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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

Author Guidelines

  • This journal will consider Research Article, Review Article, Short Review, and Short Communication; visit section policy for more detail on each article type.
  • Author(s) are expected to comply with the best ethical practice in research & publication.
  • The author is supposed to be aware of the paper publishing process and required reviewing time under free publication as well as rapid publication options.

Prior to submitting your manuscript, please ensure that your manuscript is according to the following guidelines-

Submission Method

The manuscript shall be submitted by using the online submission system only. The submitting author is responsible for the submission on behalf of all authors. The author may visit this video tutorial for guidance on online submission steps.

Cover letter Requirement

A separate cover letter in pdf file should be uploaded during the manuscript submission (step 2) that includes:

  • Declaration from the corresponding author on the behalf of all co-author(s) for its originality and non-simultaneous submission to any other journal.
  • An explanation for the suitability of the article in this journal in view of the journal's aims and scope.
  • Highlights that convey the core findings of the article in 3 bullet points. (maximum 90 characters per bullet point including spaces).
  • The suggestion of 3 potential reviewers with their affiliation and working email id. Referees should be selected from other institutions than those where the author(s) work.

Author's Detail Requirement

The first page of the article (Just before the abstract section) should include complete detail of each author in the following format (use the same format as given below)-

Full Name:
Highest Qualification:
Affiliation (Department and College/University):
Post/Rank (If a student, provide the course name and course year):
email id: (fake/wrong/invalid email id may cause article rejection)

Note: If any of the authors is a Bachelor/Master Degree student, Kindly submit your article to the Advanced Journal of Graduate Research. In the "Journal of Modern Materials", we are not accepting manuscripts from the author below Ph.D. level students.

All author(s) presented in the manuscript should be added in the same order during step 3 of online submission.

Text formatting requirements

  • The manuscript should be in A4 size with a single column layout, normal margin and the text should be single-spaced; with 11-point, Garamond font.
  • All manuscripts must contain the essential elements of the article and divide the article into clearly defined sections, for example, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Declarations, and References. Further, all Headings/subheadings should be numbered appropriately using the style tag of Microsoft Word (heading 1, heading 2......).
  • The abstract should be within 300 words. Abstract and conclusion section should be written with continuous sentences without any subheading in it, do not use bullet point/numbered list. The abstract and conclusion section should not have any citations within it.
  • If your article includes any Supplementary material, this should be uploaded separately as the supplementary file in step 2 of the submission process.
  • The final formatting of the published article is different than the submission requirement as final formatting in the accepted article gets applied by our copyeditor at the copyediting stage. Hence, the author shall follow this guideline for formatting instead of following the pattern of the published article of this journal.

Figures and tables embedded in the text

  • All illustrations; figures and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate place with a consistent figure/table number and descriptive title (caption).
  • Each figure/table should be explained in the text by referring to the corresponding figure/table number.
  • Please ensure that the figures are of high resolution and the tables are drawn using the MS word table tool.


  • The author should include at least 50% recent (from the last 2 years) reference citations.
  • All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in the text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., as explained by AIJR [1]; as discussed in many reports [2]-[6]).
  • All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.
  • All cited references should be listed after the Declarations section in the IEEE style. For example -

[3] W. S. Author, "Title of paper", Name of Journal in italic, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year. doi or URL (link)

Main features of citation style are given as-

  • The author's name format is, "first name (Initial), middle name (Initial) and last name". This differs from other styles where the author's last name is first.
  • The title of an article (or chapter, conference paper, patent, etc.) is in quotation marks. 
  • The title of the book or journal is in italics.
  • If any reference is not available online it should be modified/deleted, as we do not support offline references.

Kindly note that only scholarly literature can be used as a reference, grey literature or unauthentic website/ social media cannot be included as a reference.

Declarations Requirement

The author should add the following set of declarations at the end of the manuscript-
Study Limitations: Provide all possible limitations faced in the study which might significantly affect research outcome, If not applicable, write, none.
Acknowledgments: If not applicable, write, none
Funding Source: If no funding source exists, write, none.
Competing Interests: The author must add a statement for the potential conflict of interest; refer to this link for more detail on competing interests.
Warning for Hazard: If the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

For Human and Animal-Related Study
If the work involves the use of human/animal subjects, each manuscript should also contain the following set of declarations-
Ethical Approval: Provide an ethical approval authority name with the reference number. If not required, provide an ethical exemption letter of not required. The author should upload a scanned pdf copy of the ethical approval/exemption letter during manuscript submission. Visit this link for more detail on the ethical approval policy.
Informed Consent: Write a statement for the informed consent taken from the patients/participants/respondent to publish this study. The editor may ask to upload the scan pdf copy if required. Visit this link for more detail on the consent requirement.

The author may download MS Word Template to prepare the manuscript by clicking here.

