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Editorial policy: Advanced Ceramics Progress (ACERP) is a peer reviewed journal that publishes high-quality reviews, original basic and applied research contributions as well as recent technological developments in ceramic materials science and engineering.

Reviewers: The authors should provide the names and e-mail addresses of up to 3 potential reviewers from at least 2 different countries. Authors may also indicate names of reviewers whom they wish to be excluded from reviewing their manuscripts.

Unpublished   material: Submission of a manuscript to S ACERP implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission to ACERP.

Submission of manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be submitted online at: Please check for the latest news.

Preparation of manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be written in clear and concise English.  Please have your text proofread by a native English speaker before you submit it for consideration.
Formatting should be kept to a minimum.  Do not create headers or footers, page breaks or arrange your text with the space key. Include page numbers. Please avoid footnotes in the text, use parentheses instead. There is no page limit on Reviews.

Cover  letter:
Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter containing a brief statement by the authors as to the focus and novelty of their article. The name and complete contact information of the corresponding author should be given.

The structure of a submission should follow this order: Title, authors, affiliations,  abstract  (50-200  words),  keywords  (maximum  5),  list  of abbreviations,  main  text,  acknowledgements,  appendices,  references,  captions,  tables and figures.  Equations  must  be  clearly  printed  and numbered  sequentially  with  Arabic  numbers  enclosed  with  round parentheses at the right-hand margin.

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Each article cited in a manuscript should receive its own numeral in square brackets, e.g., [1], [2] etc.

References in the reference list should be given in the following format:

Articles  in  journals: 
[1]  Balsara  NP,  Fetters  LJ,   Hadjichristidis N,  Lohse  DJ,  Han  CC,  Graessley  WW,  Krishnamoorti  R. Macromolecules  1999, 32, 6137–6147.
Articles ahead of print (doi):
[2] McCann MTP, Mooney DA, Rahman M,  Dowling  DP,  MacElroy  JMD: ACS  Appl.  Mater.  Interfaces, doi: 10.1021/am100904w
Books and Monographs:
[3] Mark, HF, Bikales, NM, Overberger, CC, Menges, G, Eds., Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, 2nd ed., Wiley-Interscience: New York, 1999.
Chapters and Papers in edited books:
[4] Wignall, GD. In Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, 2nd ed., Mark, HF, Bikales, NM, Overberger, CC, Menges, G, Eds., Wiley-Interscience: New York, 1999, Vol. 10, p 112.

Submit tables on separate pages and number them consecutively using Arabic numerals.

Provide  a  short  descriptive  title,  column  headings,  and  (if  necessary) footnotes to make each table self-explanatory. Refer to tables in the text as Table 1, etc. Use Table 1, etc. in the table legends.

Do not embed figures within the text body of the manuscript; submit figures in separate files. All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality. They will be reduced in size to fit, whenever possible, the width of a single column. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.). Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should  have  a  minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are encouraged to submit illustrations in color if necessary for conveying their scientific content. Publication of color figures is provided free of charge both in online and print editions. Line           drawings must  be  of  reproduction-ready  quality.  Please note  that  faint  shading  may  be  lost  upon  reproduction.  When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grayscales. Lettering of all  figures  should  be  uniform  in  style. A  resolution  of  1200  dpi  is recommended.

It  is  the  authors'  responsibility  to  obtain  permission  (see Permission Request Form) to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published.