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Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics

Information for Contributors

SUBMISSION

We encourage electronic online submission with .doc or .pdf documents at http://cjcp.ustc.edu.cn.

Manuscripts prepared with the downloadable templates are preferred. All accepted manuscripts have to include electronic text and graphic documents for journal editing.

Multiple submissions are prohibited.

Before submission, please check the information on fees and the publication list at http://cjcp.ustc.edu.cn.

Along with the manuscript, an accompanying cover letter is required with following information:

a. Title of the manuscript, name, address, telephone and fax number as well as email address of the corresponding author;
b. Names of recommended reviewers, including their institution and email addresses;
c. Names of reviewers to be avoided;
d. Short comments of the content, significance, novelty and related information;
e. Other suggestions and demands to the editor.

For email inquiry please send to cjcp@ustc.edu.cn.
General information can be found at http://cjcp.ustc.edu.cn

Unless approved in advance, mailing submission is not accepted.
Mail submissions should go to:

Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics,
No. 96, Jinzhai Road,
Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Zip code: 230026.

TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS

CJCP currently publishes the following types of papers: Letters, Articles, Reviews, Comments and Errata.

A. Letters: Letters are brief and quick publications of short articles that report novel experimental results and original ideas or proposals for theories and experiments. Letters usually do not exceed 2000 words with less than 3 figures or tables, with an abstract not more than 150 words and less than 15 references. A more complete and detailed version can be submitted to CJCP or other peer-reviewed journal at a later time. Each issue of CJCP usually has 3 papers or less published as letters. Detailed materials, specifics of experimental conditions and brief derivations can be published as supplementary material along with the paper in an electronic version in the web edition.

B. Articles: Articles are thorough, complete, clear and concise reports on novel experimental and theoretical results with significance. Articles can be of normal length or extended length. A normal length article is usually less than 4500 but more than 3500 words and 6 figures or tables, with an abstract less than 250 words, and usually with not less than 30 and not more than 60 references. An extended length article is usually less than 8000 words and 8 figures or tables, with an abstract less than 350 words, and usually with more than 50 references. Each article is required to give clear, concise, complete and objective description of the research background including brief development and current status of the related field of research, the problems intended to be solved, and the significance of the reported results. Detailed materials, specifics of experimental conditions and brief derivations can be published as supplementary material along with the paper in an electronic version in the web edition.

C. Reviews: Reviews are generally on progress in rapidly developing fields. Reviews are generally invited by the editor. Submission without invitation is welcome with the consent of the editor, which can be granted on the basis of a pre-submission with a table of contents and a summary, as well as a list of major references. A review article is usually less than 9500 words and 12 figures or tables, with an abstract less than 450 words. A review is required to present clear, complete, and objective review and depiction of the historical background, problems and current status, recent progress and future perspectives in a research field. A review is not expected to be a reference report. Personal accounts with unique and critical assessments and perspectives are generally encouraged.

D. Comments and Errata: Comments and Errata are on experimental and theoretical results with significant or general interest published within the previous 12 months in CJCP, or published within the previous 6 months in other peer-reviewed journals. A comment is generally less than 1000 words and 2 figures or tables. Comments can only be published with critical peer-review, and only a limited number of comments with significance can be published. Errata can be made by the authors of papers published in CJCP within the previous 12 months.

The content of the erratum is brief and short, limited to the experimental conditions and facts. Any reinterpretation of the results can be considered in the form of comments or regular papers. Comments and Errata on papers exceeding the above time limit can be considered with the consent of the editor on topics with ultimate significance. Editor-requested retractions, comments and errata on papers with major flaws, academic misconduct and falsification shall be sent to the authors' employers and the funding agency that supported the work.

PREPARATION of MANUSCRIPTS:

CJCP publishes in English with Chinese abstract. Authors are responsible for using proper English spelling and grammar, with the following requirements.

A. Title: The title should be clear and concise. Usually less than 15 words. Without special symbols. Avoid long and general titles.

B. Author list. Author list. Number of authors is usually less than 4. Number of authors for collaborative work is usually less than 6. Roles of each author are encouraged to be clarified in the footnotes in the first page or in the acknowledgement section. Names, fax numbers and email addresses of the corresponding authors are listed in the footnotes in the first page.

C. Abstract. Concise, clear and abide by the number of words for each type of paper. Generally without special symbols.

D. Text. Except for letters, comments and errata, a manuscript usually has the following clearly labeled sections: introduction, theoretical background, methodology or experiments, results and discussion. Introduction and theoretical background can be put in one section. Review papers can have more freedom on arrangement of main text. The introduction section has to clearly present research purposes and motivations, and the relationship to the current development of the field. Any usage of more than two complete sentences or 30 words in the same logical sequence from the literature has to be clearly labeled and referenced. Usage self-authored previously published literature is usually limited to 10 sentences except for the introduction, methodology and experiment sections, in which self-usage of sentences or words in logical sequence is not allowed to exceed 1/3.

E. Acknowledgment. Acknowledgement of research funding sources, and other acknowledgment follows the main text section. They are generally on help received, and specification of roles for each author is encouraged.

F. Reference list. There is no excuse for the authors to neglect or omit directly related references by the authors or by others. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Unpublished results or materials are generally not encouraged to be listed. Group reference is not encouraged. Styles of major types of references are as following.

a. Periodical or journal: [1] Y. L. Yeh, C. Zhang, H. Held, A. M. Mebel, X. Wei, S. H. Lin, and Y. R. Shen, J. Chem. Phys. 114, 1837 (2001).
b. Book: [2] R. E. Hummel, Electronic Properties of Materials, 3rd Ed. New York: Springer Verlag, 132 (2000).
c. Dissertation: [3] S. Zhang, Ph. D. Dissertation. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China, No. XXXXXXX, (2006).

REVIEW EDITING

A. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous review, and the decision of acceptance and rejection is made by the editors. Editor keeps the right to reject a manuscript without sending for review.

B. Manuscripts are usually sent out for review within one week once the submission is considered complete. Authors have the right to submit the manuscript to another journal if they do not hear from the editor after 90 days from submission. A revised manuscript has to be returned to the editor within the specified time. Failure to return the revised manuscript in 60 days is considered automatic withdrawal by the author. Such manuscript should not be submitted to other peer-review journals within 12 months. CJCP does not automatically keep the rejected manuscript. It is the responsibility of the authors to keep the original manuscript.

C. In order to make your research results available to readers as quickly and as broadly as possible, CJCP will do its best to shorten the time for the review and printing processes. Electronic version of the accepted manuscript shall be put on the web before the paper version is printed. Electronic file in .pdf format is available to authors at the earliest possible time.

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