Instructions for authors
The quarterly International Journal Terahertz Science and Technology (TST) is an official publication which invites papers and reports of original research on all areas related to this fast-developing field.
Submission of Paper
TST accepts English manuscript only. Manuscript should be submitted both in PDF and DOC format. Pages should be numbered and font size should be in 12 pts except that the title in 16 pts, boldfaced. The main text should be in one column with wide margins (at least 25mm). All the figures and tables should be inserted inside the text together with serial numbers and explanation. If manuscript is sponsored by any project, the relevant supporting organizations or departments and project number should be indicated at the end. A sample paper will be provided in each journal for better adaptation.
TST invites papers with concise, specific and informative titles.
A list of all authors, as well as corresponding address should be provided on the title page. All the names should be spelled consistently in order to facilitate a more convenient indexing. It will be better if the fax number, e-mail address, and telephone number of the corresponding author are all provided.
Full-length submissions should include an abstract in structured form, consisting of aim, methods, results and conclusion. Descriptive words or concrete citations are not encouraged. Together with the title, the abstract must be adequate as an index for the inquiring of all the topics discussed in the paper.
Three to five key words should be provided.
The text should include all the information of the research such as the summary of the rationale, research background, the objective of the study and acknowledgements. The following aspects should be included: introduction, materials and methods, results as well as discussion.
Formulas should be typewritten, punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure. All the formulas should be numbered consecutively in round brackets on the right-hand side of the page.
Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All unusual symbols whose identity may not be obvious, including subscript or superscript, must be made comprehensible. Physical and mathematical variables should be in italic, vectors in boldface. Units, abbreviations and special functions should be upright. Please add notes to explain any other special symbols.
Figures should be with high contrast, suitable for immediate reproduction, identified by its number. In the figures, the main lines should be about 0.3mm in width, and the assistant lines 0.15mm. Notations in the figures should be distinct and consistent with the same ones in the text, and their front size will consistent with the same ones in the text. Besides, the front size of figure interpretation should be 10pt. All the figures should be labeled within the suitable frames with consecutive numbers. Each figure should have its own caption. For photographs, the original photos must be supplied with good contrast and clearly distinguishable details.
Tables must be concise and cited consecutively by Arabic numerals in the manuscript (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Each table should be inserted inside the text and be identified with appropriate titles. The table title, which should be brief, goes under the table. A detailed description of its contents or table footnotes should be given directly below the table to facilitate interpretation without reference to the text. Use horizontal rules only.
All references should be cited. Unpublished data, abstracts at meetings and manuscript submitted for publication are not acceptable as reference. References must be published work and numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the manuscript. Citations should be superscript with parentheses and should be in front of the period or comma at the end of the sentence/clause. References should be listed in numerical order at the end. The references’ authors of one article should not be more than three. All the titles of the referenced articles should be indicated. The most commonly promulgated reference types are exemplified as follows:
 G. L. Carr, M. C. Martin, W. R. McKinney, et al. “High-power terahertz radiation from relativistic electrons”, Nature, 420(11), 153～155, (2002).
 M. von Ortenberg, “Physics of Semiconductors in high Magnetic Fields”, Proceedings of Yamada Conference LX Research in High Magnetic Fields, ed., (2006).
 M. C. Beard, G. M. Turner and C. A. Schmuttenmaer, “Transient photoconductivity in GaAs as measured by time- resolved terahertz spectroscopy”, Phys. Rev. B, 62, 15764-15777, (2000).
The corresponding author will receive proofs informing them whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected within two months. Authors should return their revision to the Manuscript Office within one month on receipt. When an article has been amended in compliance with the comments of referee(s), an electronic file of the final version should be sent with the revised manuscript. Electronic files via e-mail are acceptable. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author and should be returned preferably within one week to avoid publication delays. The author is responsible for proofreading the manuscript.
Major Topic Areas of TST
- Physics and Technology of THz Radiation Sources
- THz Detectors and Receivers
- Novel Devices and Components for THz Application Systems
- THz Transmission Lines, Waveguides, Resonators and Antennas
- THz Spectroscopy and Instrumentation
- THz Imaging and Imaging Applications
- THz Applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Medicine, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Agriculture Science and Material Science
- THz Applications in Life Science
- THz Application in Communication, Remote Sensing
- Nonlinear, Optoelectronic and Other Effects at THz Frequencies