ISSP2017: Guide for Authors

Note that the submission of on-site proceeding manuscript is mandatory. Without this, post-symposium manuscript will not be accepted.

Instruction to submit a manuscript for on-site proceedings


May 12, 2017

Address for submission and inquiries

You should submit your manuscript file in PDF format via Proceeding Submission page. Recommended size of PDF file is less than 4M-byte.

If you can not convert your manuscript to PDF file, please contact to ISSP2017 Office.

Copyright Form

The ISSP committee requires the Copyright Form filled out by an authorized person. The Copyright Form is available in:

Please fill out the form, convert it into PDF, and attach it at the end of your on-site proceeding manuscript. Then, please submit the combined file via Proceeding Submission page. Namely, the pdf file to be submitted will be:

If you can not combine the Copyright Form with your manuscript, please send the form to ISSP2017 Office by an e-mail. In this case, it is appreciated if you name the Copyright Form file with your program number and your name (ex. "CopyrightForm_AP_3-1P_Y_Yamada.pdf").

Instruction for manuscript preparation

Sample file for manuscript is available in:

Both includes the Copyright Form at the end of the document. You can use the Word file as a template if you prefer. Before submission, don't forget to convert your manuscript to PDF Format. Please DO NOT forget to embed the fonts into the PDF file.


Figures, Tables and Photographs



It should be noted that manuscript that does not meet the above requirements may not be included in the on-site proceedings.

Guide for Presentation




Invited Presentations (Oral and Poster)

Invited speakers present both oral and poster presentations.

Oral presentation: 40 minutes for presentation including 5 minutes discussion, and Poster presentation: Evening session (based on the oral presentation).

Presentation A & Manufacturer's Presentation (Oral and Poster)

The authors present both oral and poster presentations.

Oral presentation: 20 minutes for presentation including 5 minutes discussion, and Poster presentation: Evening session (based on the oral presentation).

Presentation B (Poster)

The authors present only poster presentation.

Poster presentation: Evening session.

Equipment for Presentation

Oral presentation

The oral presentation room will be equipped with a LCD projector and projector-sharing switcher.

Please test your laptop PC during the break time before your session. Bring the copy of your file for presentation saved in CD-R, CD-RW or USB memory for any possible trouble on your PC. Substitutive PC, in which Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Reader are installed, is prepared in the meeting place. 35-mm slide projector or any other equipment is NOT prepared. If you need this equipment for your presentation, contact to the committee after submitted your manuscript, please.

Poster presentation

A poster board of 180 cm width and 90 cm height is prepared for poster presentation.

The presenting authors should prepare posters that is written in bigger font (over 24 points) for poster session. The presenting authors in the oral sessions also should present posters in the poster sessions for discussion based on their oral presentations. The copies of slides used in the oral session are permitted for the poster presentation.

Contribution to post-symposium special issue of J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A

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Papers presented at the 14th ISSP 2017 shall be submitted for publication in the Mar/Apr JVST A 2018 issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A (JVST A). The papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers appear online immediately after proof processing. There are no page charges.

Papers will be reviewed according to criteria set by the JVST and must meet JVST standards for both technical content and written English. All manuscripts are reviewed to the same standards as regular JVST submissions.

Submit your manuscripts to the JVST A journal, chosen for your specific conference, using the journals' online manuscript submission system, the JVST Peer X-Press site:

In preparing your article, you should follow the instructions for contributors, which may be found on the Information for Contributors link at

Authors are encouraged to use the JVST templates. The easiest way to prepare your manuscript is to use the available JVST Article Template to delete and replace text as necessary. Click here for the JVST Article Temple for MS Word.

Note that acceptance to present at the conference does not guarantee the acceptance of the manuscript. To be published in JVST, the manuscript must:

Note: Authors should select "Regular Article" as the type of paper within the conference special issue (not Letter, Shop Note, etc.)

It is very IMPORTANT that authors indicate to which conference the paper is submitted. Online, you will have an opportunity to tell us that your paper is a part of a conference by choosing "Conference/Special Issue" under the article type and then the conference name from a list.

Acceptable manuscript file types are MSWord, LaTeX, and PDF. For the initial submission/review process, a single PDF or MSWord file with embedded figures is needed. However, once a paper is accepted, MSWord or TeX file of the text, any tables and the list of figure captions along with the separate figure files will be required for final production. Use of color in figures is encouraged.

Figures appear online in color for free. Prepare illustrations in the final published size, not oversized or undersized.

For any other details about manuscript preparation, please refer to the JVST A journal web page, Author tab, Information for Contributors.

Manuscript deadline: September 8, 2017

Note: Please observe the deadline to allow for timely processing. JVST will try to include papers submitted after this deadline with the conference special issue, but these papers may appear in a later issue.


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