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Carbon -Science and Technology


Guide to Authors :

Types of Contribution : Carbon – Science and Technology publishes research papers that deal with carbon based materials, their synthesis, characterization, applications and theoretical studies.

Carbon Materials : include but not limited to graphite, graphene, diamond, nano-diamond, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and nanofibers, activated carbons, amorphous carbons, pyrolytic carbon, glassy carbon, carbon blacks and chars and so on. 

Synthesis, Characterization and Properties : Important aspects related to synthesis and characterization. Electrical, Optical, Magnetic, Structural, Mechanical and other properties. Doping in carbon materials.    

Applications : in Fuel Cells, Batteries, Capacitors, Sensors, Actuators, Solar Cells, Hydrogen Storage, Composites, Field Electron Emission, Filters (water and air etc), Field Effect Transistors, Spintronics, Memory Devices and so on.  

Theory : Theoretical study of carbon materials, their property and applications. 

Papers will be selected on the basis of the importance of the new knowledge they provide. They should be in adequately finished form, and should not be deficient in information as to the materials, processes, characterization used. 

Submission of Papers : Authors should submit their manuscript as a Word file and a pdf file as an attachment to the Editorial Office (Journal coordinator) by e-mail only ( Papers should be written using the Template (Download the Template here). The manuscript may subsequently be assigned to the proper editor considering the theme of the paper and the Editorial expertise. PDF version of the article will be used for peer-review process. After the acceptance of the paper in this journal, the source files such as high resolution files of the images, figures etc. will be requested. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision will be done by e-mail, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. 

All papers should be submitted in English language only. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. 

English Language : Manuscripts should be proof-read and have English language errors corrected before submission. Papers written in poor language will be returned back to authors for their improvement. Such things may cause delay in the Editorial process and is not good for Authors own benefit. 

Manuscript Preparation :  

General : Manuscripts must be word processed, single–spaced with wide margins. The corresponding author should be identified by * and give contact details (fax number and e–mail address). Full postal addresses and affiliations must be given for all co–authors. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards for uniformity. 

Abstract : An Abstract should be provided for all papers (i.e. full papers, Reviews and also for Letters). An Abstract is not required for a comment on the paper previously published in this journal. The length of the abstract should be restricted to 

Full Papers : 200 words
Reviews : 250 words
Letters : 100 words.

Abstract should present important and new findings in the paper. Fancy words, quotes by other people, mathematical equation, reference to figures presented in the paper etc. should be avoided. However, a reference can be made to a previously published paper of the same author or another author (only in case when it is very important).    

Body Text : Follow this order while preparing manuscripts : Title (should be as brief as possible, should not contain abbreviations – either spell out or remove), Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Main text, Acknowledgements, References. Figures and tables should be embedded at an appropriate place in the text along with their captions as shown in the Template. The paper should contain a detailed technical description of methods used when such methods are new. 

Sections : Sections should be given Arabic numbers with subsections numbered using the decimal system. For Example : 

3. Experimental
3.1 Sample preparation
3.1.1 Sample modification

Roman numerals are not used. The Editorial office reserves the right to combine sections when subdivisions have been used to excess.

Units : The SI system should be used for all scientific and technical data. 

References : All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. All references must be archival. Web pagers, private communications, unpublished results, etc. should also be given in the Reference section.Cite references in the text by a number in square brackets on the line (e.g. Somani et al. [1] have shown that). The full reference should be given in a numerical list at the end of the paper. The restriction for number of references for different types of papers is as follows :

Regular Full Papers : 30 references 
Review papers :
No limit
Letters :
15 references 
Use the following examples for guidance : 

Journal Article :   

[1] S. Iijima, Nature 354 (1991) 56.   

Entire Special Issue of the Journal :

[12] M. E. Thompson, S. R. Forrest (Editors), Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics (Special Issue) Chem. Rev. 107/4 (2007).

Books :  

[4] J. M. Ziman, Principles of the Theory of Solids, Cambridge University Press, Second Edition (1972) 100 – 106.   

Chapters in Edited Books :  

[7]  J. R. Dahn, A. K. Sleigh, H. Shi, B. M. Way, W. J. Weydanz, J. N. Reimers, Q. Zhong, U. V. Sacken, “Carbons and Graphite as Substitutes for the Lithium Anode”, Chapter 1 in “Lithium Batteries : New Materials, Developments and Perspectives”, Industrial Chemistry Library, Vol. 5, Elsevier (1994) 1 – 48.   

