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Fluorescent Materials


Emerging Science

Open Access

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    Fluorescent Materials is a peer-reviewed, electronic-only multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing original research of high quality and impact covering all aspects of fluorescent materials, including novel synthetic methods, fundamental properties and advanced applications. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the topics covered in Fluorescent Materials:

    • Synthesis and processing of organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials by physical, chemical, and biological methods
    • Emerging materials such as carbon quantum dots, carbon nanodots, graphene quantum dots, graphene oxide quantum dots
    • Down-conversion and up-conversion materials
    • Mechanochromic materials
    • Modeling and simulation of synthetic, assembly, and interaction processes
    • Nature of luminescence centers
    • Transient and coherent phenomena
    • Fluorescent biomarkers and their spectroscopy
    • Low-dimensional systems, quantum dots, single molecule and single-particle spectroscopy
    • Electroluminescent devices and solid-state lighting
    • Biophotonics and bioimaging
    • Fluorescence-based sensors

    In addition to publishing rapid communications and research articles, Fluorescent Materials also publishes topical reviews on themes of particular current interest to the community.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read 

    The goal of the journal is to be the first and main publishing option for authors writing on fluorescent materials and related topics, and a hub integrating the relevant research community in the field of biology, chemistry, materials science and physics.
    For readers the journal will position itself as the central and most authoritative publication in the topics of fluorescent materials and its applications.

    Why submit 

    Ever since its inception, Fluorescent Materials has been offering fast and comprehensive peer-review, while featuring prominent researchers among its Advisory Board. As a result, the journal is set to acquire a growing reputation as the main publication in the field of fluorescent materials, thus leading to a significant Impact Factor. Moreover, during the first two years of publication, open access publication fees are to be waived for all authors.


    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via e-mail at FMA.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 accepts the following publication formats:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Vision Papers
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Cover Letter
    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the 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.

    Conflict of interest declaration
    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 are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

    Open Access License
    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the journal 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.

    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

    Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    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.

    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Fluorescent Materials is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Paperbase
    • Pirabase
    • Polish Scientific Journals Database
    • Polymer Library
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • ResearchGate
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Shu Ping Lau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Hongxing Jiang, Texas Tech University, USA
    Liang-Sheng Liao, Soochow University, China
    Yun Liu, Australian National University, Australia
    Xiaogang Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Jianhua Hao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Chris Richards, University of Kentucky, USA
    Kee-Sun Sohn, Sejong University, Korea
    Fiorenzo Vetrone, University of Quebec, Canada
    Takashi Yatsui, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Gyu-Chul Yi, Seoul National University, Korea

    Jwo-Huei Jou, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Seth Rasmussen, North Dakota State University, USA
    Kar Seng Teng, Swansea University, UK

    Assistant Editors
    Simon Luk Chi Man, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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

    Editorial Contact
    Shu Ping Lau

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