JJAP Special Issues

Dear SSDM 2017 Authors:

Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to submit their original papers on the significant part of their work presented at SSDM 2017 to the Special Issues of Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). JJAP is now published by IOP Publishing on behalf of The Japan Society of Applied Physics. Note that a special rate of publication charge (15,000JPY/article) is applied for SSDM 2017 special issue.

From February 2018, on-line publication will start. The paper-based publication is scheduled in the end of April 2018. Those who wish to submit a paper to the Special Issue should read through the information below and follow the instructions for preparing manuscripts.
( http://journals.jsap.jp/jjap/special-issues/information )

Special Notice: JJAP editorial policy has been changed. In the submitted paper, the authors must refer their corresponding extended abstract of SSDM 2017. Please do not forget this point when you submit a paper to the JJAP special issue.

The deadline for submission to the Special Issue is October 10, 2017 CLOSED.

Please be aware that there will be no extension of the deadline.

Publication schedule for the JJAP Special Issues

2017 September 19-22 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM 2017)
October 10 Paper submission deadline to the Special Issue (on-line)
No extension of the deadline is scheduled.
Middle of October Starting of review process
2018 January 20 Closing of all review process
February Beginning of on-line publication
April Paper-based publication of the Special Issue (Vol. 57, No. 4S)


  • (1)The paper submitted to the Special Issue should not have the text identical with one appeared in the SSDM2017 Extended Abstracts. The content of the paper should be original. It should be noted that you are not eligible for submission to the JJAP without presentation at the conference.
  • (2)The submitted paper will be reviewed based on the JJAP standard for an original paper. All papers submitted are not necessarily accepted in the final review.
  • (3)Note that such manuscript will not be included in the Special Issue that is not accepted for publication by the deadline of the review process, as a consequence of revisions requested by referees.
  • (4)From February 2018, on-line publication will start. The paper-based publication is scheduled in the end of April 2018.
  • (5)JJAP special issues are accepting regular papers, progress reviews, and brief notes. The authors of invited papers are also welcome to submit any original part of their presentations as a regular paper, or to submit a progress review. Above items from (1) to (4) are also applied for these cases.
  • (6)The authors (or their institution) are requested to pay a special rate of publication charge (15,000 JPY/article, no limitation of number of pages). The invoice will be sent to authors by e-mail within two or three days after the online publication.
  • (7)Authors should read the contents of the following URLs carefully before submitting papers: All papers should be submitted on-line through the above web site. Authors are requested to register as a user for the system to start the on-line submission.
  • (8)The manuscript submitted for SSDM2017 special issue is strongly expected to have no less than 30 references. From the investigation of the JJAP publication office, JJAP regular papers used to refer less number of papers in average, than those in typical journals in the same field, such as J. Appl. Phys (33 refs.) do. It is encouraged to refer your own previous papers and sufficient numbers of related papers, to clarify the originality of your paper.

Hiroyuki KAGESHIMA, Takuji HOSOI, and Satoshi IWAMOTO
Editors of the SSDM 2017 Special Issue

Program Committee Chair