Papers in Conference proceedings : 

[13] S. P. Somani, “Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Based Electrodes”, Extended Abstract Book, Fourth International Conference on Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics (MBE-4)”, University of Tokyo, Japan, 14-16 March 2007, 75. 

Report :

[16] P. R. Somani, “Bulk synthesis of carbon nanomaterials”, Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India (1970).  

Thesis :

[11] S. P. Somani, “Carbon Nanotubes : Synthesis, Characterization and their application in organic solar cells, field electron emission devices and polymer electrolyte membrane Fuel Cells”, Chubu University, Japan, PhD thesis, (2007).

Patent :

[8] U. B. Sonawane, Process for producing carbon nanotubes. US patent no. 123456 (1995).


List all authors in each reference. Give the names of all authors and the reference should be complete. Do not use et. al.

Give each reference a different number, Do not use 14 a. b. c etc.

Illustrations :

General : Schematics, diagrams, micrographs, charts, and photographs are all to be referred to as "Figures", and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. High resolution figures should be embedded at the appropriate places in the text, with captions placed immediately above, or immediately below the figure.

If needed, You will be asked to individually submit the original high–resolution figures which will be used in the production process. 

Preferred Image Formats : For the production of your paper we may require high–resolution graphic files in one of the preferred formats, JPG, TIFF. If the submitted electronic artwork is not of sufficient reproducibility, good contrast and high resolution, we will contact you and in such a case, you will be requested to send the original artwork. 

Line Drawings : All lettering, graph lines and points on graphs should be sufficiently large and bold to permit reproduction when the diagram has been reduced to a size suitable for inclusion in the journal. Do not use any type of shading on computer–generated illustrations. 

Photographs : Photographs should only be included where they are essential and must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or colour). Micrographs must have a clear scale mark in one corner. 

Colour Illustrations (Print) : Illustrations can be printed in colour when they are judged by the Editor to be essential for the presentation. The publisher and author will each bear part of the extra costs involved. The charge to be passed onto authors of articles containing colour figures is EUR 485 for the first page containing colour and EUR 236 for each additional page containing colour. In cases where colour is paid for, authors will receive one hundred free offprints. Please do not submit color figures, photographs etc to publish in black and white. 

Tables : Tables should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. Tables should be included at the appropriate point in the text. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript, (e.g. in graphs). 

Supplementary Data : At present there is no provision for publishing supplementary information. 

Letters and Reviews :  

Letters should not be more than three printed pages (all inclusive). They should include no more than five tables and figures combined. The figures should be provided in a form suitable for reproduction in a single column of the journal and should be inserted at appropriate places. Letters section may be used to (a) report research results of special significance and importance, (b) comment on papers previously published in the journal.

There are almost no page and size restrictions on the Reviews. However, Authors are advised to consult with the Editorial Office before submitting Review articles.

Proofs :

Electronic proofs (PDF format) of all manuscripts will be sent as an e–mail attachment to the submitting author. Corrections should be returned within 48 hours by e-mail. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors; any others may be charged to the author. Please note that authors are urged to check their proofs carefully before return, since the inclusion of late corrections cannot be guaranteed.

Authors who do not yet have the facility for reading pdf files can download the relevant software from the Adobe website at :

Reprints : 

Reprints of the paper in the printed form can be purchased at a nominal cost of US $ 1 / reprint (Postage and Tax apply additionally). 

Copyright : 

All authors must sign the "Transfer of Copyright" agreement before the article can be published. Authors should send such agreement either by Fax or by postal mail. This transfer agreement enables “Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India” to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the author's proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations. This includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine–readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.

 Company reserves the right to go for publication of the article, in case, it did not receive “Transfer of Copy write Agreement” within a reasonable period of time after acceptance of the article. In such a case, company will assume that by submitting the article for publication in this journal, Author (s) have agreed to and have transferred the copywrite of the paper in the name of the company (a MUST condition for consideration of publication in this journal).

MOST IMPORTANT : Do not use the words “New”, “Novel”, “To our knowledge”, “For the first time in the world”, and similar words at any where in the manuscript.

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