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Artificial Photosynthesis


VERSITA Emerging Science

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    Artificial Photosynthesis is closed for submissions effective June 1, 2014

    Artificial Photosynthesis is an international journal which provides a platform for the publication of high-quality interdisciplinary research papers and critical review articles related to the production and/or storage of energy by processes inspired by natural photosynthesis. The scope of the journal covers all aspects of solar energy conversion and energy storage related to light harvesting, photoinduced electron transfer, dye-sensitized solar cells, organic photovoltaics, supercapacitors, water oxidation, hydrogen production and storage, carbon dioxide reduction, biofuels etc.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    • The only publication exclusively dedicated to Artificial Photosynthesis positioning the journal as the authoritative resource in the field.
    • Full Open Access without charge to subscribe and read.
    • Premier resource for high quality interdisciplinary research in the areas of solar energy conversion, storage and alternative fuel production. Essential reading for any researcher working within the fields of light harvesting, photoinduced electron transfer, dye-sensitized solar cells, organic photovoltaics, supercapacitors, water oxidation, hydrogen production and storage, carbon dioxide reduction, biofuels etc.
    • A high quality standard of publication is guaranteed by theglobally recognized Editorial Advisory Board.
    • Publishing high quality research articles, rapid communications, reviews and mini-reviews.

    Why submit

    • A globally recognized Editorial Advisory Board dedicated to promotion of the journal in the research community.
    • Accepting research articles, rapid communications, reviews and mini-reviews.
    • Full Open Access for readers and authors.
    • Fast and comprehensive peer-review.
    • Ease of contact with journal editors to expedite publication.
    • Language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions.


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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via email to artph.editorial@degruyteropen.com.

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium,
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal,
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience,
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper,
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles,
    • Communications and Rapid Communications*,
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews,
    • Vision papers,
    • Letter to the editor.

    Formatting Requirements

    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below), 
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format,
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as: 

    • your full name (submitted by),
    • full title of article and short title,
    • full list of authors with affiliations,
    • e-mail of the corresponding author,
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author,
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one,
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted).

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion.  For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

    Open Access License

    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

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    Editorial Information

    Anthony Harriman, Newcastle University, UK    

    Journal Editor:
    Ann Magnuson, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Carlo Alberto Bignozzi, Universita de Ferrara, Italy
    Julien Bonin, Université Paris Diderot, France
    Etsuko Fujita, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA
    Elena Galoppini, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
    Frederik C. Krebs, Risøe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy/Technical University of Denmark
    Antoni Llobet, Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Spain
    Deyang Qu, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
    Tingli Ma, State Key Lab. of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, China
    Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Leone Spiccia, Monash University, Australia
    Licheng Sun, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
    Darren Walsh, University of Nottingham, UK 

    Assistant Editors
    Lee Johnson, University of Nottingham, UK
    Shainaz M. Landge, Georgia Southern University, Georgia, USA
    Gerald Gilligan, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

    Editorial Office

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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