maximum of 20 pages and 10 figures and tables is suggested. Letters may be no more than a total of four printed journal pages (1800-2500 words) including abstract, the body of the paper, figures, acknowledgements, and references.
  • Please adhere to the following order: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, key words, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, and References.
  • The abstract should be between 150 and 250 words.
  • To avoid unnecessary errors, you are advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.
  • Figures must be eps, jpg, or tiff files (more than 300 dpi resolution).

Reference style:
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
Example: '..... as demonstrated [2,5]. Smiths and Stone [7] obtained a similar result ....'

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

 

Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:

[1] F.C. Akkari, M. Kanzari, B. Rezig, Nanocolumnar CuInS2 thin films by glancing angle deposition, J. Phys. E. 40 (2008) 2577-2582.

Reference to a book:

[3] H. L. Bhat, Introduction to Crystal Growth, Principles and Practice, CRC Press, New York, 2015.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[4] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

 

Web references: 
The full URL of a web page should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, date, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

 

Submission:
The authors are strongly advised to submit their manuscripts via journal online submission system. Using this system, authors can upload manuscript files (text, figures and supplementary information, including video, …) directly to PPAM journal office and check on the status of their manuscripts during the review process. In addition, reviewers can access the manuscripts (in a highly secure fashion that maintains referee anonymity) over a direct internet link, which speeds the review process.

Revisions, including manuscripts submitted after a pre-submission inquiry, should be uploaded via the link provided in the editor's decision letter. Please do not submit revisions as new manuscripts.


Digital object identifier (DOI) name is assigned to an article when accepted. 

 
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis), is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and its publication has been approved by all co-authors.

 

Publishing Ethics:
PPAM journal is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, would be taken very seriously by the editors with zero tolerance.

 

Conflict of interest:
If no conflicts exist, the authors should state the following in the cover letter: 
“The authors declare no conflicts of interest.”

 

Page charges: 
This journal has no page charges.