ISSP2017: Guide for Authors

Note that the submission of on-site proceeding manuscript is mandatory. Without this, post-symposium manuscript will not be accepted.

Contribution to post-symposium special issue of J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A

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Papers presented at the 14th ISSP 2017 shall be submitted for publication in the Mar/Apr JVST A 2018 issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A (JVST A). The papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers appear online immediately after proof processing. There are no page charges.

Papers will be reviewed according to criteria set by the JVST and must meet JVST standards for both technical content and written English. All manuscripts are reviewed to the same standards as regular JVST submissions.

Submit your manuscripts to the JVST A journal, chosen for your specific conference, using the journals' online manuscript submission system, the JVST Peer X-Press site:

In preparing your article, you should follow the instructions for contributors, which may be found on the Information for Contributors link at

Authors are encouraged to use the JVST templates. The easiest way to prepare your manuscript is to use the available JVST Article Template to delete and replace text as necessary. Click here for the JVST Article Temple for MS Word.

Note that acceptance to present at the conference does not guarantee the acceptance of the manuscript. To be published in JVST, the manuscript must:

Note: Authors should select "Regular Article" as the type of paper within the conference special issue (not Letter, Shop Note, etc.)

It is very IMPORTANT that authors indicate to which conference the paper is submitted. Online, you will have an opportunity to tell us that your paper is a part of a conference by choosing "Conference/Special Issue" under the article type and then the conference name from a list.

Acceptable manuscript file types are MSWord, LaTeX, and PDF. For the initial submission/review process, a single PDF or MSWord file with embedded figures is needed. However, once a paper is accepted, MSWord or TeX file of the text, any tables and the list of figure captions along with the separate figure files will be required for final production. Use of color in figures is encouraged.

Figures appear online in color for free. Prepare illustrations in the final published size, not oversized or undersized.

For any other details about manuscript preparation, please refer to the JVST A journal web page, Author tab, Information for Contributors.

Manuscript deadline: october 1, 2017 (extended)

Note: Please observe the deadline to allow for timely processing. JVST will try to include papers submitted after this deadline with the conference special issue, but these papers may appear in a later issue.


Contact to: ISSP2017 Office (Contact Information)