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Instructions for Authors−160−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.11 No.3 (2018) Instructions for Authors“Synthesiology” Editorial BoardEstablished December 26, 2007 Revised April 1, 20171 Types of articles submitted and their explanationsThe articles of Synthesiology include the following types: Research papers, reports, commentaries, roundtable talks, and readers’ forumsOf these, the submitted manuscripts of research papers, reports, and commentaries undergo review processes before publication. The roundtable talks are organized, prepared, and published by the Editorial Board. The readers’ forums carry writings submit-ted by the readers, and the articles are published after the Edito-rial Board reviews and approves. All articles must be written so they can be readily understood by the readers from diverse research elds 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 reviewers will recommend whether the manuscript should be accepted, revised, or declined. The author completes the nal draft based on the discussions with the reviewers. Views may be exchanged between the reviewers and authors through direct contact (includ-ing telephone conversations, e-mails, and others), if the Editorial Board considers such exchange necessary. ReportsA report describes a development example of technology which has practical value as well as an example of new technology which has been put to practical use. It contains 1) the aim, 2) the process of development (the course to the goal), and 3) the outcomes. The submitted manuscript is checked by the Editorial Board. The authors will be contacted if corrections or revisions are necessary, and the authors complete the nal draft based on the Board members’ comments. CommentariesCommentaries describe the thoughts, statements, or trends and analyses on how to utilize or spread the results of R&D to soci-ety. 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 checked by the Editorial Board. The authors will be contacted if correc-tions or revisions are necessary, and the authors complete the nal 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 Qualication of contributorsThere are no limitations regarding author afliation 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 reports and commentaries should also comply with the same structure and format except subtitles and abstracts are unnecessary. 3.1.3 Research papers should only be original papers (new literary work).3.1.4 Research papers should comply with various guidelines of research ethics3.2 Structure3.2.1 The manuscript should include a title (including subtitle), abstract, the name(s) of author(s), institution/contact, main text, and keywords (about 5 words).3.2.2 Title, abstract, name of author(s), keywords, and institution/

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