Polymer Journals

Instructions for Authors

Submission of papers is welcomed for consideration. Papers should not have been published elsewhere, or submitted simultaneously to other journals. Previous oral presentations should be noted by the author.

The following types of contributions will be considered:

  • Papers describing original research,
  • Literature reviews of 3,000 to 10,000 words,
  • Short Communications making one novel point with a minimum of detail, ideally not exceeding 3 pages.

Peer Review

All contributions will be peer reviewed, and may require revisions before final acceptance.


Manuscripts

Papers should not normally exceed 10,000 words, with allowance made for tables and illustrations. All submissions should be made by email to: kmevans@smithers.com

SI units must be used throughout.

References should be listed at the end of the text, numbered in order of citation, denoted by superscript numbers in the text. For periodicals they should read: name of author(s), journal, volume number, year of issue (in parentheses), page number. For books: name of author(s), title, city and country of origin, year of issue (in parentheses). For conference papers: author(s), conference name, paper number, location, year of event (in parentheses), proceedings publisher.


Illustrations

Since the journals are published in mono, please do not submit colour illustrations.

Computer generated graphics can be accepted in a number of formats (e.g. TIFF, Autocad, EPS). No amendments can be made to the illustrations supplied.

ALL BOOKMARKS AND HYPERLINKS ARE TO BE REMOVED BEFORE SUBMISSION


Photographs

A scale, where appropriate, should be marked or indicated in the figure caption.


Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyright to Smithers Rapra. Author's traditional rights will not be affected.


Authors wishing to submit manuscripts, which must be sent by e-mail, should send them to: Kate Evans. email: kmevans@smithers.com

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