Instructions - format
Authors are expected to follow the conventional writing, notation, and
illustration style prescribed in 1)
The ACS Style Guide, 3rd
Edition, 2006 or 2)
Scientific Style and Format, the CSE Manual for
Authors, Editors and Publishers
, 7th edition, 2006. Authors should also
study the form and style of printed material in this journal. SI units should be
used. Authors should use an identical format for their names in all publications
to facilitate use of citations and author indexes.
- Special care should be given to make equations and formulas clear to the typesetter.
- Variables should appear in italic text.
- Vectors should appear in bold text.
- Capital and lower-case letters should be distinguished clearly where there could be confusion.
- Fractional exponents should be used to avoid root signs.
- Extra symbols should be introduced to avoid complicated exponents or where it is necessary to repeat a complicated expression a number of times.
- The slash (/) should be used wherever possible for fractions.
- Mathematical derivations that are easily found elsewhere in the literature should not be used.
All journal article references must include the title of the article and all
authors. The phrases et al. and ibid. should not be used in any reference.
Instead, all authors of the reference should be listed. All journal article
references must include the initials and last name of all authors: the title of
the article in italic, the volume number in bold, page number and (year).
Authors are responsible for providing English-language translations of reference citations originally published in other languages.
References should be double-spaced, numbered consecutively, placed on a separate page, and arranged thus:
- 1. A. Gouldstone, Y-L. Shen, S. Suresh, and C.V. Thompson: Evolution of stress in passivated and unpassivated metal interconnects. J. Mater. Res. 13, 1956 (1998).
- 2. Lamb: Hydrodynamics, 6th ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, England, 1940), pp. 573, 645.
- 3. T.R. Jervis, J-P. Hirvonen, M. Nastasi, and M.R. Cohen: Laser mixing of titanium on silicon carbide, in Beam-Solid Interactions: Physical Phenomena, edited by J.A. Knapp, P. Borgesen, and R.A. Zuhr (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 157, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990), p. 395.
- 4. H. Wang, A. Sharma, and A. Kvit: Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline and epitaxial TiN films on (100) silicon. J. Mater. Res.16, 9 (2001).
- 5. Global Wind Energy Council: Annual Market Update (2014). Available at: http://www.gwec.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/GWE... (accessed 22 September 2015).
Please take note of the reference format for the following MRS publications:
T. Yokoto, T. Sekitani, Y. Kato, K. Kuribara, U. Zschieschang, H. Klauk, T. Yamamoto, K. Takimiya, H. Kuwabara, M. Ikeda, and T. Someya: Low-voltage organic transistor with subfemtoliter inkjet source-drain contacts. MRS Communications, doi:10.1557/mrc.2011.4, Published online 17 June 2011.
Journal of Materials Research
G. Bakan, N. Khan, A. Cywar, K. Cil, M. Akbulut, A. Gokirmak, and H. Silva: Self-heating of silicon microwires: Crystallization and thermoelectric effects. J. Mater. Res.26(9), 1061 (2011).
B.M. Moskal and L. Kosbar: Addressing broader impacts through K–12 outreach in materials education. MRS Bull.36(4), 255 (2011).
MRS Symposium Proceedings
T.R. Jervis, J-P. Hirvonen, M. Nastasi, and M.R. Cohen: Laser mixing of titanium on silicon carbide, in Beam-Solid Interactions: Physical Phenomena, edited by J.A. Knapp, P. Borgesen, and R.A. Zuhr (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 157, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990), p. 395.
T. Saif, J. Rajagopalan, and A. Tofangchi: The role of mechanical tension in neurons, in Biological Materials and Structures in Physiologically Extreme Conditions and Disease, edited by M.J. Buehler, D. Kaplan, C.T. Lim, and J. Spatz (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1274, Warrendale, PA, 2010) 1274-QQ01-06.
All but the simplest tabular material should be organized into separate
tables. Tables should be numbered with Roman numerals on separate pages at the
end of the manuscript. Captions should be sufficiently descriptive to make the
data in the table intelligible without referring to the text. Complicated column
headings in the body of the table should be avoided. If necessary, symbols that
are explained in the caption should be used.
An Acknowledgment(s) section is optional. Please note spelling above. Place
statements of funding support and disclaimers in the Acknowledgments section,
not in footnotes.
Rights and Permissions
All requests to publish material published in JMR should be directed to Cambridge University Press. Please visit Cambridge’s Rights and Permissions page here.
Proofs of Articles
Proofs of Articles accepted for publication will be sent to the communicating author for review electronically and must be returned within 48 hours as instructed. A few alterations in proof are unavoidable; however, the proofing stage is not an opportunity to rewrite a manuscript. Excessive changes at this stage cannot be accommodated. If proofs are not returned, the manuscript will be published as it appears in the final accepted version, with necessary corrections in grammar and spelling in compliance with standard American English and accepted Journal style.