Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Preparation

Article types

Journal of Advanced Ceramics publishes four types of papers: review article, research article, rapid communication, comment and reply.

Review Article: Review article provides a critical analysis of the subject literature to underscore the state of the art, and to point out new challenges in the field of interest. The authors are required to have significant expertise in the subject of the paper as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications.

Authors must submit a proposal to the Executive Editor before submitting a review article. This proposal should include: (1) a rationale for a review at this time; (2) an outline of the review article; (3) a short curriculum vita demonstrating the author(s) expertise in the field. Review articles submitted without the pre-approval from the Executive Editor will be rejected directly. There is no page limit for a review article.

Research Article: Research article reports a complete, detailed, self-contained description of a significant research work. In addition to being technically correct, research article must also advance the scientific understanding of the topic of interest. There is no page limit for a research article.

Rapid Communication: Rapid communication is a brief report of significant, original, and timely research results which warrant rapid publication. In considering a manuscript for publication, particular attention will be given to the originality of the research, the desirability of speedy publication, the clarity of the presentation and the validity of the conclusions. A rapid communication must not exceed 3000 words plus four figures or tables.

Comment and Reply: Any reader may submit for publication a comment on any paper that has been published in the Journal and the author of the paper will be invited to reply. Comment and reply are limited, respectively, to two printed pages.

Manuscript format

Language: The Journal’s language is English. Either British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but the system chosen should be followed consistently throughout the manuscript. Please write the text in good English. Possible grammatical or spelling errors should be carefully avoided, making the submissions conform to accepted standards of written technical English. The Journal's editors are not responsible for correcting errors in grammar or spelling. Manuscripts that require extensive English revision may be rejected without review.

Please always use past tense to state the authors' or previously reported work (experiments, observations, analyses, and discussions) and the present tense to state the experimental facts and conclusions.


Text formatting: For submission in Microsoft Word, use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times New Roman), double space line, and one column for text. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Do not use field functions. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.

Note: If you use Word 2007, do not create the equations with the default equation editor but use MathType instead.


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