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Only those articles will be accepted and sent for review that are not published or considered of publication elsewhere, however articles that have been rejected solely on the grounds that its subject matter was inappropriate for that journal may be submitted for consideration. The author(s) must ensure that no copyright is violated and its is the responsibility of the author)(s)to provide the editor with the permission to reproduce any material. An electronic copy via e-mail of the manuscript for publication) paper, communication or letter) should be sent direct to the Editor of the journal. Original prints of the micrographs (good quality electronics copies), drawings or figures will be required for enhanced quality of publication.
The text should be typed 1.5 space with 3.5 cm left margin and 2.6 cm the other three margins on one side of the paper only tables, figure titles and references should be given separately at the end of the main text after references. Confusing titles and abstracts should be avoided and should be as informative as possible. Abstract should be as informative and comprehensive as possible and should be kept limited to 250 words. Outstanding results must be briefly and consistently given in the abstract and attempt should be made to include each and every new data.
Symbols and foumulae should be clearly typed. The use of dots, bars and similar characters over symbols or the use of dots as multiplication signs and bars for brackets should be avoided. Suffixes (subscripts) and indices (superscripts) must be clearly indicated. Complicated suffixes and indices should be avoided where possible. References should be numbered in the text where they occur, and a complete list of references given at the end of the paper. The Society�s publications use the BSI Numeric System for references �e.g. author(s), title of contribution, title of periodical, book, report or conference, year of publication, volume number, issue number, page number. Illustration should be kept to a minimum. When the paper is first submitted, clear prints or graphs, sketches or photographs should be provided. If the paper is accepted, authors are asked to provide the original drawings if possible and clear, glossy photographs. All diagrams should be produced to the same scale. Good quality electronics copies are most welcome.
Reference format for Journal article, thesis, book and conference proceedings are given below and must be followed to avoid rejection or delay in the processing of the submitted manuscripts:
1. Lee WE, Iqbal Y. Influence of mixing on mullite formation in porcelain. J Euro Ceram Soc 2001; 21: 2583-2586.
2. Tarvornapanich t. Recycled colorless soda-lime-silica glass as an alternative flux in white wares. PhD Thesis. University of Sheffield, UK (2006).
3. Ojovan MI, Lee WE. New developments in glassy nuclear waste forms. Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2007.
4. Juoi JM, Ojovan MI, Lee WE. Development of glass-composite materials for radioactive waste immobilization, Proc. ICEM�05,ASME,Glasgow, ICEM-1069 2005.
Communications and letters should not normally be more than two journal pages in length, i.e. approximately 2000 words of text including their equivalent in diagrams. An abstract is required for contributions submitted as a communication but not for a letter.
All papers submitted are sent to referees who are asked for their opinion on the value of the paper and any ways in which it might be improved. The reports of the referees are sent (anonymously) to the authors, with editorial comments. The author�s replies to these comments are taken into account before deciding to accept, reject or ask for revision of the paper. If revision is required, the final decision will be taken after the Editor has had the opportunity to study the revised version of the paper.
Once a submission has been accepted it is forwarded to the Co-Editor who will deal with scheduling of publication, proofs and reprints and will indicate in which issue the paper is expected to appear.
Authors may request for a soft copy of the final version of the paper for distribution of the same or a print copy of the same.
All manuscripts should be prepared in a standard format with separate sections titled Abstract, Introduction, Experimental. Methods, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions. All manuscripts submitted must accompany a copy of the attached Author�s Certificate duly signed by all the authors included in the manuscript. Scanned signed copies of the author�s certificate are acceptable.