Authors are recommended to read How To Write A Research Paper before starting a preparation of a manuscript.
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 at the following rates when the paper is accepted.
(A Rapid Communication and a Brief Note have maximum lengths of four and three printed pages, respectively. However, when the number of pages exceeds the limit because of reference list overflow, the extended fifth and fourth pages of RC and BN papers, respectively, will be free of charge. This rule is applied for submissions from January 1st 2018 (JST) onward.)
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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:
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.
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).
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Authors or their institutions are required to pay a publication charge when a paper is accepted. For details of the publication charges, please refer to General Information. However, the JJAP Editorial Board may help authors who have genuine difficulty in paying the publication charge. This is only applicable when all the authors belong to institutions outside Japan. Such financial support is available to only a limited number of papers per year. Authors who wish to apply for such an exemption should send an application form for page charge exemption with the authorized signature of the author in charge of this application and the signature of the Department Head of the institution at the time of submission.
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