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Submission of ManuscriptsAuthors are required to submit their articles using the onlinesubmission system at http://ees.elsevier.com/diamond. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. Please note that even though manuscript source files are converted to PDF at submission for the review process, these source files are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the Author’s homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail. The source document MUST contain the text and imbedded figures and is uploaded in step 2. The high-quality figures should then beuploaded separately in step 4.
The prime novelty of submitted papers and projected interest to the scientific community is very important to the journal and will be considered during the review process. To this end, authors are requested to provide with their manuscripts a short (1-2 line) statement of the new information contained therein. This statement should be entitled “prime novelty statement”.
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In order to achieve rapid publication, it is essential to precisely follow these instructions. Failure to do so can result in a delay in publication.
Preparation of ManuscriptsSome flexibility of presentation will be allowed but authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under such headings as Introduction, Experimental Details, Results, Discussion etc. Each paper should have a self-contained abstract of 50-200 words. References should be numbered consecutively throughout the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstract Service Source Index and Supplement. The abbreviated title should be followed by volume number, year (in parentheses) and page number.
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Instructions to AuthorsDIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS
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P. K. BachmannPHILIPS ResearchLaboratories,D- 52066 Aachen,Germany
J. T. GlassDuke University,Durham, North Carolina27708- 0300, USA
R. HaubnerVienna University ofTechnology,Wien, Austria
H. KandaTsukuba Expo Center2-9 Azuma, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0031Japan
H. KawaradaWaseda University,Tokyo, Japan
Founding EditorR. Messier
K. KobashiKobe Steel Ltd,Kobe 651- 2271,Japan
S.- T. LeeCity University of Hong Kong,Kowloon,Hong Kong SAR
A. MainwoodKings College London,London WC2R 2LS, UK
C.E. NebelFraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid State Physics, Freiburg, 79108 Germany
M. NesladekCEA-LIST, DRT, Gif sur Yvette 91191, France
S. PrawerUniversity of Melbourne,Victoria, 3052,Australia
J. RobertsonUniversity of Cambridge,Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK
M. SchreckUniversity of Augsburg,D- 86135 Augsburg,Germany
G.M. SwainMichigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322, USA
A. TagliaferroPolitecnico Torino, Torino 10129, Italy