|Aims, scope and submission of papers
The Journal of Materials Science is published bi-weekly. Papers span
a very wide range of materials which are investigated in a variety of physical
forms using many different techniques. Original research results on such
international and interdisciplinary subjects as metals, ceramics, glasses,
polymers, electrical materials, composite materials, fibres, biological and
biomedical materials will also be considered for publication. Review articles
of topical interest are published regularly. Submissions to Journal of
Materials Science should be sent in triplicate to: Professor W. Bonfield,
Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SEl 8HN, UK.
Please note that the resubmission of rejected manuscripts will not be
The Journal of Materials Science Letters is published bi-weekly. It
consists of short, original communications normally less than 1500 words.
It publishes letters on the same variety of topics as Journal of Materials
Science. Submissions to Journal of Materials Science Letters should
be sent in triplicate to: Professor W. Bonfield (address as above).
The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics is published
bi-monthly. It publishes original research papers on both coventional and
new preparation methods and applications of materials in the field of
electronics. Submissions should be sent in triplicate to Professor A
Willoughby, Engineering Materials, Room 304, Eustice Building, The University,
Southampton, SO9 5NH, UK.
The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine is published
bimonthly. It covers a wide range of topics in the field of medicine and
dentistry. Submissions should be sent in duplicate to Professor W.
Bonfield (address as above).
The Reviews Editor for Journal of Materials Science, Professor
R.J. Young and the and the Reviews Editor for Materials in
Electronics, Professor J. Harris will be happy to receive suggestions
for suitable subjects for review. Submissions should be sent in duplicate
for Journal of Materials Science to Professor R.J. Young,
Manchester Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester & UMIST,
Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS, UK. Submissions should also be sent
in duplicate for Materials in Electronics to: Professor J.
Harris, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University
College, University of London, London WC1E 7JE, UK.
Submission of an article to any of the above mentioned journals is taken
to imply that it presents original, unpublished work, not under consideration
for publication elsewhere. A Copyright assignment form will be sent to the
authors of submitted papers prior to refereeing. This publishing agreement
should be completed and returned to the editorial office. The agreement becomes
void if the paper is not accepted for publication in the journal. The copyright
covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including
reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions
of similar nature, and translations.
Language and style
The manuscript must be in English. Permission to reproduce previously published
materials must be obtained by the author prior to submission. It should be
typed on paper of the following dimensions: 203 x 267 mm, 216x279mm or 210x297mm
with margins of at least 25 mm. If a dot matrix printer is used, submit
letter-quality text and do not justify the margins. Use double spacing
throughout. On acceptance, authors are encouraged to provide a disc with
a ASCII version of the manuscript.
For Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Materials Science:
Materials in Electronics and Journal of Materials Science: Materials
in Medicine each of the following sections should begin on separate pages:
title page, abstract and keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, individual
tables, figure legends. The abstract should be a brief and factual statement
of the contents. This should not exceed 200 words in length. Three relevant
keywords should also be submitted with the original manuscript. The main
text ofthe paper should be divided into sections and subsections as exemplified
in the headings of these "Instructions for authors".
The above format does not apply when submitting to Journal of Materials
Science Letters. For this journal, the format is that of a chronologically
constructed letter. It should be less than 1500 words in length.
Pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page. Please
adhere to these instructions carefully as improperly prepared manuscripts
will be returned for alteration.
References should be numbered consecutively in the text, thus: "According
to a recent theory  ..." and collected at the end of the paper in the
following styles, for journals, Proceedings and books, respectively:
4. A. BLACK and C. DENT, J. Mater. Sci. 1 (1997) 274.
5. R. CHANG, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Fracture,
Brighton, April 1997, edited by P. L. Pratt (Chapman & Hall, London,
6. R. J. YOUNG, in "Introduction to Polymers" (Chapman & Hall, London,
All illustrations, of whatever type, should be numbered in a single sequence
and referred to in the text and caption as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. The author's
name and the figure number should be clearly shown on the front or back of
each illustration. Original art-work should be sent; photocopies or any other
form of copy will generally be unsuitable for reproduction in the Journals.
A separate list of captions for illustrations should be provided and a note
inserted in the typescript to indicate where they should appear. Figures
will normally be reduced to either single (80 mm) or double (167 mm) column
width and this should be remembered when the figures are labelled: a final
capital-letter height of about 2 mm (after reduction) is preferred.
Line diagrams: Originals must be presented as high quality laser printed
computer output. Lettering should be unambiguous, handwritten annotations
are not acceptable.
Photographs: Photographs should be positive glossy prints, unmarked
and not creased, and of high contrast. They must have internal scale bars.
Symbols, arrows or letters used in photographs should contrast with the
background. Colour printing is available, subject to the author meeting the
extra cost involved. Please note that the Publishers regret that original
micrographs cannot be returned.
Units and abbreviations: SI units must be used. If unconventional
units are employed (e.g., denier) appropriate conversion factors should be
given. All abbreviations should be spelt out in full on first appearance,
e.g., scanning electron microscope (SEM).
A total of 25 offprints for each article will be provided
FREE. Extra copies can be purchased using the
Offprint Order Form provided with the proofs or
on acceptance of the article.
The cover photographs are enlarged versions of photographs appearing in the
issues. Contributors are invited to draw the Editor's attention to a photograph
of outstanding scientific importance. Larger copies of these illustrations
may be submitted.
For more detailed information please contact the relevant editor or write
to: Journals Department, Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London
SEl 8HN, UK.