Advancements in Materials (AM)

Advancements in Materials is an open access, peer-reviewed, and scholarly journal published bimonthly on ITS, which devotes to scientific investigations on some significant issues and conditions of materials development.

ISSN: 2617-3522 (Online)
Frequency: Bimonthly
Website: http://www.itspoa.com/journal/am
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Author Guidelines

Authors should read the following information before manuscripts submitted:
• Read the Aims and Scope to assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal.
• Download the Manuscript Template to format the manuscript before submission.
• All manuscripts should be submitted via ITS Manuscripts Submission System in both Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx) and PDF.

Manuscript Preparation
There is no restriction on the length of manuscripts, but manuscripts should be concise and present a clear description of the research for reproducibility. All manuscripts should have not been published elsewhere and be not currently under consideration by another journal published by ITS or any other publisher.
The following information should be included in manuscript.
• Title 
The title should be limited to 25 words or less and should be specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the field.
• Author List and Affiliations
Complete authors’ full names, affiliations and email addresses. The affiliation includes: department/faculty name of organization, name of organization, city, state (if any), and country.
• Abstract
The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 300 words.
• Keywords 
Please provide 3-10 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
• Introduction
In this part, the problem being investigated in your paper should be stated briefly. Additionally, defining the purpose and significance of the work here by placing the study in a broad context is very necessary. You can also briefly and logically lead your readers to your assumptions, research questions and experimental designs or methods.
• Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient details so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
• Results and Discussion
This section should present your findings objectively, explaining them largely, concisely and precisely in text. It’s where you show how your results contribute to the body of scientific knowledge, so be clear and logical.
• Conclusions
The conclusion should clearly explain the main ideas of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
• Acknowledgments
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
• References 
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Journal Articles:
1. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D. Title of the article. Abbreviated Journal Name, Year, Volume, page range, DOI. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year).
Books and Book Chapters:
2. Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; page range, ISBN.
3. Author 1, A.; Author 2, B. Title of the chapter. In Book Title2nd ed.; Editor 1, A., Editor 2, B., Eds.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; Volume, page range; ISBN.
Unpublished work, submitted work, personal communication:
4. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C. Title of Unpublished Work. status (unpublished; manuscript in preparation).
5. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C. Title of Unpublished Work. Abbreviated Journal Name,
 stage of publication (under review; accepted; in press).
6. Author 1, A.B. (University, City, State, Country); Author 2, C. (Institute, City, State, Country). Personal communication, Year.
Conference Proceedings:
7. Author 1, A.B.; Author 2, C.D.; Author 3, E.F. Title of Presentation. In Title of the Collected Work (if available), Proceedings of the Name of the Conference, Location of Conference, Country, Date of Conference; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds. (if available); Publisher: City, Country, Year (if available); Abstract Number (optional), Pagination (optional).
Thesis:
8. Author 1, A.B. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion.
Websites:
9. Title of Site. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year).
10. Title of Site. URL (archived on Day Month Year).


General Editorial Procedure
All manuscript submitted on ITS will firstly be transmitted to the scientific editor to make an initial assessment. The obviously poor manuscripts will be rejected. After the assessment, manuscripts will be sent to at least two reviewers and be subject to rigorous peer-review to meet standards of academic excellence. The final decision whether the paper should be accepted or rejected is made by the academic editor, the accepted manuscripts will go through a final round of checks to ensure the formatting and content meet ITS technical requirements before publication.

Article Processing Charges
ITS (International Technology and Science Publisher) is an international scholarly publisher of peer-reviewed, open access journals. Under an open access model, everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in ITS journals. ITS doesn’t get any income no matter from subscriptions in electronic journals, or from viewing fees, and all of the publishing process, including the setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, peer-review processing, editing, publishing do cost a great sum of money. Therefore, publishing an article in ITS journal requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. The Article Process Charges for each paper is 200 GBP, apart from these Article Process Charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges, etc.

Copyright
ITS is an open access academic publisher under the Creative Commons License. Authors retain the copyright of the article published on ITS, but these articles are allowed to be shared, copied, distributed, transmitted, and adapted freely by the ITS without providing additional permission.