If you are unable to download/access the Word version of the proposal form, please copy the text below into your choice of word processing software and complete the missing fields. Please email the completed proposal file to the editorial team at mtproceedings@elsevier.com.

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Proposal for Publication in Materials Today: Proceedings

Materials Today: Proceedings welcomes proposals for publishing conference proceedings.

Your proposal will be evaluated based on suitability of scope and quality criteria, including the assurance that all papers are original, will be subject to peer review before acceptance and have not been/will not be published elsewhere. Once a decision is made, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Please note that only conferences and papers within the scope of materials science are suitable for publication.

In order to properly evaluate your proposal, we would like to ask you for some further information. Thank you.

 

  • Title: 
  • Abbreviated title (a 5-10-character label that will be used during article submission/production):
  • Date
  • Venue:
  • Conference website (URL):

If the website is not available now, an announcement on the conference and/or call for papers is appreciated, in addition to further details such as discussion topics, a list of the invited speakers, and the conference program. 

  • Scope of the conference (list of topics):
  • Conference Organiser (eg, name of University or Society):
  • Conference Chair:
  • Estimated number of participants:
  • Has the conference been run previously and if so how many times? Can you provide details/URL of the previous conference (s)?:

 

Each issue requires a single individual to act as the Lead (Managing) Guest Editor. Please provide their details below. Lead (Managing) Guest Editors may assign papers to other Guest Editors. Add new lines to list EVERY Guest Editor below. A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 8 Guest Editors may be listed.

For prompt processing, we strongly recommend that the CVs/Publication Lists of all Guest Editors are provided with the completed proposal form. 

  • Lead (Managing) Guest Editor name and affiliation:
  • Lead (Managing) Guest Editor email:
  • Has the Lead (Managing) Guest Editor been a guest editor for conference proceedings before? If yes, please specify which proceedings:
  • Has the Lead (Managing) Guest Editor been a reviewer for journal articles? If yes, please specify which journals:
  • Additional Guest Editor 1 name and affiliation:
  • Additional Guest Editor 1 email:
  • Has Additional Guest Editor 1 been a guest editor for conference proceedings before? If yes, please specify which proceedings:
  • Has Additional Guest Editor 1 been a reviewer for journal articles? If yes, please specify which journals:
  • Additional Guest Editor 2 name and affiliation:
  • Additional Guest Editor 2 email:
  • Has Additional Guest Editor 2 been a guest editor for conference proceedings before? If yes, please specify which proceedings:
  • Has Additional Guest Editor 2 been a reviewer for journal articles? If yes, please specify which journals:

Add/Delete lines for Additional Guest Editors as required.

  • Are all Guest Editor(s) familiar with Elsevier Policies relevant to peer review? (answer YES or NO):  

(Please review the policies http://www.elsevier.com/reviewers/peer-review#policies)

Please note: The use of Elsevier’s editorial management system is now a required component of publishing in Materials Today: Proceedings. The Guest Editor(s) will use the editorial management system to collect submissions, conduct peer review, request revisions, and ultimately accept/reject manuscripts. Submissions outside of the editorial management system can no longer be published.

 

  • Expected number of manuscripts:

Please note that manuscripts shorter than 3 pages cannot be accepted.

  • Expected date of FIRST submission:
  • Expected date of FINAL (revised) submission – date submission portal should be closed after:
  • Expected date of FINAL accepted article – date the issue should be compiled after:
  • Please confirm that only those papers within the scope of materials science, and subjected to a full and proper peer review process (including a minimum of two referees per paper) will be submitted to the journal:

 

The following information will not be used to assess the suitability of the conference for publication in Materials Today: Proceedings – however, the information must be completed to permit prompt processing.

 

The journal offers Open Access and traditional Subscription based publishing options.

Publishing proceedings Open Access means that articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. The conference is responsible for the cost of publication.

Publishing proceedings via the Subscriptions route means that articles are accessible to institutions and individuals that subscribe to the journal: with journal subscribers ultimately responsible for the publication costs.

  • Please indicate whether you require Open Access or Subscription based publication:

 

Do you require large amounts (more than 100 copies) of physical copies of the proceedings? If so, please indicate your interest in the amount and format, so that we may advise on pricing.

  • Hardback Copies                            Quantity ________  
  • Softback Copies                             Quantity ________
  • USB’S                                               Quantity ________ 
  • CD’S                                                 Quantity ________
  • Date required by:

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