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1 Encyclopedia of Luminescence

Encyclopedia of Luminescence with its motto Recording and Contextualizing the Science of Luminescence is a peer-reviewed, in-depth Internet accessible, open access and free of charge encyclopedia directed to individuals at all levels in academic and industrial ranks including students, doctoral students, postdocs, and professors. All entries in Encyclopedia of Lumines-cence are written by invitation by professional authorities and these entries have been scholarly peer-reviewed by at least two peers. All entries are continuously updated with new advances in a given topic. In summary Encyclopedia of Luminescence have the following subsections:

  1. Encyclopedia of Luminescence - in-depth, peer-reviewed and free access Internet Encyclopedia,
  2. The Light Years - biographical notes about noticeable researchers in Luminescence,
  3. Books Reviews, Editorials and Point of Views - monitoring of new developments,
  4. Conferences, Meetings, and Schools - international exchange and learning,
  5. Opportunities, Jobs, Fellowships - advertising board supporting young fellow researchers,
  6. Instruments and Technical Progress - commercial companies presentations and instrumental advances.
  7. Who's Who - concise biographical and scientific information about researchers in Luminescence.

2 Writing Style

Contributors to Encyclopedia of Luminescence should follow a commonly accepted in scien-tific publications writing style. Although no particular length limit on each entry is imposed, the entries should be concise, but self-contained. The Encyclopedia of Luminescence is using English as a present day language of science. The authors, especially from non-English spiking countries, should ensure proper English usage of spelling and grammar.


3 Layout

  • Entry Title
  • Author(s) Names and Affiliation(s) - author(s) names will be linked to authors bio-graphical entries with a description of research and interests. Author(s) photos are wel-come.
  • Start with a dictionary-like definition of the main topic (1 sentence to 1 paragraph long). This definition should be conceptually accessible to a broad audience of readers.
  • Table of Contents - list content of your entry.
  • Content - Progress from more basic to more advanced concepts. This is a main body of the entry.
  • References - follow Chicago Style. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
  • Further reading - follow Chicago Style.
  • External links - external links to entry related issues.


4 Formatting Issues

No particular length of your entry (article) is imposed. A plain MS Word document will be sat-isfactory: 1. Your document submission (your name.docx) 2. Clearly marked figures (artwork, we accept color artwork) your name.* (all reasonable for-mats are OK). 3. For references could you follow Chicago Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html) and MS Word referencing mode. 4. For equations use MS Word Math editor and add LaTeX (https://www.latex-project.org/) code for these equations. The final entry will be typeset by us and we are working with LaTeX editor. 5. The author(s) are asked to indicate in their manuscript the words which in their opinion should be represented as entries in Encyclopedia of Luminescence. This distinction should be done by underlining word and using blue font color, say a word. The authors should be careful as for example words photoelectron transfer are a separate entry in Encyclopedia of Luminescence, but word electron obviously does not belong to this category. During the entry typesetting, featured words will be linked to respective entries in Encyclopedia of Luminescence.

5 Copyright

Encyclopedia of Luminescence is free of charge and open to everyone to read, study and printout. All contributors in Encyclopedia of Luminescence are published under a Creative Commons (CC) License (https://creativecommons.org/).



6 Peer-review

All entries before publication in Encyclopedia of Luminescence will be peer-reviewed to ensure highest standards and quality.


7 Article Maintenance

The aim of Encyclopedia of Luminescence is to collect and represent all knowledge related to Luminescence in its broadest sense. In it, we have two borderline entries and all remaining one in between. The borderline entries are:

  1. Fundamental Entries - entries accounting for basic physical and chemical definitions and concepts,
  2. Advanced Entries - state of art accounts of all topics related to Luminescence.

Fundamental Entries will require a little editorial attention after its approval. However, the Ad-vanced Entries will have "life" character and the author(s) at their discretion will be required to update time to time these entries. The latest edition of an entry will appear in Encyclopedia of Luminescence. The history of all updates will be available online in entry history file. Chicago Reference Style requires specification of date when the file was accessed and thus clear identification of updated versions of each entry will be available.