Guide for Authors

1. Submission of Papers

All manuscripts will be submitted online https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/mir. Authors should submit their manuscripts as PDF or Word files.

2. Conditions of Publication  

It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to MIR have not been published and will not be submitted or published elsewhere in English or any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. MIR requires that when using their own previously published or submitted material as a basis for a new submission, the authors cite the previous work(s) and very clearly indicate how the new submission differs from the previously published work(s). Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon MIR, the Editors, or the Publisher.

3. Types of Contribution

Submitted articles may be of four basic types:

1) Review:

Extensive reviews of established or emerging research topics or application areas.

2) Research article:

Detailed discussion involving new research, applications or developments.

3) Correspondence:

Letters to the Editor about the journal or to authors commenting on previously published papers. In the latter case, the Editor will give the authors an opportunity to respond.

4) Perspectives:

Perspectives (at least 1 page) highlight recent exciting research, but do not primarily discuss the author's own work. The authors may provide context for the findings within a field or explain potential interdisciplinary significance.

4. Manuscript Preparation

1) General:

Manuscripts must be typed in double-column format. Authors are advised to use MIR template to prepare your submissions.

2) Text:    

Manuscripts should include the following parts (in order): Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgement if applicable, Appendices, References and Biographies.

3) Figures:

All figures must be provided in a camera-ready form, which are suitable for reproduction. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Fig(s)." and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should be included within the text. Every figure must have a caption.

4) Tables:

Tables should be numbered consecutively with suitable captions.

5) References:

All publications cited in the text should be presented in the reference list at the end of the manuscript. References must be listed in the order they were cited (numerical order).

6) Illustrations:

All illustrations must be provided in a camera-ready form, which are suitable for reproduction. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. Every figure must have a caption.

7) Biographies:

A short biography of every author should be provided for papers.

5. Publication

The corresponding author will receive an email when the manuscript is accepted. Please prepare the final version according to the requirement in this email.

1) Format:

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, it should be put in Word or Latex files (please refer to “Submission Template” on MIR website).

2) Language polishing:

The final version will be sent to editors for editing and English language polishing.

3) Proofs:

Proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. The editorial office will deliver electronic proofs to the corresponding author via email. Corrections should be restricted to typesetting errors.

4) Copyright:

All authors must sign the “Transfer of Copyright Agreement” before the paper published.


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