# Instructions for Authors

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# 1 Writing Style

Contributors to Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology should follow a commonly accepted in scientific publications writing style. Although no particular length limit on each entry is imposed, the entries should be concise, but self-contained. The Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology is using English as a present day language of science. The authors, especially from non-English speaking countries, should ensure proper English usage of spelling and grammar.

# 2 Layout

1. Entry Title
2. Author(s) Names and Affiliation(s) - author(s) names will be linked to author(s) biographical entries with a description of research and interests.
3. Start with a dictionary-like definition of the main topic (1 sentence to 1 paragraph long). This definition should be conceptually accessible to a broad audience of readers.
4. Table of Contents - list content of your entry.
5. Content - Progress from more basic to more advanced concepts. This is the main body of the entry.
6. References - follow Chicago Style. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
7. Further reading - follow Chicago Style.
8. External links - external links to entry related issues.

# 3 Formatting Issues

No particular length of your entry (article) is imposed. A plain MS Word document will be satisfactory:

1. Your document submission (your name.docx)
2. Clearly marked figures (artwork, we accept color artwork) your name.* (all reasonable formats are OK).
3. For references could you follow Chicago Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html) and MS Word referencing mode.
4. For equations use MS Word Math editor and add LaTeX (https://www.latex-project.org/) code for these equations. The final entry will be typeset by us and we are working with LaTeX. editor. For example equation in Ms Word Math is $\frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm d x}I(x)=-\alpha cI(x)\tag {1}$

and its LaTeX code is \frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm d x}I(x)=-\alpha cI(x)\tag {1}.

$\langle n | \psi_1(t) \rangle\frac{1}{i \hbar}=\int_0^t d \tau g e^{-i E_b \tau /\hbar } e^{-i n \Delta (t- \tau)/\hbar }=g \frac{ 1 - e^{i (n \Delta - E_b )t/\hbar } }{n \Delta - E_b } e^{-i n \Delta t /\hbar }\tag {2}$

and its LaTeX code is \langle n | \psi_1(t) \rangle\frac{1}{i \hbar}=\int_0^t d \tau g e^{-i E_b \tau /\hbar } e^{-i n \Delta (t- \tau)/\hbar }=g \frac{ 1 - e^{i (n \Delta - E_b )t/\hbar } }{n \Delta - E_b } e^{-i n \Delta t /\hbar }\tag {2}

5. We use MathJax (https://www.mathjax.org/) as a cross-browser JavaScript library that displays mathematical notation in web browsers, using MathML (https://www.w3.org/Math/), LaTeX and ASCIIMathML (http://asciimath.org/) markup.

6. The author(s) are asked to indicate in their manuscript the words which in their opinion should be represented as entries in Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology. This distinction should be done by underlining the word and using a blue font color for it. The authors should be careful as, for example, the words "photoelectron transfer" are a separate entry in Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology, but the word electron obviously does not belong to this category. During the entry typesetting, featured words will be linked to their respective entries in Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology.

# 4 Copyright

Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology is free of charge and open to everyone to read, study and printout. All contributors in Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology are published under a Creative Commons (CC) License (https://creativecommons.org/).

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

# 5 Peer-review

All entries before publication in Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology will be peer-reviewed to ensure highest standards and quality.

# 6 Article Maintenance

The aim of Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology is to collect and represent all knowledge related to NanoScience and NanoTechnology in its broadest sense. In it, we have two borderline entries and all remaining one in between. The borderline entries are:

1. Fundamental Entries - entries accounting for basic physical and chemical definitions and concepts,
2. Advanced Entries - state of art accounts of all topics related to Nanoscience and NanoTechnlogy.

Fundamental Entries will require a little editorial attention after their approval. However, the Advanced Entries will have a "live" character, and the author(s) at their discretion will be required to update these entries from time to time. The latest edition of an entry will appear in Encyclopedia of NanoScience and NanoTechnology. The history of all updates will be available online in entry history file. Chicago Reference Style requires specification of date when the file was accessed and thus clear identification of updated versions of each entry will be available.