Information for Contributors
Where to Submit Your Data Record | Content | Abstracts | References | Publication charges | Supplemental Data Files | Correspondence
Proofs of processed data records | Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters available for author names
The journal publishes three types of data records: Reference, Comparison, and Technical. For the scope of the journal please visit SSS.
An abstract must accompany each data record. Your abstract should summarize and include key information about the specimens and spectra, such as specimen material, measurement procedures, and significance of the research. Remember that abstracts typically are reused verbatim by abstracting and indexing services so your abstract needs to stand on its own. Please avoid citing references in the abstract and using the abstract as a catch-all to insert information that is more appropriate for other data fields.
References should be arranged thus:
S. Gomez, R. J. Belen, M. Kiehlbauch, and E. S. Aydil, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 22, 606 (2004).
H. Lamb, Hydrodynamics, 6th ed. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1940), pp. 573, 645.
To support the cost of wide dissemination of research results through publication of journal pages and production of a database, the author’s institution is requested to pay a page charge of $25 per printed page. The charge, if honored, entitles the author to 50 free reprints. For Errata the minimum page charge is $10, with no free reprints.
There is an opportunity for authors to upload supplemental data files and other information on the WCF.
AVS Publications Office email for Surface Science Spectra is email@example.com. Mail can be sent to AVS Publications Office, Surface Science Spectra, Caller Box 13994, 100 Park Drive, Suite 105, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, ph: 919 226-0091, fax: 919 361-1378. However, we request that all data records be submitted using the WCF.
If your data record is accepted for publication, you will be notified by the Editor. Accepted data records are sent to the SSS Data Center and then to the American Institute of Physics for production. Correspondence about proofs, and links for reprints and publication charges will be sent to the author during the production stage from American Institute of Physics (AIP.)
After AIP makes pages from your manuscript, they will send you an email with instructions for downloading your page proof. The website from which you download the proofs also contains instructions for returning proof corrections. A few alterations in proof are unavoidable, but the cost of making extensive alterations or of correcting mistakes caused by careless preparation of the data record will be charged to the author.
Authors with Chinese, Japanese, or Korean names may choose to have their names published in their own language, alongside the English versions of their names, in the author list of their publications. For Chinese, authors may use either Simplified or Traditional characters. In order to participate in this free service, interested authors must include Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters within the author list of their manuscripts when submitting or resubmitting. The publisher does not offer a translation service and will not insert names; this is the author’s responsibility. To participate, authors must prepare their manuscripts using Microsoft Word or using the CJK LaTeX package. Specific guidelines for each authoring tool are given at http://www.aip.org/pubservs/cjk_instructions.html.