Supplementary files
Journal of Modern Materials accepts supplementary files to be published online along with an article. This feature can add dimension to the author's article, as certain information cannot be added in the main article or is more appropriate as supplementary information.
For each supplementary file kindly supply a concise caption describing the content of the file. Supplementary files will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reforming.

Article Processing Charge (APC) & Reviewing Time

All articles published in the Journal of Modern Materials are fully open-access and freely available online, immediately upon publication. This journal offers two publishing models based on reviewing time and author(s) interest as per detail given below-

Normal Publication (Free): In this publishing model author(s) do not need to pay any kind of fee and accepted articles will be published free of charge. In the normal publication model, the first-round review report will be available within 6-10 weeks of the submission date. The second review round may take up to 6 weeks. Normally there would be only 2 rounds of review and if a third round requires it may take up to 4 weeks. Unsatisfactory revision even after the third round review will be rejected. There is no submission or any other kind of fee for the article submitted to this journal. All submitted articles will be processed under Normal publication by default if the author(s) would not send an email request or indicate their interest in Rapid Publication through the comment section during submission.

Rapid Publication (Rapid Review): The author(s) can choose the rapid publication model by writing in comments for the Editor section of submission step 1 that they are interested in rapid publication and agree to pay the article processing charge after the article gets ready for acceptance as per following schedule (Select one of the options)-

Rapid Review 1: The first round review report will be available within 3-4 weeks and the author(s) will need to pay $100 (USD) if ready for acceptance. The second and each subsequent round may take up to 2 weeks with a maximum of 3 rounds. 
Rapid Review 2: The first round review report will be available within 12-14 days and the author(s) will need to pay $500 (USD) if ready for acceptance. The second and each subsequent round may take up to 10 days with a maximum of 3 rounds. 
Rapid Review 3: The first round review report will be available within 5-7 days and the author(s) will need to pay $1000 (USD) if ready for acceptance. The second and each subsequent round may take up to 5 days with a maximum of 4 rounds. 

Normally there would be only 2 review rounds to make a final decision however, in case of unsatisfactory revision, a final decision will be taken after completing the maximum review rounds as explained above in each option. If the author forgets to choose the rapid publication model during submission, then they can email at at any later stage by mentioning one of the above options. If the author(s) do not indicate their interest in Rapid publication, the article will be automatically considered under Normal publication.

Kindly note that all publishing models have the same review process and acceptance criteria, the only difference is the time period of reviewing.

Note: Considering articles under rapid review will depend upon the availability of related reviewers which will be confirmed to the author after they request for rapid review. Further, the article under rapid review cannot be withdrawn at any stage of submission/publication. The author will be responsible for the timely response of any query/comments or an explanation if requires an extension. Not responding to the editor will be considered as author misconduct which may result in blocking, surcharge, or other misconduct action. APC is not refundable in any circumstances even if the article gets retracted or removed due to the author's ethical misconduct. 

The above APC info has been updated on 10/10/2018

APC for Non-academic R&D divisions
Research Articles from the authors belong to the R&D division of non-academic industries will be processed as follows-

Regular Publication (Non-academic): In this option author(s) need to pay $500 (USD) after the article gets ready for acceptance. For Indian authors, APC will be Rs 35000/- (INR). In this option, the first-round review report will be available within 3 weeks of the submission date. The second round review may take up to 2 weeks. Normally there would be only 2 review rounds and if the third round requires it may take up to 10 days. Unsatisfactory revision even after the third round review will be rejected.

Rapid Review (Non-academic): The first round review report will be available within 10-14 days and the author(s) will need to pay $1000 (USD) if ready for acceptance. The second and each subsequent round may take up to 10 days with a maximum of 3 rounds. 

Submitting author need to select any one option after the submission either by emailing us or by replying discussion initiated by us. The article will get processed after selecting an option. 

Research Article

Research articles should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge. Kindly follow the author guidelines for manuscript preparation.

Review Article

Review articles should be balanced with the objective analyses of the current research topics with descriptions of relevant scientific literature and discussions that are easy to grasp for the audience of any materials science related discipline. Review articles should provide the authors' insight into future directions and their opinion of the major challenges faced by researchers in the field. They should be around 10-20 double-spaced typed pages. Kindly follow the author guidelines for manuscript preparation.

Short Review

Journal of Modern Materials publishes short review or mini-review for researchers who wish to summarize a field of scientific research and share this work as widely as possible. Short Review papers provide an overview of the main developments on a particular topic, with an emphasis on recent developments, and sketch an outlook on future developments. They should be no longer than 14 double-spaced typed pages and 8 figures.

Short Communication

Short communications are the one that should present new important findings in a brief form. They should be no longer than six double-spaced typed pages and 4 figures. Kindly follow the author guidelines for manuscript preparation.

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