JSAP Journals

New issue: Volume 8, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Semiconducting Silicides and Related Materials, 2019 (APAC-Silicide 2019)

Open issue: Volume 7, 3rd China-Japan Joint Workshop on Positron Science (JWPS2017)

New Year holidays of JSAP

APEX/JJAP Editorial Office will be closed from Monday 31 December to Friday 4 January due to the New Year holidays of the Japan Society of Applied Physics. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Change of submission and peer-review system for APEX and JJAP

The Applied Physics Express (APEX) and Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) Editorial Boards are pleased to announce that a new submission and peer-review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M), has been introduced on both journals.

From 19 November 2018 (UK time), new submissions to APEX and regular issues of JJAP will be managed using the new peer-review sites at the links below.

APEX – https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/apex-jsap

JJAP – https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jjap-jsap

The review process for submissions made before 19 November 2018 will continue to take place on the former system until the review is completed. Links to access the former site will be supplied in all emails regarding these articles.

Submissions to Special Issues of JJAP will continue to be managed using the former system into 2019. A further announcement will be made before we change to S1M for JJAP special issues.

How to use the new system for the first time

Users who received a notification email sent by IOP Publishing

Your details have been transferred to our shared database for both journals. To log in for the first time:

  • Your username is the email address we have used to contact you.
  • Please use the ‘Reset Password’ link to set your password for the first time.

When you log in, please take some time to check that all of your contact information is up-to-date and that the ‘Keywords’ field includes your current research interests.

Users other than the above

Click ‘Create An Account’ in the one of the new peer-review sites above, create your account, and log in the system.

No longer available of color printing

The APEX/JJAP Editorial Board has decided to discontinue the color printing in the printed version in issue 1 of 2019 onward. All figures except for black/white will be published online in color. The note “Color online” in figure captions will not be provided. Printed reprints, if ordered, will be printed in color.

Changes to the process after paper acceptance for the JJAP Regular Issue articles

The JJAP Editorial Board has decided to change the processes of proofreading and payment of publication charges for the JJAP Regular Issue articles. The galley proofs for the article will be provided by IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the author should return corrections to IOPP. (Please note that IOPP will also handle the language editing without extra charge; however, no tracked changes will be provided.) In addition, invoice for the publication charges as well as Open Access APC will be sent by IOPP to the author and the payment recipient will become IOPP. This change will be adopted for the publications in issue 1 of 2019 onward. Change to the process for the JJAP Special Issue articles will be informed separately.

Changes to the process after paper acceptance for the JJAP Regular Issue articles

The JJAP Editorial Board has decided to change the processes of proofreading and payment of publication charges for the JJAP Regular Issue articles. The galley proofs for the article will be provided by IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the author should return corrections to IOPP. (Please note that IOPP will also handle the language editing without extra charge; however, no tracked changes will be provided.) In addition, invoice for the publication charges as well as Open Access APC will be sent by IOPP to the author and the payment recipient will become IOPP. This change will be adopted for the publications in issue 1 of 2019 onward. Change to the process for the JJAP Special Issue articles will be informed separately.

Changes to the process after paper acceptance

The APEX Editorial Board has decided to change the processes of proofreading and payment of publication charges. The galley proofs for the article will be provided by IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the author should return corrections to IOPP. (Please note that IOPP will also handle the language editing; however, no tracked changes will be provided.) In addition, invoice for the publication charges as well as Open Access APC will be sent by IOPP to the author and the payment recipient will become IOPP. This change will be adopted for the publications in issue 1 of 2019 onward.

Important Changes

Change to Publication Charges for APEX and JJAP

To simplify the process of publication in APEX and JJAP, the Editorial Board of APEX and JJAP has chosen to replace page charges with a per-article Publication Charge. This change will ensure that authors know exactly what they will be charged, before they submit their article. This change will be adopted for the publications in issue 1 of 2019 onward.

