Vol.7 No.3 2014

−208−Synthesiology Vol.7 No.3(2014)Synthesiology Instructions for AuthorsInstructions for Authors“Synthesiology” Editorial BoardEstablished December 26, 2007Revised June 18, 2008Revised October 24, 2008Revised March 23, 2009Revised August 5, 2010Revised February 16, 2012Revised April 17, 2013Revised May 9, 20141 Types of articles submitted and their explanationsThe articles of Synthesiology include the following types:・Research papers, commentaries, roundtable talks, and readers’ forumsOf these, the submitted manuscripts of research papers and commentaries undergo review processes before publication. The roundtable talks are organized, prepared, and published by the Editorial Board. The readers’ forums carry writings submitted by the readers, and the articles are published after the Editorial Board reviews and approves. All articles must be written so they can be readily understood by the readers from diverse research fields and technological backgrounds. The explanations of the article types are as follows. Research papersA research paper rationally describes the concept and the design of R&D (this is called the scenario), whose objective is to utilize the research results in society, as well as the processes and the research results, based on the author’s experiences and analyses of the R&D that was actually conducted. Although the paper requires the author’s originality for its scenario and the selection and integration of elemental technologies, whether the research result has been (or is being) already implemented in society at that time is not a requirement for the submission. The submitted manuscript is reviewed by several reviewers, and the author completes the final draft based on the discussions with the reviewers. Views may be exchanged between the reviewers and authors through direct contact (including telephone conversations, e-mails, and others), if the Editorial Board considers such exchange necessary. CommentariesCommentaries describe the thoughts, statements, or trends and analyses on how to utilize or spread the results of R&D to society. Although the originality of the statements is not required, the commentaries should not be the same or similar to any articles published in the past. The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. The authors will be contacted if corrections or revisions are necessary, and the authors complete the final draft based on the Board members’ comments. Roundtable talksRoundtable talks are articles of the discussions or interviews that are organized by the Editorial Board. The manuscripts are written from the transcripts of statements and discussions of the roundtable participants. Supplementary comments may be added after the roundtable talks, if necessary. Readers’ forumsThe readers’ forums include the readers’ comments or thoughts on the articles published in Synthesiology, or articles containing information useful to the readers in line with the intent of the journal. The forum articles may be in free format, with 1,200 Japanese characters or less. The Editorial Board will decide whether the articles will be published.2 Qualification of contributorsThere are no limitations regarding author affiliation or discipline as long as the content of the submitted article meets the editorial policy of Synthesiology, except authorship should be clearly stated. (It should be clearly stated that all authors have made essential contributions to the paper.)3 Manuscripts3.1 General3.1.1 Articles may be submitted in Japanese or English.Accepted articles will be published in Synthesiology (ISSN 1882-6229) in the language they were submitted. All articles will also be published in Synthesiology - English edition (ISSN 1883-0978). The English edition will be distributed throughout the world approximately four months after the original Synthesiology issue is published. Articles written in English will be published in English in both the original Synthesiology as well as the English edition. Authors who write articles for Synthesiology in Japanese will be asked to provide English translations for the English edition of the journal within 2 months after the original edition is published.3.1.2 Research papers should comply with the structure and format stated below, and editorials should also comply with the same structure and format except


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