Journal of Surface Investigation: X-ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques

ISSN: 1027-4510 (Print) 1819-7094 (Online)

Description

The Journal of Surface Investigation spans the field of surface physics, from the preparation of samples, through physical and chemical properties of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures (including organic and biological materials), to data analysis and interpretation of results. The Journal focuses closely on novel experimental approaches to characterization of surfaces, interfaces and thin films by X-ray, synchrotron and neutron techniques, which are the most suited techniques for structural studies of nanosystems.

The Journal publishes original experimental and theoretical articles and reviews on the most current problems of surface phenomena, surface structure, physical and chemical properties, treatment and investigations of surfaces, as well as thin films, interfaces, and more. The Journal also presents special issues and proceedings of Russian and international conferences.

PEER REVIEW

Journal of Surface Investigation is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 30 reviewers, both internal and external (40%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 14 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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