The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science
I S S N : 1348-0391

Aims and Scope

Our completely electronic and open-access journal aims at quick and versatile-style publication of research papers on fundamental theory and experiments at frontiers of science and technology relating to surfaces, interfaces, thin films, fine particles, nanowires, nanotubes, and other nanometer-scale structures, and their interdisciplinary areas such as crystal growth, vacuum technology, and so on. It covers their physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and their applications to advanced technology for computations, communications, memory, catalysis, sensors, biological and medical purposes, energy and environmental problems, and so on.

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.
▶ 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 Appendix.
▶ 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).

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 payed 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 payed at sender's expense.

An invoice will be sent to the corresponding author after 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.

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