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Articles for JVST Special Issue


Manuscript Submission

Manuscript Deadline: November 15, 2017

As in the past, papers presented will likely be published together in the March/April 2018 issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (JVST B), one of the premier journals in applied physics and related fields. To continue this tradition of outstanding conference articles we strongly encourage you to submit a manuscript related to the topic of your NAMBE presentation (oral or poster). All attendee page charges will be waived.

Papers will be reviewed according to criteria set by the JVST and must meet JVST standards for both technical content and written English. All manuscripts are refereed to the same standards as regular JVST submissions. Note that acceptance to present at the conference does not guarantee the acceptance of the manuscript.To be published in JVST, the manuscript must:

  • Present original findings, conclusions or analysis that have not been published previously by the authors or others.
  • Be free of errors and ambiguities.
  • Support conclusions with data and analysis.
  • Be written clearly.
  • Have high impact in its field, which must be within the scope of topics covered by the journal.

Manuscript Instructions

Manuscript Deadline: November 15, 2017

Submit your manuscripts to the JVST B, chosen for your specific conference, using the journals’ online manuscript submission system, the JVST Peer X-Press site.

In preparing your article, you should follow the instructions for contributors. Authors are encouraged to use the JVST Template (MSWord). The easiest way to prepare your manuscript is to delete and replace text as necessary from the JVST Template for MSWord.

It is very IMPORTANT that authors indicate to which conference the paper is submitted. Online, you will have an opportunity to tell us that your paper is a part of a conference by choosing “Conference Paper” under the article type and then the conference name from a list.

Acceptable manuscript file types are MSWord, LaTeX, and PDF. For the initial submission/review process, a single PDF or MSWord file including the figures is sufficient. However, once a paper is accepted, MSWord or TeX file of the text, any tables and the list of figure captions along with the separate figure files will be required for final production. Use of color in Figures is encouraged. FIGURES CAN APPEAR ONLINE IN COLOR FOR FREE. Prepare illustrations in the final published size, not oversized or undersized.

Note: Please observe the deadline to allow for timely processing. Papers appear online just after acceptance and proof processing, but will group together in the designated issue. JVST will continue to process papers rapidly, but those submitted after this deadline may appear in a later issue.


JVST Special Issue Editor

Stephanie Tomasulo
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
stephanie.tomasulo@nrl.navy.mil