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Proceedings Overview

The proceedings of the symposium will be published in an electric journal, e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (e-JSSNT). This is a non-paper version of scientific journal published by the Surface Science Society of Japan starting from May 2003. All authors of accepted contributions and invited speakers are asked to submit a paper. No distinction will be made between oral and poster presentations. There are no limitations for the manuscript pages and use of color figures. All the papers including review papers will be reviewed, and will be sited in the e-JSSNT Web site soon after being accepted. Detailed information of e-JSSNT can be found at .

If you prefer publishing your paper in a traditional hard copy journal to publishing in the electric journal, you can choose publication in a special issue of Surface and Interface Analysis (SIA). This option is offered only for an original paper with the maximum page length of four journal pages. You are not allowed to submit your paper both in e-JSSNT and SIA. Since the pages of the special issue are limited, the Program Committee will select papers to be submitted in SIA if there are more papers than the allowed page limitation. The paper will be published according to a normal publication procedure of SIA (see ).

A limited edition of the symposium proceedings containing all the papers both in e-JSSNT and SIA will be distributed only to the participants of the symposium, as JSPS-141 Activity Report. In this edition, all the color figures will be printed monochromatically. If you do not wish to submit a paper either in e-JSSNT or SIA, you are asked to submit a manuscript only to JSPS-141 Activity Report without reviewing. However, submission to e-JSSNT or SIA is strongly recommended.


Instructions of proceedings submission

In case of e-JSSNT or SIA papers

  • Prepare your manuscript in MS Word format following the instructions of each journal (e-JSSNT or SIA).
  • For reviewing purpose, all tables and figures should be embedded in the MS Word file.
    We thus encourage submission of one complete file containing text, tables and figures. In general, line drawings and simple graphics can be pasted into a Word file without loss of resolution. This is not the case for halftone or complicated graphics, but should be good enough for reviewing. Separate figure files will be requested upon acceptance for publication.
  • Send a pdf file (preferable) or an MS Word file for reviewing to by e-mail as an attached file.
    *Maximum file size for each manuscript submission is 5 Mbytes. We recommend use of Times, Times New Roman and Symbol fonts only.
  • Do not send your manuscript directly to each journal.
  • Deadline for submission of manuscripts is September 20, 2003.

In case of JSPS-141 Activity Report papers

  • Prepare a camera ready manuscript in MS Word format following the printed form of e-JSSNT. We recommend use of Times, Times New Roman and Symbol fonts only.
  • Send an MS Word file to by email as an attached file.
  • Deadline for submission of manuscripts is September 20, 2003.