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Papers should be submitted on the web-based system. Authors are requested to prepare a manuscript in accordance with the Instructions for preparation of manuscript and then to follow the guidelines in Submission Guideline for submission. It is necessary to register as a user of “JJAP&APEX Online Submission System” if you do not already have an ID and password.


Authors or their institutions are required to pay the publication charge according to the following rates when the paper is accepted.

  • Article charge for each special issue:
    • Vol. 58 (2019) No. SA, Adv Plasma Sci & Its Appl for Nitride & Nanomater: 20000JPY/article
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    • Vol. 58 (2019) No. SC, Frontiers of Nitride Semiconductor Research: no charge
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    • Vol. 58 (2019) No. SL, Ferroelectric Materials and Their Applicationss: 15000JPY/article


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Submission of original JJAP papers based on contents already published in conference proceedings, extended abstracts, or the likes

A. Regular Paper Submission to JJAP

We welcome authors to submit extended versions of their conference proceedings papers, extended abstracts, or the likes already published (or accepted for publication at the time of submission) to JJAP as a full-length paper, i.e., a Regular Paper of JJAP. In such a case, however, the authors must follow the guidelines given below:

1. Please cite the corresponding conference proceedings papers or extended abstracts etc. in the manuscript and include a brief description in the text about what has been newly added in the present manuscript.

2. In order for the submission to be regarded as an original contribution, at least one of the following must be included as new material in the manuscript:

  • New data that were not disclosed in the already published articles.
  • More comprehensive explanation of the basic theory and/or detailed derivation of formulas and equations.
  • More comprehensive analysis of the data and/or more in-depth considerations or new interpretations of the results.

Simply adding more sentences and brushing up expressions in the original articles are not sufficient. Inclusion of new materials is mandatory.

The acceptance/rejection of the paper will be determined by evaluating whether the paper including the new materials has sufficient originality, novelty, and impact deserving its publication in JJAP provided that the content of the paper has already been published partially.

3. When submitting the manuscript, please attach copies of the preceding publications and explain in “Cover Letter to the Editor” what new materials have been included in the manuscript as compared with the already published articles.

They will be considered in the review process. Failure to submit appropriate copies at the time of submission might lead to the recognition of the manuscript as a “duplicate submission.” If the paper is judged to be a “duplicate submission” after having been accepted and published, the paper will be retracted.

Publications that were not subjected to refereeing and selection processes and not available to the general public, such as those in conference books for on-site use or the likes, are excluded from the application of the guidelines given above.

B. Submission of Brief Notes or Rapid Communications to JJAP

For submission of Brief Notes and Rapid Communications, the same guidelines given for Regular Papers will basically apply. However, for Rapid Communications, the authors are requested to clearly explain why “the letter-speed publication” is necessary while the main contents of the paper are already published (or will be published in advance).

March 11, 2014

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editorial office of JJAP.