  • APEX Letter: 60,000JPY per article
  • JJAP Rapid Communication: 40,000JPY per article
  • JJAP Regular Paper: 60,000JPY per article
  • JJAP Brief Note: 30,000JPY per article
  • Comment: 20,000JPY per article
  • Addendum: 10,000JPY per article
  • Corrigendum: 10,000JPY per article

(Note: Corrigendum is previously known as Erratum)

Change of the publication charge for the articles of JJAP Special Issues will be informed separately.

Price Change of Open Access APC

The Editorial Board of APEX and JJAP decided to change the Open Access APC as below. This change will be adopted for the publications in issue 1 of 2019 onward.

  • New Open Access APC: 150,000JPY per article

There is no difference by article type. Please note that the new price will take effect to applications for making published articles Open Access from January 2019 onward. 

The APEX Review – a new article type for APEX

The APEX Editorial Board are proud to introduce a new type of article – the APEX Review. These invited articles will concisely introduce emerging and fast-developing fields that will be of interest to the whole community. For more details, please refer to this introductory Editorial.

Physics-based circuits and systems – advance announcement

The Editorial Boards of APEX and JJAP are proud to announce that the subject of Physics-based circuits and systems will now be included in the scope of the journals. We encourage submissions of research articles on this exciting area of research. Submissions of the above subjects will be available on April 2, 2018. For more information, please see the journals’ scope pages.

APEX celebrates 10th anniversary

We are proud to mark the 10th anniversary of APEX in 2018, with a special collection of ten APEX letters—one selected from each year of publication of the journal. The collection may be found here.

Changes to page limits for Rapid Communications and Brief Notes

The JJAP Editorial Board is pleased to announce a change to the four page limit for Rapid Communications and the three page limit for Brief Notes submitted from January 1st 2018 (JST) onward. One additional printed page will be allowed for each of these article types, should the reference list extend beyond the traditional page limit. No page charges will be applied for the extra page. We hope that JJAP authors will appreciate this opportunity to provide as full a reference list as they feel is necessary. Please see the General Information and Submission Guideline for submissions from January 1st 2018 onward for full details.

A change to page limits

The APEX Editorial Board is pleased to announce a change to the four page limit for APEX Letters submitted from January 1st 2018 (JST) onward. One additional printed page will be allowed, should the reference list extend beyond the four page limit. No page charges will be applied for the extra fifth page. We hope that APEX authors will appreciate this opportunity to provide as full a reference list as they feel is necessary. Please see the General Information and Submission Guideline for submissions from January 1st 2018 onward for full details.

Transfer from APEX to JJAP RC

APEX/JJAP Editorial Board has introduced a new policy that a manuscript submitted to APEX may be published as a JJAP Rapid Communication (RC) paper with the author’s agreement to this transfer during the review process.

New Documents on “Open Access”

APEX/JJAP Editorial Board is pleased to announce that the new documents titled “Copyright and Open Access” and “What is Open Access?” have been released at JSAP Journals web site.

[Copyright and Open Access]
[What is Open Access?]

New Documents on “Open Access”

APEX/JJAP Editorial Board is pleased to announce that the new documents titled “Copyright and Open Access” and “What is Open Access?” have been released at JSAP Journals web site.

[Copyright and Open Access]
[What is Open Access?]

Adaptation of Creative Commons license (CC BY) to Open Select articles

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is pleased to announce that the Creative Commons license “CC BY” will be applied to Open Select articles to be published in Applied Physics Express (APEX) and Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). In accordance with the policy, the copyright of Open Select articles shall belong to the authors. This policy may be retroactively applied to existing Open Select articles from July 10, 2015 with the authors’ agreement.

[APEX Open Select]
[JJAP Open Select]

Adaptation of Creative Commons license (CC BY) to Open Select articles

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is pleased to announce that the Creative Commons license “CC BY” will be applied to Open Select articles to be published in Applied Physics Express (APEX) and Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). In accordance with the policy, the copyright of Open Select articles shall belong to the authors. This policy may be retroactively applied to existing Open Select articles from July 10, 2015 with the authors’ agreement.

