MH 2014 University of Salford

MH 2014
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September 2015 update: The MH2014 proceedings are now available open access on ScienceDirect. Open access will be available for a period of 24 months.

The MH2014 Symposium Proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Alloys and Compounds, which will be edited by Professor Gavin Walker, the symposium co-chair. All delegates to the conference will receive a free hardcopy of the Proceedings, and the articles will also be available to view electronically through the Journal of Alloys and Compounds website.

The MH2012 Symposium Proceedings are now available on Science Direct.

Manuscripts for the Proceedings are invited from all speakers and poster presenters at the conference. The manuscripts will be peer reviewed and instruction for preparing the manuscript are given below. Invited speakers are allowed to submit a longer paper, as detailed below. Please note that manuscripts submitted by authors who do not pay their registration fee by the end of the symposium will be automatically withdrawn from the Proceedings.

Professor Gavin Walker, MH2014 Co-Chair and Editor of the Proceedings

Professor Gavin Walker, MH2014 Co-Chair and Editor of the Proceedings

Deadline for manuscript submission: 11th August 2014

Submission and peer review of Proceedings manuscripts will proceed entirely online via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors who have not used EES must choose "Register Now" on the "Log in" page.

After logging in:

1) Go to the "Author Main Menu" page

2) Click "Submit New Manuscript" link under the "New Submissions" category to go to the "New Submission" page

3) Select "Supplement: MH2014" from the "Article Type" drop-down menu, and click on "NEXT"

(Please note that this will not go live until shortly before the start of MH2014)

4) Input the full title of your manuscript, and submit the manuscript according to the instruction of EES

Questions can be sent to:

Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

Contributed and invited papers are limited to a maximum of 4 and 6 journal pages in length, respectively. Estimation of article length is as follows:

Contributed Papers

Abstract: 150 words
Text: 2400 words
Figures: 4

Invited Papers

Abstract: 200 words
Text: 3700 words
Figures: 6

One square figure in a journal column is estimated to have an area of ca. 150 words.

Elsevier's Guide to Publication should be consulted to prepare the manuscript.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.

Do NOT put the artworks in the text, only indicate their position.

A detailed guide on electronic artworks is available in the "Artwork and Multimedia Instructions PDF" (especially the sections "Generic Information", "Artwork Guidelines" and "Frequently Asked Questions"), at "Artwork & Media Instructions" on the Elsevier website.

Formats allowed:

EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics"
TIFF: Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi
TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required
DOC, XLS or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office applications, please supply "as is"

Reference Style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Example: " demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result..."

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference to a journal publication:

[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2000) 51-59

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 1999, pp. 281-304.