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

Manuscript Structure

All manuscripts should be written in good English. When the referee for your paper requires English correction by natives, we will ask the authors the charge for it. Please refer to a sample of Journal pages here for the components in your manuscript. The main text should consist of the following items in this order of presentation.


▶ The title should be concise, concrete, and attractive for a broad range of readers.
▶ The title length is limited less than 200 characters.


▶ Each author should be specified by the affiliation.
▶ At least one author should be indicated as a corresponding author with his/her e-mail address.


▶ The affiliation of each author is followed by the complete postal address.


▶ Every paper for publication must be preceded by a self-contained abstract setting out the essential contents.
▶ The length should be no more than 500 words.

Graphical Abstract

▶ A Graphical Abstract (GA) figure should be closely related to the content of the manuscript and capture readers' attention.
▶ The figure's aspect ratio of 1:2 (long:wide) is recommended.
▶ The GA figure will appear only on the J-STAGE journal website.


▶ Up to 5 keywords are selected and put them below the abstract section.

Main text

▶ You can make sections, sub-sections, and sub-sub-sections, if necessary.
▶ Footnotes should be consecutively numbered. They will appear on the page of text they are referred to. They are not allowed as a reference.


▶ Figure numbers are presented by Arabic numerals [e.g., Figure 1, Figure 1(a, b), Figures 1-3].
▶ When a word "Figure(s)" comes to the beginning of a sentence, it should not be abbreviated. An abbreviation "Fig(s)." is used in other places.


▶ Table numbers are presented by Roman numerals [e.g., Table I, Tables I and II].
▶ Tables should be kept to the minimum. The same data should not be reproduced in both tabular and diagrammatic forms. Essential tables should be provided with legends making them intelligible without reference to the text.


▶ Only scientific, technical, and financial support should be acknowledged.

Appendices (if any)

▶ Appendices for subsidiary subjects such as derivations of some equations, calibration of some experimental parameters, and so on can be offered in the following two ways:
(1) The appendices are presented between the acknowledgement section and the reference section.
(2) The appendices can also be provided in a separate file as Supplementary Material.
▶ If the manuscript accompanies Supplementary Material(s), a short description of the content must be provided in the Appendix section. See, for example, DOI: 10.1380/ejssnt.2018.156.


▶ References should be consecutively numbered in the text using square brackets, for example: "... As reported by Geim and Novoselov [1], ..." and listed by number in the Reference list at the end of the text in the following style.
[1] A. K. Geim and K. S. Novoselov, Nat. Mater. 6, 183 (2007). https://doi.org/10.103/nmat1849
[2] Y. Qian, C. Zhou, and A. Huang, Carbon 8, 28 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2018.04.062
[3] S. Hüfner, Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2003) Chap. 4. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-09280-4
[4] H. Yamada, in; Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy, edited by S. Morita, R. Wiesendanger, and E. Meyer (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2002) p. 193. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-56019-4
▶ Correct abbreviations of journal names are required to make automatic links to the references by J-Link System of J-Stage. Please visit here for correct journal titles and abbreviations.
▶ The number of references you cite should be usually between 10 and 40 for a regular paper, a technical note, and a conference paper. For a review paper, there is no limitation. For a superexpress letter, 10 references are recommended at the minimum.
▶ Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of each reference appears only on the J-STAGE journal website.

Supplementary Material

▶ Supplementary Material can be published along with the main article.
▶ Supplementary Material should provide additional substantive material but must not include discussion or key analyses.
▶ Movies and animations can also be accepted.

Required Materials for Submission

Cover Letter

▶ A cover letter is required for all submitted manuscript.
▶ A cover letter for the Superexpress Letter should contain a description of the novelty and significance of the work that deserve the priority handling of Superexress Letters.

Main Text

▶ It is recommended that the main text is prepared in a LaTex format or a Microsoft Word file.
▶ Note that Article Processing Charge depends on the file format.


▶ You need a template file as well as a definition file (ejssnt.tex), both of which should be put in the same folder when compiled.
▶ Since the sample source file is available under RevTex4 environment, you need to install proper tools from The American Physical Society.

Microsoft Word

▶ Please use a template file. Include the figures in the text, which will be used for a review.

Figure Files

▶ Figures, including Graphical Abstract, and illustrations are acceptable only in TIFF, JPG, PDF, or EPS formats as well as MS Office files (Word, Excel, Power Point).
▶ The file sizes are preferably adjusted by the authors.

Supplementary Material

▶ A PDF file is preferred for Supplementary Material, though a Microsoft Word file is also accepted.
▶ Movies and animations with any formats are acceptable. However, animation GIF is recommended because not every readers have Media Player or Quick Time.

Submission Instruction

Submit all the files through the ScholarOne system. The total size of the all files should be less than 50MB.

Note Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not being simultaneously considered for publication in other journals or books and that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication.

Required Material for a Review Process

▶ For a review process, a single manuscript file in a PDF or a Microsoft Word document is necessary.
▶ All figures with a moderate resolution should be embedded.
▶ In the case that the figures cannot be embedded in the main text, the figure files can be uploaded separately.
▶ If there is a Supplementary Material file, please upload it separately.

After Receiving an Acceptance Notice

▶ The authors who prepare the manuscript by Latex are required to upload a Tex source file and figure files along with a PDF file.
▶ The authors who prepare the manuscript by Microsoft Word are required to upload a document file which includes figures. Alternatively, text and the figure files can be separately uploaded.
▶ The figure resolution is necessary to be high enough.
▶ A final version of a Supplementary Material file is also uploaded.
▶ The copyright transfer agreement form is upload at this point.

Download Materials

Latex Template (.tex)

Latex Style File (ejssnt.tex)

Microsoft Word Template (.doc)

Copyright Transfer Agreement Form (.rtf)

Importance Notice

e-JSSNT will respond harshly to any violation of the contemporary codes of publication ethics. We will decide how to treat such violation referring to, e.g., guidelines and flowcharts proposed by Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org/resources).

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