Guide for Manuscript Preparation

A manuscript should be typewritten double spaced in 12-point type (Times New Roman or Courier New font). All pages of the manuscript should be numbered. The manuscript must include the essential elements: Title, Authors' name and Affiliation, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgements and References. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2 …), 1.2, etc.. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). 

Manuscript Types

The manuscripts could be submitted to JPST as research articles, reviews, short communications, case studies, and technical notes.


Review Articles should present a focused aspect on a topic of current interest or an emerging field. They are not intended as comprehensive literature surveys covering all aspects of the topic, but should include all major findings and bring together reports from a number of sources. These critical reviews should draw out comparisons and conflicts between work, and provide an overview of the 'state of the art'.


Research Papers are reports of complete, scientifically sound, and original research which contributes new knowledge to its field.

Contact Details for Submission 
Submission of all types of manuscripts to the Journal of Particle Science and Technology proceeds totally online. Via the journal website ( you will be guided step-by-step through the creation and uploading of the various files.


Submission Checklist 
You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.

Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
All necessary files have been uploaded.


Manuscript include:
• Keywords
• All figures (include relevant captions).
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes).
• Ensure all figures and tables citations in the text match the files provided.
• Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print.


Further considerations:
• Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare.
• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed.
• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements.

Ethics in Publishing 
Please see our information pages on 'Publication Ethics'.

Submission declaration and verification 
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service.

Role of the funding source 
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Our Online Submission System guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor-in-Chief decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.


Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.


Review Process 
A peer review system involving two or three reviewers is used to ensure high quality of manuscripts accepted for publication. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to decline formal review of the manuscript when it is deemed that the manuscript is:

1) on a topic outside the scope of the journal.

2) lacking technical merit.

3) fragmentary and provides marginally incremental results, or

4) is poorly written.


Use of word processing software 
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.

Manuscript structure

The title should clearly and comprehensively indicate emphasis and content of the manuscript. No abbreviation should be used in the title.


Authors and Affiliations 
Authors (first name surname, …) and affiliations (names and addresses of the institutions) should be placed below the title. Use an asterisk (*) to distinguish the corresponding author with a footnote containing phone number, fax number and email address of the person.


The abstract should present briefly (no more than 300 words) the purpose of the study, the significant new results and major conclusions. Abbreviations, diagrams, and reference should be avoided.


A maximum of five keywords should be provided below the abstract.


The introduction should indicate the brief historic background of the research. The research purpose should be clearly described at the last part of Introduction.


Materials and Methods or Experimental
The experimental section is including materials, the fabrication route of samples and measurements or characterizations (reaction conditions, description of apparatus, etc). Methods already published should be indicated by a reference.


Results and Discussion
This section should present the obtained results and discuss relationship between synthesis, structure and properties.


The significant conclusions of the research should be exhibited briefly in a "Conclusions" section.


Conflict of interest
Any conflict of interest should be presented.


Acknowledgements can be collated in a separate section before the references.




Citation in text 
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
References should be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. References should be compiled on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript and numbered (numbers in square brackets) in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference style


- Journals (APA 6th edition format)

[1] Wang, T., Vitantonio, G. D., Stebe, K. J., & Lee, D. (2020). Scalable Manufacturing of Hierarchical Biphasic Bicontinuous Structures via Vaporization-Induced Phase Separation (VIPS). ACS Materials Letters, 2(5), 524-530.


- Books

[2] Frank, R. H., & Bernanke, B. (2012). Principles of Economics (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.


- Patents

[3] Guo, Z., & Hahn, H. T., Method of fabrication of nanoparticulate composites using monomer stabilization, US Patent No. 8,372,908 (issued Feb. 12, 2013) .


- Chapter in an Edited Book

[4] Lawrence, J. A., & Dodds, A. E. (2003). Goal-directed activities and life-span development. In J. Valsiner & K. Connolly (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Psychology (pp. 517-533). Sage Publications.


- Conference Sessions and Presentations

[5] Taylor, J. A. (2006). Assessment: A tool for development and engagement in the first year of university study [Paper presentation]. The 9th Pacific Rim in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference, Griffith, Australia.


Highlights are consist of 3 to 5 key points of the article (maximum 90 characters, including spaces, per key point).


Graphical abstract
A graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.


Tables and Figures 
Figures and Tables must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript (Fig. 1, Table 1 etc.). A short descriptive title should be considered above each table and footnotes (indicated with super script lowercase letters) placed below. Vertical rules should be avoided.