Informacije MIDEM

Journal of Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials
 

INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS:

Informacije MIDEM - Journal of Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials (ISSN 0352-90459) is a scientific-professional journal of Professional Society for Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials – MIDEM. In the Journal, scientific and professional contributions are published covering the field of microelectronics, electronic components and materials. All papers are subject to blind peer review.

Types of Contribution

The main article types are as follows:

  • Original scientific paper: Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. Authors should not unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts, although Short Communications of preliminary, but significant, results will be considered. Quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.
  • Review scientific papers (upon invitation only): These provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research. Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA guidelines.
Informacije MIDEM has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

Manuscripts submitted to Informacije MIDEM should neither have been published before nor be under consideration for publication in another journal.

Accepted File Formats

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript or at least format their pictures to fit within the two-column format of the template. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Accepted file formats are:

  • Microsoft Word: Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in Microsoft Word, the Informacije MIDEM Microsoft Word template file must be used. Please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.


  • Adobe PDF: Manuscripts may be submitted in a PDF format for the review process, but will have to be submitted in a Microsoft Word format for final copyediting process.


  • Supplementary files: May be any format, but it is recommended to use common, non-proprietary formats where possible.

Cover Letter

A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work and why it fits the scope of the journal. It must also contain a statement confirming that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration for publication or published in another journal. The cover letter must include three to five potential reviewers with the appropriate expertise to review the manuscript. The editors will not necessarily approach these referees. The proposed referees should neither be current collaborators of the co-authors nor have published with any of the co-authors of the manuscript within the last five years. Proposed reviewers should be from different institutions than the authors and at least two from a different country than the authors. You may suggest reviewers from among the authors that you frequently cite in your paper. Please provide detailed contact information (full name and title, affiliation, homepage if available, and e-mail address). A list of excluded reviewers may also be provided.

Please upload a cover letter as a supplementary file (Step 4 of the submission process, Type: “other”, Specify other: “Cover Letter”, other fields may remain empty). Submissions will not be entered into the review process if a cover letter is not provided.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS

The ethics statements of Informacije MIDEM - Journal of Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials are based on guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We expect all parties to commit to these publication ethics. We do not tolerate plagiarism or any other unethical behaviour of any party. Manuscripts that not meet these standards will be removed.

Publication decisions and Editor's duties

The Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
The Editors must keep the information pertaining the submitted manuscript confidential and disclose any conflict of interest.
The manuscripts must be evaluated only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Reviewer responsibilities

Reviewers must notify the Editor of any conflict of interest and keep the information pertaining the submitted manuscript confidential. Reviewers must evaluate the manuscript only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The reviews should be conducted objectively. Their views should be written clearly with supporting arguments. Personal criticism is inappropriate.
Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
Reviewers should identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by the Authors. Any statement that has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Selected reviewer that feels unqualified to review the manuscript or could not review it promptly should notify the Editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Author responsibilities

At electronic submission, the corresponding author must on behalf of all authors declare and upon request certify that their manuscripts are their original work and have not been published elsewhere. They must also declare and upon request certify that the manuscript is not currently under review elsewhere.
Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

PDF version of the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
  1. Read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal.
  2. Use the Microsoft Word template to prepare your manuscript.
  3. Make sure that issues about publication ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, data and references format have been appropriately considered.
  4. Ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

General Considerations
  • Research manuscripts should comprise:
    • Front matter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords
    • Research manuscript sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRaD). Deviations from the standard IMRaD structure are allowed if they benefit the readability of the manuscript.
    • Back matter: Supplementary Materials, Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.

  • Review manuscripts should comprise the front matter, literature review sections and the back matter. The template file can also be used to prepare the front and back matter of your review manuscript. It is not necessary to follow the remaining structure of the research manuscript. Review manuscripts should conform to the PRISMA guidelines.


  • Graphical abstract: Authors are encouraged to provide a graphical abstract as a self-explanatory image to appear alongside the abstract text in the online version of the manuscript and in the online Table of Contents. Graphical abstract should be an image sized between 400 × 300 and 800 × 600 pixels.


  • Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.


  • SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible


  • Equations: Please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.


  • Research Data and supplementary materials: Note that publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all materials, data, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information. Read the information about Supplementary Materials and Data Deposit for additional guidelines.

Front Matter

These sections should appear in all manuscript types.

  • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. It should identify if the study reports (human or animal) trial data, or is a systematic review, meta-analysis or replication study.
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. Affiliations should be in the following format: division of the institution, institution name, city, state/province (if applicable), postal/zip code, country. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address should be included in the Corresponding Author line just before the introduction.
  • Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 200 to 250 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph and should follow the style of structured abstracts, but without headings: 1) Background: Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study; 2) Methods: Describe briefly the main methods or treatments applied. 3) Results: Summarize the article's main findings; and 4) Conclusion: Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results which are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.
  • Keywords: Three (3) to five (5) pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.

