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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscripts. Please submit files electronically to the Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hiromasa Goto, Division of Materials Science, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
(futurum #@# tulips.tsukuba.ac.jp)

Manuscript preparation. Authors should submit manuscripts via email. Files must be prepared using MS Word. Manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
Manuscript template.

Authors are required to sign and send a copyright form via e-mail to futurum #@# tulips.tsukuba.ac.jp
Template: Copyright Transfer Agreement and Publishing Agreement.

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