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Hybrid Materials


Emerging Science

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    Hybrid Materials is closed for submissions since February 24, 2016.

    Hybrid Materials in Optoelectronics
    Coordinating Editors:
    Elizabeth von Hauff

    The journal Hybrid Materials is dedicated to the formation and fabrication of hybrid materials and nanocomposites, their structural and physicochemical investigation as well as to their processing and engineering for various applications. Fundamental aspects such as novel material synthesis approaches, the exploration of structure-function relations as well as the investigation of novel properties and their impact on applications are within the scope of this journal. Due to the high interdisciplinary character of the research topic, contributions of researchers from various fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering sciences are welcome. A short description of the terminology "Hybrid Materials" can be found in the Instructions for Authors describing the scope of the journal in more detail.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    The goal of Hybrid Materials is to feature high quality articles on the synthesis, investigation and application of hybrid materials. It covers both, fundamental and applied research topics and is of highly interdisciplinary nature aiming contributions from academia as well as from research institutes and companies. The journal is available online free of charge.

    Why submit

    • No publication charge for articles published in the first two volumes.
    • A fast and comprehensive peer review ensures a rapid publication,
    • The free availability of the journal ensures a broad distribution and good recognition,
    • Prominent scholars are in the Advisory Board and high-quality submissions are targeted from well recognized and productive scholars in the field,
    • The journal aims to establish high recognition and impact within the scientific community to become a central publication source,
    • Accepting Research Articles, Reviews and Mini-Reviews as well as Methods and Techniques of general interest for hybrid materials,
    • Citation in essential bibliographic databases.


    Emerging Science
    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/hyma/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at hyma.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

    Hybrid Materials is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • Inspec
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Paperbase
    • Pirabase
    • Polish Scientific Journals Database
    • Polymer Library
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • ReadCube
    • ResearchGate
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • TEMA Technik und Management
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Journal Editor
    Michael Krueger, University of Freiburg, Germany 

    Associate Editor
    Raj Das, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Elizabeth von Hauff, University of Freiburg, Germany 
    Matthias Karg, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Ravin Narain, University of Alberta, Canada
    Ester Segal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Nicolas Alonso-Vante, University of Poitiers, France
    Lennart Bergström, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Hilmi Volkan Demir, Bilkent University, Turkey
    Hossam Haik, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
    Kazunori Kataoka, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Guido Kickelbick, University of the Saarland, Germany
    Kazuyuki Kuroda, Waseda University, Japan
    Jean-Marie Lehn, University of Strasbourg, France
    Charles Lieber, Harvard University, USA
    Luis M. Liz-Marzan, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain
    Charles R. Martin, University of Florida, USA
    Marie-Paule Pileni, University P&M Curie, UPMC, France
    Andrey Rogach, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
    Ullrich Scherf, University of Wuppertal, Germany
    G. D. Scholes, University of Toronto, Canada
    Prasad Shastri, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Osamu Tabata, Kyoto University, Japan
    Surya Kant Tripathi, Panjab University of Chandigarh, India 

    Assistant Editors
    Muhammad Bashouti, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
    Masih Darbandi, Vanderbilt University, USA
    Hyojung Cha, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
    Sven Kerzenmacher, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Dipak Vitthal Pinjari, Institute of Chemical Technology (Deemed University), India
    Stuart Thickett, University of New South Wales, Australia

    Language Editors
    Gregory Stevens, University of Freiburg, Germany

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