Manuscript structure
  • Introduction: The purpose of the introduction is to provide background and place the study in a broader context. It has to describe the purpose of the work and its importance. The current state of the art should be reviewed carefully including all the key references. Controversial or diverging hypotheses must not be ignored. A short description of the aim of the presented work and main highlights should be presented. The introduction may be concluded with the outline of the paper. Keep the introduction understandable to a wide range of readers who may not be intimately familiar with the topic of the paper.
  • Materials and Methods: Materials and methods should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether computer code used is available.
  • Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
  • Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
  • Conclusions: The conclusions should summarize the main findings and achievements of the presented work.
  • Patents: This section is not mandatory, but may be added if there are patents resulting from the work reported in this manuscript.
Back Matter
  • Supplementary Materials: List any supplementary material published online alongside the manuscript (figures, tables, videos, spreadsheets, source code, etc.). A short description may also be added.
  • Acknowledgments: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs. Note that some funders will not refund article processing charges (APC) if the funder and grant number are not clearly and correctly identified in the paper.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Any role of the funding sponsors in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section. If there is no role, please state “The founding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results”.
  • References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. We encourage citations to data, computer code and other citable research material.

Please use “Journal of Mircoelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials” reference style available at https://csl.mendeley.com/styles/18952761/MIDEM and on the journal web page (MIDEM.csl). The reference style is based on the IEEE reference style. The only difference is the addition of DOI or URL if doi is not available. A detailed description of the IEEE reference style is available at https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/conferences/style_references_manual.pdf. The most basic rules are repeated below.

In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1]–[3] or [1], [3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, add page information within the square brackets, separated by a coma; for example [2, p. 8] or [3, pp. 45–51].

List of references should have reference numbers enclosed in square brackets aligned to the left with a hanging indent to form one column with reference numbers and one column with bodies of references. Each reference should finish with either a DOI (preferable) or URL if available.

• Journal Articles:
[1] J. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Periodical, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year, https://doi.org/#doi_number#
• Books and Book Chapters:
[1] J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx.
• Conference Proceedings:
[1] J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” in Unabbreviated Name of Conf., City of Conf., Abbrev. St ate (if given), year, pp. xxx-xxx.
• Websites:
[1] J. K. Author. (year, month day). Title (edition) [Type of medium]. Available: https://www.example.org

PREPARING FIGURES, SCHEMES AND TABLES
  • File for Figures and schemes must be provided during submission in a single zip archive and at a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). Common formats are accepted, however, TIFF, JPEG, EPS and PDF are preferred.
  • Informacije MIDEM can publish multimedia files as supplementary materials.
  • All Figures and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, etc.).
  • All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.
  • All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.
  • Authors are encouraged to prepare figures in color (RGB at 8-bit per channel), but should verify the clarity of figures when printed in grayscale for the printed version of the journal. There is no additional cost for publishing full color graphics.
SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS, DATA DEPOSIT AND SOFTWARE SOURCE CODE

Data Availability

In order to maintain the integrity, transparency and reproducibility of research records, authors must make their experimental and research data openly available either by depositing into data repositories or by publishing the data and files as supplementary materials in this journal.

Computer Code and Software

For work where novel computer code was developed, authors should release the code either by depositing in a recognized, public repository or uploading as supplementary material to the publication. The name and version of all software used should be clearly indicated.

Supplementary Material

Additional data and files can be uploaded as "Supplementary Files" during the manuscript submission process. The supplementary files will also be available to the referees as part of the peer-review process. Any file format is acceptable, however we recommend that common, non-proprietary formats are used where possible.

Unpublished Data

Restrictions on data availability should be noted during submission and in the manuscript. "Data not shown" should be avoided: authors are encouraged to publish all observations related to the submitted manuscript as Supplementary Material. "Unpublished data" intended for publication in a manuscript that is either planned, "in preparation" or "submitted" but not yet accepted, should be cited in the text and a reference should be added in the References section. "Personal Communication" should also be cited in the text and reference added in the References section.

Remote Hosting and Large Data Sets

Data may be deposited with specialized service providers or institutional/subject repositories, preferably those that use the DataCite mechanism. Large data sets and files greater than 80 MB must be deposited in this way. For a list of other repositories specialized in scientific and experimental data, please consult databib.org or re3data.org. The data repository name, link to the data set (URL) and accession number, doi or handle number of the data set must be provided in the paper.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Manuscripts for Informacije MIDEM should be submitted online at ojs.midem-drustvo.si. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list (read the criteria to qualify for authorship) and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website.

ENGLISH CORRECTIONS

To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English. If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. Professional editing will enable reviewers and future readers to more easily read and assess the content of submitted manuscripts.

QUALIFICATION FOR AUTHORSHIP

Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; the creation of new software used in the work; and/or writing or substantively revising the manuscript. In addition, all authors must have approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author’s contribution to the study); AND agrees to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even those in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and documented in the literature. Note that acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group do not, by themselves, justify authorship. Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgements.

More detailed guidance on authorship is given by the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The journal also adheres to the standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) that "all authors should agree to be listed and should approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication (e.g. answering reviewers’ comments)." [1]. We reserve the right to request confirmation that all authors meet the authorship conditions.

  1. Wager, E.; Kleinert, S. Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. In Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment; Mayer, T., Steneck, N., eds.; Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing: Singapore; Chapter 50, pp. 309-16.

 

Citation index
JCR IF (2018): 0.356
SNIP (2018): 0.239
CiteScore (2018): 0.42


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