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Thin film materials in energy conversion and storage: past, present and future
Submission deadline: April 30, 2024
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Interested in doing a book or media review? JNMSR is interested in commissioning reviews from a wide variety of scholars and students. Book review guidelines can be obtained from the Managing Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For each article (but not the commentaries or the research in brief), the author must provide at least a 300-word abstract in English and/or French. These summaries should be placed immediately below the paper title, author, and institutional affiliation. Each summary should be indented 2.5 cm (1/2") and double-spaced. For those who require the service, translations of abstracts can be undertaken by the Journal Management team at an agreed and affordable fee.
The author(s) must supply a brief (25-word) bio giving name, rank, institution, institutional address, and email address. Author information and bio should be entered in Step 2 of the online submission process, and not as part of the submission file itself. For example, Rowland Lorimer is Professor Emeritus and was the Founding Director of the Master of Publishing Program and the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. Email: email@example.com.
Authors are advised to review the style used by the journal and to submit manuscripts that follow that style as closely as possible. SRC style is based on the American Psychological Association (APA) manual with Canadian spellings. There should be no first-line-of-paragraph indents.
Manuscript Length Guidelines
Format each as per the following descriptions:
Citations in the Text
Book: Amin, Ash & Cohendet, Patrick. (2004). Architectures of knowledge: Firms, capabilities and communities. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Article in a book: Longford, Gordon. (2004). Rethinking the virtual state: A critical perspective on e-government. In Marita Moll & Leslie Regan Shade (Eds.), Seeking convergence in policy and practice (pp. 109-140). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Article in a journal: Heyer, Paul. (2008). Live from the Met: Digial broadcast cinema, medium theory, and opera for the masses. Canadian Journal of Communication, 33(4), 591-604.
Government document: Royal Commission on newspapers. (1981). Report. Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada.
Website: Gurstein, Michael. (2000). Effective use: A community informatics strategy beyond the digitial divide. First Monday, 8(12). URL: http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue8_12/ gurstein/index.html [March 4, 2005].
Use of Notes
JNMSR requests that authors assign 3-5 keywords to their article.
Removal of Identifying Information
To enable blind peer review: prior to uploading your submission files, please remove all identifying information, including identifying information in the actual text of the manuscript as well as all identifying information saved internally by software such as Microsoft Word as part of each file's attributes and properties.
JNMSR looks for technical reports that have a wide implication for scholarly communication, outlining a technical approach conceptually to a workable technical solution related to online journal publication. The article should provide the foundations, limitations, and recommendations of research, with a call for public comment and scrutiny.
Commentaries, as informed analysis of a critical issue, may or may not be classified as original research. This is an editor’s decision. They should encompass a broad set of initiatives in scholarly and research communication.
In setting up JNMSR, the editorial team realized that there was a great deal of activity involved behind the scenes in inventing and developing digital publishing technology. JNMSR wanted to encourage the documentation of that process and thus created a section called Technical Reports. Following the example of our colleagues in the health professions we are inaugurating yet another useful category to document scholarly and research communication practice. The category will be called "Field Notes" and its intent is to allow those involved in scholarly publishing to share experience and knowledge that they think would be helpful to others. The category will be peer reviewed to ensure that others think the content useful. It is not our intent to set definitive boundaries, but Field Notes could encompass the following:
In overview, JNMSR is interested in publishes practical accounts of challenges faced by individuals performing the work of scholarly publishing (as opposed to studying scholarly and research communication) when such an account conveys a broadly applicable lesson of interest to our readers. These articles are meant to serve as a resource for individuals facing pragmatic issues in the work of producing scholarly and research communication materials.
Some helpful guidelines
Those wishing to submit to Field Notes should indicate this in their submission and should feel free to submit articles as short as 1,000 words but probably no longer than 5,000 words. In addition, authors should consider the following, which has been adapted from the British Medical Journal.
Section default policy
JNMSR embraces online publishing and open access to back issues under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 Licence. This licence allows users to download an article and share it with others, as long as authorship and original publication is acknowledged, and a link is made (in electronic media) to the original article. The article can be quoted, but not changed and presented differently.
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