[APEX Open Select]
[JJAP Open Select]

Adaptation of Creative Commons license (CC BY)

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is pleased to announce that the Creative Commons license “CC BY” has been applied to papers published in the JJAP Conference Proceedings. In accordance with the policy, the copyright of the papers shall belong to the authors.

New Partnership with IOP Publishing

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with IOP Publishing to publish Applied Physics Express (APEX) and the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP).

You can now view all APEX and JJAP papers through IOP Publishing’s online journal platform, IOPscience. As well as current papers, you can also access the extensive archive of over 65 000 articles for both journals at iopscience.org/apex and iopscience.org/jjap from December 2013.

Hosting APEX and JJAP articles on IOPscience will enable you to interact with research in new ways. Through the Article Evolution™ functionality on IOPscience, you can:

  • view new articles as HTML pages
  • zoom in and out of images
  • view video abstracts
  • discover the wider impact of individual articles through article level metrics
  • improve the rendering of mathematics through MathJax technology
  • view abstract and article pages via mobile, tablet and desktop

Visit iopscience.iop.org/page/support to access the IOPscience User Guide for more information on how to use the IOPscience platform.

You can access IOPscience via your library homepage, or anywhere you have access to the internet using your Shibboleth or Athens authentication.

IOPscience is also COUNTER compliant, providing librarians with credible usage reporting for all information accessed on IOPscience. For more information on how to access reports visit librarians.iop.org/counter.

JSAP will continue to manage submissions, peer review, copyright and production for both titles and IOP Publishing will manage the sales, marketing and online hosting.

New Partnership with IOP Publishing

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with IOP Publishing to publish Applied Physics Express (APEX) and the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP).

You can now view all APEX and JJAP papers through IOP Publishing’s online journal platform, IOPscience. As well as current papers, you can also access the extensive archive of over 65 000 articles for both journals at iopscience.org/apex and iopscience.org/jjap from December 2013.

Hosting APEX and JJAP articles on IOPscience will enable you to interact with research in new ways. Through the Article Evolution™ functionality on IOPscience, you can:

  • view new articles as HTML pages
  • zoom in and out of images
  • view video abstracts
  • discover the wider impact of individual articles through article level metrics
  • improve the rendering of mathematics through MathJax technology
  • view abstract and article pages via mobile, tablet and desktop

Visit iopscience.iop.org/page/support to access the IOPscience User Guide for more information on how to use the IOPscience platform.

You can access IOPscience via your library homepage, or anywhere you have access to the internet using your Shibboleth or Athens authentication.

IOPscience is also COUNTER compliant, providing librarians with credible usage reporting for all information accessed on IOPscience. For more information on how to access reports visit librarians.iop.org/counter.

JSAP will continue to manage submissions, peer review, copyright and production for both titles and IOP Publishing will manage the sales, marketing and online hosting.

NEW JOURNAL: JJAP Conference Proceedings

The importance of rapid/timely publication of conference proceedings papers is rising in order to preserve current works with reflecting the growing activity of international conferences. The Japan Society of Applied Physics has launched “JJAP Conference Proceedings” eary 2013. The JJAP Conference Proceedings is online-only, and fully open access journal. JJAP Conference Proceedings offers access to the latest progress in research and technology of applied physics.

New Page Limit for APEX

Thank you for your meaningful contribution to Applied Physics Express (APEX). Considering the recent circumstances surrounding scholarly journals, especially the increasing importance of short articles such as letters, the Editorial Board has decided to change the page limit of an APEX paper. It will increase from three to four printed pages. The new rule will be applied to manuscripts submitted on or after January 1, 2013.

Masahiro Asada, Editor-in-Chief

New Page Limit for JJAP

Thank you for your meaningful contribution to Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). Considering the recent circumstances surrounding scholarly journals, especially the increasing importance of short articles such as letters, the Editorial Board has decided to change the page limit of JJAP papers.

Those of Rapid Communication (RC) and Brief Note (BN) papers will increase from three to four printed pages and from two to three printed pages, respectively. The new rule will be applied to manuscripts submitted on or after January 1, 2013.

Masahiro Asada, Editor-in-Chief