Rules for Submission to thegJournal of the Society of Inorganic Materials, Japanh
1 Qualification for Submission
The author or at least one of the authors must be a member of the Society of Inorganic Materials, Japan (SIMJ). When the submitted manuscript is prepared by several authors, the one author with chief responsibility should be indicated.
2 Manuscripts for Submission
- Articles are classified into (1) Original Papers, (2) Notes, (3) Special Reviews, (4) Reviews, (5) Reports, (6) Serial Lectures (7) Communication and (8) Others.
- A manuscript must be written in Japanese, except for an Original Paper. This can be written either in Japanese or in English.
- A manuscript should be written on paper specially provided by SIMJ or on white paper. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication are requested to provide an original copy of the final (revised) version and its electronic file on a floppy disk.
- Each manuscript must be prepared on the basis of gRules for Submission to the gJournal of the Society of Inorganic Materials, Japanh and gInstructions for Submission to the gJournal of the Society of Inorganic Materials, Japanh.
- No limit of the manuscript length is specified, except for the designated cases. All of the manuscripts in categories (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) should have the minimum length consistent with clarity.
- Each manuscript must be unpublished in printed form and must not be in press.
- Each manuscript, including figures and tables, should be submitted in duplicate (original manuscript and one copy).
- gReceived dateh indicates the date that the SIMJ receives the manuscript.
- gAccepted dateh indicates the date that the manuscript is accepted for publication in the Journal of Inorganic Materials, Japan (J-SIMJ).
3 Scope of Manuscript Content
Manuscript content must be related to the science and technology of gypsum, lime, cement, environmental materials and such new materials.
4 Original Paper
- An Original Paper must contain some research in areas described in Article 3; it must contain valuable conclusions or facts, and must be appropriate for an academic or technical paper.
- Although no formalities of the text are laid down, we suggest that the text of each manuscript be prepared according to the following sections: 1. Introduction, 2. Theory, 3. Experimental Procedure, 4. Results, 5. Discussion, 6. Conclusions (or Summary). Unnecessary section(s) may be omitted in the manuscript.
- Each Original Paper in Japanese must provide an abstract in English and its translation into Japanese. The abstract in English, not exceeding 200 words, should briefly state the purpose of the research, experimental procedure, and significant results (important values should be included).
- Each Original Paper in English must provide an abstract in Japanese. The abstract in Japanese, not exceeding 400 characters, should briefly state the purpose of the research, experimental procedure, and significant results (important values should be included).
- A Note need not be conclusive but should contain novel findings, novel experimental methods, or valuable data in areas listed in Article 3.
- Formalities of the text follow Article 4E2.
- The manuscript of a Note may provide an abstract in English and its translation into Japanese.
6 Special Review
A Special Review is an advanced view which deserves academic respect.
A Review should contain explanations in areas listed in Article 3 or a translation of an overseas paper, or the like.
A Report article should contain statistics, introduction of products, etc., in areas listed in Article-3.
9 Serial Lecture
A Serial Lecture should contain some fundamental explanation with reference not only to Article 3 areas but also to the broad range of scientific technology.
A Communication article should contain some requests to the SIMJ or review comments, and discussion about some published articles, or ideas, proposals, and essays longer than 1,000 characters. Presentation by pen name is accepted in the case of these essays.
Crystal contains essays of approximately 550 characters. Presentation by pen name and anonymity are accepted.
12 Other Types of Manuscript
When an author intends to submit a manuscript that does not come under the above categories, the author should consult with the Editor-in-Chief in advance.
13 Refereeing, Resubmission, and Acceptance/Rejection
- The decision on the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is made by the Editorial Committee after the referee's report.
- The Editorial Committee may ask the authors to consider some revisions of the submitted manuscript.
- The Editorial Committee may advise the authors to revise the terms and phrases without changing the meaning.
14 Changes of the Classification
The Editorial Committee may change the classification after obtaining the author's consent.
- Authors are required to purchase reprints in the case of the Original Papers and Notes.
- Reprints are ordered when the authors correct proofs. The minimum number of reprints is 50 and additional reprints are available in blocks of 10. Authors may be requested to order reprints in the cases of Special Review, Review, Serial Lecture, Reports, and Other Types. Authors of an Original Paper in English should order a minimum of 100 reprints (additional reprints are available in blocks of 10).
- Prices for the reprints are listed separately.
16 Charge of Costs to the Authors
Authors must pay the added costs of tracing that the Editorial Committee needs to do, photographs beyond the set number, special printing, editorial revisions for which the authors are responsible, and other tasks that the Editorial Committee recognizes as needed.
Articles published in J-SIMJ shall become the exclusive property of the SIMJ.
18 Mailing Address for the Submission of Manuscripts
Editor-in-Chief of the Editorial Committee
The Society of Inorganic Materials, Japan
12 Sankyo Building, 7-13-5 Nishi-Shinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, JAPAN