Submission policy:

  • Manuscripts submitted to this journal must not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The authors should not withdraw their manuscript after submission without special reason.

Copyright transfer:

  • The authors of an accepted manuscript shall agree to transfer the copyright of the manuscript to IIKII Pte. Ltd, Singapore.

Plagiarism checker:

  • All the data and results, including those in figures/tables, should be obtained through your own and co-authors’ original investigation. If you use parts of texts, figures, and tables that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain proper permission and provide appropriate citation. If any plagiarism is confirmed, we will retract the paper immediately and notify the authors' affiliations of the plagiarism. In addition, future submissions from any of the authors of the paper will be refused.

Use of figures:

  • The authors must obtain formal permission from relevant publishers to use the figures and tables shown in the already published manuscripts. The reference numbers should be appropriately given in the main text and figure and table captions to clarify the source.

Publication fee:

  • The authors will be obliged to pay the publication fee to IIKII Pte. Ltd upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The publication fee is $300 USD.

Withdrawal:

  • If the authors withdraw their manuscript once it has been accepted for publication, the authors should pay the cancellation fee, which will be determined in accordance with the time the authors informed us of the cancellation. Even if the authors withdraw their manuscript after it has been published, the publication fee will not be refunded. For details, please contact the Editorial Department.

Manuscripts:

  • Manuscripts must be typewritten on A4 white sheets and should be prepared in a MS Word file (font, Times New Roman). PDF files are also acceptable, but MS Word files are preferable. Provide the e-mail address of the corresponding author (one, as a rule). Please submit your manuscript using our Online Manuscript Submission System or as an e-mail attachment.

Types of manuscript:

  • Contributions should be specified as research papers, review papers, perspectives, technical papers, and letters.
    • Research papers

Research papers are original papers with comprehensive and detailed description of the research work. The originality, technical quality, and impact of the research work are evaluated. In principle, a research paper consists of the following parts: (1) Title, (2) Authors, (3) Affiliations, (4) Keywords, (5) Abstract, (6) Introduction, (7) Materials and Methods (theory and state of the art), (8) Results, (9) Discussion, (10) Conclusions, (11) Acknowledgements, (12) References, and (13) Figure and Table Captions. They must provide sufficient information to ensure the repeatability of experiments and analyses by other researchers. The length of research papers is generally more than six pages in the Sensors and Materials format.

* A pure simulation work without experimental verification is normally not desired and will probably be rejected.

    • Review papers

Review papers should present overviews of a specific subject or technical area related to sensors and materials in a comprehensive manner so that the readers become familiar with the state-of-the-art research at the time the review paper was prepared. How well the review paper provides overviews of the specific subject is evaluated. Review papers should use bibliographic references to relate to pertinent technical literature. No limitation on length is specified. In general, review papers are written by authorities of the field who have been involved in the research for many years.

    • Perspectives

Perspectives are manuscripts on a new subject that is expected to make a significant contribution to the field of sensors and materials in the future. They should provide insight into the subject so that nonspecialists can understand it.

    • Technical papers

Technical papers are short review papers generally discussing a specific subject related to sensors and materials or introductory papers on research cases (e.g., significant improvements in instrumentation, fabrication processes, and measurement techniques). Technical papers are shorter than review papers. The criteria for the acceptance of technical papers are less strict than those for review papers.

    • Letters

Letters are short papers on timely developments that require rapid publication. Letters include new research works that may impact the research in a specific field

Language:

  • All manuscripts must be written in clear, concise English, and be consistent in style, spelling, and syntax. Manuscripts will be published in English. If the quality of the English of your manuscript does not satisfy the journal standards, the authors should bear the proofreading fee ($ 200 USD) which will be charged with the publication fee.

Title page:

  • The first page should be arranged in the following manner: title, name of authors, academic and professional affiliation of the authors as well as one address for correspondence.