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1 Encyclopædia of Luminescence

Encyclopædia of Luminescence with its motto:
Recording and Contextualizing the Science of Luminescence
is a peer-reviewed, in-depth Internet accessible, open access encyclopædia directed to individuals at all levels in academic and industrial ranks including students, doctoral students, postdocs, and professors. All entries in Encyclopædia of Luminescence 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 Encyclopædia of Luminescence have the following subsections:

  1. Encyclopædia of Luminescence - in-depth, peer-reviewed and open access Internet Encyclopædia,
  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 Encyclopædia of Luminescence should follow a commonly accepted in scientific 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

  1. Entry Title
  2. Author(s) Names and Affiliation(s) - author(s) names will be linked to authors biographical entries with a description of research and interests. Author(s) photos are welcome.
  3. 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.
  4. Table of Contents - list content of your entry.
  5. Content - Progress from more basic to more advanced concepts. This is a main body of the entry.
  6. References - follow Chicago Style. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
  7. Further reading - follow Chicago Style.
  8. 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 satisfactory:

  1. Your document submission (your name.docx)
  2. Clearly marked figures (artwork, we accept color artwork) your name.* (all reasonable formats 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. For example equation in Ms Word Math is [math]\frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm d x}I(x)=-\alpha cI(x)\tag {1}[/math] and its LaTeX code is <math\frac{\mathrm d}{\mathrm d x}I(x)=-\alpha cI(x)\tag {1}/math>.[math]\langle n | \psi_1(t) \rangle\frac{1}{i \hbar}=\int_0^t d \tau g e^{-i E_b \tau /\hbar } e^{-i n \Delta (t- \tau)/\hbar }=g \frac{ 1 - e^{i (n \Delta - E_b )t/\hbar } }{n \Delta - E_b } e^{-i n \Delta t /\hbar }\tag {9}[/math] We use MathJax (https://www.mathjax.org/) as a cross-browser JavaScript library that displays mathematical notation in web browsers, using MathML (https://www.w3.org/Math/), LaTeX and ASCIIMathML (http://asciimath.org/) markup.
  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©

Encyclopædia of Luminescence is an open access for everyone to read, study and printout. All contributors to Encyclopedia of Luminescence are published under a Creative Commons (CC) License (https://creativecommons.org/). The authors of papers and all digital materials (pictures, voice, and video recordings) accepted for publication (after peer-review (if required), typesetting, editing, formatting) and subsequently papers or recordings published online, unequivocally accept that the paper, recordings, presentations (voice and video) are published under a Creative Commons (CC) License and grant a transfer related publication rights to the publisher www.LumiPedia.org.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

The authors of papers accepted for publication and published papers are entirely responsible for obtaining permissions to use in their articles the copyrighted materials. The LumiPedia.org is not responsible for ensuring and/or checking of copyrights of the third parties in articles published by the authors.

6 Article Information

The aim of Encyclopædia 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 Advanced 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 entry will appear in Encyclopædia of Luminescence. The history of all updates will be available online in the entry history file. Chicago Reference Style requires specification of the date when the file was accessed and thus clear identification of updated versions of each entry will be available.


7 Article Maintance

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Record and Contextualize the Science by Scientists for Scientists

in the form of peer-reviewed and open-access scientific encyclopædia. Our contributors, editors, typesetters, proofreaders, volunteers, and supporting personnel are jointly creating entries covering topics for all-natural sciences. To cover the annual costs of administering and supporting this effort, the LumiPedia.org is kindly asking all contributors, associated institutions, libraries, and businesses to endorse and support our efforts.

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The above sustainable manuscript editing fee applies to all contributions. However, in the case of contributions to heavy and extensive math, one has to remember that in order to make this contribution appear in a professional way, one has to edit all math in MathJax ([1]). Therefore in these cases, an individual evaluation will be made to assess the MathJax editorial work needed to transfer the manuscript into professional form. If your manuscript in MS Word exceeds 8 pages (1.5 spacing, PDF/Word conversion at www.ilovepdf.com) an additional fee of €87.24 (net) per page will be charged.

In the case of Light Years and Who's Who entries the minimum sustainable financial fee per one LumiPedia.org entry is fairly estimated to be about ⅓ of the above amount charged for the main entries. [⅓×€2265=€755 (pending the actual exchange rate $900, ¥67K) or equivalent + VAT (The EU Europe flag.gif Value Added Tax) if applicable.] The late payment over 31 days after publication of an article date, all minimum sustainable financial support will result in the late payment surcharge at 43% of all minimum (net) sustainable charges. However, the late payment over 61 days after publication of an article date, all minimum sustainable financial support will result in the late payment surcharge at 100% of all minimum (net) sustainable charges.

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8 Peer-review

All entries (in writing) before publication in Encyclopædia of Luminescence will be peer-reviewed to ensure the highest standards and quality.

9 Article Withdrawal

In the case of article withdrawal requests, we follow general policies adopted by Elsevier publisher.[2]