SPM Special Issue

Paper Submission to SPM Special Issue

We collect papers submitted to the colloquium and publish them as Special Issue "Scanning Probe Microscopy" articles in Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP), an IOP Journal. Special Issue articles and regular issue articles are published in the same issue. Special Issue articles are also accumulated in the table of contents (TOC) of Special Issue "Scanning Probe Microscopy" as is currently the case. All the papers included in this special issue will be treated as "free access papers" for one year after publication.

Articles in Special Issues of JJAP are peer-reviewed on the standard for JJAP's regular research paper. So, they are highly rated compared to those in non-reviewed proceedings and bulletins. We are grateful if you submit your valuable research papers for possible inclusion in this special issue.

Here are some remarks on submission and peer reviewing of the articles.

Publication Schedule

  • Paper submission deadline is Jan 15, 2024.
  • You can submit your manuscript for SPM Special Issue after the colloquium..
  • The submitted manuscript will be transferred to peer-reviewing and editing process as soon as possible so that earlier acceptance for publication is possible.
  • The editorial processes must be completed by May 25, 2024. All the articles to be included in the Special Issue should be accepted for publication by this limit.

JJAP Special Issues

JJAP publishes a number of Special Issues each year. These feature research articles presented at major international conferences. These articles are fully peer-reviewed to JJAP's usual acceptance criteria. Eighteen special issues are planned for 2018. Click here for a list of the 2018 Special Issues. cited from JJAP website

Submission guidlines, publication fees

  • Peer-reviewing will be done based on the standard for JJAP's regular research articles; your manuscript must be of high quality that deserves publication in JJAP.
  • Publication fee is charged for each accepted article except those from the invited speakers.

    • Progress Review: 40,000 JPY
    • Regular Paper: 40,000 JPY
  • We welcome "Regular Papers <RP>" and "Progress Reviews <RV>" from invited speakers.
  • Only "Regular Papers," i.e. original research articles, are accepted from contributed speakers. However, winners of "ICSPM Poster Award" will be granted the privilege to submit "Progress Reviews".
  • Contents of articles from contributed presentations must be included in the actual presentation in ICSPM31 except minimal additional supporting data etc.
  • If your presentation in ICSPM31 is not approved by the Program Committee or is withdrawn, your article will be also cancelled.

How to submit a paper

  • Special Issues has its own submission website, which is separated from regular issues.
    Login to the submission system from the following link. Create an account if you have not done. JJAP Special Issues submission website.
  • Choose "Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM2023)" for the field "Select Special Issue" in the submission form.
  • For the "Conference program number" field in the submission form, please enter the "Paper Submission Code" in a form of "2023ICSPM000" that is issued upon abstract submission.

    Conference program number Field:
      Session number

    Paper Submission Code:
      Submission code
  • Reviewers are not limited to ICSPM participants.

Awards and privileges

The ICSPM Poster Award winners as well as the authors of excellent contributed talks endorsed by the program committee will be qualified to write a Review article for the JJAP Special Issues, being equivalent to Invited presenters.

Other contributors are requested to submit their original scientific papers for the issue.

In addition, the organizing committee are also planning to set up a ICSPM Best Paper Award.

New Partnership of JJAP and IOP Publishing

In 2014, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) and Applied Physics Express (APEX) established a partnership with IOP Publishing. The extensive archive of over 65 thousand articles for JJAP and APEX is now available online at IOPscience website.
This new partnership will largely enhance the circulation and paper citation of JJAP and APEX.

Previous Proceedings and Special Issues

Proceedings and Special Issues of previous ICSPM's can be seen at following address.