Aims and scope
Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry contains rapid communications, full-length original research, review articles and comments on interrelationships among synthesis, micro/nanostructures, properties, processing and performance of Materials Science, Physics, and Chemistry. This includes, but is not limited to: Biomaterials, Composite Materials, Energy Resources Materials, Environmental Materials, Fine Ceramics, Graphene and Carbon, Magnetics, Nanodevices, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Optoelectronic Materials, Polymers, Quantum Science and Technology, Semiconductors, Superconductors, Surface and Interface Science, Thin Films
Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry (AMPC) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing in English original research studies, reviews and case reports in all aspects of Materials Physics and Chemistry. Symposia or workshop papers may be published as supplements.
The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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Editor in Chief
Prof. Zhiwen Chen, Shanghai University, China
Dr. Bensely Albert, ASML Netherlands BV, Netherlands
Prof. Adriana Bigi, University Of Bologna, Italy
Dr. Mary Caruso, 3M Company; Maplewood, USA
Dr. Changle Chen, Celanese Corporation, USA
Prof. Haisheng Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, Indiana University School of Dentistry, USA
Prof. Yongli Gao, University of Rochester, USA
Prof. Byron D. Gates, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dr. Jiankui He, Stanford University, USA
Prof. David Hui, University of New Orleans, USA
Dr. Mika Veli Juhani Hukkanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, Korea (South)
Dr. Ing Kong, RMIT University, Australia
Dr. Hong Jin Kim, SAMSUNG Electronics, Korea (South)
Prof. Prashant N. Kumta, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Jui-Yang Lai, Chang Gung University, Chinese Taipei
Dr. Yong Liu, R&D Engineer, Micron Technology, USA
Dr. Mathew T. Mathew, Rush University Medical Centre, USA
Prof. Ning Pan, University of California, USA
Dr. Santosh K. Pandey, Iowa State University, USA
Prof. Zhifeng Ren, Boston College, USA
Dr. Naigui Shang, University of Ulster, UK
Dr. Chan-Hung Shek, City University of Hong Kong, China
Dr. Dimitrios F. Stamatialis, University of Twente, Netherlands
Prof. Rakesh Sharma, FAMU-FSU College of Engg, USA
Dr. Dong Sun, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Yadong Wang, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Prof. Yan Xu, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Dr. Jun Zhang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, China
Dr. Meng Zhang, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, USA
Prof. Yue Zhang, Beijing University of Science & Technology, China
Karen Zhang, Scientific Research Publishing, USA
Guide to authors
To expedite the review process, please format the manuscript in ways as follow:
1. Prepare your manuscript as a single PDF or editable Word document. The file should include the complete text, references, tables and figures. Any revised manuscripts should be sent as a single editable Word document.
2. Manuscripts should be written in English and include a 100-300 word abstract.
3. Make sure all the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references are in a single typeface and point size – such as 12 pt Times New Roman. Once a manuscript is accepted, a copy editor will decide the typeface and size of the different elements of the article.
4. Submit all figures or photographs as jpg or tif files with distinct characters and symbols at 500 dpi (dots per inch). Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor.
5. Type your manuscript single spaced. This will save pages, makes it easier for reviewers to handle and helps slow down global warming by using less paper.
6. All references should be numbered in square brackets in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text, as shown below:
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 F. Manzano, V. Corchete, M. Chourak and G. Manzano, “Determination of a Gravimetric Geoid Solution for Andalusia (South Spain),” Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2010, 160-165.
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 W. Heinzelman, “Application-specific protocol architectures for wireless networks,” Ph.D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2000.
 L. Honeycutt, “Communication and Design Course,” 1998.
Manuscripts should be submitted online via the Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry (AMPC) online manuscript submission and review system at:
Authors are invited to provide the names of three well qualified reviewers. Current e-mail addresses must be provided for all suggested reviewers.
A copyright transfer agreement should be signed after the acceptance for publication.
Manuscripts not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation. Submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Editor, who will assign it them to reviewers. The Editorial Board prepares a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers, which is sent to the corresponding author. All non reviewed manuscripts are sent back within 10 days and decisions letters of manuscripts are sent within 4 weeks.
The open access publication cost should be covered by the author's institution or research funds ($300 for each paper within ten printed pages, and $50 for each additional page). Scientific Research Publishing may grant discounts on paper-processing fees for authors of lower income countries, students or authors in financial difficulty. Scientific Research Publishing's paper-processing fees are extremely competitive and are amongst the lowest of any publisher offering open access publication.
Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry