Aims and Scope

e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology is an on-line only and fully open access journal, publishing high quality original papers on fundamental and applied research works at the frontiers of surface science and nanotechnology to disseminate and promote knowledge sharing of recent advances and developments in the field among academic and industrial communities.

The journal covers a wide range of subjects:
▶ Surface and interface physics
▶ Surface chemistry and catalysis
▶ Nanometer-scale phenomena
▶ Crystal growth
▶ Plasma processing
▶ Vacuum technology
▶ Energy conversion and harvesting
▶ Optoelectronic materials
▶ 2D materials
▶ Topological materials
▶ Quantum materials
▶ Biomaterials

The journal publishes Regular Papers, Review Papers, Technical Notes, Superexpress Letters, and Conference Papers, all of which are subjected to high-quality peer review and are indexed by digital object identifiers (DOIs). The journal adopts a gold open access model, and all the published papers are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Journal's Feature

Completely Electronic and Open-access Journal

▶ Operated on (J-STAGE) of Japan Science and Technology Agency, ensuring stable and permanent publication.
▶ All processes from the manuscript submission to publication are done online using ScholarOne ManuscriptTM and J-STAGE.
: Anyone around the world can download full-text PDF files free of charge.
▶ The journal is indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals.
▶ Articles are indexed in the major bibliographic databases such as and .
▶ References cited in the article are linked to the data indexed in , , , and so on.
▶ You can add movies and animations as Electronic Appendixes.
▶ No page limitation except for Superexpress Letters.

High quality and international prestige

▶ All manuscripts are reviewed quickly by our referees with international standards.
▶ Each published paper is identified by a digital object identifier (DOI).

Quarterly Journal (since 2022)

▶ The journal publishes four issues per year.
▶ Each issue is published at the ends of March, June, September, and December.
▶ Accepted papers will appear online as Advance Publication soon after their acceptance.
▶ DOIs are assigned to all Advance Publication papers so that they are citable by their DOIs.

Article processing charge (APC)

For authors in Japan:
▶ Superexpress Letter: JPY 10,000
▶ All other papers prepared by Latex: JPY 5,000
▶ All other papers prepared by Microsoft Word or other word processors: JPY 10,000
(Note) A transfer fee is paid by a sender.

For authors in other countries:
▶ Superexpress Letter: USD 93
▶ All other papers prepared by Latex: USD 46
▶ All other papers prepared by Microsoft Word or other word processors: USD 93
(Note1) USD 14 for a commission charge of Mizuho Bank, Ltd. is required in addition to the APC.
(Note2) A commission charge of the bank on the sender's side is also paid at sender's expense.

An invoice will be sent to the corresponding author after Advance Publication.



Authors retain copyright and grant The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science a license to publish their articles.

Open Access Policy

All articles published on e-JSSNT are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

You are free to copy and redistribute articles in any medium or format and also free to remix, transform, and build upon articles for any purpose (including a commercial use) as long as you give appropriate credit to the original source and provide a link to the Creative Commons (CC) license. If you modify the material, you must indicate changes in a proper way.

To give credit and provide the CC license, simply cite the article as follows, as an example: Claus M. Schneider, New Developments in Spin-Dependent Photoemission, e-J. Surf. Sci. Nanotechnol. Vol. 16, p. 177 (2018); licensed under CC BY 4.0.

▶ Important notice

Even if the e-JSSNT articles are licensed under CC BY 4.0, use of some figures and/or tables which are reproduced under permission of a copyright holder (usually a publisher) is restricted. You must obtain permission from the copyright holder by yourself if you want use such contents.

Preprint Policy

e-JSSNT supports the rapid dissemination of knowledge about science and technology to society. Authors may share their manuscripts on any preprint server prior to or concurrently with submission to e-JSSNT. In other words, e-JSSNT accepts manuscripts that are available as preprints. Once the manuscript is published in e-JSSNT, the authors are requested to link from the preprint to the published article via its Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Repository Policy

e-JSSNT supports the broad dissemination of knowledge about science and technology to society. Authors can submit manuscripts to institutional and other repositories. In light of the Creative Commons license e-JSSNT has adopted, i.e. CC BY 4.0, the final formatted PDF version can be posted without embargo.

Paper Category

Superexpress Letters

▶ Short reports that should be urgently published.
Less than 3 journal pages including figures (less than 2000 words including the references, figures and tables; a single column figure or table is equivalent to roughly 160 words).
▶ Appear on Web in 4 working days after submission if accepted as it is.
▶ In the cover letter, the authors should describe the novelty and significance of the work that deserve the priority handling of Superexpress Letters. Unless persuasive description is provided, the Editor-in-Chief may return the manuscript without further review.

Review Papers

▶ Topical reviews about hot issues recently discussed and debated in papers or conferences.
▶ Reviews about series of research works in particular research groups, together with related works from other groups.
▶ Comprehensive and text-book-style review articles of particular fields.
▶ No length limit.
▶ Review papers are invited by editors or can be submitted by anyone.

Regular Papers

▶ Reports of original research works.
▶ No length limit.

Technical Notes

▶ Reports of advances in experimental apparatus and techniques.
▶ Tips and know-how of experimental and theoretical studies.
▶ New combination or original customizations of conventional apparatus, techniques, and/or protocols.
▶ Results of control experiments or data sets that are useful for the community.
▶ No length limit.

Conference Papers

Conference participants who submit a manuscript for Conference Proceedings can select the type of the paper among four categories, i.e., Review Paper, Regular Paper, Technical Note, and Proceeding Paper.

Proceeding Paper
▶ Proceeding Papers will be handled by Publication Committee of the relevant conference.
▶ A short version or a summary of the already published paper is not allowed.

Review Paper, Regular Paper, Technical Note
▶ Review Paper, Regular Paper, and Technical Note will be handled by e-JSSNT Editorial Board as one of the original papers.
▶ These papers are regarded as original papers even though they are included in an electrical conference proceedings book.


▶ Errata are corrections to published articles.
▶ Authors of the articles can submit erratum requests when small but important errors which may cause misunderstandings are found in the articles.
▶ All requests are examined by the editors and, if the editors judged that errors are not of sufficient importance, Errata will not be published. For example, typing errors of insignificant words, an apparent misuse of words, or an error in a reference list are minor errors that can not be corrected by Errata.
▶ Please contact the editorial office for an erratum request (ejssnt@jvss.jp).

Offprint Order

▶ Authors are able to order an article offprint anytime before or after publication.
▶ The offprint is provided in high-quality paper with a journal cover (a sample of the offprint).
▶ The price depends on the numbers of the copies and the article pages. Please examine the price chart.
▶ The authors are asked to order at least 50 copies.
▶ Download an offprint order form and send a filled one back to the editorial office.

Editorial office of e-J. Surf. Sci. Nanotechnol.
5F Ishikawa Bldg., 5-25-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
E-mail address : ejssnt(at)jvss.jp