OAJ Materials and Devices: Announcements 2022-02-20T19:36:07+00:00 Open Journal Systems <p>Materials and Devices is an Open Access journal managed by academics, which publishes original, and peer-reviewed papers accessible only via internet, freely for all. Your published article can be freely downloaded, and self archiving of your paper is allowed and encouraged!</p> <p>The topics covered by the journal are wide, Materials and Devices aims at publishing papers on all aspects of studies on materials, and related devices. This includes solid state physics and chemistry, chemical physics, materials science, microelectronics, photonics,... and all types of materials.</p> <p>Papers on biomaterials, geomaterials, archeomaterials or on studies of ancient materials are also welcome. A particular attention is also paid on environmental studies related with materials and on materials relevant to environment preservation.</p> <p>Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on theoretical studies applied to materials, including pure mathematical approaches, physical approaches, models, numerical simulations, etc.</p> <p>We apply « the principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing» as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).<br /><br />Materials and Devices is now indexed by the DOAJ and published articles receive a DOI. </p> <p>Articles are published under the responsability of authors, in particular concerning the respect of copyrights; we ask authors to consider this point very seriously because any figure (or table) already published (even by the author himself) in another journal is generally submitted to copyrights. In that case authors should ask for permission to reproduce the figure in his article.</p> <p>Another very important point is plagiarism. Authors should be careful not to plagiarize other works; we check articles for plagiarism, and authors who would submit a plagiarized article (or partially plagiarized) will be bannished from the journal.</p> <p>Readers are aware that the contents of published articles may involve hazardous experiments if reproduced; the reproduction of experimental procedures described in articles is under the responsability of readers and their own analysis of potential danger.</p> <p><strong>Downloads: <a href="">Flier of the journal </a> Article templates:</strong> there is a special template for review articles, other types of articles may be edited with the general template. See the last issue of the journal to get the updated templates, containing also instructions for authors.</p> A new type of articles to be accepted in Materials and Devices: "METHODS" 2022-02-20T19:36:07+00:00 OAJ Materials and Devices <p><strong>This type of article concerns all kinds of methods, whether theoretical, computational, experimental, or sample preparation methods</strong>, whether in the form of crystals, nanomaterials, thin or thick films, multilayers, etc. These articles can be submitted before or after the publication of other articles (*) that use the method described.</p> <p><strong>The expected structure of these articles</strong> is a brief justification of the work, followed by the detailed presentation of the method presented, as well as a short description of typical results obtained by the method in question.</p> <p><br>And as usually, publications are free of charges for authors ! Submissions may be as a free style manuscript: you will be expected to prepare the final manuscript according to the template only when it is accepted !</p> <p>You have methods to present in details ? Prepare the text, register as author, and submit it in the site of the journal (<a title="register" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">register</a>) following instructions! Please enter all authors names! Thank you !</p> <p>(*) if you prepare the «&nbsp;METHOD&nbsp;» article after the article(s) that used the method to describe in detail, please respect copyrights&nbsp;!</p> 2022-02-20T19:36:07+00:00 Situation due to Covid19 2021-02-28T01:22:42+00:00 OAJ Materials and Devices <p>We finance our association through the organization of scientific meetings, but due to the Covid crisis two meetings that should take place in 2020, were cancelled, together with the articles that should be published in the proceedings of these events. This is the reason why the flux of published articles has gone down and the closing of volume 5 has been delayed. Happily, we had the project to publish a book "Perovskites and other Framework Structure crystalline materials", and this book is now available in Amazon, Google Books and through distributors and retailers related with Lulu. Chapters are also freely available in the site of the journal.</p> <p>See the book's site at: <a title="book's site" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> 2021-02-28T01:22:42+00:00